SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Creative Kids Academy (CKA) of South Plainfield has various options available for parents who want a fun and safe place for their child over summer 2017. From the end of June through the last week of August, CKA will offer both summer camp as well as play camps for children ages 2- to 6-years old.

“During the summer months, many children regress due to lack of routine, structure and organized instruction/playtime, it is important to keep kids engaged and stimulated,” said CKA owner/director Dan Rinaldi, who prior to purchasing the school in 2014, worked as a fifth grade teacher in Edison for 14 years. “Kids who attend a structured camp are much better prepared –socially and academically, come September.”

CKA’s Summer Camp, which is available to children ages 2 through 1st grade (as of September 2016), will feature weekly themes such as ‘Superhero Week’ and ‘Adventure Week’ as well as enriching crafts, structured activities, outdoor and indoor play, water fun, gym, cooking and special programs, including Mad Science. This year, the summer camp program will run from June 26 through the last week of August. Full- or half-day programs for five, three, or two days are available.

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CKA will also be offering two, 4-week Play camps for children 2- to 6-years old. Play camps will be held Monday through Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Programs of this nature, according to Rinaldi, foster a safe environment for socialization and are a great way for children to stay active.

“It’s a short enough amount of time away from home but long enough to have an awesome experience,” he said, adding that the goal at CKA is to provide students with the best possible care, support and guidance. 

“A majority of our families are from South Plainfield. These kids are our future and this school is their second home. CKA is a commitment to our town and we are dedicated to keeping it moving in the right direction," said Rinaldi.

Creative Kids Academy is located at 1615 Clinton Avenue in South Plainfield. Registration for both summer camp and play camps is currently under way. For more information, call (908) 753-4477 or email

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