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Summer Camp in March?
By Sarah Lane
Jan 21, 2008, 15:19 PST


Summer Camps in March?


 It's time again to begin enrolling for unique summer adventures.  You definitely need a vacation, but so do your children.  There are plenty of safe alternatives to keeping your kids cooped up in the backyard all summer.  It’s important for children to develop socialization skills as well as engage in activities that fan the flames of learning.  The summaries below are just a few examples of the many options available for summer camps.  This will give you a starting point at which you can begin planning a safe, fun, and affordable experience for your children.  No matter what theme you can dream up, chances are, there is a camp to match your needs.

Camp Directories


Niche Directories

This site will hook you up with kid’s camps, camp jobs, online shopping for camping needs, and lots more.  There are resources for getting help to pay for camp and a site for seminar, conference, and picnic facilities.  A camp director’s mall is also available with supplies and services for camp owners.

Source:             Niche Directories LLC

Reading Level:  Moderate


Kids Camps

Here you will find a multitude of camps at your fingertips.  There are overnight camps, day camps, family camps, teen tours and adventures, sport camps, art camps, academic camps, and special needs camps.  You will even find military and weight loss camps.  This is a great starting point.

Source:             Niche Directories

Reading Level:  Moderate


Specialized Camps


Camp Emerson

Located in the northeast, Camp Emerson prides itself on the fact that they can confidently guarantee parents that their children will have fun, make many lasting friendships, and take part in a multitude of activities, all the while being enveloped within a safe and nurturing environment. Read more about them in Not Your Ordinary Camp.

Source:             ClassBrain

Reading Level:  Moderate


Cyber Camps

Giant Campus is all about University hosted summer camps, where kids learn by doing, playing, having fun, and supercharging their imaginations.  This is achieved through the use of hands-on training and exposure to cutting-edge technologies.  Some available courses for kids ages 10 and up are programming, game design, robotics, web design, 3D animation, and digital art.  A special course called Cyber Explorers is also available for children 7-9 years of age.

Source:             Giant Campus

Reading Level:  Moderate


Space Camps

Since it began operation in 1982, the U.S. Space Camp has graduated over 300,000 campers.  For kids 9 years and older there is a five-day program with simulated shuttle missions, IMAX movies, training simulators, rocket building and launches, and scientific experiments.  There is a Space Academy for ages 12-14, Advanced Space Academy for ages 15-18, and Parent/Child Space Camp with weekend activities.  There are also programs for adults, teachers, and a corporate Space Academy that uses shuttle missions to teach team building.

Source:             U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Reading Level:  Moderate


Idyllwild Arts Family Camp

This summer camp is not just for kids!  For seven days and six nights this camp invites you and your entire family to the western slopes of the San Jacinto Mountains in Southern California. During this week you can hike, paint, do photography or ceramics, write, or just relax. While you're in your classes, your kids will be participating in creative classes structured for their age group. The 250-acre campus includes theaters, studios, newly refurbished dorms that have private bathrooms with showers and daily maid service.  Fees include all lodging, meals, and activities. 

Source:                      Idyllwild Arts

Reading Level:           All Ages


General Camps



Since there are more than 2,400 YMCA’s in the United States, you need to locate the one nearest you.  Each one offers different types of programs and events having to do with summer camps.  By typing in your zip code, city, and state, the index will show you the contact information for your specific area.

Source:             YMCA

Reading Level:  All Ages


Grown-up Camps

Why should the kids have all the fun?  This is the place to go to find out about Adult camps.  There is information on over 19 sports camps from soccer to skating, eight wilderness and adventure camps including rock climbing and mountaineering, art, dance, music, fitness, weight loss, spas, academics, special interests, overnight, family, and special needs camps.

Source:             Niche Directories

Reading Level:  Adult

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