Overnight Camp Guide 2013
Our sampling of overnight camps features programs across the South and beyond. There’s a camp for all interests, including everything from the traditional camp experience to academic and outdoor adventure programs.
Camp Chandler. Montgomery. Co-ed, ages 5-15. Three- and four-day sessions. One-week and multiple-week sessions. Water skiing, horseback riding, swimming, archery, sports and more. 334-229-0035.
Camp Cosby-YMCA. Alpine. Co-ed, ages 6-16. Three day and one-week sessions. Over 20 activities: horseback riding, minibikes, archery, tubing, wake boarding, the blob, and Alpine tower. Expedition adventure trips. ACA accredited. 800-852-6729. www.campcosby.org.
Camp Laney for Boys. Mentone. Boys, ages 8-14. One(2nd-3rd grade only) and two-week sessions. Ropes course, horseback riding, canoeing, riflery, archery, tennis, mountain biking, and team sports. ACA accredited. 256-634-4066. www.camplaney.com.
Camp Skyline. Mentone. Girls, ages 6-16. One- and two-week sessions. Located on top of Lookout Mountain. Campers select six from more than 20 different activities. Founded 1947. 800-448-9279. www.campskyline.com.
Camp Winnataska. Pell City. Co-ed, ages 6-15. One-week sessions. Sailing, kayaking, paintball courses, arts and crafts, archery, The Blob, riflery, ropes courses and so much more. 205-640-6741. www.winnataska.org.
Lookout Mountain Camp for Boys. Mentone. Boys, ages 7-15. Two-, four-, six- and eight-week sessions. Traditional camp with activities such as: water sports, fly fishing, canoeing, zip line, archery. 256-634-4758. www.lookoutmountaincamp.com.
Lyman Ward Summer School Program. Camp Hill. Boys, grades 9-12 academic program ages 10-18 adventure camp. Four-week session academic program and 3 one-week adventure camp sessions. Academic program includes on-campus and evening activities and weekend outings. Adventure Camp includes rafting, caving, repelling, swimming, hiking and more. 800-798-9151. www.lwma.org.
Riverview Camp for Girls. Mentone. Ages 6-16. One-and two-week sessions. Enjoy Extraordinary Experiences Everyday! Located atop Lookout Mountain. Traditional program offering more than 25 activities including horseback riding, ropes course, tennis, gymnastics, canoeing, and more. 800-882-0722.
Space Camp. Huntsville. Co-ed, ages 9-18. Six sessions and family weekend camps for ages 7-14. Way beyond fun at Space Camp, Aviation Challenge or the Robotics Camp. 800-637-7223. www.spacecamp.com.
Camp Dovewood. O’Brien. Girls, ages 7-16. One- and two-week sessions. Combination 3 week sessions. Christian bases, horse-focused, English, Western and dressage riding, overnight trips, swimming, dance and over 24 activities. 386-935-0863. www.campdovewood.org.
Camp Indian Springs. Crawfordville. Co-ed, ages 7-16. One, two and four-week sessions. Traditional camp with scuba, ATV, high-ropes, riding, archery, extreme skateboarding, paintball and more. ACA Accredited. 850-933-5959. www.campindiansprings.com.
Camp Kulaqua. High Springs. Co-ed, ages 7-17. One-week sessions. Bible adventure, archery, canoeing, gymnastics, horsemanship, go-carts and zoo management. 386-454-1351. www.campkulaqua.com.
Camp Winona-YMCA. Deleon Springs. Co-ed, ages 7-17. One- and two-week sessions(14-17) CIT 3 Week. Archery, canoeing, ropes course, sailing, paintball and more. 386-985-4544. www.campwinona.org.
Circle “F” Dude Ranch Camp. Lake Wales. Co-ed, ages 6-18. One, two- and three-week, 7-day sessions. Horseback riding, sailing, paintball, waterfront double zip line with rock climbing wall and more. 863-676-4113. www.circle-f-duderanch.com.
Everglades Youth Conservation Camp. West Palm Beach. Co-ed, ages 8-14. One-week sessions. Operated by Florida Atlantic University. Outdoor skills, ecology, wildlife encounters, fishing, archery, mud hikes, canoeing and more. 561-686-6600. www.pinejog.fau.edu.
IMG Academies. Bradenton. Co-ed, ages 8-18. Weekly sessions. Instructional programs offered in tennis, golf, soccer, baseball, basketball, hockey and performance training. 941-755-1000. www.imgacademies.com.
Seacamp. Big Pine Key. Co-ed, ages 12-17. 18-day sessions. Marine science, scuba, sailing, wind surfing and more. 877-732-2267. www.seacamp.org.
SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Adventure Camps. Orlando and Tampa Bay. Co-ed, grades 5-College. One-week sessions. Amazing up-close animal encounters from belugas to giraffes, plus everything the parks have to offer. 866-468-6226. www.seaworld.org/camps.
