Some parents plan ahead when it comes to summer camp. I knew one mother who kept a spreadsheet detailing the various camps that her children would be attending! But for those of us procrastinators: this list is for you! Here are some fun summer camps in Cranford and Westfield, NJ, that still have openings this summer.This list is by no means exhaustive, so feel free to share if you know of a great local camp that has availability this summer! And although I didn’t include them here, there are still many openings for camps at the Westfield Area YMCA and through the Westfield and Cranford Recreation Departments. Here’s to a happy summer for the kiddos!Summer Camp: Camp InventionLocation: Orange Avenue School, Cranford, NJDescription: hands-on STEM type activitiesDate(s): July 10-14, July 17-21st (camp goes from 8:30-2:45 daily)Ages: entering grades K-6Cost: $250 per weekMore info: http://campinvention.orgSummer Camp: Cesar Kai AcademyLocation: Wanut Ave, Cranford, NJDescription: martial arts, games, crafts, outdoor play, field trips (no uniform required)Date(s): July 17-Sept.1 (half and full-day options)Ages: 6+Cost: Half day = $149 per week; Full day = $249 per week; One-day = $55; snack includedSummer Camp: Color ChipsLocation: United Methodist Church, Cranford, NJDescription: art and craft camp with art show at camp’s endDate(s): July 10-Aug.17 (9:30am-12:30pm, M-Th)Ages: Enterting grades K-5; Entering grades 6-10Cost: $175 per week; sibling discountMore info: http://www.color-chips.com
Camp: Fire Me UpLocation: Downtown Cranford, NJDescription: various pottery, craft, and painting campsDate(s): June 26- Aug.24 (1-4:30pm)Ages: 6-10+ depending on campCost: starts at $249 per weekly camp; snack includedSummer Camp: Hoops There It IsLocation: Cranford Community Center, Cranford, NJDescription: coed basketball fun, games, and skill-buildingDate(s): Aug. 14-28 (9am-3pm; early drop-off available for additional fee)Ages: 5 through high schoolCost: $235 per week; can purchase lunch for additional feeSummer Camp: Jump Immersion SchoolLocation: South Ave, Westfield, NJDescription: immersive language learning (Spanish or Mandarin); crafts, games; outdoor play; theaterDate(s): June 26-August 18 (9am-3pm; before and after care available for additional fee)Ages: 3-7Cost: $145-$305 per week depending on how many days per week you choose (2-week minimum); sibling discountSummer Camp: AR WorkshopLocation: North Ave, Westfield, NJDescription: a unique DIY craft project each dayDate(s): June 26-29 (9am-12pm)Ages: 8-14Cost: $40 per day ($20 gift certificate towards future workshop if you book all 4 days)More info: http://arworkshop.com
Summer Camp: Just Bead YourselfLocation: Downtown Westfield, NJDescription: beading and craft activitiesDate(s): June 21-August 31 (half and full-day options)Ages: 6-17 (age ranges vary per camp)Cost: varies per campSummer Camp: St. Paul’s Day SchoolLocation: E. Broad St., Westfield, NJDescription: Weekly themes, playground fun, crafts, water play, and moreDate(s): now through July 14Ages: 2-6 (must have completed a 2’s program to enter; cutoff is having completed kindergarten)Cost: $285 per weekMore info: http://stpaulsday.org
Summer Camp: Urban SewcietyLocation: South Ave, Westfield, NJDescription: Weekly themed sewing projects and a Teen Fashion Design CampDate(s): June 26- Sept 11 (younger) and August 7-11 (teen)Ages: 7 and up and 12 and up (if no prior sewing experience must have completed a Beginners Workshop to enter)Cost: $250 per week (materials included)More info: http://urbansewciety.com
Summer Camp: Valencia School of MusicLocation: Elm Street, Westfield, NJDescription: Intro to Music Performance; Rock and Roll School; Godspell theaterDate(s): July 10-14; July 17-21; July 31-Aug. 25 (Ages: 6-10; age 10+ depending on campCost: varies per campSummer Camp: Westfield Indoor TennisLocation: Grove Street, Westfield, NJDescription: tennis fun and skill-buildingDate(s): June 26-Aug. 18 (half and full-day options)Ages: 4-17Cost: mornings 9-12 = $365 per week; afternoons 1-3:30 = $305 per week; full day 9-3:30 = $630 per weekSummer Camp: Winning Writing AcademyLocation: Westfield, NJDescription: writing and reading proficiency, games and activitiesDate(s): July 31-Aug. 4 (morning and afternoon sessions)Ages: Entering grades 3-9Cost: Each half-day camp is $249 for the week; save 20% when you sign up for both morning and afternoon sessions.Hopefully this gives you some ideas for summer camps in Cranford and Westfield, NJ! Have a wonderful and fun summer!!