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

Day Camps

AJCC Camp Komaroff
(562) 426-7601

At AJCC Camp Komaroff in Long Beach, California, it is a pleasure as well as a privilege for our great staff to work with your children, grades 1-12, in a setting that provides unique, innovative, and diverse programming. Our mission is to provide all children with a safe, nurturing place to discover dreams, find hidden talents, develop new skills, and become more independent. We believe in fostering relationships—children's relationships with each other, with staff, with family, with our diverse community, and with Judaism. To fulfill these goals, we provide a wide range of well-planned activities both on and off campus, facilitated by our highly-trained, energetic staff. We are ACA accredited and have adopted JCCA best practices.

Engaging and fun summer offerings include Swim University, Youth Water Polo, Jr. Maccabi Games, Basketball, 3-D Art, Dance, Jiu-Jitsu, Meet the Masters, Musical Theater, Soccer, Painting, Photography, Volleyball, Overnights, CIT Training, and Field Trips to great places like The Aquarium of the Pacific, Mother’s Beach, the Discovery Science Center, and Knott’s Berry Farm! Visit us at to learn more!

Beauvoir Summer
Washington, DC

Beauvoir Summer offers camp programs for children ages 3 to 11 years old over the course of seven weeks. Exciting activities include field trips, swimming lessons, outdoor adventure programs and specialty camps.

Located on the grounds of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Beauvoir Summer strives to create an inviting, collaborative and warm community for campers during the summer months. Summer at Beauvoir is about play, discovery, exploration, friends and fun.

Some popular camps include the Fireflies (rising Pre-Kindergarten) and BlueJays (rising Kindergarten) programs. With emphasis on social and emotional growth, Fireflies are encouraged to explore at camp in a safe and nurturing environment. 

The Box Turtles (rising 1st grade) and Koalas (rising 2nd-3rd graders) programs emphasize discovery and outdoor play, with weekly themes that are explored through arts and crafts, music, cooking, stories and games.

The full-day programs such as Blue Jays, Box Turtles, and Koalas also enjoy daily swim instruction at the Beauvoir Pool.

Beauvoir Summer begins June 19th and ends on August 4th. Please visit our website for details and program information at

Bertschi School Summer Exploration 2018

Seattle, WA

Bertschi School Summer Exploration 2018

Week long camps for kids entering Kindergarten - entering 6th grade. 
June 25th – August 3rd

Different classes each week including: Sewing, Lego, Costume Design, Parkour, Cooking, Board Games, Math and more! Email Rachel at

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


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 or 845/627-0234.

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

The Charles River Creative Arts Program

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.

Deer Mountain Day Camp

Deer Mountain Day Camp
Pomona, NY

At Deer Mountain Day Camp, your child will become an unforgettable part of our story. Our story began in 1956, when the Katz family founded the camp. Since then, we have all been committed to the same goal: to help every camper enhance their positive qualities and embrace who they are – as each becomes a unique and essential part of our community.

Roberta & Carol Katz, Deer Mountain’s deeply involved camp directors, personally get to know campers and families from the outset. Multiple layers of staff communication invite you to share in your child’s experience, every step of the way.

Our campers range in age from 3-15. We offer your child a sleep away camp’s range of activities, facilities, and staff, each program crafted to meet their ages and developmental levels, in a day camp setting. Taught by experts we scout out, these activities give your child a chance to try and learn new things, excel at some, and always have a blast. Activity areas include: Swimming, Sports, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Outdoor Adventure, Nature, STEM, Waterfront & Special Events.

Our transformative, 25 acre mountainside property sets the backdrop for an incredible summer!

Tuition Includes: transportation, hot lunch & snacks, towel service, daily photo gallery, video highlights, group photo & camp shirt.

Future Stars Summer Camps

Located in the Heart of Westchester, Future Stars Summer Camps at SUNY Purchase offers a variety of 21 different Sports and Specialty camp programs. With flexible weekly scheduling, campers can mix and match for the complete camp experience. Take your training to the next level or develop new skills with our experienced staff of expert coaches, trainers and teachers matched perfectly to each program. Camp runs Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm from June 18th to August 24th, 2018. Each program spends at least an hour a day getting out of the heat and enjoying the SUNY Purchase pool with recreational swim (*specific programs may offer instructional swim). Door-to-Door transportation available to Manhattan and most of Westchester.

The Harker School - Summer Program
500 Saratoga Ave.
San Jose, CA 95129

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

Jewish Council for Youth Services Camps

JCYS Sunflower Day Camp – Buffalo Grove
JCYS Sunflower Day Camp – Highland Park
JCYS Sunflower Day Camp – Lakeview
JCYS Sunflower Day Camp – Wicker Park
(872) 315-2300

Big City Day Camp

Camp Henry Horner
Camp Red Leaf
Horner Grove Day Camp
Jon Vegosen Champ Camp

North Shore Day Camp

The Language and Laughter Studio

139 Nevins Street
, Brooklyn, NY 11217


French Classes & Summer Camps for 6 months to 10 years old children!