Wellspring Florida Melbourne. Three-to nine-week sessions. Fun, scientific weight loss camps for teens. Beach and Disney World visits along with individualized therapy sessions. 1-866-364-0808. www.wellspringcamps.com/florida
Adamah Adventures. Atlanta. Co-ed, ages 11-17. 18-day sessions 7-11th grade. 1 week session 5th-6th grade. Outdoor adventure treks for Jewish teens. Hiking, rock climbing, caving, rafting and more in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Utah or Pacific Northwest. 404-297-4914. www.adamahadventures.org.
Athens “Y” Camp for Boys/Camp Chattooga for Girls. Tallulah Falls. Ages 7-16. One-week sessions. All sports, zip line, lake activities and more. Horseback riding for girls. Outdoor adventure program for older campers. Boys: 706-754-6912; girls: 706-754-3329. www.athensycamps.org.
Athens YWCO Camp. Clarkesville. Girls, ages 6-16. One- and two-week sessions. Horseback riding, swimming, dance, sports, crafts, drama and more in a Christian atmosphere. Horseback Specialty and leadership program. ACA accredited. 706-754-8528. www.athensywcocamp.com.
Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. Atlanta. Co-ed, ages 8 and up. One-, two- three- and five-week sessions. Intensive resident courses available to intermediate and advance students in ballet, jazz, and modern, nutrition, musical theatre and dance history. Audition required. 404-873-5811, ext 310. www.atlantaballet.com.
Atlanta Resident Camp. Lake Allatoona. Co-ed, ages 8-12. One-week sessions. Canoeing, team building and hiking and environmental education through the City of Atlanta. Open to Atlanta residents and non-residents. 404-392-3366.
Atlanta Workshop Players “Destiny” Performing Arts Camp. Brenau University. Co-ed, ages 7-18. One- week sessions. TV/film acting, theatre, dance, musical theatre and performances, audition for top agents and casting directors. Produce a full show. 770-998-8111. www.atlantaworkshopplayers.com.
Blue Ridge Camp. Mountain City. Co-ed, ages 7-16. One, two, four, six and eight-week sessions. 48 elective style activities in the areas of athletics, aquatics, outdoor adventure and cultural arts. 954-665-8686. www.blueridgecamp.com.
Calvin Center. Hampton. Co-ed, grades 1-12. One-week. Christian camping since 1960. Residential camping, adventure and horse camps. High School Leadership. ACA accredited. 770-946-4276. www.calvincenter.org.
Camp Barney Medintz. Cleveland. Co-ed, ages 8-16. Two- and four-week sessions. Activities include water skiing, horseback riding, mountain biking, theater and more. Jewish values. 678-812-3844. www.campbarney.org.
Camp Cherokee. Cartersville. Co-ed, ages 6-18. Three day, and five-day sessions. Christian camp on Lake Allatoona with canoeing, arts and crafts, Bible study, white water rafting and more. Also offers day camp. 877-647-8542. www.cherokeeretreatcenter.com.
Camp Juliette Low. Lookout Mountain. Girls, ages 7-17. One- and two-week sessions. Traditional camping and outdoor adventure, fun and friends since 1922. On beautiful Lookout Mountain in Northwest Georgia. 770-428-1062. www.cjl.org.
Camp Kaleo. Forsyth. Boys, ages 6-18. Three-day (grades completed 1-3) and one-week sessions (grades 4-12). A Christian camp in a rustic setting. 478-994-5333 www.campkaleo.org.
Camp Magnolia. Atlanta. Co-ed, ages 5-15. Activities include archery, CIT. drama, farm animal care, leather work, outdoor living, sports and more! Also offers day camp. 770-337-4785. www.campmagnolia.com.
Camp New Dawn. Chickamauga. Co-ed, ages 6-18. One-week sessions. Traditional camp activities such as crafts, photography, swimming, sports and animal care. Adventure outdoor camp, civil war camp and multi-sports camp available. 706-539-2235. www.campnewdawnga.org.
Camp Pine Valley. Meansville. Open to all girls, ages 5-17. Half-week, one-week and weekend sessions. Traditional camping and outdoor summer program. Girl Scouts of Pine Valley. 770-227-2524. www.girlscoutsofgreateratlanta.org.
Camp Toccoa. Toccoa. Co-ed, grades 2-12. One- and multi-week sessions. Campers reconnect with nature in a fn, noncompetitive environment. Horseback, ropes, canoeing, archery and more. ACA accredited. 706-886-2457. www.camptoccoa.org.
Camp Westminster. Conyers. Co-ed, ages 6-17. Weekly overnight and day camp sessions. Horseback riding, sports, crafts, outdoor skills, climbing tower, paintball and more with a Christian perspective. 770-483-2225. www.campwestminster.org.
