Affordable Camps with Plenty of Diversity
Financial hardship is unfortunately one of the major reasons many children never enjoy a camp experience. While day camps have replaced the whole “away camp” tradition in many regions, it is still often pricey to send one child to these daily sessions, let alone siblings too. Fortunately, some camps have taken note of this and have managed to offer some camps that are under $200 per week. This is an incredible bargain, as day camps typically run about $400+ weekly in many locations. Take advantage of these great deals – your kids will be thrilled you did!
California Affordable Camps – Bay Area and Beyond
In the bay area, there are plenty of affordable camp options you may not have known about.
Peace Camp in Berkeley is only $200 per week, and they offer two separate sessions during the summer. Berkeley Day Camp, arranged through the city, costs $147 per week and accepts kids of all ages. Also in Berkeley is Explorers Camp, which features fun weekly themes. 2012’s themes include:
- Welcome to Summer
- Spirit Week
- All ABOUT Me
- James Kenney’s Got Talent
- So You Think You Can Cook
- Super Soak Slippery Splash Week
- Road to Olympics
- Back to the Future
Young sports enthusiasts will love the Sports & Games Camp also put on through the city of Berkeley. Those living throughout the bay area can also benefit from Legarza Basketball Camp, which costs around $195 per week and trains kids in the South Bay, Peninsula area and beyond.
A couple of hours Northeast in Sacramento, kids can explore performing and visual arts at Summer ARTastic! Day Camp in the suburb of Roseville. For only $200 for the entire summer, children learn dance, drama, painting/sketching, voice and more.
Pennsylvania Camps – Philadelphia and Beyond
In Pennsylvania, the Lehigh University Sports Camps teaches kids both basic and advanced moves in Basketball, and wrestling, while Malvern Preparatory School covers squash, baseball and basketball.
Kids on Campus at Bucks County Community College are offered a diverse array of activities each week, from learning how to use Dreamweaver and Flash, to baseball and Ultimate Frisbee. The diversity is awesome at this camp designed for kids of all ages.
Meanwhile, the Chester County Art Association inspires young artists through its various week-long sessions including acrylic & water color painting and clay sculpting. Over a dozen different art disciplines are taught at this camp.
Finally, Camp Teekna uses Christian values and foundational messages to teach young campers the importance of giving back to the community around them that they benefit from. It’s a great lesson and time to reflect upon moral issues for both young and older kids.
Camps Across the Nation
Around the country, there are many affordable opportunities available. First, the Actor’s Youth Theatre Summer Workshop in Gilbert, AZ gives kids aged 10 through 16 the opportunity to explore the various facets of making a movie with their week-long July session. At the Petroglyph Pathfinders Summer Camp in Phoenix, kids learn about archaeology at a real dig site for less than $150 per week.
In Miami, the Science Museum Summer Camp offers a wide variety of classes for all ages, with topics ranging from Kitchen Chemistry to Space-themed focuses. Massachusetts is home to Drama Kids Summer FUN!, where kids experience theatre arts. A similar program happens each summer at the Drama Kids International Summer Camp in North Carolina, New York and many other regions across the U.S.
In Ohio, Classroom Antics Summer Tech Camps happen in three major cities including Cleveland, Akron and Columbus. Kids learn all different genres of technology while having fun at the same time.
Active young Texans can enjoy Best Gymnastics Summer Camp, or Sokol Gym ‘n Swim Camp. CYT Houston Summer Camps plays host to a Christian creative arts camp with fun themes such as Disney and Young Destiny. In Virginia, the Abrakadoodle Summer Camp provides the youngest of campers with fun themes like Pirates, Princes and Princesses. Watch imaginations thrive with these varied and creative camp experiences guaranteed to be under $200 weekly.