From Safari and TeensConnect camps at the Louisville Zoo, to Summer Reading and the annual Cultural Pass, Louisville is offering dozens of programs designed to keep students’ minds and bodies active during the summer break.

The programs complement the hundreds of camps and enrichment activities organized by non-profit organizations, local colleges and universities, museums, churches, libraries and arts organizations. Jefferson County Public School district (JCPS) is also offering camps this summer to assist English as a Second Language students; students who may need a summer learning boost; and students who need extended learning to help halt summer learning slide. During the Literacy Camps, students will read a book and participate in an activity featured in the book. JCPS hopes to serve more than 350 students through the camps. Registration information will be provided when the final camp locations are determined. For more information, call (502) 485-3506.

Other Programs Offered

Cultural Pass: The passes will be available at all 18 Louisville Free Public Libraries and Metro Parks Community Centers, starting on May 23. They will be valid June 5 – Aug. 6.

Louisville Free Public Library: The library is launching Beanstack, an online parent-engagement tool that connects families with free reading recommendations, as well as educational programs like Summer Reading and the Cultural Pass. To preregister for the Summer Reading Program and the Cultural Pass, visit today.

Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods: The office is partnering with the Library on a Summer Violence Prevention program, offering events and activities designed to keep teens active; sponsoring Waterfront Field Days with Hope by Hope; and will be training One Love Louisville ambassadors. Please contact (502) 574-2029 for more information.

Metro Parks & Recreation: Saturday hours (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at nearly all community centers, where students can participate in fun activities such as archery, yoga and table tennis; T-ball for ages 5-7 offered for the first time at four community centers – Baxter, California, Portland and Southwick. For more information, including a full listing of all Metro Parks & Recreation summer programming and an online guide, please visit