Camp Woodmont. Lookout Mountain. Co-ed, ages 6-14. One- and two-week sessions. Deep-seeded traditions and close family atmosphere. High ropes, horseback, sports, dance, crafts, archery and more! ACA accredited. 423-472-6070. www.campwoodmont.com.
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center Summer Camps. Mansfield. Co-ed, and all girls, ages 10-16. Choose from the many camp programs including outdoor adventure, gardening, animal care and shooting sports. Also offers day camp. 770-784-3059. www.georgiawildlife.com.
Chuck Kriese Total Tennis Training Camp. Lawrenceville. Co-ed, ages 7-17. One-week sessions. For beginner, intermediate, advanced and tournament players. 1-888-983-2267. www.totaltennistraining.com.
Clayton State University PEI Summer Entrepreneurship & Business Academy. Morrow. Co-ed, high school students. One-week session. A summer academy for high school students. June 16-21. 678-466-4528 www.clayton.edu/business/seba.
Cohutta Springs Youth Camp. Crandall. Co-ed, ages 7-18. One-week sessions and family camp. Archery, basketball, biking, canoeing, creative arts, drama, golf, gymnastics, horsemanship, nature, rock climbing, sports, videography, water sports. 706-602-7346. www.cs-yc.com.
Cousin Trips. Ghana, West Africa. Co-ed, ages 12-16. Two-week and one month session. A unique summer experience for young travelers with Interactive, educational and life enhancing fun. 678-549-4775. www.CousinTrips.com.
Creation Encounters Camp. Cleveland. Co-ed, ages 12-15. One-week session. Christ-centered learning experience through hands on animal interaction. Learn about animal diet, vet care, and enrichment for animals at the zoo. 706-348-7279. www.creationencounters.homestead.com.
Darlington Summer Camps. Rome. Co-ed and single gender, ages 2-18. Sessions vary by camp. Summer Scholars Program. Specialty Sports Camps include soccer, tennis, lacrosse, fencing and more. 800-368-4437. www.darlingtonschool.org
Digital Media Academy. Georgia Tech. Co-ed, ages 6-18. One-week session. Create apps, animation, web development, final, music, game design and more. 866-656-3342. www.digitalmediaacademy.org.
Dixie Camps for Boys and Girls. Clayton. For boys and girls ages 6-16. One-, two-, three-, four- and seven-week sessions. Traditional camp with sports, water activities, arts and more. 706-782-3717. www.campdixie.org.
Emagination Computer Camp. Atlanta. Co-ed, ages 8-17. One and two-week sessions. Video Game Design, Web Design, 3-D Animation. Build robots and RC Cars. Explore programming. Sports and recreation. 877-248-0206. www.computercamps.com.
Encore Music Camps. Atlanta and Milledgeville. Co-ed, ages 10-16. Orchestra Camp, Emory University, July 7-11. Band Camp, Georgia College, Milledgeville, July 7-11. Choir Camp, Emory University, July 7-11. A musical experience with rehearsals and master classes, with a blend of recreational activities. Camp closes with concert performances. Band: 770-914-8866; Orchestra: 404-988-1245. Choir Camp: 404-988-1245. www.encoremusiccamps.com.
ID Tech Camps. Emory University. Co-ed, ages 7-17. Exclusive teen academies 13-18. One-week sessions. Two week session for exclusive academies. Build apps, programs in C++/Java, create movies, video games, websites, robots and more. Exclusive-programming, game design, visual arts 888-709-8324. www.internaldrive.com.
Joe Machnik No.1 Goalkeeper Camp & Striker Camp Rome. Co-ed, ages 8-18. Four- to twelve-day sessions. July 14-19:Darlington School, Rome. July 20-24: Darlington School, Rome. June 23-27: Baylor, Tenn. Nationwide soccer camp with over 35 years experience. 706-378-3706. www.no1soccercamps.com.
Linda’s Riding School. Conyers. Co-ed, ages 7 and up. Overnight and one-week sessions. Each camper has their own horse for the entire session, covered arena, trails and lessons daily. Show at the end of the week for parents. Day camp also offered. 770-922-0184. www.lindasridingschool.com.
National Computer Camps. Atlanta-Oglethorpe. Co-ed, ages 7-18. One- and two-week sessions. Video game design, computer programming, networking, software applications and web design. Optional sports program. 203-710-5771. www.nccamp.com.
Rabun Gap-Noochee School. Rabun Gap. Co-ed, ages 5-13. Weekend parent-child camp for parents/grandparents to share a real camp experience over a summer weekend (Fri-Sun, July19-21). Share athletics, arts and outdoor activities, as well as communal worship and individual free time. 706-746-7467/800-543-7467. www.rabungap.org/camp.
Riverside Military Academy. Gainesville. Boys, ages 12-18. Four-week sessions. High Adventure Camp. Test physical endurance, explore area rivers, hike in Blue Ridge Mountains, learn rafting, rappelling, marksmanship and leadership skills. 800-462-2338. www.riversidemilitary.com.
