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Sleep Away Camps

Audubon Naturalist Society Summer Nature Camp
Grades 5-10. Audubon offers more than day camp--we have nature-based traveling and overnight camps, too! Camps include fun adventures into the wilderness and Chesapeake Bay excursions! , 301-652-9188.

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 63rd 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. , 301-868-1905.

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. ,,

Echo Hill Camp on the Chesapeake Bay
Ages 7-16. Echo Hill is a traditional, sleep away summer camp with 2 - 8-week sessions. Noncompetitive, free choice program. Waterskiing, sailing, crabbing, ropes course, nature, art and much more! ,, 13655 Bloomingneck Rd., Worton, MD, 410-348-5303.

iD Tech Camps held at Georgetown, American & more!
Create apps, video games, C++/Java programs, movies and more at weeklong, day and overnight summer programs for ages 7-17. Held at Georgetown, American Stanford and others. 1-888-709-TECH (8324). ,,

iD Tech Camps & iD Teen Academies
Build iPhone and Android apps, video games, programs in C++/ Java, movies and more. Held at Georgetown, American and others. Also 2-week, pre-college, Tech Academies. 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.

Services & Resources

Lakeforest Mall 2014 Summer Camp & Activities Expo
March 1 & 2, 2014; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: Speak one-on-one with Summer Camp and Summer Program providers. $500 Visa Giftcard giveaway each day. , Gaithersburg, MD, 301-670-0599.

The Montgomery County Camp & Summer Fun Expo
Presented by Washington Parent Magazine
Sunday, January 26, 2014; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free activities, demonstrations, giveaways, prizes and performances. Meet with summer program representatives, day camp and overnight camp directors and associates from summer fun destinations to plan your 2014 summer. Food available for purchase. Hilton Hotel Meeting Center (1.5 miles north of White Flint Mall), 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. ,, 301-320-2321.

The Northern Virginia Camp & Summer Fun Expo
Presented by Washington Parent Magazine
February 22 & 23, 2014; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Join us for two full days showcasing summer programs, day camps, special needs, sleep away camps and general summer fun destinations. Activities, exhibits and entertainment. ,, Dulles Town Center, 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Dulles, VA, 301-320-2321.

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 25, 2014; 2-4:30 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.