Search for the Perfect Summer Camp

Riverview Camp for Girls

2014 Overnight Camp Guide

The search for the perfect summer camp adventure for your child starts here. Our sampling of overnight camps features programs across the South. There’s a camp for all interests, including everything from the traditional camp experience to academic and outdoor adventure programs. For more camps visit atlantaparent.com

Alabama

Camp Chandler. Montgomery. Co-ed, ages 5-15. Three- and four-day sessions. One-week and multiple-week sessions. Water skiing, horseback riding, swimming, archery, sports and more. 334-229-0035. www.campchandler.org.
Camp Cosby-YMCA. Alpine. Co-ed, ages 6-16. Three day and one-week sessions. Over 20 activities: horseback riding, minibikes, archery, tubing, wake boarding, the blob, and Alpine tower. Expedition adventure trips. ACA accredited. 800-852-6729. www.campcosby.org.
Camp Laney for Boys. Mentone. Boys, ages 7-14. One(1st-3rd grade only) and two-week sessions. Ropes course, horseback riding, canoeing, riflery, archery, tennis, mountain biking, and team sports. ACA accredited. 256-634-4066. www.camplaney.com.
Camp Skyline. Mentone. Girls, ages 6-16. One- and two-week sessions. Located on top of Lookout Mountain. Campers select six from more than 20 different activities. Founded 1947. 800-448-9279. www.campskyline.com.
Camp Winnataska. Pell City. Co-ed, ages 6-15. One-week sessions. Sailing, kayaking, paintball courses, arts and crafts, archery, The Blob, riflery, ropes courses and so much more. 205-640-6741. www.winnataska.org.
Lookout Mountain Camp for Boys. Mentone. Boys, ages 7-15. Two-, four-, six- and eight-week sessions. Traditional camp with activities such as: water sports, fly fishing, canoeing, zip line, archery. 256-634-4758. www.lookoutmountaincamp.com.
Lyman Ward Summer School Program. Camp Hill. Boys, grades 9-12 academic program ages 10-18 adventure camp. Four-week session academic program and 3 one-week adventure camp sessions. Academic program includes on-campus and evening activities and weekend outings. Adventure Camp includes rafting, caving, repelling, swimming, hiking and more. 800-798-9151. www.lwma.org.
Riverview Camp for Girls. Mentone. Ages 6-16. One-and two-week sessions. Enjoy Extraordinary Experiences Everyday! Located atop Lookout Mountain. Traditional program offering more than 25 activities including horseback riding, ropes course, tennis, gymnastics, canoeing, and more. 800-882-0722. www.riverviewcamp.com.
Space Camp. Huntsville. Co-ed, ages 9-18. Overnight weeklong sessions and family weekend camps for ages 7-14. Way beyond fun at Space Camp, Aviation Challenge and Robotics Camp. 800-637-7223. www.spacecamp.com.

Florida

Camp Dovewood. O’Brien. Girls, ages 7-16. One- and two-week sessions. Combination 3 week sessions. Christian bases, horse-focused, English, Western and dressage riding, overnight trips, swimming, dance and over 24 activities. 386-935-0863. www.campdovewood.org.
Camp Indian Springs. Crawfordville. Co-ed, ages 7-16. One, two and four-week sessions. Traditional camp with scuba, ATV, high-ropes, riding, archery, extreme skateboarding, paintball and more. ACA Accredited. 850-933-5959. www.campindiansprings.com.
Camp Kulaqua. High Springs. Co-ed, ages 7-17. One-week sessions. Bible adventure, archery, canoeing, gymnastics, horsemanship, go-carts and zoo management. 386-454-1351. www.campkulaqua.com.
Camp Winona-YMCA. Deleon Springs. Co-ed, ages 7-17. One- and two-week sessions(14-17) CIT 3 Week. Archery, canoeing, ropes course, sailing, paintball and more. 386-985-4544. www.campwinona.org.
Circle “F” Dude Ranch Camp. Lake Wales. Co-ed, ages 6-16. Two- and three-week, 10-day sessions. Horseback riding, sailing, paintball, waterfront double zip line with rock climbing wall and more. 863-676-4113. www.circle-f-duderanch.com.
Everglades Youth Conservation Camp. West Palm Beach. Co-ed, ages 8-14. One-week sessions. Operated by Florida Fish and Wildlife Commisson. Outdoor skills, ecology, wildlife encounters, fishing, archery, mud hikes, canoeing and more. 561-236-8431. www.fyccn.com/eyc.
IMG Academies. Bradenton. Co-ed, ages 8-18. Weekly sessions. Instructional programs offered in tennis, golf, soccer, baseball, basketball, hockey and performance training. 941-755-1000. www.imgacademies.com.
Seacamp. Big Pine Key. Co-ed, ages 12-17. 18-day sessions. Marine science, scuba, sailing, wind surfing and more. 877-732-2267. www.seacamp.org.
SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Adventure Camps. Orlando and Tampa Bay. Co-ed, grades 4-College. One-week sessions. Amazing up-close animal encounters from belugas to giraffes, plus everything the parks have to offer. 866-468-6226. www.seaworld.org/camps.
Wellspring Florida Melbourne. Three-to nine-week sessions. Fun, scientific weight loss camps for teens. Beach and Disney World visits along with individualized therapy sessions. 1-866-364-0808. www.wellspringcamps.com/florida.