Sports Broadcasting Camp. Atlanta. Co-ed, ages 10-18. July 15-19. Overnight or day. Learn from the pros. Make reporting, play-by-play and sports anchor tapes. Meet celebrities and more. 800-319-0884. www.playbyplaycamps.com.
Strong Rock Camp. Cleveland. Co-ed, grades 1-10. One- and two-week sessions. Horseback riding, canoeing, archery, riflery, climbing, art, drama and more. Christian family values. 706-348-1533. www.strongrockcamp.com.
Sunburst Stables. Clarksville. All girls and all boys, ages 8-15. One-week sessions. Horseback riding, swimming, The Blob, boating, ropes course, zip line and more. 800-806-1953. www.sunburststables.com.
University of Georgia Pre-College Programs. Athens. Co-ed, ages 11-17. Two-week session. Academically focused teens will take college-level courses, enjoy extracurricular activities, and live in UGA residence halls. 706-542-3537. www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/youth.
Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp. Cloudland. Girls, ages 8-17. One to nine weeks. 600 acres, English and Western, vaulting, barrels and trails. CHA instructors. 706-862-2231. www.valleyviewranch.com.
WinShape Camps. Rome. Co-ed, Completed 1st- completed 11th grade. One- and two-week sessions. A Christian recreation program. Separate programs for girls and boys. 800-448-6955, ext 1120. www.winshape.org.
Camp Stanislaus. Bay St. Louis. All Boys, ages 8-15. One-, two-, three- and four-week sessions. Traditional camp that provides a non-competitive environment. Activities include: skiing, sailing, basketball, soccer, football and more. 228-467-9057×277. www.campstanislaus.com.
Camp Windhover. Crystal Springs. Co-ed, ages 7-14. One-, two- and three-week sessions. Activities include archery, cooking, canoeing, crafts, creative writing, dance, sports and more. ACA accredited 601-892-3282. www.campwindhover.com.
Blue Star Camps. Hendersonville. Co-ed, ages 6-16. Four-, six- and eight-week sessions. ACA accredited. Jewish values. 954-963-4494. www.bluestarcamps.com.
Camp Arrowhead. Tuxedo. Boys, ages 6-16. One- and six-week sessions. Christian high-adventure summer camp. Backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, waterskiing, paintball and more. CCCA Accredited. 828-692-1123. www.camparrowhead.org.
Camp Cedar Cliff. Asheville. Co-ed, rising 2nd–rising 12th graders. Four-day and one-week sessions. Christ-centered camp with traditional summer camp activities. 828-450-3331. www.campcedarcliff.org.
Camp Cheerio-YMCA. Glade Valley. Separate co-ed and all girls camp offered, ages 7-15. One- and two-week sessions. Two programs: traditional overnight camp and adventure tripping program. 800-226-7496. www.campcheerio.org.
Camp Greystone. Tuxedo. Girls, grades K-11th. One- to five-week sessions. More than 80 activities, Christ-centered. 828-693-3182. www.campgreystone.com.
Camp Hanes. Sauratown Mountain. Co-ed, ages 6-15. Six one-week sessions. Canoeing, hiking, rappelling, arts and crafts, sports and more. 336-983-3131. www.camphanes.org.
Camp High Rocks. Cedar Mountain. Boys, ages 7-16. One -, two-, three- and four-week sessions. Traditional camp focusing on adventure in a non-competitive atmosphere. 828-885-2153. www.highrocks.com.
Camp Highlander. Mills River. Co-ed, ages 5-16. One-, two-, and three-week sessions.Multi-sessions available. Traditional in-camp activities and challenging off-camp excursions. Features Wilderness Program. ACA accredited. 828-891-7721. www.camphighlander.com.
Camp Hollymont for Girls. Asheville. Ages 6-15. One-, two-,three- and four-week sessions. Recreational adventure and program activities. Christian. ACA accredited. 828-686-5343. www.hollymont.com.
Camp Kanata-YMCA. Wake Forest. Co-ed, ages 6-15. One-week sessions. Multi-week sessions available Traditional YMCA camp setting. ACA accredited. 919-556-2661. www.campkanata.org.
Camp Kanuga. Hendersonville. Co-ed, ages 7-17. 4-,9- and 13 day sessions. Trailblazer adventure camp for ages 15-17. Christian setting. ACA accredited. 828-692-9136. www.kanuga.org.
Camp Lurecrest. Lake Lure. Co-ed, rising grades 3rd-12th. One-week sessions. Canoeing, high ropes activities, swimming, fishing, paintball and more. Christian setting. 704-841-2701. www.camplurecrest.org.
Camp Merri-Mac for Girls. Black Mountain. Ages 6-16. One-, two-, three-, four- or five-week sessions. Sister camp to Camp Timberlake. Riding, diving, gymnastics, climbing, cheerleading, tennis, dance and more. 828-669-8766. www.merri-mac.com.
