It is that time of year again! School is ending and summer is nearly upon us! Are you looking for fun, free summer camps for your children? Today’s post will feature various cheap or free summer camps in Philadelphia, Houston, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and other locations throughout the country.
Cheap or Free Summer Camps in Philadelphia
Yes! And…Collaborative Arts Summer Theatre Camp – $300/week with possibility of scholarships. This camp encourages use of imagination and creativity.
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp – This camp focuses on the study of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The camp is free, but students must have a B or higher in mathematics and science classes. They must have passing scores on the state standardized tests in the content areas of mathematics and science.
The Evoluer House Summer Empowerment Program for Teen Girls – This camp is free to individuals who qualify. All others pay a low cost. Teen girls learn about personal development and self-image.
Bible Way Baptist Church Summer Camp – This summer camp does not have a website. Cost is $65/week and includes a Christian focused environment and fun activities. For more info contact Sis. Emily at (215) 477 0778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rock-a-delphia – At this camp, kids will learn everything they want to know about music. Cost is $250 or free for eligible families.
Cheap or Free Summer Camps in New York
Goddard Riverside Community Center – Located in the Upper West Side. They offer a FREE day camp for children ages 11-13. Other day camps at Goddard offer sliding scale fees.
NIA Community Services Network – This FREE camp is held in various public schools in Brooklyn.
Camp Friendship – Full-day camp that costs approximately $182/week. They offer a decreased sibling rate.
The Boys’ Club of New York – This club is for boys only. It only costs $25 for one child, or $35 for multiple boys
Cheap or Free Summer Camps in Brooklyn
Young Dancers in Repertory – “Dancing through Brooklyn Parks” is a free dance summer camp for children ages 2-14.
REC Youth: REEL Education for Youth – This camp is free for 14-17-year-olds who are interested in the arts, digital technology, and media.
Cheap or Free Summer Camps in Atlanta
Camp Best Friends – These camps average around $35+/ week. They offer a variety of camps such as art camp or tennis and swimming camp.
Atlanta YMCA Summer Camp – Camps range from $50 per session and up. They offer a variety of camps focused on the arts or on sports.
Cheap or Free Summer Camps in Chicago
Chicago Parks District – They offer a variety of low-cost summer camp options. Camps typically cost between $1.00-$3.00/hour.
CircEsteem – This summer camp brings children together from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, and teaches them circus tricks. This camp offers a sliding scale fee for families who cannot afford the cost of tuition. For families who can afford tuition, up to half the cost can be claimed as a tax deduction.
YMCA Camps of Metro Chicago – The YMCA summer camps offer a variety of activities and themes for kids. They offer sliding scale fees so that all children can attend.
Cheap or Free Summer Camps in Houston
Houston Parks and Recreation – They are offering various summer camps and enrichment programs at around $30/week.
Idea Lab Summer Camp – This summer camp is focused on science and costs $155-$175 for half-day camp, and $195-$225 for full-day camp.
City ArtWorks Imagination Camp – This art-centered camp provides children with the opportunity to unleash their creativity. This camp costs $130 – $290 per week.