The top 5 sleep-away summer camps in the Northeast

Summer kids camp. Credit: Creative Commons
Don’t worry, your kids will be too busy to miss you. Credit: Creative Commons

If your kid is ready to spend summer nights away from home, these stellar summer camps provide the best outdoor activities and hands-on learning – in the Northeast! Check out our top five sleep-away summer camps in the area.

Camp Chen-A-Wanda (Thompson, PA 7 weeks)

Summer camp fun. Credit: bostonnycamps.com
Your child’s swimming skills will be strengthened at Camp Chen-A-Wanda. Credit: bostonnycamps.com

Within 180 acres across the hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania, this coed camp has everything your child could want. Camp Chen-A-Wanda welcomes kids age 6 to 16 to participate in aquatic sports, field sports, gymnastics, outdoor adventures, circus training, arts and crafts, fitness classes, an arts program and a school of rock. Seven weeks is just enough time to experience all the camp has to offer. The program is both structured and elective, at the same time. Their safe waterfront is staffed by certified lifeguards and offers campers an array of water sports and activities.

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts Camp (Catskill Mountains, NY 1-8 weeks)

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts Camp in New York. Credit: Timeout.com
French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts Camp in New York. Credit: Timeout.com

Does your child desire to work in the world of performing arts? With more than 80 different specific areas of expertise to master, campers will find the type of arts they truly love. French Woods welcomes campers from age 7 to 17 and offers art programs in everything from music to magic, and outdoor actives ranging from skateboarding to horseback riding. Each camper is able to design his or her own unique summer experience.

Camp Cedar (Casco, ME 4/7 weeks)

Sports camp for boys. Credit: campcedar.com
Sports camp for boys. Credit: campcedar.com

Nestled between the Maine coast and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Camp Cedar provides boys with the perfect camping experience. Their top-notch athletic program combined with the nature and day-tripping opportunities make for the perfect balance between fun and sports practice. Campers, ages 8 to 15, are able to participate in individual sports and games, team sports, water sports, outdoor excursions, creative arts and other special events. With a history of community service and a value system that stresses the importance of giving back, Camp Cedar is more than a sports camp for boys; it’s a camp with soul.

Camp Shane (Ferndale, NY 3-9 weeks)

Weight loss camp: Camp Shane swimming pool. Credit: campshane.com
Weight loss camp: Camp Shane swimming pool. Credit: campshane.com

For campers who want to shed some pounds, Camp Shane has more than four decades of experience helping kids and teens launch healthy, maintainable lifestyles. Campers will feel welcomed and empowered as they participate in aquatic activities, sports, fitness classes, dance parties and outdoor activities like paintball shooting, horseback riding and much more. Open to boys and girls ages 7 to 19, Camp Shane is a family operated camp, not corporate operated. With proven weight-loss results for over 45 years, this camp has been featured on shows like Oprah, The Tyra Show and MTV.

New York Film Academy: Summer Camp (New York, NY 1-6 weeks)

New York Film Academy Summer Camp. Credit: NY Film Academy tubmlr
New York Film Academy Summer Camp. Credit: NY Film Academy tubmlr

Since 1996, the New York Film Academy has upheld their reputation as one of the leading summer film and acting camps in the world. Students gather for a fun-filled summer where they can pursue their passion in visual and performing arts. During the program, students ages 10 to 17 will stay in dormitories near NYU and work with state-of-the-art equipment while receiving hands-on instruction from award-winning faculty. Students also team up with other programs and attendees to enhance their learning experience and gain exposure to all valuable roles in film production.



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