Camp Mondamin for Boys/Green Cove for Girls. Tuxedo. Boys and girls, ages 6-17. One-, two-, three- and five-week sessions. Rock-climbing, whitewater canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, horseback, swimming, sailing, tennis, wilderness trips and more. 800-688-5789. www.mondamin.com; www.greencove.com.
Camp Pinewood. Hendersonville. Co-ed, ages 7-15. Four- and eight-week sessions. Offers more than 35 different sports and activities. Extensive waterfront program. Two and a half hours from Atlanta. 828-692-6239. www.camppinewood.net.
Camp Ridgecrest for Boys and Camp Crestridge for Girls. Ridgecrest. Ages 7-16. One, two-, four-, six- and eight-week sessions. Traditional camp activities, archery, riflery, horseback riding, sports and more. 800-968-1630. www.ridgecrestcamps.com.
Camp Rockmont for Boys. Black Mountain. Boys, ages 7-16. One-, two-, three- and four-week sessions. Variety of recreational adventures and program activities. Christian boys camp. ACA accredited. 828-686-3885. www.rockmont.com.
Camp Sea Gull for Boys/Seafarer for Girls-YMCA. Arapahoe. Ages 6-16. One-, two- and four-week sessions. Seamanship programs for all skill levels. ACA and US Sailing Accredited. Sea Gull: 252-249-1111; Seafarer: 252-249-1212. 919-719-9622. www.seagull-seafarer.org.
Camp Timberlake for Boys. Black Mountain. Ages 7-16. One-, two-, three-, four- or five-week sessions. Brother camp to Camp Merri-Mac. Backpacking, riflery, swimming, canoeing, wrestling, riding, fencing, ropes course and more. 828-669-8766. www.camptimberlake.com.
Camp Wayfarer. Flat Rock. Co-ed, ages 6-16. One and a half-, three- and five-week sessions. Outdoor sports, arts, water sports, outdoor adventures and Christian life. ACA accredited. 828-696-9000. www.campwayfarer.com.
Camp Weaver-YMCA. Greensboro. Co-ed, rising grades 2-10. One-week sessions- up to 10 weeks. Horseback riding, skateboard park, canoeing, iceberg, the blob, hiking, crafts and more. 336-697-0525. www.campweaver.org.
Deep Woods Camp. Brevard. Boys, ages 10-14. Four-, five-, nine- and 10-week sessions. Outdoor wilderness adventure program. 828-885-2268. www.deepwoodscamp.com.
Duke Summer Camps. Durham. Co-ed, 5th-11th. One- and two-week sessions. Drama workshop. Co-ed, grades 9-11. Action Science Camp for Young Women. Girls, grades 5-7; Young Writers Camp. Co-ed, grades 6-11. Bio-sciences and engineering camp, middle and high school. 919-684-6259. www.learnmore.duke.edu/youth.
Eagle’s Nest Camp. Pisgah Forest. Co-ed, 6-17. One-, two- and three-week sessions. Activities include: art, music, drama, whitewater paddling, rock climbing, wilderness activities, horseback riding, athletics and swimming. 828-877-4349. 336-761-1040-off season www.enf.org.
Falling Creek Camp. Tuxedo. Boys, ages 6-16. One- to four-week sessions. Canoeing, rock climbing, tennis, horseback riding and more. 828-692-0262. www.fallingcreek.com.
The Green River Preserve. Cedar Mountain. Co-ed, grades rising 2-9. Expedition trips grades rising 9-12. Trailblazers grades 12-college freshman. One-, two- and three-week sessions. Non-competitive, co-ed summer camp connecting children to nature. Hiking trips, mountain biking, canoeing, fly fishing, visual arts, theater, fencing and more . ACA accredited. 828-698-8828. www.greenriverpreserve.org.
Gwynn Valley Camp. Brevard. Co-ed, grades K-8. One-, two- and three-week sessions. A traditional, farm and wilderness camp with horseback riding, rock climbing and more. ACA accredited. 828-885-2900. www.gwynnvalley.com.
Rockbrook Camp for Girls. Brevard. Girls, ages 6-16. Two, three and four-week sessions. Traditional camp offering horseback riding, adventure, crafts and more. Est. 1921. ACA accredited. 828-884-6151. www.rockbrookcamp.com.
Skyland Camp for Girls. Clyde. Girls, ages 6-15. Seven, 17- and 35 day sessions. Horseback riding, musical theater, tennis, archery, crafts and more. Skyland campers learn sportsmanship and the importance of teamwork, confidence, self-expression and leadership skills. 828-627-2470. www.skylandcamp.com.
The Vineyard. Westfield. Co-ed, ages 6-16. One-week sessions. Multi-week sessions available Christian sports camp with 40 activities including body building, lacrosse, golf, crafts and dance. 877-226-7532. www.vineyardcamp.com.
