DAY CAMPS, OVERNIGHT CAMPS AND SUMMER PROGRAMS

Read Gay Parent magazine's list of quick descriptions of day and sleepaway camps for your child.

Day Camps

BOLD Arts Dance Camp
https://www.bold-arts.com

BOLD Arts invites children to join in a week of dance and the arts, which culminates in a high-energy, original performance to live music. Participants are immersed in a thought-provoking theme used to inspire their show. Together, we build a performance using student-made scenery, costumes, and dances created by the group. Expect to have fun, be challenged, and exposed to various styles of dance, storytelling, and incredible music.

Join us on the Upper East Side or Upper West Side for 1-4 weeks of camp serving ages 4-14. Register before March 1st for our Early Bird Rates at BOLD-Arts.com!


BRIGHTEST STAR SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

973-829-1973
Brighteststarschool@hotmail.com
www.brighteststarschoolofperformingarts.com/

Musical Theatre Sleep Away Camp at Beach Haven, NJ
July 28-Aug. 2, 2019

Musical Theatre Sleep Away Camp at Pocono Plateau, PA
June 23– 28, 2019

Musical Theatre Day Camp in Morristown, NJ - a two week camp for grades 2-12, in separate divisions.
July 8-19, 2019


All camps include: Daily classes in singing, acting and dancing.

Daily rehearsals for Broadway title show presented on Friday night for the public.

All campers featured! Talented, experienced, certified teachers work with your child, whether beginning in musical theatre or having been in many shows. References available.

This is an inclusive, one-of-a-kind program! Day campers sing the National Anthem at The Somerset Patriots Ball Game. All participants receive private voice lesson.



BUCKINGHAM BROWNE & NICHOLS SUMMER
Cambridge, MA
www.bbnsummer.com

Summer @ BB&N: Established in 1949 and continuing a proud tradition of providing enjoyable and memorable summer learning experiences for children. Summer @ BB&N is located at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School at our Upper School Campus at 80 Gerry's Landing Road, Cambridge, MA 02138.

BB&N provides a valuable and enjoyable summer experience for boys and girls from 4 years old thru rising 10th grade every summer. Campers must be 4 years old by June 1 of the camp year. All children are welcome regardless of the school they attend. We give all campers a careful balance of recreational and creative activities in small groups. All of our camps are both comfortable and friendly, and we believe in a program that encourages new friendships to develop and established ones to grow. Whether you spend one week with us or several, we are hopeful that you will look back on a well-rounded experience full of fond memories that will last a lifetime.

Check us out at
www.bbnsummer.com.


The Charles River Creative Arts Program
www.crcap.org


The Charles River Creative Arts Program has been a pioneer in multi-arts education since 1970.  Here, young people take risks, learn new skills, and discover new talents within a fun, nurturing, and diverse community of experienced and dedicated artists and educators. Campers select from over 130 classes in visual art, photography, athletics, animation, video, music, theater, and writing. Our professionally accomplished staff inspires kids from diverse backgrounds to collaborate and explore their creativity. Every day after lunch, the whole community gathers for the Noontime Show. Campers display their talents for an engaged and supportive audience in a joyous celebration of the creative process.


CHOATE ROSEMARY HALL

333 Christian St., Wallingford
203-697-2000

Located in Wallingford, Connecticut, Choate Rosemary Hall is co-educational independent secondary school (grades 9 through postgraduate) integrating 21st century innovation with traditional strengths.

At Choate, we are dedicated to transformative student experiences as well as cultivating a vibrant, cohesive community that celebrates diversity and instills life-long habits of learning, leadership, and service. We are committed to enrolling exceptional students and preparing them to achieve success in all aspects of their lives. 

Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Programs allows students to follow their own path to discovery by focusing on a particular area of interest, or by combining passions in our discipline-specific programs. We offer 2-week, 4-week, and 5-week academic programs for middle school and high school students. Learn more about what distinguishes the Choate experience by visiting www.choate.edu/summer.


THE HARKER SCHOOL – SUMMER PROGRAMS
500 Saratoga Ave.
San Jose, CA 95129

www.harker.org/summer



The Harker School’s summer programs for children K-grade 12 offer the perfect balance of learning and fun!



Camp Plus for K-5 students is school and camp rolled into one. Morning academics focus on math, language arts and science. Summer Institute for grades 6-12 has academic options including rigorous for-credit high school courses and non-credit opportunities for enrichment and growth. All classes are taught by exceptional, experienced faculty and staff on our beautiful lower, middle and upper school campuses in San Jose. Afternoon activities for all include swimming, games, sports and more.



Sports camps and Swim School allow students to try something new, improving their skills in a positive, skill-focused environment.