ID Tech Camps

Georgia

Adamah Adventures. Atlanta. Co-ed, ages 10-17. 18-day sessions 7-11th grade. 1 week session 5th-7th grade. Outdoor adventure treks for Jewish teens. Hiking, rock climbing, caving, rafting and more in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Utah or Pacific Northwest. 404-297-4914. www.adamahadventures.org.
Athens “Y” Camp for Boys/Camp Chattooga for Girls. Tallulah Falls. Ages 7-16. One-week sessions. All sports, zip line, lake activities and more. Horseback riding for girls. Outdoor adventure program for older campers. Boys: 706-754-6912; girls: 706-754-3329. www.athensycamps.org.
Athens YWCO Camp. Clarkesville. Girls, ages 6-16. One-week session. Swimming, archery, dance, sports, crafts and more in a Christian atmosphere. Counselor In Training program. 706-354-7880. www.athensywcocamp.com.
Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. Atlanta. Co-ed, ages 8 and up. One-, two- three- and five-week sessions. Intensive resident courses available to intermediate and advance students in ballet, jazz, and modern, nutrition, musical theatre and dance history. Audition required. 404-873-5811, ext 310. www.atlantaballet.com.
Atlanta Resident Camp. Lake Allatoona. Co-ed, ages 8-12. One-week sessions. Canoeing, team building and hiking and environmental education through the City of Atlanta. Open to Atlanta residents and non-residents. 404-392-3366.
Atlanta Workshop Players Summer Performing Arts Camp. Brenau University. Co-ed, ages 8-18. One- or two-week sessions. TV/film acting, theatre, dance, musical theatre and performances, audition for top agents and casting directors. Produce a full show. 770-998-8111. www.atlantaworkshopplayers.com.
Camp Blue Ridge. Mountain City. Co-ed, ages 7-16. Two, four, five and seven-week sessions. 48 elective style activities in the areas of athletics, aquatics, outdoor adventure and cultural arts. 954-665-8686. www.blueridgecamp.com.
Calvin Center. Hampton. Co-ed, grades 1-12. One-week. Christian camping since 1960. Residential camping, adventure and horse camps. High School Leadership. ACA accredited. 770-946-4276. www.calvincenter.org.
Camp Barney Medintz. Cleveland. Co-ed, ages 8-16. Two- and four-week sessions. Activities include water skiing, horseback riding, mountain biking, theater and more. Jewish values. 678-812-3844. www.campbarney.org.
Camp Cherokee. Cartersville. Co-ed, ages 6-18. Four-, five- and six-day sessions. Christian camp on Lake Allatoona with canoeing, arts and crafts, Bible study, white water rafting and more. Also offers day camp. 877-647-8542. www.cherokeeretreatcenter.com.
Camp Juliette Low. Lookout Mountain. Girls, ages 7-17. One- and two-week sessions. Traditional camping and outdoor adventure, fun and friends since 1922. On beautiful Lookout Mountain in Northwest Georgia. 770-428-1062. www.cjl.org.
Camp Kaleo. Forsyth. Boys, ages 6-18. Three-day (grades completed 1-3) and one-week sessions (grades 4-12). A Christian camp in a rustic setting. 478-994-5333. www.campkaleo.org.
Camp New Dawn. Chickamauga. Co-ed, ages 6-18. One-week sessions. Traditional camp activities such as crafts, photography, swimming, sports and animal care. Adventure outdoor camp, civil war camp and multi-sports camp available. 706-539-2235. www.campnewdawnga.org.
Camp Fire Camp Toccoa. Toccoa. Co-ed, grades 2-12. One- and multi-week sessions. Campers reconnect with nature in a fun, noncompetitive environment. Horseback, ropes, canoeing, archery and more. ACA accredited. 706-886-2457. www.camptoccoa.org.
Camp Westminster. Conyers. Co-ed, ages 6-17. Weekly overnight and day camp sessions. Horseback riding, sports, crafts, outdoor skills, climbing tower, paintball and more with a Christian perspective. 770-483-2225. www.campwestminster.org.
Camp Woodmont. Lookout Mountain. Co-ed, ages 6-14. One- and two-week sessions. Deep-seeded traditions and close family atmosphere. High ropes, horseback, sports, dance, crafts, archery and more! ACA accredited. 423-472-6070. www.campwoodmont.com.
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center Summer Camps. Mansfield. Co-ed, ages 10-16. Choose from the many camp programs including outdoor adventure teen challenge, conservation education, gardening, WILD creatures of Georgia and shooting sports. Also offers day camp. 770-784-3059. www.georgiawildlife.com.
Clayton State University PEI Summer Entrepreneurship & Business Academy. Morrow. Co-ed, high school students. One-week session. A summer academy for high school students. June 15-20. 678-466-4528. www.clayton.edu/business/seba.
Cohutta Springs Youth Camp. Crandall. Co-ed, ages 7-18. One-week sessions and family camp. Archery, basketball, biking, canoeing, creative arts, drama, golf, gymnastics, horsemanship, nature, rock climbing, sports, videography, water sports. 706-602-7346. www.cs-yc.com.
