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ALABAMA

CAMP INVENTION, Many sites in Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama, 800-968-4332, campinvention@invent.org. Coming to local schools this summer, Camp Invention will enhance your child’s education through fun, hands-on activities that reinvent summer fun! The nationally-acclaimed program inspires creative, inventive thinking and allows children to solve problems together. Throughout the five-day adventure, participants take part in activities such as constructing an epic, insect-themed pinball machine and dismantling broken devices. They will go home each day with newly acquired 21st century life skills and unique approaches to everyday challenges. Early and alumni registration discounts are available and spaces are limited, so register today! For more information about Camp Invention, call 800.968.4332 or visit www.campinvention.org

GULF SHORES WELCOME CENTER, 3150 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, 888-610-5293, info@gulfshores.com. Hit the road for an educational adventure to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. The sugar-white sands beaches, turquoise water, and family-friendly feel of this coastal community make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach the perfect place to combine quality family time with experiential learning your children will always remember.  Coastal Alabama offers a host of interactive learning experiences that are sure to spark ah-ha moments for children of every age. When you enter a region bursting with history, culture, and natural wonders, vague concepts leap off the page into vibrant sensory experiences. Whether planning a weekend fieldtrip or month-long learning spree on the coast, you will find plenty of experiences, attractions, and accommodation options to choose from. Visit www.gulfshores.com/hg today to plan your trip and enter a whole different state of discovery. www.Gulfshores.com/hg.

GULF SHORES & ORANGE BEACH TOURISM, PO Drawer 457, Gulf Shores, AL 36547, 888-610-5293, info@gulfshores.com. Hit the road for an educational adventure to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. The sugar-white sands beaches, turquoise water, and family-friendly feel of this coastal community make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach the perfect place to combine quality family time with experiential learning your children will always remember.  Coastal Alabama offers a host of interactive learning experiences that are sure to spark ah-ha moments for children of every age. When you enter a region bursting with history, culture, and natural wonders, vague concepts leap off the page into vibrant sensory experiences. Whether planning a weekend fieldtrip or month-long learning spree on the coast, you will find plenty of experiences, attractions, and accommodation options to choose from. Visit www.gulfshores.com/hg today to plan your trip and enter a whole different state of discovery. www.Gulfshores.com/hg

ORANGE BEACH WELCOME CENTER, 23685 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL 36561, 888-610-5293, info@gulfshores.com. Hit the road for an educational adventure to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. The sugar-white sands beaches, turquoise water, and family-friendly feel of this coastal community make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach the perfect place to combine quality family time with experiential learning your children will always remember.  Coastal Alabama offers a host of interactive learning experiences that are sure to spark ah-ha moments for children of every age. When you enter a region bursting with history, culture, and natural wonders, vague concepts leap off the page into vibrant sensory experiences. Whether planning a weekend fieldtrip or month-long learning spree on the coast, you will find plenty of experiences, attractions, and accommodation options to choose from. Visit www.gulfshores.com/hg today to plan your trip and enter a whole different state of discovery. www.Gulfshores.com/hg

 

CONNECTICUT

CAMP AWOSTING & CAMP CHINQUEKA, P. O. Box 355, Bantam, CT 06750,  (860) 567-4924 (Camp Awosting), info@awosting.com, (860) 567-9678,  (Camp Chinqueka), info@chinqueka.com. Looking for tradition? We’ve been camping since 1900.  Awosting for boys and Chinqueka for girls are private summer camps located on separate lakes in Connecticut's Litchfield County.  Our camp program is for ages 6 through 16.  We offer 2, 4, 6 and 8 week sessions throughout the summer. Our programs include over 45 exciting activities. Your child will be offered scheduled activities with their cabin group in the morning, so as to get age appropriate, individualized instruction, and then afternoon electives, where the campers get the freedom to choose two activities each day. We have a large program but a very close knit community, small enough that the campers get to interact and make friends with campers from all over the US and the rest of the world.  We are more than just camp, we are a summer family!    www.awosting.com. www.chinqueka.com.

