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Are you looking for a fun, safe, engaging yet inexpensive summer camp for your child? We’ve found 1 free sleep-away camp and 6 free of extremely inexpensive day camps.

Free Sleep-Away Camp

CAMBA Fresh Air Fund Summer Camp
Fishkill, NY
Ages 6 to 15
Registration is open for CAMBA’s 2-week sleep away camp. Campers will enjoy swimming outdoors, hiking on nature trails and more.

Free and Inexpensive Day Camps

BCAP
Home Base is the Brooklyn Art Museum
Ages 7-13
BCAP, which explores all of Brooklyn’s cultural gems, is about half the cost of a typical day camp. BCAP also offers financial aid up to the full amount of the camp.

Camp Friendship
339 8th Street, Park Slope
Camp Friendship is about ⅓ the cost of typical camps. Camp Friendship prides itself on being affordable while exposing kids to all sorts of grand adventures.

Police Athletic League Summer Camp
4 locations in Brooklyn.
Campers at PAL will work together to create dance routines, design costumes and create sets for theatrical performances.

Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation
Various locations throughout the city
Ages 6 to 13
Schools operate in various public schools. Click through the options and find a school near you. Programs can be full-or half day; they will focus on arts or sports and will most certainly be fun.

Prepare for next year

The following camps have limited registration periods which are closed for 2014. Yet, knowing the camps are available can help you plan for next year. Check back here next February for their March registration.

NYC Summer Arts Institute
Frank Sinatra HIgh School
Potential campers audition in March and receive notices in April as to their acceptance to this tuition-free arts program.

NYC Parks Summer Camp
Various Locations
Ages 6-13
Selection is competitive as this 7-week camp partly because the affordable cost and partly because campers will enjoy Brooklyn’s great outdoors.