Creation Encounters Camp. Cleveland. Co-ed, ages 12-15. Three-day session. Christ-centered learning experience through hands on animal interaction. Learn about animal diet, vet care, and enrichment for animals at the zoo. 706-348-7279. www.creationencounters.org/cechome.html.
Darlington Summer Camps. Rome. Co-ed and single gender, ages 6-18. Sessions vary by camp. Summer Scholars Program. Specialty Sports Camps include soccer, tennis, lacrosse, fencing and more. 800-368-4437. www.darlingtonschool.org.
Digital Media Academy. Prestigious Georgia University. Co-ed, ages 6-18. One-week session. Create apps, animation, web development, final, music, game design and more. 866-656-3342. www.digitalmediaacademy.org.
Dixie Camps for Boys and Girls. Clayton. For boys and girls ages 6-16. One-, two-, three-, four- and seven-week sessions. Traditional camp with sports, water activities, arts and more. 678-701-3052. www.campdixie.org.
Emagination Computer Camp. Atlanta. Co-ed, ages 8-17. One and two-week sessions. Video Game Design, Web Design, 3-D Animation. Build robots and RC Cars. Explore programming. Sports and recreation. 877-248-0206. www.computercamps.com.
Encore Music Camps. Atlanta and Milledgeville. Co-ed, ages 10-16. Orchestra Camp, Emory University, July 6-10. Band Camp, Georgia College & State, Milledgeville, July 6-10. A musical experience with rehearsals and master classes, with a blend of recreational activities. Camp closes with concert performances. Band: 770-914-8866; Orchestra: 404-988-1245. www.encoremusiccamps.com.
ID Tech Camps. Emory University. Co-ed, ages 7-17. Exclusive teen academies 13-18. One-week sessions. Build apps, programs in C++/Java, create movies, video games, websites, robots, and more. Also 2-week sessions for ages 13-18 at iD Tech Academies. 888-709-8324. www.internaldrive.com.
Joe Machnik No.1 Goalkeeper Camp & Striker Camp. Rome. Co-ed, ages 8-18. Four- to twelve-day sessions. Nationwide soccer camp with over 35 years experience. 706-378-3706. www.no1soccercamps.com.
Linda’s Riding School. Conyers. Co-ed, ages 7 and up. Overnight and one-week session. Each camper has their own horse for the entire session, covered arena, trails and lessons daily. Show at the end of the week for parents. Day camp also offered. 770-922-0184. www.lindasridingschool.com.
National Computer Camps. Atlanta-Oglethorpe. Co-ed, ages 7-18. One- and two-week sessions. Video game design, computer programming, networking, web design, software applications, minecraft and modding. Optional sports program. 203-710-5771. www.nccamp.com.
Rabun Gap-Noochee School. Rabun Gap. Co-ed, ages 5-13. Weekend parent-child camp for parents/grandparents to share a real camp experience over a summer weekend (Fri-Sun, July 25-27). Share athletics, arts and outdoor activities, as well as communal worship and individual free time. 706-746-7467/800-543-7467. www.rabungap.org/camp.
Riverside Military Academy. Gainesville. Boys, grades 7-11. Four-week sessions. High Adventure Camp. Test physical endurance, explore area rivers, hike in Blue Ridge Mountains, learn rafting, rappelling, marksmanship and leadership skills. 800-462-2338. www.riversidemilitary.com.
Sports Broadcasting Camp. Atlanta. Co-ed, ages 10-18. July 14-18. Overnight or day. Learn from the pros. Make reporting, play-by-play and sports anchor tapes. Meet celebrities and more. 800-319-0884. www.playbyplaycamps.com.
Strong Rock Camp. Cleveland. Co-ed, grades 1-11. One- and two-week sessions. Horseback riding, canoeing, archery, riflery, climbing, art, drama and more. Christian family values. 706-348-1533. www.strongrockcamp.com.
Sunburst Stables. Clarksville. All girls and all boys, ages 8-15. One-week sessions. Horseback riding, swimming, The Blob, boating, ropes course, zip line and more. 800-806-1953. www.sunburststables.com.
University of Georgia Youth Programs. Athens. Co-ed, ages 11-17. Two-week session. Summer Academy with specialty overnight or day camps and Pre-College Summer Programs for rising high school juniors and seniors. 706-542-3537. UGAYouthPrograms.com
Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp. Cloudland. Girls, ages 8-17. One to nine weeks. 600 acres, English and Western, vaulting, barrels and trails .Spend 4-6 hours daily with your own camp horse. CHA instructors. 706-862-2231. www.valleyviewranch.com.
WinShape Camps. Rome. Boys and girls camps, Completed 1st- completed 11th grade. One- and two-week sessions. A Christian recreation program. Separate programs for girls and boys. 800-448-6955, ext 1120. www.winshapecamps.org.