CONNECTICUT RIVER MUSEUM, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, 860-767-8269, crm@ctrivermuseum.org. The Connecticut River Museum is located on the banks of the River in historic Essex Village. The Museum’s main building is Steamboat Dock, the last remaining steamboat warehouse on the River. The Museum offers a wide range of exhibitions and programs that explore the history and environment of the Connecticut River. The exhibit On the Great River tells the story of early settlement along the River and highlights two dramatic stories – the American Revolution submarine Turtle and the 1814 British Raid on Essex. The second floor exhibit, The River That Connects Us, explores the many different ways people have used the River and the natural resources that surround it. Our “vertical” gallery travels up the stairways and features spectacular aerial photos of the river, as well as a 3 story mural showing the River’s journey from northern New Hampshire to Long Island Sound. Each year the Museum does several changing exhibitions, please call ahead to find out what is on view when you plan to visit. The Connecticut River Museum also offers programs and workshops in the Museum and on the River using our partner vessels. During July and August, the Museum offers 6 weeks of day camps which explore maritime history, archaeology, environmental science and history of the River Valley. ctrivermuseum.org.

 

FLORIDA

AQUATICS CAMP,2513 Doctors Lake Dr, Orange Park, FL 32073, david.benson@scouting.org. Looking for a fun and exciting way for your child to spend their summer? Then Aquatics Camp is the place for you! Located on beautiful Doctors Lake, Aquatics Camp offers a variety of water and land activities for girls and boys ages 6-14. Campers ages 6-8 are a part of our Voyagers program. These campers get to experience a little bit of everything Aquatics Camp as to offer. From finger painting to climbing our 40 foot rock climbing wall to motorboat rides. A typical day for campers ages 9-14 include choosing from activities like sailing, kayaking, tubing, swimming, stand up paddleboarding, archery, rock climbing, science, arts and crafts, bb guns and so much more! This summer we are happy to introduce eight brand new activities including pottery, flag football, a form of dodge ball called gaga ball, stand up paddleboarding, the environmental science merit badge, the photography merit badge, water sports fun and chess fun!  Camp runs for eight weeks starting June 16th and running through August 8th. We offer busing options from The Avenues and the beaches as well as extended care options. To register and learn more check us out at aquaticscamp.org

DON GARLITS MUSEUM OF DRAG RACING, 13700 SW 16th Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34473, francine@garlits.com. www.garlits.com.

FSU SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS, 122 N. Copeland Street, 203 Housewright Music Building, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1180, 850-644-9934, musiccamps@fsu.edu. Welcome to the FSU Summer Music Camps!  We are so excited about the start of the 2014 camp season - our 73rd year!   If you have any questions, please contact our office at 850-644-9934 and we will be happy to help. We hope to see you this summer! www.music.fsu.edu.

MILITARY STYLE SUMMER CAMP FOR BOYS, Camp Victory Military Adventures, 638 SW Biltmore Street Port St Lucie Florida, 34983, 1-877-502-5832, 772-621-9104. Camp Victory Military Adventures offers camps for Boys 8-17 in many different models. We have behavioral redirection camps for boys with add, adhd or behavioral issues. We also offer Fun Paintball, Airsoft or Military Laser Tag (MILES gear) camps. We have three week camps, Spring and Winter Break camps, weeklong camps and weekend camps. We even offer Laser tag for Birthday parties throughout the year. visit us on the web at www.uscampvictory.com or www.armypaintball.com.

SEACAMP, 1300 Big Pine Avenue, Big Pine Key, Florida 33043, 305-872-2331, info@seacamp.org. Since 1966, SeaCamp is the first program dedicated to the education of youth in marine sciences. SeaCamp's location in the Florida Keys allows for a truly unique marine science program, providing an array of activities under the guidance of academically- trained instructors. Students work at their own level of interest, choosing from 24 different areas of study. SeaCamp aquatics programs include sailing and windsurfing. US Sail certification is offered to beginners in sailing. www.seacamp.org.

 

GEORGIA

CAMP INVENTION, Many sites in Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama, 800-968-4332, campinvention@invent.org. Coming to local schools this summer, Camp Invention will enhance your child’s education through fun, hands-on activities that reinvent summer fun! The nationally-acclaimed program inspires creative, inventive thinking and allows children to solve problems together. Throughout the five-day adventure, participants take part in activities such as constructing an epic, insect-themed pinball machine and dismantling broken devices. They will go home each day with newly acquired 21st century life skills and unique approaches to everyday challenges. Early and alumni registration discounts are available and spaces are limited, so register today! For more information about Camp Invention, call 800.968.4332 or visit www.campinvention.org

COLUMBUS, GA CVB, 900 Front Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901, 706-322-1613, lruffner@visitcolumbusga.com. Imagine telling your children that you’re taking them on an adventure where they can blast-off into outer space to board the “space station,” go back in time aboard the deck of a Civil War Ironclad, or trek through treetops to get a bird’s eye view of surrounding wetlands. Students can experience all this and more with a visit to Columbus, GA! Through S.T.E.P. (Student Travel Education Program), we’ll assist you in arranging tours, lesson planning, overnight accommodations, meals and more. It’s our one-stop-shop approach to putting the customer’s needs first. Find out more at www.visitcolumbusga.com.

