R.P. asks from Nanuet, NY on March 16, 2008
Looking for Summer Camps!
my time is running out. I'm looking for summer camps for my 12 year old son. Every year I let him go down South with my parents, but he only sit in the house & play video games all day.
This year I want him to do something like camp but I don't know of any. Not only do I want him to have fun but I need him to continue with the school setting.
Could you ladies help me out....
K.H. answers from New York on March 17, 2008
Well, what kind of summer camp are you looking for and what's your budget? My daughter spent a couple summers at Camp Iroquois Springs in upstate NY. She's older now, and would rather stay home, but her two cousins go every year. It's a wonderful camp with impeccable facilities and an enriching program (no tv/video games!). It's also expensive like most sleep away camps, but SO worth it. I highly recommend it. The camp owners/directors are the nicest people ever. Your son will have a wonderful time. Let me know if you have any questions. Here is the website: http://www.iroquoissprings.com/
D.F. answers from New York on March 19, 2008
R.K. answers from New York on March 17, 2008
I'm not sure if you're looking for day camps or sleep-away camps, but I would recommend Frost Valley YMCA camp (sleep-away) in the Catskills. I went there as a child with my family during the year for weekends and for summer camp. They host four summer camp sessions - 1st one is one week, the others are two weeks each - and you can go for all of them, just one session, or some combination, depending on your schedule.
I'm now 27, and my husband and I were looking at the wesbite just a few days ago and thinking about going in late August (my siblings are much younger than I am - youngest is 14 - and my parents/sublings still go at the end of every summer for a week called "Family Camp").
There are a ton of outdoor activities, and I made some phenomenal friends. Some of my most favorite and treasured memories are from there! I just hope we are still living in this area when my boys (baby boy #1 is 13 months, and baby boy #2 due in 3 weeks) are big enough to enjoy a place like that.
M.G. answers from New York on March 17, 2008
I had the same request back in January. Another mom told me about www.acacamps.org It's a national organization of accredited camps. You will find a camp suited to your specific needs. I was clueless until I went to a camp fair sponsored by this organization, now I'm overwhelmed with information. Good luck!
S.N. answers from New York on March 17, 2008
My kids go to Nabby Day Camp in Mohegan Lake, NY. THey love it!