We’re excited to announce a new program: Summer @ The Conservatory is for students grades 6 -12 who are passionate about performing arts and want to improve their skills with classes focused on technique and performance instruction. Classes take place in the new Rothschild Performing Arts Center.



Harker has been offering outstanding summer programs for over 50 years. Our professional, caring faculty, enthusiastic activity staff, great facilities and positive environment add up to a well-rounded summer experience. 
Join us for a seriously smart (and fun) summer at Harker!



Register today at
www.harker.org/summer.


RIVERSIDE PARK CONSERVANCY
www.riversideparknyc.org
sports@riversideparknyc.org
212-870-3074

Riverside Park Conservancy hosts a multi-sport summer camp in Riverside Park – a weekly low-cost, high- quality sports camp experience for children ages 4 to 14. Camp runs for 12 weeks from June to August. The camp uses the sports fields and courts in Riverside Park between 96th and 110th Streets and employs on-site medical trainers. Well-respected local sports instructors kids love and on-site medical trainers! All programs provide uniforms or t-shirts, healthy snacks, lunch option as well as early drop off and late pick up. Riverside Park Conservancy and the sports instructors dedicate 20% of the camp’s revenues to scholarships.

Basketball (ages 6-14)
Baseball (ages 4-14)
Flag Football (Ages 8 and up)
Girls’ Basketball (ages 8-14)
Soccer (ages 4-14)
Futsal (ages 10-16)
Tennis (ages 4-14)
Multi-sport options too!


ROEPER SUMMER PROGRAMS

248-203-7370
www.Roeper.org

Roeper Summer Programs are designed to provide an enriching and rewarding experience for every child. Our camps place value on the relationships between children and staff and carry out the Roeper philosophy. Diversity, an appreciation for all people, and respect for everyone's potential are central characteristics of the Roeper community. While the school is designed for gifted children, participation in Roeper Summer Programs is open to all children. Through the high caliber of our counselors, we deliver a program so rich and varied that all children's talents, skills and interests are explored and developed in an engaging atmosphere.

Roeper offers 3 summer camps:

• Day Camp: a recreational day camp for children 3-12 years old. Talents, skills and interests are explored and developed in a nurturing and challenging atmosphere. Freedom to choose exists within an organized structure. These choices provide the intrinsic motivation necessary for empowerment and self-fulfillment.

• Hybrid Camp: For day campers who are interested in soccer, lacrosse, or technology, a hybrid camp option is available. Campers spend ½ the day at day camp and ½ the day at soccer, lacrosse, or technology camp.

• Summer Stock Theatre: designed to develop and showcase the skills of campers, beginning to experienced, interested in theatre. Campers work with professional theatre instructors. They participate in activities to develop acting, singing and dancing skills. Campers participate in a final show at the end of their session. Four programs for children 4 years of age through 8th grade are offered.

• Specialty Camps: A variety of specialty camps are offered to children currently in grades 2-11. These camps are smaller in size and shorter in duration than other Roeper camps, and allow campers to have fun and learn from Roeper teachers who are experts in their fields.

• Introduction to Forensics
• 3D Printing & Design
• VEX IQ Robotics
• Speak Out: Forensics Acting
• Photography Workshop
• High School Debate

Online registration at
www.Roeper.org.


SUMMER CAMP AT ROSS SCHOOL
www.ross.org/summercamp
 
Summer Camp @Ross offers campers ages 0–14 opportunities to explore their creativity, develop skills, discover passions, and make new friends!
 
Our unique Majors and Minors programming allows campers to choose a Morning Major and an Afternoon Minor each week from a multitude of themed topics, including sports, creative arts, and science and nature exploration. Each Major and Minor is guided by experts in the field so that campers get the most out of their experience. Pick different Majors and Minors each week, or repeat the courses for more in-depth investigation!
 
Special Programming
 
• The Summer Camp @Ross Counselor-in-Training program invites 13- to 14-year-old campers to participate in their desired Morning Majors and Afternoon Minors while learning to mentor their fellow campers as they train to become a camp counselor.
 
• Early Childhood camp includes caregiver-participant classes for infants and preschool-oriented sessions in Music and Movement, Creative Explorations, and Sports Explorations that are developmentally appropriate for our youngest campers.
 
Visit our website at
www.ross.org/summercamp for detailed descriptions of all the fun that awaits your camper this summer at Summer Camp @Ross!
 
Full-day (including lunch) and half-day options are available.



Summer Play Camp at Blue Rock School
110 Demarest Mill Road
West Nyack, NY 10994

845-627-0234
www.summerplaycamp.org

Summer Play Camp at Blue Rock is a refreshingly simple yet creative approach to summer fun, designed for children ages 3 to 12 years. An enchanting place for children to spend summer days, Summer Play offers a variety of hands-on, imaginative and playful activities with a warm, caring and experienced staff.

