This can be a difficult decision. There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing where to send your child for one, two, or three weeks of the summer. Summer may seem like a speck in the distance, but now is the time to do your research. Plan ahead, be informed, and prepare for a stress-free summer.

Decide on a Camp Type

Is your child ready for overnight camp or are they more suited for day camp? Either way, we have options. We have 11 different day camps to choose from and one overnight camp on the shores of Lake George. Whatever your kid is ready for, we have!

Choose a Cool Camp Theme

With 11 different location, your child will have a plethora of options to choose from. Maybe your child is already interested in becoming a chef, or is a good figure skater, we have camps for that! Maybe your child has never been figure skating, but has always wanted to. We have the perfect camp for your child. Tailor your camp experience to the interests of your child.

Ask Your Child What They Want

Involving your child in the camp process will make them even more excited. Narrow down their options based on your availability—do they want to go to Drama Camp, Young Explorers Camp, or Cheer Camp? This way, you’ll know your child is invested in the camp theme and will be excited to leave the house every day.

Ask a Friend

Ask your friends if their kids went to a camp they really liked. What was it? What did they like? Why did they like it? It’s easier to feel confident sending your kids off to camp knowing that they will be safe and cared for, while also having the best summer ever!

Make it Affordable

Summer camp doesn’t have to break the bank, but for a lot of working parents, finding childcare over the summer can be difficult. At each of our locations, we offer financial assistance to help ease the financial burden. All you have to do is talk to the Camp Director. He/She will be happy to help you out.


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