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How to Choose a Summer Camp

How to Choose a Summer Camp

Now is the time to be thinking about summer camps. Indeed, camp directors are already gearing up for increases in enrollment this year.

Tales from the Campfire

Anyone who has ever gone to summer camp will tell you that's where some of childhood's best memories are made. Whether telling ghost stories around the campfire, catching fireflies at dusk, or spending lazy days swimming under a hazy sun, the memories last a lifetime.


Have the best summer ever through Exploration Summer Programs. Would you rather sit in class and study the laws of motion or build and race go-carts to test them out? How about winning a cupcake bake-off, drawing a comic book, or watching Coke dissolve bones. Trying something new every day is what Explo is all about. Join students from across ...


"Busy as a beaver," the old saying goes, and at Beaver Summer Programs, children ages 3-15 build unforgettable summer day camp experiences on the lovely 17-acre campus of Beaver County Day School in Chestnut Hill. One camper says, "I love how many different activities and specialty camps they have each summer."


"I just loved being able to talk and joke with my friends-but in French." That's the comment of one summer academy student, and now, for the first time, the acclaimed summer language immersion program at Middlebury College is available to middle and high school students at a variety of locations. "Live. Learn. Leap" is the motto at the renowned Middlebury-Monterey ...

Camp Resources

These websites make it easy for you to
search for summer camps in New England.

Association of Independent Schools in
New England
( Search for a
specific school’s summer program or by program
type (academic, athletic, traditional, etc.).

American Camp Association (www.
) offers valuable information
about summer camps with several search filters
to guide you.

Maine Youth Camping Association
( includes information and a
directory of summer camps in Maine. lists more than 1,500
camps and programs in New England.