Children can delve into art, music & movement, nature & science, gardening, woodworking, drama, chess, baking, swimming, sewing, games, water play and free play on the school’s charming wooded campus− where playgrounds abound and there are enough magical play spaces for the most vivid imaginations.

Older campers can choose the Excursion Option one day each week where they explore the great outdoors on a variety of hikes at area parks and trails accompanied by an experienced environmental educator. CIT program also available for children ages 13 and older.

Five-week program: June 25 to July 26, Monday-Friday, 9:30 am - 3 pm.

Open House Dates: Saturday, March 10 at 1pm and Saturday April 15 at 10am.

Please register at summerplaycamp@bluerockschool.org or 845/627-0234.

Summer Play Camp−Where Special Friends and Lasting Memories are Made!




Watershed Nature Camp

WATERSHED NATURE CAMP

https://thewatershed.org/camp/

Watershed Nature Camp is an outdoor, nature-based day camp in Pennington, NJ. For over 40 years we have focused on nature, the environment, and being active outdoors! We offer weekly camps for those entering kindergarten through grade 9, plus multi-week Counselor-In-Training sessions for those entering grades 10 and 11. Camp days are 9am-4pm and we offer extended care from 8am-5:30pm. Kindergarten is half-day; all other grades are full days. Our campers enjoy learning, making friends, and challenging themselves out in nature while building lasting camp memories! The exercise, fresh air, and sunshine that nature campers experience promote healthy bodies and minds. Research shows that contact with nature fosters creativity, increases attention span, and makes kids healthier. Our well-qualified and enthusiastic Staff all love nature and working outdoors with children! We offer a 7:1 camper to staff ratio. Our 950-acre nature reserve of fields, forests, farm, pond and stream offer unique opportunities for an insightful and enriching summer! This natural campus is supplemented by our new LEED-Platinum Certified Watershed Center for Environmental Advocacy, Science, and Education.

A week at Watershed Nature Camp may be just what you and your child are looking for!


Overnight Camps



Camp Clio
Camp Clio

www.campclio.org



Camp Common Ground
www.cgcvt.org


Come to Common Ground Center this summer for a weeklong family camp vacation in beautiful Vermont.

Our signature program is Camp Common Ground, an all-inclusive, week-long family camp founded in 1994.

Fun structured morning programming for kids ages 3-12 gives parents a break and an opportunity to pursue their own interests. Our adult program teachers are professionals with years of teaching experience. Each week teens and adults choose from classes in arts, music, movement, and reflection.

Afternoons and evenings offer a variety of multi-age activities for the entire family. Our professional kitchen staff prepares inspired vegetarian meals and freshly baked delicacies using local and organic ingredients that meet a wide variety of dietary needs. The meat-eaters and picky eaters will love the food too!

In addition to our traditional family camps we are proud to partner with different organizations and community groups to offer a variety of programs for young people and families including Camp Outright, a camp for LGBTQA teens; Camp Kaleidoscope, a camp for families with children on the autism spectrum; and multiple day camps for local youth.

Anya, a previous board member, states, "Plenty of spaces simply claim to be open to gay and lesbian families, but Camp Common Ground truly achieves the integrated, open and affirming community so many of us hope to create."



Common Ground Center welcomes people of all ages, lifestyles, ethnicities, abilities and economic backgrounds.  Site rental is available for your own programs, weddings, reunions, meetings or other events.

Check out our website today at www.cgcvt.org. We look forward to seeing you this summer!


CAMP HAWKEYE
781-315-1297
www.camphawkeye.com


Camp Hawkeye is the un-traditional camp!

Camp Hawkeye is for ALL HUMANS! A sleepaway camp for 8 to 17 year olds and maintains an organizational commitment to creating a diverse community.

With 60 campers and 25 staff Hawkeye is perfect for first time campers of any age. Hawkeye includes campers and staff from a variety of social, ethnic, economic, religious, and geographic backgrounds.

Hawkeye is different; with the feel of family and the healthy experience of the outdoors, Camp Hawkeye uses the joy and fun of camp to break down social and cultural prejudices, misconceptions and barriers. Camp Hawkeye is an organization with a mission and it’s not just to fill beds or make budget projections. The Hawkeye leadership is committed to the community and look forward to joining you in the healthy development of your child.

Visit our web site www.CampHawkeye.com or call 781-315-1297.


Camp Northwood

Camp Northwood

315-831-3621
Gordie Felt, Director
https://www.nwood.com
           
Located along a secluded nine-mile lake in the Adirondacks of New York State is a private/ independent socially therapeutic residential camp and life skills training center for 125 children from across the United States and around the world. Camp Northwood is oriented toward socially anxious campers with immature social skill development, high functioning autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and learning challenges in need of a structured and supportive summer experience.