 

MARYLAND

CLARK’S ELIOAK FARM, 10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042, 410-730-4049, clarkselioakfarm@hotmail.com. Clark’s Elioak Farm is part of a 540-acre farming operation in the heart of Howard County, Maryland.  We provide an opportunity for children and families to learn about farm animals and the importance of farming in our lives.  Our petting farm animals—goats, sheep, cows, donkeys, ponies, horses, pigs, turkeys, chickens, ducks, and bunnies are available for visiting whenever we are open.  Pony rides and hayrides are available every day, too.  Group tours and birthday parties can be scheduled.  In the Fall, our pumpkin patch is open. Open March 30 to November 3  Tuesday thru Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM  (Also open Memorial Day and Labor Day and all Mondays in October) Admission:  $5.00 per person  (Under 12 months of age is free)  www.clarklandfarm.com

CARROLL COMMUNITY COLLEGE KIDS SUMMER PROGRAMS 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, MD  21157, 410-386-8000, Summer!Kids@Carroll.edu. www.carrollcc.edu/summerkids.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, CENTER FOR MINORITIES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, 1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall, College Park, MD  20742, 301-405-3879, cmse@umd.edu. The Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering (CMSE) is a unit within the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.  CMSE’s mission is to recruit, retain, and to graduate historically underrepresented minority (URM) students in engineering. CMSE has the following summer programs June – August 1, 2014:  Summer LEGO Robotics Camp – Rising 5th and 6th grades; SeaPerch Summer Camp – Rising 7th and 8th Grades; ESTEEM / SER-Quest Summer Program – Rising 12th grade. The maximum class size for each of these summer programs is twenty (20) students.  http://www.cmse.umd.edu.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

BLUE WATER RESORT, 291 South Shore Drive, South Yarmouth, MA, 508-398-2288, 800-367-9393. Blue Water Resort offers comfortable, relaxing, beach front lodging on Cape Cod, MA. Cottages and multi-bedroom suites provide plenty of room for the whole family with cable TV, refrigerator and private balcony, patio or terrace.  Indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool, putting green, basketball court, seasonal Kids’ Klub, laundry, and a private, sandy beach. Ask about pet-friendly rooms. Great location for exploring the national seashore and the rich history of Cape Cod. Guests of Blue Water Resort also enjoy access to the amenities of our other Cape Cod resorts. www.redjacketresorts.com

BLUE ROCK GOLF RESORT, 39 Todd Road, South Yarmouth, MA 02664, 508-398-6962, 800-237-8887.  Discover a peaceful oasis on Cape Cod with Blue Rock Golf Resort. Located in South Yarmouth, MA, Blue Rock Golf Resort features a championship par-3 golf course complete with large putting green, driving range, full-service pro shop and both adult and junior golf schools. Spacious guest rooms and suites have private deck or patio, mini-fridge, high-speed internet access, cable TV, and air conditioning. Amenities include heated outdoor pool and our on-site casual restaurant The Grill Room. Guests of Blue Rock Golf Resort have access to the private beaches, water sports, and spa at Red Jacket’s other Cape Cod resorts. www.redjacketresorts.com

TRADITIONAL DANCE & MUSIC WEEKS FOR FAMILIES, COUNTRY DANCE AND SONG SOCIETY (CDSS), 116 Pleasant St #345, Easthampton, MA 01027, 413-203-5467 x 2, camp@cdss.org. We believe in the joy and strength that participatory dance, music & song bring to individuals & communities. Each summer we run 9 weeklong, residential programs focusing mainly on English & North American traditions, including contras, squares, morris & sword, English country dance, traditional songs and music). Four programs are for families, 5 are for adults (18 & up), July-August, in 3 locations: near Plymouth, MA; Lyman, NH; and High View, WV. Great programs, wonderful people, beautiful locations. Please join us! www.cdss.org/camp.

