3 Unique Summer Camps In Brooklyn You Won’t Want To Miss

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Summer camps are designed for fun, and whether you go the traditional, sports, science, or arts route, kids are almost guaranteed an incredible time. But what if your family is looking for something a bit off the beaten path?

This week’s Brooklyn roundup pulls together three unique summer camps – one that gives kids a spark of inspiration and the freedom to develop interest-driven projects, another that revives the glory of roller skating, and a third that shows kids the fun and beauty of textile arts. Catch all the details below!

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Courtesy Alamander Camp

Alamander Summer Camp
372 Clinton Avenue, Fort Greene
Contact: directors@alamander.org

If you’re looking for a unique summer camp that is overflowing with creativity, exploration, and fun, look no further than Alamander. Each camp session begins with a “springboard topic,” and allows children to develop projects based on their own interests. Toss in related field trips, fun in the great outdoors, and an open studio to showcase student work and you’ve got all the ingredients for a pretty spectacular summer. Tuition starts at $100 for a daily drop in. Sliding scale is also available for families who qualify. For more information, visit the Alamander website.

Courtesy Lakeside

Courtesy Lakeside

Lakeside Explorers
171 East Drive, Prospect Park
Contact: 718-369-0222, or email info@textileartscenter.com

Does your kid love to feel the wind on their face? Sign up for a summer on wheels! Lakeside is pulling out all the stops with their Lakeside Explorers summer camp – kicking off on July 11. Kids ages 4 and up will have a blast with skating, time in Lakeside’s gigantic splash pad, boating, biking, yoga, arts, crafts, and more. Families can register for daily, weekly, or 7-week packages, with tuition starting at $75 per day. For more information or to register, visit the Lakeside Explorers website.

Courtesy Textile Arts Center

Courtesy Textile Arts Center

Textile Arts Center
505 Carroll St, Gowanus
Contact: 718-369-0222, or email info@textileartscenter.com

Ready to get crafty? Kids ages 5 to 12 will learn about weaving, sewing, embroidery, printing, felting and dyeing with Textile Arts Center. Each day will center on a project, with organized play and field trips mixed in for good measure. Tuition is $425 to $500 per week. For more information, visit the Textile Arts Center website.