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Top 101 Best Summer Camps – Spring 2011

Top 101 Summer Camp Websites – Spring 2011


HowToLearn.com is proud to present the Top 101 Awards for the Best Summer Camps Websites – Spring 2011.

We scoured the web, and personally review and approve each site to bring you the best educational resources online.  These are the best summer camps to choose from for your child.

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Academic Camps

www.supercamp.com
Prepare your child for college, learn motivation and leadership skills on college campuses throughout the world.

Academic/ Athletic Camps

www.4starcamps.com
We invite you to join us at the University of Virginia for one of our Academic Enrichment, SAT Prep, College Prep, Tennis, Golf or Sports Camps. You can choose your own classes and activities for that truly unique experience at our family owned and operated summer camp.

Acting Camps

www.usperformingarts.com
US Performing Arts Camps is the largest network of summer programs in the performing arts and media.

www.youngactorscamp.com
Acting camp where all of Hollywood is your background

www.nyfa.edu/summer_camp/programs/acting
New York Film Academy’s summer film and acting camp for high school and tweens

Activities/ Traditional Camps

www.falconcamp.com
“Fun for Now, Skills for Life”

www.calicamp.com
Co-ed activities camp with swim sessions daily.

www.campdoodles.com
Marin County based camp that offers various activities such as arts, games, trips and swimming.

www.vacamas.org
Traditional overnight and day camps for ages 7-16.

www.schodack.com
Wholesome childhood fun packed with lots of great activities.

Adventure Camps

www.adventurelinks.net
Kindle or ignite your child’s sense of adventure with Adventure Links Summer Camp with it’s innovative and inspiring summer day camps, overnight camps and teen expeditions for ages 8-17.

www.deerhillexpeditions.com
Outdoor excursions beginning in the Colorado Rockies and venturing out to New Mexico, Arizona, and/or Utah.

www.wildernessventures.com
The worldwide leader in student outdoor adventures

Animal Interaction Camps

www.oceansoffun.org
Learn about marine mammals, habitats, & training with daily animal interaction in this hands-on camp.

www.bearriverranch.com
Our curiosity guided program offers a safe place to interact with over 300 animals!

Archaeology Camps

www.crowcanyon.org/archaeology_adventures/
summer_camps.asp

Through hands-on activities, lively discussions, and unique field trips, teens learn that the study of archaeology, history, and culture can be exciting, relevant, and fun!

Astronomy Camp

www.alfred.edu/summer
Camps in astronomy, art portfolio prep, creative writing, chemistry, entrepreneurship, robotics, computers, engineering, theater, horseback riding and swimming.

www.astronomycamp.org
Arizona’s longest running science camp.

www.spacetimekids.com/Space_camps_workshops.htm
Activity Based programs that get kids excited about space through science.

Aviation Camps

www.museumofflight.org/ace
The Aerospace Camp Experience (ACE) has exciting programs and activities, caring and knowledgeable staff, and a world-class museum to explore. Only with The Museum of Flight campers can launch rockets, create aircraft, experience microgravity, build robots, and pilot actual airplanes.

www.hiller.org/daycamp.shtml
Aviation camp is a week-long summer program in aviation and aerospace for campers entering grades 1-5 in the fall. Two other camps available for kids grades 6 – high school.

Beach Camps

www.alohabeachcamp.com

Enjoy trips to Los Angeles and Ventura County’s best beaches.

www.joe.com/Summercamp-Beach-Community
Explore all that SummerCamp Beach, St. James Island and the Forgotten Coast have to offer.