Camden Military Adventure Camp. Camden. Boys, 6-9th grade. One- week sessions. White water rafting, water skiing, scuba diving, hiking and aviation. 800-948-6291. www.camdenmilitary.com.
Camp Chatuga. Mountain Rest. Co-ed, ages 6-16. One-, two-, three- and four-week sessions. Traditional recreational camp. ACA accredited. 864-638-3728. www.campchatuga.com.
Camp Thunderbird-YMCA. Lake Wylie. Co-ed, ages 7-16. One- and two-week sessions. Activities include: skiing, sailing, swimming, horseback riding, sports, crafts and more. ACA accredited. 800-732-3855. www.campthunderbird.org.
Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute. Five South Carolina Locations. Co-ed, ages 7-15. One- and two-week sessions. Six camps including traditional, marine science, wildlife, adventure expeditions and excursions and technology. 864-878-1103. www.ylicamps.com.
International Junior Golf Academy. Hilton Head Island. Co-ed, ages 10-19. One- to multi-week sessions. Daily instruction with PGA professionals, which includes full swing, chipping, putting, sand play, mental training and video analysis. 843-686-1504 www.IJGA.com.
International Riding Academy Hilton Head Island. Ages 8-18. Intensive riding camp on beautiful Hilton Head Island. Hunters and jumpers, junior equestrians. Day or overnight. 843-671-2586 www.iridingacademy.com
Deer Run Camps
Baylor Summer Camp. Chattanooga. Co-ed, ages 8-18. One- and two-week sessions. Sports based camp featuring soccer, baseball, football, basketball, swimming with specialty weeks in long distance running, boys lacrosse and developmental rowing. 423-757-2616 www.baylorschool.org
Camp Ocoee-YMCA. Lake Ocoee. Co-ed, ages 7-17. One- week sessions. Traditional Wilderness program ages 7-15, Teen Leadership Program ages 16-17. Staff to camper ratio of 1:4. 423-338-5588. www.campocoee.com.
Camp Widjiwagan. Nashville. Co-ed, 3rd-9th graders. One- and two-week sessions. A wide variety of land and water sports. Camper will gain confidence, forge friendships and sharpen character. 615-360-2267. www.campwidjii.org.
Deer Run Camps and Retreats. Thompsons Station. Co-ed, grades 3-12. One-week sessions. Two-week middle school camp in June. Traditional camp with Christian emphasis: horseback riding, lake activities, high and low ropes, paintball, crazy sports and high-energy group games, nightly worship and speaker, small group Bible study. 888-794-2918 www.camps.deerrunretreat.org
Doe River Gorge. Elizabethton Co-ed, rising 8-18. One-week sessions. Adventure, worship and Bible teaching. Wilderness, equestrian, water sports and outdoor sportsman emphasis. 423-725-4010. www.doerivergorge.com
McCallie Sports Camp. Chattanooga. Boys, ages 9-15. Two-week sessions. Twenty-five sports and activities including football, lacrosse, water polo, soccer, track, swimming and more. 800-672-2267. www.mccallie.org.
Beyond The South
Animal Camp- Cub Creek Science Camp. Rolla, Mo. Co-ed, ages 7-17. One-six week sessions. Amazing Animal Encounters! A Junior Vet program + 100 more activtity choices, including zip-lines, climbing walls, pottery, archery, riflery, crime science, arts and crafts and survival skills. 573-458-2125. www.myanimalcamp.com
Camp Atwater. North Brookfield, Mass. Ages 8-15. All-boy and all-girl camps. Two- and four-week sessions. Afro-centric setting focusing on leadership development, recreation, education and culture. 413-739-7211,ext 102. www.campatwater.org.
Camp Awosting for Boys/Camp Chinqueka for Girls. Litchfield, Conn. Ages 6-16. One-, two-, four-, six- and eight-week sessions. Traditional camp with activities such as: go-karts, mini-bikes, river tubing, waterskiing, arts & crafts, archery, fencing, climbing tower and zip line. 860-567-4924. www.mysummerfamily.com.
Camp Carysbrook. Riner, Va. Girls, ages 6-16. One-, two-, three-, four-, and seven-week sessions. Traditional camp with individual instruction in 18 activities. ACA accredited. 540-382-1670. www.campcarysbrook.com.
Camp Cayuga. Honesdale, Pa. Co-ed, ages 5-15. Two-, four-, six- and eight-week sessions. More than 60 activities including horseback riding, flying trapeze, circus and more. ACA accredited. 908-470-1224. www.campcayuga.com.
Camp Cody. Freedom, NH. Co-ed, ages 7-16. Two-, four-,six- and eight-week sessions. Traditional New England camp experience offering sports, arts, swimming, boating, trips and more. 800-399-4436. www.campcody.com
Camp Friendship. Palmyra, Va. Co-ed, ages 7-16. One- and two-week sessions. Traditional program with over 40 elective activities such as: equestrian, tennis and gymnastic programs. 800-873-3223. www.campfriendship.com.