Northwood’s program, developed and supervised by an outstanding staff of special educators, focuses on the development of social skills, self-esteem and independence.

Northwood campers participate in a fully non-competitive, socially oriented, “main-streamed” styled camp program. Our 2:1 camper/counselor ratio provides a high level of individualization throughout the day insuring success. In addition to traditional camp activities and formalized social skills training, campers participate in a daily academics program designed to help maintain current skill levels throughout the summer season. 

Immersion in our Northwood community exposes campers to a variety of social experiences designed to foster age-appropriate social skill development. Group social skill sessions and reinforcement within the cabin setting cultivate growth in each camper’s ability to work as part of a team, interpret social situations and feel a sense of inclusion.


Camp Ocean Pines
www.campoceanpines.org/summer-camp

We’re Camp Ocean Pines on the central coast of California and we are a camp for every kid! We accept everyone for who they are and want to help them grow into the human they want to be. Campers will come to Camp Ocean Pines and walk away with friends and memories that last a lifetime. While at camp, we focus on three goals to help every camper thrive. 


Connect: Growing up is challenging learning how to navigate the social world. We provide a safe and inclusive environment where campers can learn how to make new friends and how to be a part of a group.



Explore: The only way a new generation will care about nature and the environment is if they experience it in a fun and positive way. In short, we aim to show kids how cool nature can be! Whether it's kayaking, meeting our raptors, or just sitting under the stars, we give kids the nature experience that lasts a lifetime.



Grow: Our daily activities and trips are all intentionally designed to help kids feel challenged and ultimately to experience success. We praise campers for their process - for their hard work and effort - and they leave with confidence and a greater sense of self.


CAMP ONAS
Ottsville, Pennsylvania
www.camponas.org

The Quaker camp in rural Bucks County, PA, Camp Onas is a coed, residential camp for all kids, ages 8-13. Camp Onas is a caring community where individuals are nurtured and group unity is fostered through recreation and education in a peaceful and simple environment. Our program stresses sharing, cooperation, understanding, simple living, and most essential of all -- fun. Campers choose their activities from a daily schedule that includes sports and games, arts & crafts, woodworking, gardening, swimming, canoeing, nature study and animal care, archery, drama and music. Special activities include theme weekends, camp-outs at the overnight site, team challenge activities, high ropes and rock climbing. A four-day out-of-camp backpacking and canoeing trip is available for older campers. The camp's Meeting for Worship on Sundays and Wednesdays is held in keeping with the Quaker practice of silent worship and recognizes and respects the spiritual needs common to all people. Sessions are two weeks in length.

For dates, rates and more information go to
www.camponas.org or contact: Holly M. Hecht, Director, 609 Geigel Hill Road, Ottsville, PA 18942. Phone: (610) 847-5858; email: friends@camponas.org.


Camp Quest
540-324-9088

camp@campquest.org
https://www.campquest.org


Camp Quest is a national network of secular camp communities rooted in empathy, discovery, and critical thinking. Camp Quest provides campers aged 8-17 an educational adventure shaped by fun, friends and freethought, featuring science, natural wonder and humanist values. Camp Quest programs are the synergy of our commitment to helping campers develop critical thinking skills, growing empathy in our relationships and communities, and to offering a one-of-a kind learning experience grounded in science, ethics, philosophy, and nature. We envision a world in which children grow up exploring, thinking for themselves, connecting with their communities, and acting to make the most of life for themselves and others.

Weeklong resident programs serve campers aged 8-17 in 13 states, including Arizona, California*, Colorado, Kansas*, Virginia*, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, Washington*, Ohio*, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas*. Day camp is available for children 4-8 in Minneapolis, MN. *Gender Inclusive Cabins Available

Camperships and counselor-in-training programs are available at most locations. Volunteer leadership opportunities are available for adults 18 and older. Please contact us at
camp@campquest.org for more information.


Camp Somerset for Girls
Smithfield, ME
https://somersetforgirls.com

Grow every day. Be a good friend. Make an impact. Be you. These are the values of Camp Somerset for Girls and, as a brand new camp in Maine, they are what set us apart from all the rest.

Our new facility will serve girls aged 8 to 17 and offer traditional camp activities including team and individual sports, creative arts including drama, culinary classes, and more, along with a comprehensive waterfront program.

Nestled in the Maine woods, Somerset features rustic yet modern cabins with full bathrooms, a state of the art dining hall, a theater, a three-section gymnasium, an events barn, a swimming pool, a creative arts center, an amphitheater, a ropes course, and five acres of athletic fields and courts along with fishing, waterskiing, and boating at a spectacular waterfront boasting more than 2,000 feet of shoreline--all brand new.