Pioneer in French bilingual education in Brooklyn with ten years of experience, The Language and Laughter Studio offers a fun, progressive programs for your child:

• Puppets, Stories and Songs in French (6 months to 2 y),
• Preschool in French playgroup (2-4 y),
• French Songs, Arts, and Musical Games French class (4-6 y),
• Academic French class (6-10 y),
• Théâtre en français, and Tutoring for all ages.
Enjoy our unique Summer Program for children 6 months to 10 years old. French Summer Camps at the Language and Laughter Studio combine summertime fun and rigorous, interactive language learning. Our professional educators use project-based learning and arts integration to make speaking French feel relevant.

• Curious to bilinguals, all levels of French are welcome to join the fun!
• Camp for children 4years – 10 years old.
• Mini-camp with caregiver for children 6 months- 3.5 years old.

The Language and Laughter Studio is also a non-discriminatory French immersion Preschool for children 2 to 5 years. We use a progressive, interactive, and project-based curriculum. Our student’s initial experiences with school are positive, nurturing, and academically rich.
Give your child the gift of bilingualism!

Park Slope Day Camp

For over 25 years, the Park Slope Day Camp has been providing Brooklyn families with a safe, nurturing, and unique day camp experience. Located in Park Slope, North Slope, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens and Bay Ridge, the Park Slope Day Camp offers a wide variety of activities and options including traditional day camp, circus camp, travel camp, soccer academy, and leadership training.

Park Slope Day Camp offers flexible and accommodating schedules for parents; professional management and organization; enthusiastic, caring, and well-trained staff; air-conditioned buses; and transportation to and from camp in most Brooklyn locations. Programs for ages 3.5 – 15. Accredited by the American Camp Association.

Park Slope Day Camp: More fun for children. More options for families.

Riverside Park Conservancy

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 2018

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

Info and registration for all camps: Online registration at opens 12:00 noon on February 3, 2018. Phone 248-203-7370.

Trail Blazers
394 Rogers Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

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 2018, enroll your camper today in our day camp and overnight camps:

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. We can’t wait to meet you!


647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 625- 3685

UrbanGlass is a glass resource center located conveniently in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Our goal is to connect youth with the medium of glass through workshops that enrich their spacial understanding, artistic development and confidence. We have a robust education program, offering workshops in a variety of glassmaking techniques designed for young artists from 7 to 18 years of age. These include glassblowing, mosaics, bead making and more! Our week-long Summer Camp workshops are designed to introduce students to this unique material and expand their breadth of art making activities. Whether you are looking to make your portfolio jump out of the college admissions pile, or searching for an exciting creative outlet, our Youth & All Ages Summer Camp workshops are the perfect fit!

Please visit to learn more about these and other workshops!

Overnight Camps

Camp Brave Trails

Family Camp, April 2018! For LGBTQ parents and their children. Come enjoy a weekend in the beautiful Angeles National Forest and participate in fun activities for the entire family! Please share and check out the website for more info and registration:

LGBTQ Youth Leadership Camp, Summer 2018! Camp Brave Trails is an LGBTQ leadership focused summer camp with a focus on activism and making change. Every day is centered around developing campers’ personal leadership skills through activities, workshops, and fun programming. From roasting marshmallows and drag shows to archery, swimming, and social justice workshops, there are plenty of activities to choose from! For more information, please visit:

Camp Clio
Camp Clio

Camp Common Ground

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

CCG, now in its 16th year, welcomes people of all ages, lifestyles, ethnicities, abilities and economic backgrounds. In addition to our traditional family camps which emphasize fun, the arts and community, we offer family camps focused on Chinese culture, families affected by autism, homeschoolers, and African dancing and drumming.

Our camps offer fabulous adult programs in the morning focusing on the arts, wellness, and nature taught by experts in their craft while kids are entertained by counselors in traditional camp fun. Afternoons are for mixed age activities including arts, music, swimming and exploring 700 acres of fields, mountains and the creek. Intermingled are 3 delicious vegetarian meals. Special diets can be accommodated. Nights include more multi age activities such as African dancing, camp fires and games.

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."

Site rental is available for your own programs, weddings, reunions, meetings or other events.

Check out our website today at We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Camp Echo Lake

Set in the picturesque Adirondack Mountains, Camp Echo Lake is an ideal setting to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for campers. The true beauty of camp goes beyond soaring pine trees and a spring-fed lake. What makes Echo Lake special is an inclusive and welcoming community of people who share a mutual respect, and celebrate the unique qualities of each individual.

