Time for summer camp! Sleeping bags, banned electronic gadgets, art, outdoor sports, and lots of good memories for kids. Have you planned for your children to attend a nearby summer camp?
Thanks to museums, universities, community colleges, schools, and recreation centers from the east coast to the Pacific Ocean, children from preschool through high school have unlimited options when it comes to summer adventure and learning. Many camps are still taking registrations. Put some spunk in your child's summer and sign up today!
We've rounded up camp information for a few major areas in the United States.
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Take a look at the 2012 Kids Summer Camps listed at North Texas Kids.
Art, foreign language, dance, adventure, gymnastics, and play! The camps in the Dallas/Fort Worth area have something for every child, teaching skills they can use for a lifetime. Scroll down through the long list of options and find one that works for your child and your family.
A variety of summer sports camps are available for children in Northwest Arkansas, including Stretch-N-Grow Summer Sports Camps for children 3-10 years of age.
Camps with Prism Education Center offers all kinds of clubs, mostly for school-aged children. Available clubs include theater/drama, 4-H, gardening, economics, and dance.
Camps with Ozark Natural Science Center provides a great outdoor learning experience for children ages 8-17.
Check out other camps in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville, and surrounding areas — NWAMotherlode has all the information parents need!
Kansas City, MO
Check out the summer camps listed at KC Kids Fun:
At Summer Camps & Activities from Tulsa Kids, parents will find camps for children interested in the medical field, aviation, and film-making. There are day camps, overnight camps, and even a camp for the famous Tulsa Zoo!
Take a look at the 2012 Summer Camp Guide from Time Out Chicago Kids
Miami Summer Camp Guide at SocialMiami.com lists camps at a children's museums, science museum, a ballet/music theater, and of course, the beach!
Library camps, lifeguard camps, YMCA camps — you name it, South Florida has it. Check out the summer camp page at South Florida Parenting. Overwhelmed at the choices? Check out their Tips for Choosing a Summer Camp and A Camp for Every Child.
Explore the Summer Camp Guide from Orlando Family magazine to find animal encounter camps, educational camps, art instruction, and all-around interest camps.
Read through information on all kinds of summer camps in Philadelphia and surrounding communities. Outdoor camps and early childhood camps are included, as well as information on the benefits of family camps.
San Diego, CA
Time for Camp 2012 at San Diego Family has a great list to scroll through, complete with websites, age range, and a brief summary of each, and the website and phone number for registration and more information. Specialty camps, camps for children with special needs, chess camps, and foreign language camps are included in this long list!
These are just a handful of summer camps around the country. If you would like to show off the camps for your area, pass along the information in the comments below!