Owners and directors, Josh Hahn and Kate Auerbach are lifelong friends with a passion for camp that dates back nearly 30 years to when they both first arrived at overnight camp. They are now living their dream jobs as full-time camp directors committed to creating a community and culture where every Somerset camper is empowered to be brave and overcome obstacles, encouraged to be proud and celebrate successes, and inspired to be bold and pursue her dreams.


Campus Kids Weekday Sleep-Away Camp
www.campuskids.com



Monday through Friday at camp and home with the family on weekends. The best of both worlds! Transportation from NYC, NJ, Westchester and Rockland included!



CAMPUS KIDS is the perfect introduction to sleep-away camp, as well as a great camp/family lifestyle choice. 2-weeks up to full season offered. Every camper chooses his/her own activities every day. Sports, fine arts, performing arts, nature . . . including squash, tennis, golf, skateboarding, gymnastics, ceramics, ultimate Frisbee, theatre, drums, guitar, singing, crafts, painting, photography, yoga, fitness, swimming, softball, soccer, lacrosse and lots more. Fun, active, involved staff that treats everyone with kindness and respect and puts safety first.



CAMPUS KIDS is located in Blairstown, NJ on the beautiful, rural campus of Blair Academy; near the Delaware Water Gap and about an hour from NYC. Amazing program facilities and comfortable dorms.



From parents: “What I like best about Campus Kids is my daughter's total and complete comfort level and happiness. . . . The bonding and respect which forms between the counselors and campers is very special. . . . Many thanks for making our children feel so special and secure at CK.”
“I want to thank you all for the great job that you're doing in providing our son with, as he said to me this morning on the way to the bus, ‘this is my best summer so far in my life!’  For our son, who does not often say much, you can only imagine how thrilled we feel. Thank you all so much.”



ACA-Accredited. Private tours given on weekends, year-round, by appointment. Call 973-845-9260 or email info@campuskids.com.


THE CAPE COD SEA CAMPS
www.capecodseacamps.com

The Cape Cod Sea Camps are premier day and resident children’s camps located on the shores of Cape Cod Bay. Owned and operated by the same family for over 90 years and serving campers from throughout the world.

At CCSC developing friendships are essential and integral parts of campers’ connection to and enjoyment of the experience. Counselors are sensitive to the task of helping new campers feel comfortable in their away from home surroundings as quickly as possible. Campers enjoy an Elective Program with a wide variety of activities, including Sailing, Tennis, Arts, Archery, Sports, Swimming, Drama, Nature, Woodworking, Riflery, Guitar and much more.

Intentional goals for campers include Independence, Exploration, Respect, Self-Confidence and Self-Reliance. Going away to camp is a big step for any age child. Familiar support of family and hometown friends is carefully supplanted by caring, engaging staff and new peer groups to create a comfort zone from which new experiences dare to be tried. The feeling of accomplishment at having mastered a new situation is a source of pride forever and a great building block for other goals. Community Core Values are addressed on a daily basis through morning assembly talks, cabin/unit meetings and activities.



Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions

www.CottonwoodGulch.Org
(505) 248-0563

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions offers unique expeditions rooted in the culture and landscape of the American Southwest. At the Gulch, we’ll inspire you with all of the places we explore. We’ll take you on word-class backpacking and hiking into pristine wilderness areas. We’ll connect you with hands-on science and nature. We’ll engage you in the art and culture that is the backdrop of The Southwest. Treks with the Gulch are an opportunity to immerse yourself in this majestic land and cultural heritage.

Here at the Gulch, our ability to operate with a flexible approach is part of what makes our program so rewarding and unique. Our Treks travel around the Four Corners region looking for discovery and adventure. Each season we outline the Trek plans and then allow our knowledgeable staff to embrace unique opportunities that couldn’t otherwise be planned. Our staff understands that our adventure may change should we find ourselves presented with something we just can’t pass up. We will often adjust our itineraries when we’re invited to a ceremonial feast day, local flea market, or rug auction. This flexibility is at the core of our uniqueness as a program.


FAIRVIEW LAKE YMCA CAMPS
www.Fairviewlakeymca.org
Fairviewlake@metroymcas.org

Fairview Lake YMCA Camps offer campers a beautiful, fun, adventurous setting in which to grow, play and thrive. Each of our camps has traditions, songs and stories that develop a sense of belonging for campers, even if it's their first time away from home. Our highly trained and caring staff are selected to ensure the safety of our campers, and to help them realize their full potential, make new friends and try new activities. Join us this summer as we turn moments into magic at camp!

