Community Center

Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won't depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

What we offer

Before School Care

Starting at 6:30 am
We helps kids get off to a good start in the morning with breakfast and a time of peaceful devotion. Our bus drops off at most Slidell elementary schools.

After School Care

Until 6:30 pm
After School Care includes homework help, computer lab, outdoor play, and  a snack.

Holiday Camp

7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Whether  school is closed for one day or a full week, we're ready with fun, engaging activities and field trips.

Summer Camp

7:30 am - 6:30 pm
We're open for the entire summer. Week after week, kids enjoy incredibly fun activities and field trips, all while making new friends and special memories.


Our Program Director, Alexandria Richard, leads our counselors and watches over our campers with firm and loving guidance. She joined our staff in 2024 and we've already been blessed by her resilient leadership.
Laurie Thomas, our Administrative Director, joined Open Arms in 2021. She keeps the office and facilities running smoothly, and even helps out with camps. Her willingness to serve others is second to none.
Our camp counselors are dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment where children can thrive.
All staff members undergo a thorough background check and ongoing training.

Contact the Community Center

1410 8th Street, Slidell, LA 70458



Hours of Operation
Before School Care:  6:30 - 7:45 am
After School Care:  2:30 - 6:30 pm
Camps:  7:30 am - 6:30 pm