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Sleep Away Camp Guide

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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.

Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies
Ages 8-10, 11-15 & 21+. Explore West Virginia mountains and experience nature with a dynamic, knowledgeable staff. Active days with variety and laughter. Small groups, independent projects, noncompetitive attitude. , Capon Bridge, WV, 703-842-0470.

Ages 12-17. Spend the week sleeping under the stars on the side of a river, on a sailboat or a beach with Calleva. ,, 13015 Riley's Lock Rd., Poolesville, MD, 301-216-1248.

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 Horizons
Ages 6-17. An all-around, try stuff, get dirty, have fun, make friends summer camp! Located in Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley. ACA accredited. Celebrating 33 Years of Summer Fun in 2015! ,, 3586 Horizons Way, Harrisonburg, VA, 540-896-7600.

Camp Rim Rock
Girls ages 6-16. Our 64th 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 21-August 15, 2015. , 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.

Grier Summer
Grier Summer is an overnight camp for girls ages 7-17. We offer programs in horseback riding, musical theater, art and dance. 814-684-3000,ext. 113. ,, P.O. Box 308, Tyrone, PA,

Randolph-Macon Academy
Academic camp includes up to three classes, with afternoons dedicated to summer fun--swimming, canoeing, laser tag and more. This year's theme is Nature and the Environment. , Front Royal, VA, 800-272-1172.

Science Camp Watonka
Boys, ages 8-16. A fun-filled science program combining "Hands-on" science activities with over 50 traditional camp activities. All programs are camper-selected. ACA accredited. ,, Box 127, Hawley, PA, 570-226-1917.

Services & Resources

Lakeforest Mall 2015 Summer Camp & Activities Expo
March 7 & 8, 2015; 11 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: Speak one-on-one with Summer Camp and Summer Program providers. , Gaithersburg, MD, 301-670-0599.

The Montgomery County Camp & Summer Fun Expo
Presented by Washington Parent Magazine
Sunday, January 25, 2015; 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 2015 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 21 & 22, 2015; 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 in DC January 24, 2015; 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.