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Indian Summer

I’m not certain, but it seems to me there is a dearth of summer camps and similar activities for youth in New Orleans as the school year draws to a close. The Urban League is providing a summer camp at Xy’s school, but that’s across the river in Algiers.

That’s why Xavier University’s “Mardi Gras Indian Arts Summer School” caught my eye. It sounds like a fascinating program. Kids ages 11-14 will make their own Mardi Gras Indian Costume and learn about the tradition. Applications are due on May 28.

Kid Indians

photo by dsb nola

Xy and I don’t have a child, but I’m sharing this information with our neighbors. At $50 the program seems affordable considering it lasts two months. But that still might be a stretch for some of my neighbors, so we may provide our own little North Salcedo Street scholarship fund.

More information and application forms are available on Xavier’s website.

Published inNeighborsNew OrleansThe Ed Biz


  1. Let me know if there is a lot of interest from neighborhood children that you know/care-about. I may know some people interested in contributing to such a “scholarship”.


  2. How completely cool! I LOVE that they are doing this and that you are willing to help your neighbors out (well that part doesn’t surprise me one bit!) What an awesome sight the end results will be!

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