Boys Camps

www.roaringbrookcamp.com
Devoted to outdoor sports, primitive crafts and conducting wilderness expeditions.

www.campoatka.com
We provide a nurturing and supportive environment for boys ages 8-16.

www.uscampvictory.com
Camp Victory Military Adventure Camp (CVMAC) is a 3 week, intense, military style re-education program designed to teach strong-willed boys ages 7-17 core values.

www.camptakajo.com
Camp Takajo is a residential boy’s camp in Naples, Maine with 65 acres of fields, woods and lakefront.

www.camptimanous.com
After a summer at Timanous, boys return home more independent, self-confident, and self-sufficient.

www.campmanitou.com
Camp Manitou for Boys is a premier residential camp on East Lake in the Belgrade Lakes region of ME.

www.kawaga.com
Our goal is for each boy to have the best active summer of his life, while continuing to learn life’s most valuable skills.

Cheerleading Summer Camps

www.campjames.org
Join the Camp James Cheer Squad and have a fantastic time! Make your own pom-poms, jump and flip and Pump Up the Jam this high energy camp offers kids the chance to be on stage, be on a team, yell, sing and clap to the beat!

College Credit/ Preparatory Camps

www.educationunlimited.com/camp/category/8/eu:summer-focus-at-uc-berkeley.html
6 weeks of study at U.C. Berkeley and other universities where you earn college credit as a high school student.

www.digitalmediaacademy.org
Accredited by Stanford University, DMA is “The Summer Digital Art and Technology Camp for Kids and Teens!”

www.lekhapublishers.com
Campers write stories, poems, plays, speeches, and essays in a fun and encouraging atmosphere.

www.winstonprep.edu
The program provides students in grades 4-12 with the unique opportunity to participate in an individually designed program aimed to enhance academic skills.

www.gobroadreach.com
Broadreach, offers college-accredited summer adventures abroad for high school students. Backed by seventeen years of experience in running educational programs for thousands of teenagers, Broadreach combines experiential learning, traditional classroom learning and service learning with wilderness adventure, international travel and cultural exchange. Each course includes up to 55 hours of service work.

Community Service Camps

www.westcoastconnection.com
Our community Service programs are a great way to give back, help those less fortunate and make a difference in the lives of others. Be immersed in the local culture and experience glacier hiking in Alaska, spotting the Big 5 in Africa, surfing in Hawaii, exploring Machu Picchu in Peru and relaxing in mud baths and hot springs in Costa Rica.

Computer Summer Camps

www.internaldrive.com
www.internaldrive.com
Ages 7-18 create video games, iPhone/iPad apps, websites & more at 60 prestigious universities nationwide; Also teen-only academies.
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www.computercamps.com
Kids and teens who love technology belong at Emagination. Emagination blends technology learning with fun summer camp activities in two-week sessions. Over 20 Technology Workshops

www.computercamps.com
Emagination blends technology, learning and fun.

www.ticcamp.com
Premiere technology/ sports camp in the DC Area.

www.classroomantics.com
Co-ed tech and junior-tech summer camps.

Exploration Camps – Pre-College

www.explo.org/senior
Stay at Yale University explore classes that you are passionate about. For students in grades 10-12.

Cooking Camps

www.paliadventures.com/adventures/creative/culinary-institute
Become the next top chef on the cooking scene! At Pali’s Culinary Institute.

www.kidsculinaryadventures.com
Where math, science, reading and art mix with kids.

Creativity, Leadership and Problem-Solving Camps

www.invent.org/camp

Gifted and Talented

www.greenapplecamps.com
Challenging and creative programs for kids preschool through High School utilizing LEGO, Robotics, K’NEX and more!

www.giftedstudy.org
The Summer Institute for the Gifted offers residential and day programs for gifted and talented students of ages 4 through 17.

Girls Camps

www.bestcamp.org
Three programs within one camp, Allegheny Riding Camp, Allegheny Camp of the Arts and Show Camper program for girls who show horses all year long.

www.tripplakecamp.com
Tripp Lake Camp is a 99-year-old residential girl’s camp in Poland, Maine with 260 acres fields, woods and lakefront.

www.threegaits.com/summercamp.php
Weekly residence English riding camps in scenic southern Oregon. Beginning through advanced riders.

www.stjohnranchandlodge.com
Girls 7-14 are instructed in English and Western Riding, trail ride, swim, and have cooking classes.

www.goodcounselvolleyball.net
Energetic staff will teach & train all the skills necessary for volleyball success in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

www.wehakeecampforgirls.com
Build confidence, independence & make worldwide, lifelong, friends.