GREEN HARBOR RESORT, 182 Baxter Avenue, West Yarmouth, MA 02673, 508-771-1126, 800-547-4733. Green Harbor Resort’s spacious, family-friendly rooms, cottages and townhouses offer all the conveniences of home with full resort amenities. Enjoy spacious living areas, full kitchen or kitchenette, and spectacular views. Some accommodations sleep up to 10. Our Kids’ Klub supervised seasonal recreational program offers daily activities with lawn games, nature walks, golf, and arts and crafts. Amenities include bikes, laundry, selection of pet-friendly rooms, and Weber grills. Resort guests have access to golf, water sports and spa services at our other Red Jacket Cape Cod resorts. www.redjacketresorts.com

MYSTIC WHALER CRUISES, 35 Water Street, New London, CT  06320, 800-697-8420, info@mysticwhaler.com. For over 40 years the schooner Mystic Whaler has guided 1,000’s of excited travelers through the unspoiled waters and ports of Southern New England and the Chesapeake Bay. We offer luncheon day sails and evening dinner cruises, and overnight getaways of 2, 3, and 5 days.  Come sailing with our experienced crew and enjoy the best windjammer vacations and excursions afloat. www.mysticwhaler.com.

RED JACKET BEACH RESORT, 1 South Shore Drive, South Yarmouth, MA 02664, 508-398-6941, 800-672-0500. Red Jacket Beach Resort is a family-friendly, full-service resort and spa with private ocean beach, water sports, tennis court, two outdoor swimming pools, seasonal Kids’ Klub, and family-oriented activities. Family rooms offer main room with two queen beds, two TVs and a sleeping alcove with pocket door. Guests enjoy access to the amenities of any of our Cape Cod resorts. Conveniently located in Yarmouth, MA, Red Jacket Beach Resort is close to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, MA, the National Seashore, and the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Ask about pet-friendly rooms. www.redjacketresorts.com

RIVIERA BEACH RESORT, 327 South Shore Drive, South Yarmouth, MA 02664, 508-398-2273, 800-227-3263. Riviera Beach Resort has fun for the whole family with a beautiful private beach, heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, and an outdoor zero-entry swimming pool with tunnel, fountains and a giant mushroom waterfall. Climate controlled suites with private balcony or porch boast spacious living area, cable TV, refrigerator, and high-speed wireless internet access. Ocean-front efficiencies available. Seasonal Kids’ Klub features engaging, informative activities such as arts and crafts, science, magic, and sand sculpting. Resort guests have access to golf, water sports and spa services at our other Red Jacket Cape Cod resorts. www.redjacketresorts.com

 

MICHIGAN

FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC CAMPS, Conference and Professional Services, 410 Oak Street, ALU 117, Big Rapids, MI 49307, (231) 591-5808, CAPS@ferris.edu. Ferris State University offers exciting academic camps that focus on the STEM based learning concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Start your summer adventure with us, exploring how to design and form a 3D building model, discovering what your DNA says about you, or building cars, cranes, houses and more using basic engineering and LEGOS™.  The opportunities are endless.  Join us this summer and let your imagination soar!  Both day and overnight camps are available, ranging from 6-18 years of age!  Visit us on the web to learn more about each camp!  www.ferris.edu/cps.

OAKLAND UNIVERSITY MUSIC THEATRE DANCE, 207 Varner Hall, Rochester, MI 48309-4401, 248-370-2030, stapleto@oakland.edu. Music, Theatre and Dance at OU offers community members an opportunity to participate in workshops on our spacious wooded campus in suburban Rochester Hills, Michigan. Our workshops are taught by our faculty and by guest performers and teachers. These outstanding arts performance workshops combine an open and collaborative atmosphere with rigorous standards and excellent teaching. www.oakland.edu/mtd/workshops.

 

MISSISSIPPI

CAMP INVENTION, Many sites in Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama, 800-968-4332, campinvention@invent.org. Coming to local schools this summer, Camp Invention will enhance your child’s education through fun, hands-on activities that reinvent summer fun! The nationally-acclaimed program inspires creative, inventive thinking and allows children to solve problems together. Throughout the five-day adventure, participants take part in activities such as constructing an epic, insect-themed pinball machine and dismantling broken devices. They will go home each day with newly acquired 21st century life skills and unique approaches to everyday challenges. Early and alumni registration discounts are available and spaces are limited, so register today! For more information about Camp Invention, call 800.968.4332 or visit www.campinvention.org

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

APPLE HILL CENTER FOR CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP, PO Box 217, 410 Apple Hill Road, Sullivan, NH 03445, 603-847-3371, music@applehill.org. Set in beautiful rural New Hampshire, this international festival offers personalized coaching of chamber music groups with emphasis on interpretation, performance, listening, expression in a non-competitive environment with the Apple Hill String Quartet, Director Lenny Matczynski, guest faculty artists, and supportive peers. All ages & levels welcome. Central to the workshop is the Playing for Peace initiative, a worldwide program developed by Apple Hill that brings together musicians from areas of conflict. Masterclasses, sight reading, formal and informal concerts, cultural exchange, group activities, great food, strong community feeling. 5 ten-day sessions. www.applehill.org.

