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Vermilionville will be hosting our 10th Annual Summer Camp Series in just a few short months! Each week is custom-crafted for each age group and language in order to provide skill-level appropriate demonstrations and hands-on craft opportunities for your camper!

Camp dates for 2021 are as follows:

Week 1: English; Ages 5-8:   June 21 – 25

Week 2: English; Ages 9-12: June 28 – July 2

Week 3: French; Ages 5-8:   July 5-9

Week 4: French; Ages 9-12: July 12-16 

Camp will start every morning at 8:45 AM (morning drop-off begins at 8:30 AM) and end at 4 PM. Friday we will finish at 1:30 PM, following the family lunch and end of camp ceremony. We will also provide the campers with breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack from our restaurant, La Cuisine de Maman. 

Daily Menu & Events

This summer camp is designed for children between the ages 5-12. All campers are required to have completed kindergarten or a home-school equivalent. Throughout the week, campers will learn about the many things that make Acadiana so unique.

For each week, the students will have an opportunity to:

  • Explore our historic village and learn about what life was like for the Acadians, Native Americans, and Creoles and people of African descent during our time period of 1765-1890.
  • Learn about our natural resources including plants, animals, nature, and the bayous and water-ways of south Louisiana by canoeing, fishing, and more.
  • Get to an opportunity work with our artisans and musicians to learn about their crafts and history. Each day, campers will partake in hands-on projects that they will take home with them at the end of the week. We will do some favorites from past years, such  as blacksmithing and tomahawk throwing, as well as lots of exciting, new activities!
  • They will record their activities over the week in their very own hand-made journal. 

The week will end with a celebration day for parents and siblings (12:00-1:30 PM on Friday).

The registration fee covers all materials associated with hands-on crafts, as well as food, a camp T-shirt, and a water bottle. If your child has any dietary restrictions, please indicate this to us on the registration form. We recommend that campers wear comfortable clothes and bring a beach towel, mosquito repellant, sunscreen, a hat and a change of clothes.

The total cost for each week is $250 per camper. Additional siblings who register for camp will receive a $50 discount off the final balance. There is a required deposit of $100 upon registration.  

There is a $3 charge to pay online. 

For questions, please contact our Tour Coordinator/Camp Director Melissa Bastien at tours@bayouvermiliondistrict.org or 337.233.4077 x.199.

Book a Tour

The Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife park provide a wonderful educational experience for adults and children alike. Book a tour today.

Weddings

Weddings can feature a variety of appetizer items, banquet style meals, a barbecue or crawfish boil offered through our on-site catering department. 

Rentals

Canoe and Kayak Rentals allow paddlers and adventurers  an opportunity to enjoy the timeless beauty of Bayou Vermilion at their leisure

Experience

Experience some of the main attractions at Vermilionville such as Historic Homes, and immerse yourself in the rich history of Acadiana

Shop

Vermilionville’s gift shop, La Boutique, offers a unique selection of Cajun, Creole and Native American arts and crafts, as well as literature and music CD’s from the area.

Dine

Be honest : you’re here because you’re craving something authentic, right? And by the grace of good taste, you’ve found yourself at our kitchen.

Educate

Education is a main focus at Vermilionville.  We strive to offer an educational and entertaining outing for students referred to as Cultural Excursions.

Photography

Thank you for your interest in using Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park as a backdrop for your photo sessions.

HOURS

Vermilionville is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please keep in mind that we stop taking admission at 3:00 p.m. daily as it takes approximately an hour to an hour and thirty minutes to tour our historic village.

Our historic village is closed on Mondays and for major holidays including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

 

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REGULAR ADMISSION

Adults (ages 19 – 65): $10.00 per person

Senior Citizens (age 65+): $8.00 per person

Students (ages 5 – 18): $6.00 per person

Children (under 5): No Charge

GROUP ADMISSION (MINIMUM OF 20 PEOPLE)

*Adults (ages 19 – 65+): $8.00 per person

Students (ages 5 – 18): $5.00 per person

Children (under 5): No Charge

* Disclaimer: In order to receive the reduced admission rate, groups must be booked in advance and one payment made upon arrival.

DISCOUNTS

AAA: Adult $9.00, Senior $7.00, Student $5.00

Active Military plus Dependants: $5.00; $7.00 Senior & Retired

Le Guide Routard: $6.00

ULL’s Alumni Association (must present current member ID): $6.00

Louisiana Public Broadcasting: $2.00 Off Admission

National Preservation for Historic Trust: $2.00 off Admission

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ACCESSIBILITY

Vermilionville is completely handicap-accessible. Our attractions are outfitted with a wide ramp for wheelchair and walker access. If you require a wheelchair, please inquire in the gift shop and we will be happy to provide you with one to utilize during your visit.

DIRECTIONS

Vermilionville is located in the heart of Lafayette, Louisiana, right across from the Lafayette Regional Airport off of Surrey St.