2019 Summer Camp
2019 Alegria Ranch Summer Camp  ​                                                            

June 29 - July 20  

For Children Ages 9 - 14 

Our “Summer Camp” program in Bush, Louisiana USA is designed to gain self-confidence, perseverance, teamwork, to accept differences and reach personal growth. We focus on acknowledging and reinforcing positive attitudes. All this done on a working ranch full of full size and miniature horses and donkeys, goats, chickens, sheep, an alpaca, dogs and cats not to mention the wildlife such as deer, eagles and more!
At Alegria Camp our campers will have the opportunity to gain life skills and be reunited to nature. We reinforce the strengths of each of our campers and encourage positive attitudes and efforts. We celebrate the personal improvements of our campers in the different activities of the camp experience; from interpersonal relationships and friendship, to trying new things and overcoming fears.
Around the Ranch… when campers aren’t in the saddle, the pool or doing the fun team building activities - there is plenty to do. Campers participate in daily chores such as feeding, grooming the animals, collecting eggs, and watching horses being trained. Campers will also go fishing, hike the trails, compete in archery, throw horseshoes, play badminton and so much more! 
Evenings are also full of activities with, campfire cookouts with country music, s’mores  and movie night under the stars.
Offsite excursions are part of the activities, including touring a bonified alligator ranch, canoeing, tubing, visiting state parks and visiting New Orleans’s world class zoo just to name a few.


All campers bunk in the furnished bunk houses complete with all amenities.
What is Included

  • Round trip economy class ticket from out of state flights to New Orleans-Louisiana
  • Individual travel insurance
  • Room and board (3 meals p/day and snacks)
  • All transportation during the 3-week program
  • Field trip entry passes once per week
  • State excursions once per week
  • 2 Alegria Camp t-shirts (to be used for field trip and excursion days)
  • Laundry service once per week
  • 1 set of new bed sheets size twin
  • 1 pillow
  • 1 blanket
  • 1 sleeping bag
  • 2 new towels
  • 1 sun block
  • 1 mosquito repellent
  • 1 rain coat/poncho

​About Our Camp Leaders: Dr. Joanne Hands, PhD & Juliette Thompson

Joanne is the president of the Middle East Psychological Association (MEPA) and the director of Kuwait Counseling Center. She has over 20 yrs of experience working with kids and helping them reach their ultimate potential. She focuses on building life skills, enhancing self esteem, and building confidence among children. Her well-rounded experience together with her multicultural background makes Joanne a unique Camp Leader who is ready and eager to build new life lasting experiences with all campers.

Juliette is a certified riding instructor, a certified mini horse handler and trainer, the owner of the ranch and an all around cowgirl. She has years of ranch and animal experience and with children. Her experience includes developing and executing lessons and activities that foster physical, emotional and cognitive development in children.

For further information and to reserve a spot, contact

in the USA, Juliette Thompson at (504) 975-1952 or by email at
 Juliette Thompson @ Juliette@AlegriaRanch.com

Outside the USA, Dr. Joanne Hands at   

 (+965) 99734521 or by email at joanne@kuwaitcounseling.com