TRADITIONAL DANCE & MUSIC WEEKS FOR FAMILIES, COUNTRY DANCE AND SONG SOCIETY (CDSS), 413-203-5467 x 2, camp@cdss.org. We believe in the joy and strength that participatory dance, music & song bring to individuals & communities. Each summer we run 9 weeklong, residential programs focusing mainly on English & North American traditions, including contras, squares, morris & sword, English country dance, traditional songs and music). Four programs are for families, 5 are for adults (18 & up), July-August, in 3 locations: near Plymouth, MA; Lyman, NH; and High View, WV. Great programs, wonderful people, beautiful locations. Please join us! www.cdss.org/camp.

FOX RIDGE RESORT, 1979 White Mountain Highway (Rte. 16), North Conway, NH 03860, 603-356-3151, 800-343-1804. Fox Ridge Resort’s comfortable accommodations include family-size rooms and efficiency suites featuring in-room refrigerators, cable TV, and high-speed wireless internet access. Outdoor pool surrounded by stunning mountain views, heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, game room with arcade favorites, pool table and air hockey, nine hole mini golf course, and shaded playground. Access to Kahuna Laguna indoor water park at nearby Red Jacket Mountain View Resort. Convenient location in North Conway, NH close to hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, and whitewater rafting in the White Mountains. www.redjacketresorts.com

MOUNTAIN VIEW RESORT, 2251 White Mountain Highway (Rte. 16), North Conway, NH 03860, 603-356-4111, 800-RJACKET. Explore nature’s beauty in the White Mountains, and relax and unwind at Red Jacket’s Mountain View Resort. Spacious guest rooms and two-bedroom townhouses offer a variety of amenities including high-speed internet access, cable TV, and in-room refrigerator. Guests enjoy the Aloha Arcade room, well-equipped fitness room, Kahuna Laguna 40,000 sq. ft. indoor water park, laundry, lounge with live entertainment, reading room with afternoon tea, playground, and full-service spa. Both full-service restaurant and casual grill. Ask about pet-friendly rooms. Free charging station for electric vehicles. www.redjacketresorts.com

 

NEW JERSEY

HUN SCHOOL OF PRINCETON SUMMER PROGRAMS, 176 Edgerstoune Road, Princeton, NJ 08540, (609) 921-7600, ext. 2265. www.hunschool.org.

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER YOUTH CLASSES118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, N J 08876, 908-526-1200, youth@raritanval.edu.  www.raritanval.edu/youth.

INTERNATIONAL IVY SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS, Mailing Address: 61 Maple St. #636, Summit, NJ 07901, 908-899-1338, info@iisummer.com. International Ivy is the summer and school-year enrichment program for your future scientist, robot engineer, video game creator, cupcake designer, news reporter, website builder or star performer. For the summer, International Ivy has half-day and full-day programs, flexible schedules and a variety of classes across many disciplines to choose from.  International Ivy offers your child the program to enrich their mind, expand their skills and fuel their individual talents - all while being a whole lot of fun.  International Ivy, where kids find their passion.  We have six locations across locations serving children between the ages of 5-14.   For the school-year, we have weekend enrichment programs in Short Hills and Somerset, NJ and after-school programs in Summit, NJ. Visit www.iisummer.com or call 908-899-1338 for more information.  www.iisummer.com.

 

NEW YORK

DRAMA LLAMA STUDIOS, Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, dramallamastudios@gmail.com. Drama Llama Studios presents "Broadway Bootcamp" a summer drama camp series. During this one week intensive, students will focus on different aspects of performing and all things Broadway! During every days 6 hour class, the morning hours will focus on fun exercises and basic principles for acting, followed by an afternoon spent with a current Broadway performer that will teach the students a piece from the current show they are associated with. On the final day of camp, students will perform a showcase for family and friends. This camp is offered to students ages 6-12. For session dates and more information check out www.dramallamastudios.com - Come be "DRAMATIC" with us!