For seven weeks “unplugged” campers enjoy face-to-face interactions and learn social skills that are difficult to obtain in their otherwise screen-driven lives. Campers thrive in this supportive environment because of the fun they have learning life lessons, which will benefit them long after their summer is behind them.

Our community is based on respect and support. Campers will try things they never would have imagined trying. Our focus is on trying hard and being kind to others. With support, kids build resilience, and “failures” serve as inspiration to work harder towards achieving goals.

With everyone truly invested in Echo Lake, there is a feeling of closeness that has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. Once you become a part of the Echo Lake community, it will always feel like your home away from home!

Camp Roosevelt Firebird

Camp Roosevelt Firebird

Bowerston, Ohio

Our 100th year!
Small, intimate, co-ed. 1 * 2 * 4 * 6 week sessions. Ages 7-15

Fun * Freedom * Personal Development * Individual Attention * Diversity * Meaningful Community Living * Inclusion

We provide a wide array of fun and meaningful activities in a caring environment. Our camp fosters self-confidence, leadership, respect, humor, an appreciation for the environment and a desire to make the world a better place.

Campers gain independence as they choose their activities. We value our campers’ personal growth — each maturing at their own pace, gaining new skills and confidence.

Sports, swimming, boating, fishing, sailing, creative arts, the farm, music/singing, board games, hammock village, yoga, mountain biking, tennis, climbing wall, zip line, weird wonderful all-camp games, campfires and more.

Close knit. Connected. A gathering starts and ends each day. Share a thought, joke, song or story. It brings us together, helps us reflect. Anyone can be heard. Everyone matters. This spirit runs through camp. Daily chores keep cabins clean and camp humming. Sportsmanship and teamwork emphasized. Campers rarely grouped by age or gender.

Joe, the Director, has over 30 years experience as an educator at all levels. Cynthia, our Assistant Director (Joe’s wife) is also an experienced educator. You’ll see her playing mandolin and managing the waterfront.

90 miles from Cleveland or Pittsburgh, 2 hours from Columbus. Located on Leesville Lake in the Allegheny foothills. 103 acres of shoreline, woods, hills and pastures. Peaceful. Private. Picturesque.

Camp Havaya

Camp Havaya is all about the joy of summer camp with the freedom to be who you truly are. In our incredibly diverse and accepting community, all kids—no matter their race, sexual orientation, gender identity, family structure, or Jewish background—are more than welcomed. They’re celebrated!

We’re a Reconstructionist community where campers are encouraged to explore traditions and today’s world to discover what being Jewish means to them. Their different experiences and perspectives are a big part of what makes our camp so amazing.

Plus, with so many activities—from the high-ropes challenge course to learning a new song, from the trampoline in our lake to any number of sports—the biggest challenge at Camp Havaya is figuring out what’s the most fun!

2, 3, and 4 week sessions, plus a teen Israel Experience and Family Camp in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Learn more about this extraordinary place at

Havaya Arts

Havaya Arts is where top-notch arts and summer camp meet. Together, we create a place where vibrant Jewish communal life enhances our art, which in turn enhances Jewish life and identity. It’s where campers become the best versions of themselves.

Campers choose from one of our four core disciplines – visual arts, dance and movement, music, or theater arts – during each of our two-week sessions. Electives allow young artists to continue working in their core discipline or to explore another field. At Havaya Arts, campers learn from working artists who are expert at teaching to a variety of levels, providing a truly youth-centered experience. We are committed to supporting and celebrating each camper’s process of creation; with that in mind, there is no audition process for Havaya Arts.

2 week sessions in Redlands, California. Visit and register to join us for our inaugural summer!

Havaya Arts is a joyful, welcoming, and progressive Jewish community where campers grow as intentional artists and amazing human beings. We are generously funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation and AVI CHAI Foundation, in partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Camp.

Camp Highlight

Camp Highlight is a one week overnight camp specifically for children from LGBT families. While at Camp Highlight, campers enjoy a top notch recreational experience delivered by caring and experienced counselors. Alongside recreation, we focus on reinforcing positive social values such as responsibility, cooperation, and kindness. Our goal is to introduce children from LGBT families to their lifelong friends while encouraging them to be their very best and most honest selves. Please visit and for more information.

