It’s almost that time of year when you have to start thinking about Summer camps and figuring out which ones to choose without breaking the bank. Philadelphia has lots of great options for both sleepaway camps and day camps. Here are five affordable options that parents love.
Give the gift of a skill and let Sew Philly teach your child how to sew. Known for it’s welcome environment and excellent staff, children will not only learn to sew basic patterns, they’ll meet new friends, see what it’s like to make a successful project themselves and learn about fabric and bobbins. If your child is inspired by design, this could be a camp that paves a career path for them. Open to both girls and boys, Spring camp is now enrolling and starts at $215.
Across the river from Rutgers University is Arden Drama School. Your child will be taught by professional theatre leaders in the Philadelphia area. They offer a Spring break camp that will have classes specializing in improv, dance, music, acting, design and storytelling. Parents can book the entire week or one day at a time. Camps start at $400 for a week long session.
Prepare your athletic child with a week at the International Student Athlete Academy. Founded in 1995, this non profit organization gives high school students the skills, confidence and techniques to succeed in collegiate sports programs. In addition to learning these useful skills, they’ll also stress the importance of academics and study skills. With over 2,000 happy students served and a reasonable price of $350 for the week, you can’t go wrong.
Lavner Camps is offering one week sessions for their 3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft this summer. Children will get to collaborate or work with their peers creating a virtual world on the camps private, secure servers. Children are given challenges like building the Buckingham palace or the Taj Mahal and are encouraged to create a storyline with other campers. From experts to beginners, this Minecraft camp will surely delight your aspiring gamer. Camps start at $329 for the week.
Another fabulous and affordable week long camp is the Culinary Arts session from Lavner Camps. Campers spend the morning cooking various items with expert chefs and the afternoons baking and testing all of the different recipes. This camp stresses healthy eating (recipes are made from fresh ingredients), food and kitchen safety and working as a team. Every Friday the Culinary Arts camp hosts a bake off competition. Cost for one week is $485.