For Families

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All camp families can access their application through our CampMinder Camp In Touch portal. You can check balances, make payments, complete forms, and add information about your camper.

Trouble logging in? Check your application confirmation email for instructions, or contact lucy@liveoakcamp.com for support.

Watch Live Oak in Action.

Our Campers Grow Over the Years

Over the years, campers grow and develop at Live Oak.  The combination of coaching they receive from our team, the independence they have at camp, and the opportunities for community and solidarity throughout the year helps them develop into the best versions of themselves.

First Year Campers (Age 7-8)

BriarPatch and Deerwood (Age 9-11)

Dogwood and The Nest (Age 10-12)

Crooked Creek and Tumbleweed (Age 11-13)

Lookout and Catnip (Age 12-14) + House of Clarity and Flytrap (15)

We Are Building a Diverse Community of New Orleans' Future Leaders

Live Oak started in 2014 by answering the question: what if the future leaders of New Orleans became friends at age 9?

In our city there are too few meaningful opportunities for young people from different backgrounds to connect, become friends, and form bonds that are maintained throughout their lives. We set out to change that by building a summer camp community full of great kids who reflect the diverse city of New Orleans.

Live Oak is a summer camp — and a really good one, according to our kids, families, and partners — but we have become so much more than just a camp.

Live Oak is a disruption to the normal ways in which homogeneous networks can perpetuate bias, division, and misunderstanding amongst different groups of people.

Live Oak is an innovative way to connect great young people from a range of schools and backgrounds who otherwise would not connect.

Live Oak is a 6-week camp, a 52-week leadership development program, and a life-long network of outstanding teammates, leaders, and citizens.

At the highest level, Live Oak is a long-term strategy for building a thriving, diverse city in which leaders are connected across lines of difference because they began building intentional relationships with one another as kids.

We are a proud ACA Accredited Camp

Live Oak Wilderness Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), the only nationwide organization that accredits all types of organized camps. We achieved this status in 2019 after a rigorous review of more than 300 standards for performance.

A Long-Term Impact

94% of campers say they have grown into a 'stronger leader and a teammate.'

95% of campers say at camp they have 'made a new friend who is different than me.'

90% of campers say they felt 'connected to the people in their cabin.'

92% of campers say they feel 'more confident in their ability to try new things.'

When asked how likely they are to recommend Live Oak to their friends on a scale of 0-10, 98% of families answered 9-10.

Our Facilities

Live Oak Wilderness Camp is located in Wiggins Mississippi, on 1,200 acres of rolling long-leaf pine forest land. Though the camp is owned and maintained by the Scouts of America, Live Oak is the sole occupant during the summer months.

Live Oak campers are grouped by age, and as they grow older at Live Oak they advance through cabins with distinct names and identities: Briarpatch, The Nest, Dogwood, Crooked Creek… Each cabin is home for eight to ten campers and two coaches.

Overall Live Oak has more than a dozen campsites spread across our camp facility. Each campsite has a bathroom on site, and Live Oak has two additional large bathhouses with individual private bathroom units for campers to use.

10+ Acre Lake with Swim Area and Water Trampoline

Large Air-Conditioned Dining Hall

Boathouse with Kayaks, Canoes, and Paddleboards

BB-Gun Range

Dozens of hiking trails

Nature Center

Art Studio

Field Sports Areas

Natural Makerspace Built in a Creek Bed

Our Fees & Rates

In 2021, we made our first adjustment to tuition in four years. We did so to support our increase in year-round “Beyond Camp” supports made available to all families, as well as summer services that we have expanded like full no-cost in-camp laundry services.

Session Full Tuition ½ Tuition Scholarship Tuition CIT (16/17 year-old)
Session 1 (14 days, from June 24 - July 8) $2350 $1175 $160 $1175
Session 2 (14 days, from July 10 - 24) $2350 $1175 $160 $1175
Session 1 + 2 (29 days, from June 26 - July 25) $4700 $2350 $320 $2350
Jr. Camp Session (5 days, from July 25-29) $750 $375 $75 $375
Western United States Wilderness Adventure Spring Pilot for Wilderness Adventure veterans ages 15-18 (10 days, April 9-18) $1575 $790 $110 n/a
North Carolina Wilderness Adventure for 15-18 year-olds (10 days, June 5-14) $1575 $787 $110 n/a
Arkansas Wilderness Adventure for 11-14 year olds (7 days, May 25-31) $1100 $550 $80 n/a