Last Minute Camp Spots for Summer 2023

Last night I discovered that we had a week in the summer with absolutely nothing planned for the kids. This seems to happen every year. Time just gets away from us. That is why we create the last minute camp openings post every year to help parents find camp spots to fill those empty weeks as late as June.

The following camps have confirmed that they still have spots available:

Homage Skate Academy

Our experienced instructors love to teach skateboarding and are constantly progressing in their teaching abilities, just like their skating abilities. Our coaches are Red Cross Certified for both CPR and First Aid, and have years of child care experience. Our brand new Skatepark, designed and built by World Class Skatepark Builders Push Parks, allows for skaters of any level or ability to learn, practice, and have fun! Kids can take advantage of both the physical and mental benefits of exercise and outdoor exploration, along with indoor activities in a temperature controlled state of the art Skatepark. Campers build their skate skills in a fun and safe indoor environment, then take those skills outdoors gaining further confidence in their abilities. / Ages:  6-14 / Location: 83 3rd Avenue/ Dates: June 12th – Sept 1st.

Independent Lake CampIndependent Lake Camp Lake and Boats

ILC is a co-ed overnight camp in the Pocono Mountains for ages 6-17 offering an impressive array of activities with top-notch facilities and staff- Circus, Flying Trapeze, Sports, Performing Arts, Magic, Skatepark, Digital Arts, RPG, LARPing, Fine Arts, Music, Recording studio,Climbing Wall, Aquatics, Nature, Horseback & more. Campers will learn worthwhile skills while making everlasting memories & friends!. Ages: 6-17  / Location: Overnight Camp in Pennsylvania / Dates: Three Sessions from June 25th through August 19st

Treasure Trunk TheatreTreasure Trunk Theatre

Join Treasure Trunk Theatre to explore the world of drama, dance and imagination using the themes and music from our favorite stories! Each day will be filled with games to warm up our bodies and voices and get our imaginations ready for theatrical exploration. Flexible registration options available. Ages: 3-6 & 6-8 / Dates: June 8th – September 8th, 2023 / Location: Indoor and Outdoor Sessions in Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Fort Greene

Creatively Wild Art Studio

Creatively Wild’s popular Summer Camp Program begins June 6- Sep 9 and runs Mondays- Fridays with open enrollment all summer long. Our engaging camp experience is offered for two age groups: Kids  (6-8) and Teens (9+). Happy Campers have a blast, diving into creative free flow in our action-packed camp day and leave our studio with cool works of art feeling super charged up and fueled with inspiration for future artistic endeavors!  / Dates: June 8 – September 1 / Location: DUMBO / Early Drop Off and Extended Days Available

Brooklyn Robot Foundry

Make it a summer of creativity and fun at Brooklyn Robot Foundry! Each week of this popular Summer Circuits program features a cool theme, with special robot projects, crafts, games, outside time, and more awesomeness. Yes, kids will learn about circuitry and other STEAM-tastic wonders, but most of all they’ll get silly and have a great time!/ Ages: 6-12 / Dates: July 3 – September 1


The Geek Forest utilizes Maker Education for summer of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math). Maker Education is closely associated with STEAM learning, is an approach to problem-based and project-based learning that relies upon hands-on, often collaborative, learning experiences as a method for solving authentic problems. / Ages: 6-12 / Camp location: 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211/ Dates: June 26 – Sept 1, 2023
Child's Play NY Summer Camp

Child’s Play NY

Child’s Play NY

In Child’s Play NY’s celebrated summer camps, kids escape into fantastic realms through great stories, creative movement, and games galore! Led by professional actors, they flex their imaginative muscles and learn theater skills that inspire self-confidence and community. Ages: 3-11/ Dates: Weekly Sessions, July 24 – September 1 / Location: Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Fort Greene

Kim’s Kids Summer Camp

Kim’s Kids offers children the opportunity to spend their summers active and physical, exploring nature while taking trips every day throughout New York City and its surrounding regions. Ages: 4 1/2 – 12  | Camp location: P.S.282 at 180 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 |  Dates: July 3rd to August 11th

Urban Glass glass making

Urban Glass

Urban Glass

UrbanGlass offers a unique camp experience for young creatives looking to discover the endless creative possibilities of glass. Our week-long courses for middle and high school students introduce campers to various techniques like glassblowing, beadmaking, stained glass, and more! / Ages:  Middle School to High School / Dates: July 10th – August 18th, 2023/ Camp location: 647 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY, 11217

Sprout Brooklyn

Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp, located in Red Hook, is a Hebrew dual-language camp for campers entering Pre-K through 5th grade. No previous Hebrew experience is necessary to be part of the Sprout Brooklyn community. Our age appropriate activities help each child achieve their full potential, while teaching them important skills like teamwork and relationship building. / Ages: PreK-5th Grade / Camp location: 556 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY/ Dates: June 28 – August 18

School of Rock Williamsburg band

School of Rock Williamsburg

School of Rock – Williamsburg

So many different rock themes, you have to check our page for the whole list, but it includes a Little Wing Camp for ages 3-5 and a Beatles Meets Greenday camp for ages 8-18. / Dates: June 23rd- September1 /Ages 3-18 / Location: Williamsburg

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers has been helping kids connect with nature since 1887. This summer, they are offering several nature-oriented summer camps including the Brooklyn Day Camp (grades PreK-5) as well as Overnight Camp (Ages 6-16). Their Brooklyn Day Camp takes place in Prospect Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park, where campers explore different theme each week though play and adventure.

Tech Kids Unlimited

Tech Kids Unlimited (TKU) empowers neurodiverse students’ lives through computer science and technology skills. A NYC-based non-profit educational organization, TKU inspires digital natives with disabilities to create, develop, and share the tools of technology in a supportive and nurturing individualized environment. Ages 7-13; 14-22 / Dates: July 10-August 4 (weekly programs)


Textile Arts Center Summer Camp welcomes children ages 5-14 to create within the world of contemporary and historical textiles. Ages: 5-14 / Location: Gowanus

Skateyogi. Popular Skateboarding camp for multiple ages and locations including a little kids camp for K-2.

Thalia Kids Book Club. For Kids (9-14) at Symphony Space. They have an incredible line-up of diverse books and a slate of compelling guest authors who are eager to connect with our extraordinary campers. Campers will get up close and personal with these authors and make new friends who also can’t get enough of a good read. Two week-long camps open in July.


THESE CAMPS WERE CHOSEN BY OUR EDITORS AND INCLUDED AT NO COST, BUT SOME CAMPS HAVE CHOSEN TO SPONSOR THEIR LISTINGS AFTER SELECTION. *We have added additional camps to this list who are current advertisers upon request. Please note that we often know these camps through recommendation, but we don’t have personal experience with all of them. We cannot guarantee statements listed here or that the camps follow the safety precautions stated. Please check for yourself!

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