Hiking Camps

www.campcedarglen.org
Hiking and recreational activities

www.greenriverfoundation.com

Premiere hiking, rock climbing and canoeing camp.

Horse Lover Camps

www.falconcamp.com
Eat, sleep and breathe horses, all day every day.

Language Camps

 

Middlebury-Monterey Language Academymmla.middlebury.edu
8th – 12th graders – Want to learn a language in 4 weeks? Summer language immersion program takes place on select college campuses across the country. Students speak the new language at all times.

Medical Camps

www.focus.explo.org/er
Explore the field of emergency medicine. Spend time in laboratories and medical simlabs, learning from ER doctors and EMS professionals. Grades 6-7

www.drexelmed.edu/Home/OtherPrograms/MiniMedSchool.aspx
Drexel Univerisity Mini-Medical School Summer Camp is a unique, 5- week program open to academically gifted high school students with an interest in pursuing a career as a physician.  This program will expose the students to clinical, didactic and research aspects of medicine.  

Military Camps

www.hargrave.edu/summer-school
Hargrave’s Summer School and Camp is a great way to access the school’s great college prep curriculum while still having fun in a camp environment. Receive a $200 discount when you apply, are accepted and pay the enrollment deposit early.

Marine Science and SCUBA Camps

www.seacamp.org
Marine Science and SCUBA summer camp for teens 12-17 is in the beautiful Florida Keys. Classes are lead by qualified instructors.

Modeling Camps

www.modelingcamp.com
Offering a variety of summer programs for girls ages 7-18 in Fashion, Modeling, Etiquette and Fashion Design.

Oceanography Camps

www.aquarium.ucsd.edu
Children learn about the ocean creatures from the floor to the surface.

www.acadiainstitute.com
A Marine Science Summer Camp for Marine Science Studies based in Seal Harbor, Maine. Study tide pools, whales, seals and explore a career in marine science

Performing Arts Camps

www.endlessmountainsdancecamp.com
Endless Mountains Dance Camp is a summer haven for the experienced dancer.

www.guitarworkshopplus.com
Have fun learning music from the finest musicians in the world!

www.centauriartscamp.com
Choose from over 40 specialty arts programs, including Theater, Stage Combat, Acting Skills, Film-making, Music, Dance, Fine Art, Digital Arts, Photography, Animation and more!

www.summermusicprograms.com
We offer a quality program of playing music with other kids who like the same kind of music that you do.

Photography Camps

www.socapa.org/photographycamps
Digital Only, Digital & Darkroom, and Advanced Photo Intensives

photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photocamp
Photo Camp inspires young people to explore their communities through the camera’s lens, and to share their vision through public presentations and exhibitions across the United States and throughout the world.

Pre-College Enrichment

www.westcoastconnection.com
Get a sneak peak at college life and experience the excitement of our Pre-College Enrichment programs.

Ranch Residential Camps/Responsibility

www.bar717.com
Children learn about responsibility while participating in ranch activities.

Reading Camps

www.readingprograms.org/summer-reading-programs
Many children lose ground in reading over the summer, and begin the school year at a level lower than what they achieved the previous year. Students in the Institute’s summer programs make substantial gains in reading skills and return to school with increased confidence and excitement about reading.

www.greatbookssummer.com
At Stanford University and Amherst College, the Great Books Summer Program is for exceptional middle and high school students from around the world who read selections from the greatest works of literature, experience college-level discussions and seminars and enjoy summer fun with other literary-minded students.

Science Camps

www.guideddiscoveries.org
1-2 week Science Adventure Camps.

www.destinationscience.org
Destination Science combines the fascination and curiosity for science with the excitement of outdoor summer activities, ensuring that every camp day is memorable.