We’re located in Sussex County, NJ, with 660 acres of forests and fields to play and learn in and a 100-acre lake for swimming, sailing, boating and fishing. Children entering grades 2-11 can choose from a variety of programs – one, two or three-week adventures set in an inclusive, fun and safe environment. Kids can try their hand at archery or woodworking, take a sunrise hike to the ridge, stargaze in an open field, learn to feed a goat and ride a horse, or skim across the lake in a sailboat.

To learn more, visit
www.Fairviewlakeymca.org or give us a call 7 days a week - 1-800-686-1166 or email us at Fairviewlake@metroymcas.org.

Have a wonderful, Fairview Lake kind of day!


Farm & Wilderness Summer Camps
www.farmandwilderness.org



The F&W experience will offer your child new friendships, exciting challenges, immersion in the natural world, and the discovery of new skills. Our six camps nestled on 4000 acres of Vermont woods and lakes are the perfect setting for a wilderness summer. We offer overnight programs from three and a half to seven weeks for children 9-17 and day camp programs for children 4-10. At F&W, children practice outdoor living skills, participate in a working farm, swim in the lake, make their own music and art, discuss social issues, and play rousing games.

F&W campers experience a sense of confidence and joy in their daily lives, because they have an important role in the community. Campers participate in real work at camp, and find it really fun. They learn to build cabins, milk cows, harvest vegetables and serve them for lunch, paddle canoes, blaze trails, and much more. Our programs include hiking, canoeing, and rock climbing adventures. We work to have a diverse staff and camper community. Our counselors receive anti-bias training and discuss issues of diversity with campers in age appropriate activities. Financial aid available. For information, write sam@farmandwilderness.org or call 802-422-3761.


Frost Valley YMCA
845-985-2291
info@frostvalley.org
www.frostvalley.org/camp

Frost Valley YMCA offers traditional overnight summer camp, teen and pre-teen adventure trips, equestrian camps, farm camp – and the very first Bear Grylls Survival Academy Summer Camp!

But what’s the best part about Frost Valley? Every aspect of a Frost Valley experience integrates 8 signature core values: caring, community, diversity, honesty, inclusiveness, respect, responsibility, and stewardship. And a mission to serve all guides every activity, program, and event the camp offers.

Children and teens grow in a safe and engaging environment, spending their first nights away from home, gaining skills as young leaders, and bonding with new friends on mountain hikes, swimming and boating in Lake Cole, ziplining, sleeping beneath the starry Catskill sky, putting on music concerts for their friends, singing silly songs, and more. Frost Valley YMCA offers 1- and 2-week programs from June to August for grades 2 through 10. Come for an open house or schedule a private tour. While camp only takes place for a matter of weeks – Frost Valley is an experience that lasts a lifetime!

To learn more, visit
www.frostvalley.org/camp. But hurry - sessions fill fast! Avoid the wait list and call: 845-985-2291 or email info@frostvalley.org today.


ODYSSEY TEEN CAMP
https://www.odysseyteencamp.com

Odyssey Teen Camp is an exceptional safe place for all teenagers to have the summer of their lives. The Odyssey experience creates a solid foundation for teens to feel good about themselves and get excited about their future.
 
All kinds of teens blossom in the community built on kindness and acceptance. Campers design their own schedule each day, choosing from over fifty activities. They can choose from typical camp activities like art, dance, sports, music, nature, swimming, and boating, as well as unique Odyssey activities like fire walking, trance dance, discussion groups, hip-hop appreciation, sacred geometry, political discussion groups, tarot, henna, and more.
 
Odyssey Teen Camp started eighteen years ago to provide teenagers with a summer home where they could be included, honored, and loved for exactly who they are. Every summer about 200 teens ages 12-18 come together with fifty counselors to create a fun, vibrant, and healing community for one another.  At the beautiful location in the Berkshire Mountains, campers can relax, try new things, and have more fun than they have had in a long time. Campers can choose one, two, three, and four week sessions. Find out more and register at
https://www.odysseyteencamp.com.


Oxbridge Academic Programs
info@oxbridgeprograms.com
www.oxbridgeprograms.com

For over 30 years Oxbridge has organized summer study programs for students aged between 13 and 18 (grades 8 to 12) who would like to enrich themselves intellectually while immersing themselves in new cultures. Our programs are held in some of the world’s greatest academic and cultural centers, including Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, Paris, Montpellier, Barcelona, Salamanca, New York, Boston and Los Angeles, and offer a wide variety of courses, ranging from History, Medicine, Law, and Business to Art, Fashion, Photography, Psychology, and French and Spanish immersion, among many others. These courses are taught in small groups by leading university academics and creative professionals.