FROST VALLEY YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville, NY 12725, (845)985-2291, info@frostvalley.org. Each Frost Valley YMCA trip can be tailored to meet the needs of your learners and your curriculum. Frost Valley’s 5,500 acre camp—complete with an observatory, raptor center, apple orchard, scenic hiking trails, zipline, and more—is the ideal environment for your homeschool field trip. Your group has the option to coordinate your own self-led classes or to utilize the guidance of Frost Valley’s experienced instructors, who teach classes including water ecology, geology, orienteering, wildlife ecology, astronomy, and more. Recreational opportunities include snow tubing, cross-country skiing, hiking, arts & crafts, boating, and more. Frost Valley also facilitates teambuilding and personal growth through problem-solving games, adventure courses, a climbing wall, zipline, low ropes courses, and other challenges. Learning happens naturally at Frost Valley YMCA! http://www.frostvalley.org/school-programs/.

HARTWICK COLLEGE SUMMER COLLEGE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, PO Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820, 607.431.4022, summercollege@hartwick.edu. Summer College for High School Students is a great way to get the college experience in three weeks. You will take classes from experienced professors, engage in experiential learning, and participate in on- and off-campus activities. You will also take leadership seminars that will help you succeed in college once you get there. There are 10 exciting courses to choose from. Visit our site for more information. www.hartwick.edu/summercollege.

 

NORTH CAROLINA

CAMP KANUGA, mailing address: P. O. Box 250, Hendersonville, NC 28793-0250, Physical Address: 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739, 828-692-9136, info@kanuga.orgwww.kanuga.org.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF WILMINGTON, 116 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, (910) 254-3534, info@playwilmington.org. The Children's Museum of Wilmington stimulates children's imagination, curiosity and love of learning. Our Museum celebrates the joys of childhood by providing magical and playful experiences for children of all ages. The Museum serves children ages 1-10 and their adult company. Our goal is for all our visitors to learn amazing things about themselves and the world where we live through informal, playful, hands-on and child-directed experiences. In our warm and inviting environment, children find ample opportunities to explore and better understand the arts, sciences, culture and more through engaging exhibits and programs. www.playwilmington.org.

MAD SCIENCE OF THE PIEDMONT, 4447B Wallburg Road, Winston Salem, NC 27107, 336-784-1818, info@sciencecraze.org. Mad Science is the world’s leading provider of fun, hands-on science for elementary aged kids. We specialize in summer camps, birthday parties, after-school programs, workshops, stage shows, and more! Visit our website for more information. www.piedmont.madscience.org

YMCA CAMP HANES, 1225 Camp Hanes Road, King, NC 27021, (336)983-3131. www.camphanes.org.

 

OHIO

CANOE CREATION, 6400 Cutler Lake Road, Blue Rock, OH, 740-674-4403, al@canoecreation.org. Christ-Centered Mobile Camping Ministry: Christian Education Camps & Retreats for home school, youth & family groups.  Guided River Floats.  River Retreats.  Youth Group Events.  Family Group Trips. Days and Overnights. Creation Studies. Dad & Son Floats. Fees based on length of trip. Group rates available. canoecreation.org.

 

HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM WORKSHOP, E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, 200 Schoonover Center, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, 740-593-2591, info@scrippsjschool.org. Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism offers its High School Journalism Workshop July 9-12, 2014.  During the program, students will learn everything from traditional journalism values to new tricks of the reporting trade that will help them become complete multimedia journalists: print newswriting, blogging, video production, page design, ethics, and everything in between. They will explore new trends in social media and convergence journalism. High school juniors, seniors, and advisers have the opportunity to earn college credit.  Diversity scholarships are available to cover up to 100% of the cost of the workshop for students. http://scrippsjschool.org/hsjw/.

LAKESIDE CHAUTAUQUA, 236 Walnut Avenue, Lakeside, OH 43440, (419) 798-4461 or (866) 952-5374, guestinfo@lakesideohio.com. Since 1873, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to Ohio’s Lake Erie shore to take part in a Chautauqua experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit. The experience is a step back in time to a place where values, traditions and family remain the focus.  During the summer, Lakeside Chautauqua offers a variety of worship services, inspiring lectures, entertaining concerts and leisure activities for the entire family to enjoy. Quaint boutique shopping, unique restaurants and a variety of accommodations complete the experience.  Lakeside Chautauqua is also a year-round destination for many groups, couples, families and retreats. www.lakesideohio.com.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

ACROBATIC SCHOOL OF CIRCUS ARTS CAMP, 390 Pike Rd. Unit 1, Huntingdon Valley, PA, 19006, 267 393 6639, acrobaticcircus@gmail.com. Our summer camp programs completely captivate your child into the world of Сircus Arts! It will be interesting and informative!    Learn to flip, balance, juggle, and fly! Our  circus program  offer an introduction to many different areas of circus arts, including basic aerial, manipulations  , acrobatics, juggling, and more!  Your child   will learn how to work in a team, build strength, and gain confidence, all while having fun!  At the end of ourtwo-week camp, young artists will demonstrate circus skills they have learned in the final show.  We encourage creativity and commitment to excellence in each of our students by promoting, perseverance, discipline, pride in individual accomplishment and self-confidence. The mission of the Acrobatic School of Circus Art is to provide a truly well-rounded,  non-competitive circus  program, whereby students will learn not only the proper development of circus skills, but will build the proper character and goals for young person.  http://www.circus-home.com/camps.html.

