Mid-Atlantic summer camps
January 5, 2014 6:45 PM Subscribe
Can you recommend awesome summer sleepaway camps within some vague driving distance of Baltimore?
posted by spbmp to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I told my 9-year-old son about the sleepaway camp I went to for a number of years (Camp Farley, a 4-H sleepaway camp on Cape Cod) and now he's very excited to go to sleepaway camp himself.
I'm looking for suggestions of camps around our area to check out for him. We're in Baltimore. Driving an hour is fine, driving 3 is just barely conceivable, so MD, DE, VA, PA are all possibilities, and closer to us is helpful. It would be nice if it's not super expensive, but we could scrape for something wonderful. I also like the idea of a slightly rougher-around-the-edges we-made-this-awesomeness feeling, rather than a more resorty feeling, though that may be more me than my son.
All the basic camp stuff is great. My son is very into swimming -- that one's mandatory. He's also quite into art (excellent drawing skills) and making stuff (esp legos these days), so good art instruction could be welcome. Other than that, I'll just nod to all the rest: archery, boating, run-around games, etc etc.
I'm going to look into 4H options around here, but in general, would you have suggestions for wonderful sleepaway camps to check out?
We're Jewish, by the way, and a Jewish camp is also an option. We also have a fondness for Quaker groups.
PS. Am I getting to be too late already for this year?! I just looked at one 4H site in Delaware and found they were already filled up.