Where to Send your Children to Summer Camp (or How to Create Your Own)

Where to How to Summer Camp or How to Create Your Own


Now is the time to look for those perfect, affordable summer camps for our kiddos.

Here is a wonderful directory provided by the National Association for Gifted Children to get you started.

Also, if summer camp is too pricey, think about putting together your own “camp”.  For instance, my son loves robotics and computer technology, so we are organizing our own Robo-Tech camp with a few other children using kits from Amazon and free online programs.  Some of the resources that we will be using are:

  • Renewable Energy Resources Textbook/Workbook (free,
  • Scratch (MIT Computer Programming/Video Game Design Software; free)
  • Erector Multi-Model Construction Set by Erector $22.99 (Includes materials for 6 Models)
  • Elenco Snap Circuits Green – Alternative Energy Kit $43.66 (125 alternative energy projects included)
  • Elenco Electronic Playground 50-in-one $18.71
  • Thames and Kosmos Air+Water Power $32.11 (Includes materials for 15 models)

We will also be gardening, swimming, playing outside, playing chess, visiting museums and workshops, watching films, cooking, and feeding the homeless.  It should be an exciting summer and I am sure that you and your little ones will attend or create a program just as exciting.  If your daughter likes fashion, maybe you can create a two-week fashionista camp where she studies design drawing, color combinations, basic sewing skills, and finishes with a project or fashion show.  Be creative and have fun.

I hope that this was helpful.

All Best,

Nikala Asante

Nikala Asante is a mother, college student, martial artist, yoga lover, poet, painter, and vegan who enjoys sunlight, Africana studies, and working with children.


  • Diane Webster

    Looking forward to working with you. I have been working with my Grandson, Quinn, who is challenged with autism and to me, can do no wrong. We went to the Michigan Science Center yesterday. This is a place that he loves. He will be with us for the summer and we look forward to being, living, and teaching him.

    • nikalaasante

      Thank you for visiting and sharing with me about your grandson. Please keep me posted on any questions that you have.



  • Rema Abraham

    Blessed Greetings,
    You can send any 3 e-books, because they will be exactly what I need at this time. My email is: I also would like your help in doing a summer camp. This sounds like so much fun! I also am asking for your assistance in how to start a collective in my area. I just moved to a new city and I became very aware that there are no type of resources for the community here, so I am considering starting one. I don’t know how /where to start? Any help will be of great importance and appreciation!

    Blessed Love and Light,


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