Great Summer Camps For Kids

Great summer camps can be found in nearly every state.

Parents often are at a loss for keep their children occupied and entertained during the summer. Hundreds of summer day camps and sleep-away camps stand ready to meet the need. Many specialize, so there’s a good chance of finding a great summer camp fitted to the child’s interests. The abundance of choices includes camps focusing on sports, special-needs children, the environment, high-tech specialties, and the arts, as well as traditional recreational camps.

The Learning Camp

The Learning Camp offers both academics and recreation.

The Learning Camp in Vail, Colorado, focuses on children with ADD, ADHD and dyslexia. The sleep-away camp’s staff includes professional children’s learning specialists, special education teachers and medical staff. The full summer-camp program for 2010 includes academic tutoring to prevent the children from falling behind over the summer. According to the website, camp program schedules include morning academics, while afternoon and evening hours focus on fun and recreation.

The Learning Camp

P.O. Box 1146

Vail, CO 81658


Camp Lohikan

Horseback riding is among Camp Lohikan’s daily activities.

Established in 1957, Camp Lohikan in Lake Como, Pennsylvania, is a residential sleep-away wilderness camp in the Pocono Mountains that offers campers more than 65 outdoor summer activities, according to its website. The camp for children ages 6 through 15 includes 1,200 acres of mountaintop campgrounds. Among the activities listed in 2010 are sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, fishing, horseback riding, paintball, swimming, drama, dance, and music. Camp sessions typically run from six to eight weeks, with a one-week mini-camp also available.

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Camp Lohikan

343 Wallerville Road

Lake Como, PA 18437


iD Tech Camps

iD Tech Camps cater to kids who like computers.

For children fascinated by modern technology, iD Tech Camps offered at more than 60 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada offer ways to enjoy the summer while immersing themselves in technological learning. Information on each of the programs can be found at the website, An example of the offerings is the iD Tech Camp at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. Its page on the website for summer 2010, describes the Arizona camp as “North America’s #1 summer computer camp.” With a teacher-student ratio of 1-to-6, the program offers personalized instruction in video game design, flash animation, graphic design, Adobe and Microsoft, all in a day camp or overnight camp setting.

iD Tech Camps

42 West Campbell Avenue Suite 301

Campbell, CA 95008