I know we’ve all been there: being a young child or having children excited for the school year to end and for summer to finally start until you realize you have no plans. Sure, there are things to do, such as going to the beach, amusement parks, and so on, but they can be very costly and require a lot of planning. That’s why I want to share how you can find free or low-cost summer camps and local programs!
Next, we will answer the following questions on how to start your search for summer camps and activities near you:
- Are there organizations offering summer programs for kids at no/low cost?
- What is the registration process?
- Who is eligible to apply?
- What kinds of activities do these programs offer?
- How long do these summer camps typically last?
- If the program is free, will it affect my immigration status to apply?
Are there organizations that offer summer programs for kids at no/low cost?
Yes! According to care.com, several organizations offer free or low-cost summer programs and camps. The two highly recommended options are local parks and recreation departments and the Salvation Army. These facilities often provide high-quality, affordable programs encompassing various indoor and outdoor activities.
Cost: The cost may vary depending on the location and the type of program offered. Many of these sites offer free programs or provide discounts and financial assistance. For more information, please contact your local Parks and Recreation Department or Salvation Army.
What is the registration process?
Who is eligible to apply?
What kinds of activities do these programs offer?
Both organizations offer a wide variety of activities, including swimming lessons, sports, music, art, fishing, camping, and much more!
How long do these summer camps typically last?
The duration of summer camps can vary. Check with the specific program or organization for the exact duration.
If the program is free, will it affect my immigration status to apply?
No. According to USCIS.gov, applying for your child to attend one of these free or low-cost programs does not count as a public charge. Therefore, it will not affect your immigration status.