CAMP ORCHARD HILL, 640 Orange Road, Dallas, PA 18612, 570-333-4098, office@camporchardhill.com. This summer sign up your child for the BEST WEEK EVER! With unique camp experiences designed for every age group, your child will never get bored. We strive to serve you and your child with excellent programs, delicious food, clean facilities and a caring staff. Day and Residential Camps. Early registration discounts. Camp Orchard Hill is the place where summer dreams are fulfilled - one amazing week at a time! www.camporchardhill.com.

HERR’S SNACK FACTORY TOUR, 271 Old Baltimore Pike, Nottingham, PA 19362, 800-637-6225, info@herrs.com. It’s fun.  It’s free.  Come try chips fresh off the line. Your friendly tour guide is waiting to tell you fun facts like what makes a great chipping potato or how tortilla chips get their seasoning.  Call for your reservation today. www.herrs.com.

INDEPENDENT LAKE, Poconos, PA, 800-399-2267, info@independentlake.com. Create you own summer!!! The perfect summer camp experience for a homeschool student: Warm, intimate, accepting community. Elective Programming- freedom to choose all activities. An extension of freedom as you live your life right now. Short sessions, great flexibility. Opportunities and encouragement to try something new and branch out.  Nestled in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Girls and Boys 6-17. 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks sessions. independentlake.com.

PENN STATE LEHIGH VALLEY SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS, 610, 285-5058, sycroar@psu.edu. Summer Youth Camps for students entering grades 1-12. sycroar.org.

SCIENCE CAMP WATONKA, P. O. Box 127, Hawley, PA 18428, 570-226-1917, mail@watonka.com. Camp Watonka is a small camp of 100 boys supervised by a staff of about 60. We offer daily “hands-on” laboratory experience is such subjects as chemistry, biology, astronomy, computer science, electronics, robotics, physics, photography, earth science and rocketry. Well equipped laboratories, along with qualified instructors, make this a worthwhile experience for all boys interested in science. In addition to the sciences, Camp Watonka offers a wide range of other activities that included mini-bike riding, sailing, sports, archery, ropes, climbing, trips, woodworking, crafts, windsurfing and ABC swimming. Campers select their own program and they are given individual instruction in all activities. High standards are maintained in all areas of our camp operation. ACA accredited. www.watonka.com.

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER SCHOOL, (PRIDE OF THE SUSQUEHANNA), City Island, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-234-6500, info@harrisburgriverboat.com. The Susquehanna River School is a reflection of the Riverboat Society’s community service commitment to educating people about our river as an important Natural Treasure. By attending the River School, individuals and groups can help ensure that more local children and adults are afforded the unique opportunity to get out on the Susquehanna and learn about our great river, its historical importance, its vast ecological significance and the growing need for good stewardship by all. www.HarrisburgRiverboat.com.

 

RHODE ISLAND

COLEMAN CENTER FOR CREATIVE STUDIES, 26 Liberty Street, Newport, RI 02840, 401.848.2787, 401.848.8200. www.newportartmuseum.org.

NEWPORT ART MUSEUM ART CAMP, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI  02840, 401.848.8200, www.newportartmuseum.org.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY SUMMER CAMPS, Greenville, SC, 800-252-6363. go.bju.edu/summercamp.

YMCA CAMP THUNDERBIRD, One Thunderbird Lane, Lake Wylie, South Carolina 29710, 800-732-3855, andrea.steiner@ymcacharlotte.org. Engage your students with hands-on sensory learning in the outdoors! When you come to the Environmental Education Center (EEC) at YMCA Camp Thunderbird you are introducing your students to an ecological approach to education, socialization and life. Our goal is to provide students with an interdisciplinary environmental education program where they can acquire practical knowledge and awareness. We want every student to walk away with better appreciation, respect, and able to make their own decisions concerning their role in the environment. www.campthunderbird.org/events/homeschool.aspx.

