More than 60 city-run day camps that were scheduled to shut down Friday will stay open until Aug. 28 — and a few into the first week of September.

Scores of parents were left in the lurch when the civic workers’ strike prevented the camps from opening at the start of summer, pushing start dates back to July 31.

Some seem willing to forgive the delay if it meant getting their kids into a camp — and out of the house — for the last days of warm weather.

“It was really frustrating. I’ve had them in city camp programs since they were born ... We were put in a bind,” Lisa McDonald said of the strike that stranded her children Emilia, 5, and Georgia, 3.

The late-summer camps remain popular probably because most schools won’t begin classes until Sept. 8, said Aruna Ogale, executive director of Ontario Camps Association.