Camp Little Notch
744  Sly Pond Rd.
Fort Ann,  NY
(518) 793-9700

Situated on 443 acres of pristine wilderness, including an 80-acre private lake, Little Notch offers  the perfect setting for outdoor adventure, personal growth, new friendships, and community building, and provides an authentic wilderness experience for all who visit.
Three-Week Summer Camp for Girls 7-17 July 7-27, 2018
Swimming • Canoeing • Kayaking • Ropes Course • Hiking • Wilderness Campouts • Trips
CIT (Counselor-in-Training) Program for Girls 15 and up
One, Two, and Three-week Session Options
New this year!
A Week for Boys at CLN July 29–August 4, 2108
Boys  7-17 are invited to come  and  explore the woods, waterways, and wilderness, and experience the same great adventures our girls have enjoyed for over 75 years!
At Little Notch, campers enjoy:
• The freedom to create a self-determined experience within a comfortable routine.
• The opportunity to live in harmony with nature in a beautiful wilderness setting on the shores of a private lake.
• An authentic and inspiring wilderness summer camp experience!
Visit us at one of our FREE open houses, held MOST Sundays during our open season. Check our website for details,

Camp Onas
Ottsville, Pennsylvania

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 or contact: Holly M. Hecht, Director, 609 Geigel Hill Road, Ottsville, PA 18942. Phone: (610) 847-5858;

Campus Kids Weekday Sleep-Away Camp

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

Camp Northwood

Camp Northwood

Gordie Felt, Director
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.

Camp Somerset

Camp Somerset for Girls
Smithfield, ME

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.

The Cape Cod Sea Camps

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
(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

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 or give us a call 7 days a week - 1-800-686-1166 or email us at

Have a wonderful, Fairview Lake kind of day!

Farm & Wilderness Summer Camps

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 or call 802-422-3761.

Frost Valley YMCA

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 But hurry - sessions fill fast! Avoid the wait list and call: 845-985-2291 or email today.

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

At Idyllwild Arts, summer is serious fun! Since 1950, the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program has offered intensive workshops in dance, film, music, songwriting, theatre, visual arts and writing to students of all ages and abilities, including Family Week. Located in the beautiful mountains of Southern California. Art Workshops are available for Kids and Teens (ages 5-12, 11-13 & 13-18), Adults, and Families. Register now at

Odyssey Teen Camp

Odyessey Teen Camp
115 Camp Rd, Holmes, NY 12531

Odyssey Teen Camp, located in beautiful Hudson Valley, NY, welcomes teenagers, ages 12-18, to an inclusive environment where individual connection is what it’s all about.

We believe that teenagers blossom in a community built on kindness, vulnerability and respect. When teens are in a safe environment, free from judgment and pressures of school life, they relax, and share who they really are. They attempt new and exciting challenges and have more fun than they ever imagined possible. Their Odyssey experience creates a solid foundation for teens to feel good about themselves and get excited about their future. 

Our full choice programming allows campers to participate in activities that are attractive to them. We offer a wonderful mix of traditional camp activities: swimming, hiking, boating, art or rock-climbing and terrific alternative options: meditation, vegan baking, belly-dancing, fire-walking, or music jams! With nearly 50 options to choose from each day, campers find themselves exploring dynamic activities, alongside other teenagers with similar interests.
Odyssey Teen Camp prides itself on being a camp where everyone is welcome and celebrated for their individuality. Together our staff and campers create a home away from home where everyone feels comfortable being exactly who they are!

Oxbridge Academic Programs

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: or email

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

Silver Lake Conference Center

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

Slovenski Camps
Raymond, ME

Slovenski Camps offers week-long specialty camps on the scenic shores of Panther Pond in the Maine lakes region. We offer many specialty programs in the setting of a traditional summer camp. Camps such as robotics, coding, XC running, SAT prep, windsurfing, guitar, pole vault, and A Capella benefit tremendously from a natural setting, fresh air, clean water, and outdoor games such as capture the flag, dodgeball, tetherball, and volleyball. In between program sessions, campers can enjoy a swim in the lake, kayaking, or other camp games.  Each day concludes with singing, dancing, contests, and readings around a campfire. We also offer a general camp with classic American games all day.

Avoid Nature Deficit Disorder - Send your kids to camp!

Summer Camp at Ross School

Our two Summer Camp @Ross locations offer a variety of choices in sports, science, performance, media, nature, and the arts for campers ages 0–14!
Summer Camp @Ross in East Hampton is home to our unique Majors and Minors programming. Campers choose a Morning Major and an Afternoon Minor each week, allowing for in-depth exploration of their two favorite areas. They can stick to one major and minor the entire summer or change them up to broaden their experience. There are 25 different majors and minors to choose from, each taught by trained professionals. Our new CIT 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, mediate and problem-solve their way through issues, and train to become a camp counselor.

Summer Camp @Ross in Bridgehampton is now the premier home of our Early Childhood programming for campers ages 0–6, including Music and Movement, Creative Explorations, and Sports Explorations. Early Childhood campers are introduced to open-ended, developmentally appropriate experiences that facilitate social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth.
Visit our website at to check out these programs as well as One @Ross, a program offering a sampler of activities.
Full-day (including lunch) and half-day options are available at both locations.

Surprise Lake Camp

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

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 to find out more about our wonderful opportunities.

Watershed Nature 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 930-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!

YMCA Camp Pinewood
4230 Obenauf Rd.
Twin Lake, MI 49457

“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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