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Sleep Away Camps

Camp Hidden Meadows
Ages 7-16. Coed, overnight camp. 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-weeks. Horseback, arts, rafting, sports, organic farm, canoeing, rock climbing, swimming, sailing, 1000 foot zipline! , Bartow, WV, 800-600-4752.

Camp Motorsport
Ages 8-16. Coed. Campers participate in hands-on driving instruction, racing education and all of the fun activities of a traditional summer camp. Live onsite at Virginia International Raceway, Danville, VA. , 434-822-2999.

Camp Rim Rock
Girls ages 6-16. Our 62nd season! Horseback riding, performing arts, aquatics, sports, arts and crafts. Excellent facility on 600 acres. ACA accredited. ,, Yellow Spring, WV, 347-746-7625.

Camp Strawderman
Ages 6-17. Girls. Horseback riding, swimming, tennis, archery, hiking, drama, dancing and music. Two-, 4-, 6- or 8-week sessions. Located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. June 20-August 14, 2010. , 301-868-1905.

Camp Twin Creeks
Ages 7-16. Camping excellence in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains for boys and girls! Two-week traditional camp program. Horseback riding, golf course, swimming pool. ,, Marlinton, WV, 800-451-8806.

Earth Treks Summer Climbing Camps: Teen Rox Roadtrip
Ages 13+. Coed. A five day outdoor climbing expedition for teens of all experience levels. Basic through intermediate rock climbing and rappelling, as well as camp craft, cooking and leadership. ,,

iD Tech Camps & iD Teen Academies
Students ages 7-17 build iPhone/Android apps, video games, programs in C++/Java, movies and more at weeklong, day and overnight programs held at 60 universities nationwide. Locations include American, Towson, UVA, Stanford, Princeton and others. Also 2-week, teen-only Academies: iD Programming Academy (held at American), iD Gaming Academy, and iD Visual Arts Academy.. 1-888-709-TECH (8324). ,,

Science Camp Watonka
Boys, ages 7-15. A fun-filled educational program combining "Hands-on" sciences with over 50 traditional camp activities. All activities are camper selected. , Box 127, Hawley, PA, 570-857-1401.

Skyland Camp
Girls ages 6-15. Skyland campers learn leadership, self-expression, confidence, sportsmanship, teamwork and so much more! Operating since 1917, with just 50-65 campers each session. Sessions include 7-, 17- & 35-day options. 3 hours north of Atlanta (near Asheville, NC) on 40 wooded acres. , 828-627-2470.

Timber Ridge Camp
Ages 6-16. Coed, traditional camp. 2-, 4- & 8-week sessions. For over 50 years, campers from across the country have called Timber Ridge their second home. Incredible variety of over 45 activities! Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Mountains of West Virginia. Winter: 800-258-CAMP; Summer, 304-856-2630. ,,

Services & Resources

The 2013 Camp & Summer Programs Expo
Brought to you by White Flint
January 26 & 27, 2013; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Representatives from more than 80 camps and facilities will talk with you about exciting programs for children of all ages and interests. Parents can register for camps early! , Rockville, MD, 301-231-SHOP.

The Northern Virginia Camp & Summer Fun Expo
at Dulles Town Center
February 23 & 24, 2013; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Presented by Washington Parent. Local, Regional & National Summer Camp Programs, plus giveaways and entertainment. , 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Dulles, VA, 301-320-2321.

Summer Camp Expo at Lakeforest Mall
March 2 & 3, 2013: Speak one-on-one with Summer Camp and Summer Camp Program providers. , Gaithersburg, MD, 301-670-0599.

Tips on Trips and Camps
Meg Smith and Carey Rivers
Call us for free expert advice on sleep away camps and teen experiences for ages 8-18. Join us at a camp fair at Sidwell Friends Upper School January 26, 2013; 1-3:30 p.m. Programs throughout the U.S. and abroad. Over 40 years of experience. Serving DC, MD & VA. Call Meg at 703-345-0722. ,,

Camps for Kids with Cancer

Camp Friendship
Carol Jean Cancer Foundation, Inc.
A special week-long residential camp for children with cancer, offered free of charge and designed especially with their needs in mind. ,

Camp Sunrise
A one-week sleep away camp for children ages 4-18 who have or had cancer. , 410-933-5136.

Special Love for Children with Cancer
A nonprofit organization that provides support for cancer families through Camp Fantastic and other events throughout the year. , 888-930-2707.