Best Summer Camps For All Ages: 2019
Updated: Jul 12
There are so many wonderful summer camps throughout the United States, many of which offer an unforgettable summer experience for your child. Whether you are looking to enrich your child with more education and/or improve on those environmental skills, there is an abundance of choices. Camps offer so much more now then what your traditional summer camp used to offer.
The modern summer camps are evolved, offering campers a truly unique experience. Most camps now have focus points that will help your child build greater confidence, overcome challenges, develop leadership skills, enjoy team building activities, and learn how to contribute to a larger community.
Below we have put together a list of some of the best summer camps for 2019. So, if you want to have a fun experience that your child will remember for years to come, you should consider sending your child to one of these amazing and unique summer camps.
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If living aboard a 45-foot Catamaran or a 50-foot monohull sounds exciting, then you should definitely consider Sail Caribbean. They offer a very unique experience that allows your child to live aboard a boat and take on leadership roles (skipper, mate, navigator). Not only that, but your child will also be able to enjoy scuba diving, environmental studies, paddle boarding, canoeing, and learn about marine biology. The crew staff here is experienced with former Olympians, Teachers, and even American Cup crew members.
Length: 2–10 weeks
Camp Walt Whitman
Focused around core values and creating a special atmosphere, Camp Walt Whitman will encourage and motivate your child to overcome challenges and contribute to a larger community. Twice a day, campers will be able to choose from activities such as woodworking, ropes course, hiking, rafting, gymnastics, and paddleboarding. These are just a few of the many activities that your child can experience and pursue. The camp is lakefront and sits on 300 acres with a 92 percent camper return rate.
Length: 3–7 weeks
Socapa Mountain Camp
Geared towards avid mountain bikers, this adventure camp is based at the luxurious Burke Mountain Hotel. On this educational Adventure, your child will bike on the world-renowned Kingdom Trails and learn action filmmaking along the way. Campers of all experience levels are welcome and will learn from instructors who are leaders in their fields. Socapa also offers Acting, dance, photography, and music programs. Scholarships through the camp are also offered.
Length: 1–4 weeks
Camp Lincoln/Camp Lake Hubert
Proven to be one of the best adventure camps in the U.S, Camp Lincoln for boys and Camp Lake Hubert for girls, offers over 40 amazing activities. The camps sits on more than 400 acres and are directly across from each other on beautiful Lake Hubert. Both camps have an endless list of adventurous activities. Over 30,000 children from all over the world have spent their summer on the sunny shores of Lake Hubert. Not only are they going to create lasting friendships here, but also learn a couple camp songs.
Length: 2–8 weeks
Raquette Lake Camp
One of the oldest camps in the U.S., Raquette Lake Camp offers all of your traditional camp fun like storytelling, making S'mores, and sing campfire songs. The camp has two facilities, one for girls and one for boys. The camps are divided into two teams and at the end of the summer, the two teams will join and compete with each other, learn team building, and sportsmanship. Your child will get to experience 6 fun and exciting activities every single day.
Length: 7 weeks
Camp Chief Ouray
With "boredom is simply not an option" as their slogan, CCO pretty much guarantees you will have fun. Their goal is to offer challenging experiences that will build leaders and help campers discover their true selves. They have an astounding 5100 acres with mountains, streams, meadows, and trails, that will give any camper a great adventure. CCO has several different camp options that range from biking, climbing, horseback riding, backpacking, and even rafting. This camp also offers scholarships.
Length: 1–4 weeks
For a unique and one-of-a-kind experience, you should consider Space Camp. This camp takes place at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "Trainees" will learn about space, flight history, experience simulators, complete space missions, and learn what it means to be an actual astronaut. Space camp has inspired the dreams of many trainees and has had even ten of its graduates be selected to be astronauts.
Length: 1 week