Camp Horizons. Harrisonburg, Va. Co-ed, ages 6-17. One- and two-week sessions. Traditional and adventure programs including outdoors, visual arts, horses, sports, aquatics and performing arts. ACA accredited. 540-896-7600. www.camphorizonsva.com.
Camp Jump Start. St.Louis, Mo. Co-ed, ages 9-17. Four- and eight-week sessions. Traditional camp specializing in weight loss for kids. 636-287-5004. www.campjumpstart.com.
Camp North Star. Poland Spring, Maine. Co-ed, ages 7-16. Two-, three-, four-, five- and seven- week sessions. Visual/performing arts, sports, trips, banana boat rides, horseback riding and more. 207-998-4777. www.campnorthstarmaine.com.
Camp O-AT-KA. Sebago, Maine. Boys, ages 8-16. Two-, three-, four- and seven-week sessions. Water sports, land sports, outdoor skills and adventure, arts, music and drama. 800-818-8455. www.campoatka.com
Camp Ozark. Mount Ida, Ark. Co-ed, ages 7-17. One-, two-, and three-week sessions. Christian sports and adventure camps. Over 120 activities. 870-867-4131. www.campozark.com.
Camp Piomingo-YMCA. Brandenburg, Ky. Co-ed, ages 6-16. One- and two-week sessions. Traditional, equestrian and adventure activities include swimming, climbing, archery, horseback riding and more. 800-411-5822. www.camppiomingo.org.
Camp Regis-Applejack. St. Regis Lake, N.Y. Co-ed, ages 6-16. Four- and eight-week sessions, two-week program for first-time campers. More than 50 activities. Teen adventure camp, ages 13-16. ACA accredited. 609-688-0368. www.campregis-applejack.com.
Camp Rim Rock. Yellow Spring, W.Va. Girls, ages 6-16. Multiple week sessions. Horseback riding, performing arts, fine arts & crafts, sports, aquatics. Specialty camps in riding. ACA accredited. Less than 2 hours from D.C. on 600 acres. 347-746-7625. www.camprimrock.com.
Camp Silver Beach-YMCA. Jamesville, Va. Co-ed, ages 8-16. One- and three-week sessions. Three-week teen camp, rising 9th-11th grade. Three-week counselor in training leadership development program rising 10th & 11th. Traditional camp with nature trails, challenge courses, rifle range, swimming, sailing and water skiing. 757-442-4634. www.campsilverbeach.org.
Camp Tall Timbers. High View, W.Va. Co-ed, ages 7-16. One-, two-, three-, five-, six- and eight-week sessions. Horseback riding, water skiing, challenge course, 2 climbing walls. ACA accredited. 800-862-2678. www.camptalltimbers.com.
Cheley Colorado Camp. Estes Park, Colo. Co-ed, ages 9-17. Four- and eight-week sessions. Day hikes, horseback riding, rafting, crafts, mountain biking, out camping, target sports, and more. 303-377-3616. www.cheley.com.
Cheshire Academy Access Cheshire Summer Program. Cheshire, Conn. Co-ed, grades 7-10. Four-week session. Academic work with a variety of enrichment and athletic activities. Application process. 203-272-5396. www.cheshireacademy.org.
Concordia Language Villages. Morehead, Minn. Co-ed, ages 7-18. One-, two- and four-week sessions and family camp. Residential language immersion camps. Available in 15 languages. 800-222-4750 ext 3699. www.concordialanguagevillages.org.
French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. Hancock, N.Y. Co-ed, ages 7-17. Three-, six-, nine- and twelve-week sessions. Over 45 program activities including cooking, dance, theater, music, circus, magic, visual arts, sport and horseback riding. 800-634-1703. www.frenchwoods.com.
Kamp Kohut. Oxford, Maine. Co-ed, ages 7-15. Two- to four-week sessions. Waterfront, land sports, drama and more. 888-465-6488. www.kampkohut.com.
Kenmont Camp for Boys and Kenwood Camp for Girls. Kent, Conn. Ages 7-14. Four-week sessions. Athletics, water sports, extreme sports, adventure, creative arts and theater. Separate and equal facilities for boys and girls on 200-acre lakefront property. ACA Accredited. 845-262-1090. www.kenmontkenwood.com.
Lake Greeley Camp. Greeley, Pa. Co-ed, ages 6-15. Two-, four-, six- and eight-week sessions. Traditional camp including more than 60 activities. Winter: 570-842-3739; Summer: 570-685-7196. www.lakegreeley.com.
New Meadow Farm Camp. Steeles Tavern, Va. Girls, ages 9-17. One-, three-, four- and seven- week sessions. Horseback riding, horsemanship, swimming, arts and crafts, biking, and more. 610-825-9838. www.newmeadowcamp.com.
Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures. Cuttingsville, Vt. Boys, ages 10-14. Two-, three-, four- and six-week sessions. Primitive summer camp with tipi living, canoeing, backpacking, archery and tracking. ACA accredited. 802-446-6100. www.nighteaglewilderness.com.
Sanborn Western Camps. Florissant, Colo. Separate camps for girls and boys, ages 7-16. Two- and four-week sessions. Adventurous, non-competitive programs in Western riding, mountaineering, water sports, fishing. 719-748-3341. www.sanbornwesterncamps.com.
Shane (Trim-Down) Camp. Ferndale, N.Y. Co-ed, ages 7-19. Three-, six- and nine-week sessions. Portion controlled meals, classes in nutrition, dieting and cooking. 914-271-4141. www.campshane.com.
Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing. New Castle, Va. Ages 8-18. One-, two- and four-week courses. Rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, backpacking and more. 800-782-0779. www.wilderness-adventure.com.
Windsor Mountain. Windsor, N.H. Co-ed, ages 8-16. Two- and three and a half-week sessions. Free choice program with traditional camp activities and specialty programs including sailing, film, performing arts, visual arts and wilderness. 603-478-3166. www.windsormountain.org
American Camp Association. The American Camp Association (ACA) works to preserve, promote and enhance the camp experience for children and adults. 765-342-8456. www.campparents.org.
National Camp Association. Free service matches your child to the right camp. Online services available. Recommends a broad spectrum of camps. All programs fully licensed. 800-966-2267. www.summercamp.org.
Student Camp and Trip Advisors. Atlanta. Free service. Select from more than 700 residential camps, teen travel, wilderness trips, community service and campus programs worldwide. Joan Weiner, 404-237-0603. www.campandteentravelconsultants.com
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BlazeSports Georgia Blaze Camps. Several locations. Ages 8-18. Two-day and one-week sessions. Sports summer camps for youth with physical disabilities. 404-270-2000 www.blazesports.org.
Camp ASCCA – Easter Seals. Jackson Gap, Ala. Co-ed, ages 6 and up. One-week sessions for people with disabilities. Aquatic activities, arts and crafts, canoeing, ropes course, horseback riding and more. 256-825-9226. www.campascca.org.
Camp Barney Medintz. Cleveland, Ga. Co-ed, grades 2-10 Two- and four-week sessions. An overnight camp celebrating Jewish culture that features the Chalutzim (Pioneers) Program for children with developmental disabilities. 678-812-3844. www.campbarney.org.
Camp Lee Mar. Lackawaxen, Pa. Co-ed, ages 5-21. Mild to moderate developmental challenges, features traditional camp activities, plus academics, vocational preparation, speech and language therapy. 215-658-1708. www.leemar.com.
Camp Sparrowood. Dahlonega, Ga. Co-ed, ages 8 and up. One-week sessions for the high functioning, special needs individual. Nature activities, cookouts, crafts, games, overnight campout, swimming. 1:2 counselor-camper ratio. 706-864-6181. www.campglisson.org.
Camp Sunshine. Camp Twin Lakes, Rutledge, GA. Ages 7-18. One-week sessions. Overnight camp for children who have or have had cancer. 404-325-7979. www.mycampsunshine.com.
Camp Twin Lakes. Rutledge, Winder & Warm Springs, Ga. Co-ed, ages 7 and up. 5 day sessions. Traditional camp with swimming, sports, nature activities, canoeing, archery for campers with a variety of medical disabilities. 404-231-9887. www.camptwinlakes.org.
Florida Diabetes Camp. Several locations. Co-ed, ages 6-18. One-week sessions. Traditional camp with swimming, sports, arts and crafts and diabetes education. Medical care provided. 352-334-1321. www.floridadiabetescamp.org.
Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind. Waycross, Ga. Co-ed, ages 4 and up. One- and two-week sessions. Campers must have a visual loss of 20/70 or greater. Indoor/outdoor activities, field trips and swimming. 888-297-1775. www.glcb.org.
Landmark School Summer Programs. Prides Crossing, Mass. Co-ed, grades 8-12. Four-week session. Offers academic skill development and activities for students with language-based learning disabilities. 978-236-3000. www.landmarkschool.org.
Soar’s Summer Adventures. North Carolina, Florida Keys, Wyoming, California and Costa Rica. Co-ed, ages 8-18. Post grad course 19-25. 10-28 day program sessions. High-adventure camps for LD and ADHD youth. 828-456-3435. www.soarnc.org.
Talisman Programs. Zirconia, N.C. Ages 8-22. Two- and three-week sessions. Adventure camp for youth with ADHD, LD, high-functioning autism or Aspergers. Builds social competence in a wilderness setting. 855-588-8254. www.talismancamps.com.