Special Needs Camps

www.campbuckskin.com
Camp Buckskin is a traditional overnight summer camp that specializes in serving boys and girls ages 6-18 who have AD/HD, Learning Disabilities, Aspergers, or similar needs.

www.learningcamp.com
The Learning Camp has been building confidence & academic success in kids with learning disabilities since 1996.

www.campkennebec.com
Camp Kennebec is an inclusive, non-competitive residential camp for children and young adults with ADD, ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Learning Disabilities, Tourettes and behavioral needs.

www.camp-sequoia.com
Camp Sequoia is an overnight summer camp for kids ages 8-17 who need help with social skills.  Our program integrates Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking framework into a traditional camp program.

Speech-Language and Literacy Camps

www.pslls.com
Pediatric speech-language and literacy programs for all ages

Sports Camps

www.aviatorsports.com/camps
Aviator Sports offers activities ranging from ice skating, swimming, field sports, to many others.

www.fscamps.com
The finest specialty camp programs in the NY area.

www.campolympia.com
Camp Olympia is a private residential sports camp for boys and girls ages 7-16.

www.campakomak.com
North America’s first competitive swim camp, Ak-O-Mak is dedicated to providing the perfect combination of traditional camp experience and sport activity.

www.ussportscamps.com/basketball/nike
The NIKE Basketball Camps are a great place for any young basketball player who is looking to improve his skills, work hard, make new friends and have fun!

Spy Camp

www.spymuseum.org
Spy camp – Beat the Heat International Spy Museum is filled with top secret briefings and spy skills tests. Recruits will hone their tradecraft, learn from real spies, & run training missions. Develop a disguise, make & break codes and more…

Study Abroad/ Traveling Camps

www.travelforteens.com/dates-and-costs
Travel for Teens offers four distinct programs in Italy including cultural exploration, meaningful community service, and photography workshops. …

www.interculturacostarica.com/spanish-programs/teen-spanish-programs-costa-rica
Intercultura Spanish camp offers a combination of immersion language and cultural learning with adventure tours throughout Costa Rica.

www.boldearth.com
Join us in the western US, Alaska, Hawaii, Africa, Central and South America, Europe, Fiji, Bali, Thailand or China for the unforgettable adventure of a lifetime!

www.culturalinstituteofamerica.com
Project Hawai’i is a 3 fold summer camp for teens 1. Earning up to 200 community service hours working hands on with homeless children in both a day camp and sleepover environment.

www.oceanclassroom.org/index.php
Seafaring Camp is an exciting tall ship camp experience aboard a schooner cruising the New England Coast, crewed by you and your shipmates.

Technology

www.digitalmediaacademy.org
The Summer Digital Art and Technology Camp for Kids and Teens!” DMA is ideal for students of all ages wanting exposure to the most relevant software used in Hollywood and the entertainment industry, video game design, and web design while gaining hands-on experience under the eye of accomplished professionals.

Waterskiing Summer Camps

www.cobleskischool.com
World’s largest water ski and wakeboard camp

Weight Loss Camp

www.wellspringcamps.com/camplajolla
Boasting a premier location at the beach, Wellspring Camp La Jolla is America’s most prestigious weight loss and fitness summer camp.

www.campshane.com
Proven weight loss results in a healthy, caring and fun environment. Includes boxing, horse-back-riding, swimming and more.

Writing

www.educationunlimited.com/camp/24/emerging-writers-institute.htm
Designed to develop and support students’ imaginative writing across literary genres, the 14-day Institute encourages students to challenge themselves technically and artistically through short story and poetry writing workshops and creative presentations of their work.

www.centenarycollege.edu/summerscholars
Centenary Summer Scholars is a co-ed academic program for rising 7th through 12th grade students. Located in Hackettstown, New Jersey, Centenary College provides a rich learning experience in which students can make the most of our wonderful resources.

www.summeroncampus.com
Page with full listings to New York summer camps and programs in creative writing and all subject areas.

 

Top 101 Summer Camp Websites – Spring 2011

The above list contains our list of the best summer camps.