 

TENNESSEE

DEER RUN CAMP & RETREAT CENTER, 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station, TN 37179, 615-794-2918, contact@deerrunretreat.org.   Located 35 miles south of Nashville on 100 wooded acres, Deer Run offers exceptional day and overnight camp experiences for grades K through 12. Each week is geared toward creating positive lifetime memories in an exciting Christ-centered. Campers receive a t-shirt and a DVD of their camp week. A monthly payment plan available.  There’s adventure waiting for your kids at Deer Run summer. www.camps.deerrunretreat.org.

 

VERMONT

HOSMER POINT, 535 Lost Nation Road, Craftsbury Cmn, VT 05827, 802-586-7767 ext, 60 (winter), 802-586-2090 (summer), info@hosmerpoint.com. Building confidence. Building Community. Hosmer Point helps campers build a sense of community in a safe environment where children can play, explore, create life-long friendships, and build self-confidence. Located in the beautiful mountains on Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, Hosmer Point offers co-ed 1, 2, 3, and 5 week sessions for ages 9-15 and a day camp for ages 5-15. Campers choose from a wide variety of focus areas including: sculling, farm & build, mountain biking, creative arts, and sports & fitness. Campers who want in-depth instruction can attend our specialty sculling and mountain biking camps for ages 12-15. Hosmer Point is a non-profit, American Camp Association Accredited Camp. http://hosmerpoint.com.

 

VIRGINIA

GIRL SCOUTS OF THE COLONIAL COAST SUMMER CAMPS, A Place for Girls (Council Headquarters), 912 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322, (757) 547-4405, (800) 77SCOUT. While at Girl Scout camp, girls are encouraged to make new friends, learn to work and build a community with others, develop self-confidence and learn new skills. Campers are placed with other girls the same age in units with adult staff supervision. Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts may attend camp. (There is an additional $15 membership fee for non-Girl Scouts.) All campers must be at least six years old or entering 1st grade in the fall. gsccc.org.

RANDOLPH-MACON ACADEMY, 200 Academy Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630, 540-636-5200, admission@rma.edu. Randolph-Macon Academy offers summer programs for grades 6-12. Rising sixth through eighth graders participate in a fun academic camp with a variety of courses including math, history-in-action, study skills, digital media, music technology, and reading and writing.  Summer School for rising ninth through twelfth graders offers new or repeat courses for high school credit, including film class, sciences, personal finance, creative writing, math, Spanish, English, SAT Prep, and more. Day and overnight programs are offered for all grade levels. All programs incorporate plenty of fun-- trips to amusement parks and/or museums, paintball, swimming, bowling, movies, sports, field trips, etc.  www.rma.edu/summer.

 

WEST VIRGINIA

TRADITIONAL DANCE & MUSIC WEEKS FOR FAMILIES, COUNTRY DANCE AND SONG SOCIETY (CDSS),  413-203-5467 x 2, camp@cdss.org. We believe in the joy and strength that participatory dance, music & song bring to individuals & communities. Each summer we run 9 weeklong, residential programs focusing mainly on English & North American traditions, including contras, squares, morris & sword, English country dance, traditional songs and music). Four programs are for families, 5 are for adults (18 & up), July-August, in 3 locations: near Plymouth, MA; Lyman, NH; and High View, WV. Great programs, wonderful people, beautiful locations. Please join us! www.cdss.org/camp.

ST. PAUL SCHOOL OF MUSIC 2014 SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS, LIFE UMC (304)366-3758, 1564 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont, W.VA. Director:  (304) 366-3758 anschooley@mteer.com.
Guitar Camp”, July 14 – 18, 2014  3:30 – 7:00 P.M. Ages 6 – 14 Beginners (no experience) – – Learn, explore, improve. Join others who share your interests in guitar playing and music.  Regardless of your level of current ability…you are going to have a “Summer of Note” with the St. Paul Guitar Camp. Private lessons available.  End of Camp Celebration: Friday.
Born to Sing”, Showchoir & Friends, Vocal Performance and Stage Techniques Camp”, Ages 5-16  June 16 – 20, 2014  3:30 – 7:00 P.M. Daily. Beginner – Experienced – All styles of Music, work with other singers who have the passion/interest to sing.  Work on a “showcase” for Friday, June 20, staged at the Marion County Senior Auditorium Work with microphone techniques. Learn stage moves & voice production for your favorite songs. Work with well known directors and voice teachers….join in on “talent time” and discover the stage, improve and learn while having a great time.  ….. Anne Schooley, Director, St. Paul Artist Teacher Faculty; Betty Pat Lee, Assistant Director: St. Paul Artist Teacher Faculty. Lorene Lilly, Choreographer.

 

 

 

 

 

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