For more information, including dates, a complete listing of courses, and faculty, visit:
www.oxbridgeprograms.com or email info@oxbridgeprograms.com.


The School of Creative & Performing Arts (SOCAPA)
(800) 718-2787
info@socapa.org
www.socapa.org

Join the next generation of artists this summer! The School of Creative & Performing Arts (SOCAPA) offers teens ages 13-18 summer intensives in Filmmaking, Acting, Music, Dance, Photography and Screenwriting with flexible course-lengths of one to six weeks. SOCAPA gives students who join us from across the country and around the world the opportunity to learn and grow as artists, and to find their individual creative voices in a fun, supportive environment. Campers of all experience levels are challenged to advance their craft through hands-on learning with teachers who are leaders in their fields, surrounded by other teens who share their passion. Our campuses in New York City, California, and Vermont each give students a unique experience of learning with other artists in a state-of-the-art setting, along with the best of summer fun. SOCAPA’s residential staff organize activities and trips each night and weekend that give students the chance to enjoy time with friends and the wonderful sites surrounding our campuses. Please join us this summer!



Shire Village Camp
Founded in 1972, Shire Village Camp was described by The Boston Globe as a camp that "...espouses liberal values; it's nonprofit, nonsexist, nonracist, nonhomophobic, nonsectarian, and noncompetitive." A coeducational residential summer camp for 7 to 13 year olds, it also offers vegetarian meals and has a policy to avoid chemical additives and preservatives in their food. Shire Village Camp is located on 96 acres of beautiful hills and woodland in Cummington, Massachusetts. On the grounds are two riding rings, a tennis court, athletic fields, a filtered pool and a large brook which flows into a private pond and into the Westfield River which flows through the campgrounds. Traditional activities offered are theatre, music and dance, arts and crafts, film and photography, swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, gymnastics, field trips, and nature exploration. In addition, the camp offers tai chi, shiatsu, meditation, yoga and emphasizes a nonsexist, noncompetitive approach to sports activities which include archery, soccer, tennis, softball, volleyball, basketball and Frisbee. This approach has created a more relaxed atmosphere and according to a camp counselor, more girls are playing sports and more boys are trying to motivate them.

Many Shire village campers return year after year and former campers have sent their children. Some return to work as counselors, support staff and administrators. The camp boasts a popular teen staff training program and several former campers are now serving on the Board of Directors. Sessions begin the first week of July through the end of August and introductory two-week sessions are available for children 7 to 9 years of age. Discounts are available for siblings and early tuition payment. To receive a brochure and enrollment information contact Beth Schneider, 175 Eastern Parkway, Apt. 6J, Brooklyn, New York 11238, telephone 718-622-8204. Summer contact information: Shire village Camp, Mellor Road, Cummington, Massachusetts 01026, 413-634-2281. Visit www.shirevillage.org
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Silver Lake Conference Center
www.silverlakect.org

Silver Lake Conference Center is a place where young people experience nature, make new friends, and explore their faith. With more than 60 acres of wooded land on lakeside shores in Northwestern Connecticut, Silver Lake offers many opportunities for young people to take risks and try new things with the support of an intentional Christian community.

Time and again we hear from our campers: "Silver Lake is where I can be the real me!" We invite you to take the plunge this summer and find your true self, new friends, and a closer connection to God.

We worship, learn, play, serve, and work together, respecting the right of private judgement. We seek to provide a safe environment of acceptance regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, reflecting our unity in Christ and respecting the faith journeys of all of God’s children.

Silver Lake is the Outdoor Ministry of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ. Visit us online at
www.silverlakect.org.


SURPRISE LAKE CAMP
212-924-3131

www.surpriselake.org



Surprise Lake Camp is celebrating its 110th Anniversary of being “The Best In Jewish Camping.” Camp sits on 450 pristine acres in the beautiful Hudson Valley just 60 miles north of NYC.



Our program is filled with camp favorites like softball, soccer, volleyball, low and high ropes, golf, basketball, tennis, gaga, archery, floor hockey and much more. For those creative campers, we offer extensive arts and crafts, performing arts, music, dance, photography and Israeli Culture.



Our waterfront program offers Red Cross swim instruction, swim teams, sailing, canoeing, row boating, kayaking, windsurfing and aqua-jump water trampolines.



We offer delicious kosher food service, two kinds of Shabbat services, fun and engaging Jewish activities, and a unique Bar/Bat Mitzvah program.



Sessions offered are two, four, six and eight weeks depending upon age. For campers who are considering a sleep away experience for a future season, we offer a 5-day Get Your Feet Wetsm program in August for first time campers entering grades 1-5. Surprise Lake Camp has a sliding fee scale based on family income and size and we offer $1,000 discounts to most first time campers.



A summer experience that creates memories that last a lifetime!


Tabor Academy Summer Program
www.taboracademy.org



Join us for an unforgettable summer by the sea full of friends, sports, adventures, and learning! Established in 1917, the Tabor Academy Summer Program allows young people ages 6-17 the opportunity to develop their full potential as individuals. Under the guidance of highly qualified and energetic counselors, coaches, and teachers, the program encourages young people to have fun and take pride in their personal achievement in our optional enrichment courses, on the playing fields, and on the waterfront. The program provides a variety of engaging and enjoyable activities on the beautiful 85-acre seaside campus of Tabor Academy, in Marion, Massachusetts. TASP offers engaging activities and enrichment courses such as: Art, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Clay, Crafts, Drama, ESL, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Marine Science, Photography, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Theater Arts, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, and so much more! If your child is ready to try a new sport, such as sailing on Sippican Harbor, and/or simply wants to learn more in our classrooms, like our Marine and Nautical Science center, please browse through our website at www.taboracademy.org to find out more about our wonderful opportunities.


Trail Blazers
394 Rogers Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
212-529-5113
www.trailblazers.org
registration@trailblazers.org

Come outside and play, adventure awaits! Since 1887, Trail Blazers’ programs have helped children go outside to grow within. We believe in unplugging from screens, in being outside, in small groups, and play as learning. Registration is open for Summer 2019, we cannot wait to have your camper join us at our Day Camp and Overnight Camp adventures:

Brooklyn Day Camp (Grades PreK-5). With a home base in Prospect Park, campers connect to nature, right here in the city! Each week there is a different theme through which we’ll explore our world. Of course there will be plenty of camp songs and lots of free play.

Overnight Adventure Camp (Grades 1-10). Trail Blazers’ 1000 acre Mashipacong Estate is a uniquely rustic site. Campers will swim and fish in Lake Mashipacong, backpack on the Appalachian Trail, and live in a canvas tent! Specialty biking, canoeing, rock climbing, and leadership camps are available for campers seeking to develop new skills and challenge themselves.

Be sure to visit our website for more details, including information about open houses and info sessions. See you soon!


YMCA Camp of Maine
207-395-4200
info@maineycamp.org
http://www.maineycamp.org


YMCA Camp of Maine has been located on the shores of Cobbosseecontee since 1915. This “Camp of Character” embraces the four core values (Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Caring) to create an environment where everyone is welcome to create new friendships, explore new and existing talents, and to be who they are. Counselors come from all over the world and create a community that is made up of campers who are 8 - 15 years old from Maine, New England, Canada, France, China, Spain, and other countries.

Program goals include leadership development, building self-confidence, and creating friendships. Campers choose their Activities (Archery, Swimming Lessons, Kayaking, Canoes, Water Skiing, Pottery, Piano, Guitar, Library, Soccer, Cricket, and more). Sessions are 1 & 2-weeks long.

More details are online at http://www.maineycamp.org and Facebook as “YMCA Camp of Maine.” Email info@maineycamp.org or call 207-395-4200 for additional information.


YMCA CAMP MASON
908-362-8217
http://campmason.org

Generations of campers and families from all walks of life have called YMCA Camp Mason their summer home since 1900, creating memories and friendships that last a lifetime.
 
For more than a century we've been building a welcoming, diverse community that accepts youth for who they are. For children and young people, summer camp at Camp Mason builds confidence, self-esteem and relationships while developing independence and empathy. It’s also an opportunity to switch off, go tech-free and enjoy spending time outdoors.

Check out this video to see a snapshot of summer in action at YMCA Camp Mason: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoSJ_KOie0k. Two-week sessions start June 23. Open Houses March 10, April 7, May 5, all with a 1pm start. Please call 908-362-8217 for more information or email information@campmason.org.



YMCA Camp Pinewood
4230 Obenauf Rd.
Twin Lake, MI 49457
231-821-2421
http://www.ymcachicago.org/pinewood

“Camp Pinewood has always been flexible with our family, from arriving late to picking up early, to anything in between. Our kids and us love the staff and how attentive everyone is in making sure our kids have a fun, safe week in the Piney’ Woods.” – Camp Parent 2015

Creating memories since 1925, camp is an outstanding opportunity for your child to make new friends, learn cooperation, develop independence, build self-esteem, master new skills, and experience new adventures. In a safe, encouraging environment, camp focuses on the values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility. Few environments are as special as camp; a community where campers & staff are active, learning, laughing and made to feel special. From personalized programming to our lakeside setting, we have endless opportunities for campers to unplug, laugh, explore, and participate in the rich tradition of our Piney’ Wood Hills Home.




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