Valley View Ranch

Mississippi

Camp Stanislaus. Bay St. Louis. Co-ed, ages 8-15. One-, two-, three- and four-week sessions. Traditional camp that provides a non-competitive environment. Activities include: skiing, sailing, basketball, soccer, football and more. 228-467-9057x277. www.campstanislaus.com.
Camp Windhover. Crystal Springs. Co-ed, ages 7-14. One-, two- and three-week sessions. Activities include archery, cooking, canoeing, crafts, creative writing, dance, sports and more. ACA accredited 601-892-3282. www.campwindhover.com.

Camp Greenville-YMCA

North Carolina

Blue Star Camps. Hendersonville. Co-ed, ages 6-16. Four-, six- and eight-week sessions. ACA accredited. Jewish values. 954-963-4494. www.bluestarcamps.com.
Camp Arrowhead. Tuxedo. Boys, ages 6-16. One-, two-, three- , four- , five- and six-week sessions. Christian high-adventure summer camp. Backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, blacksmithing, paintball and more. CCCA Accredited. 828-692-1123. www.camparrowhead.org.
Camp Cedar Cliff. Asheville. Co-ed, rising 2nd--10th graders. Half-week, one- and two-week sessions. Christ-centered camp with traditional summer camp activities. 828-450-3331. www.campcedarcliff.org.
Camp Cheerio-YMCA. Glade Valley. Separate co-ed and all girls camp offered, ages 7-15. One- and two-week sessions. Two programs: traditional overnight camp and adventure tripping program. 800-226-7496. www.campcheerio.org.
Camp Greenville-YMCA. Cedar Mountain. Co-ed, ages 5-17. One- and two-week sessions. CIT program. Parent & Child camps. Traditional, adventure, wilderness and leadership programs for young people, since 1912. ACA accredited. 864-836-3291. www.campgreenville.org.
Camp Greystone. Tuxedo. Girls, grades K-11th. One- to five-week sessions. More than 80 activities, Christ-centered. 828-693-3182. www.campgreystone.com.
Camp Hanes. Sauratown Mountain. Co-ed, ages 6-15. Six one-week sessions. Canoeing, hiking, rappelling, arts and crafts, sports and more. 336-983-3131. www.camphanes.org.
Camp High Rocks. Cedar Mountain. Boys, ages 7-16. One -, two-, three- and four-week sessions. Traditional camp focusing on adventure in a non-competitive atmosphere. 828-885-2153. www.highrocks.com.
Camp Highlander. Mills River. Co-ed, ages 5-16. One-, two-, and three-week sessions.Multi-sessions available. Traditional in-camp activities and challenging off-camp excursions. Features Wilderness Program. ACA accredited. 828-891-7721. www.camphighlander.com.
Camp Hollymont for Girls. Asheville. Ages 6-15. One-, two-,three- and four-week sessions. Recreational adventure and program activities. Christian. ACA accredited. 828-686-5343. www.hollymont.com.
Camp Kanata-YMCA. Wake Forest. Co-ed, ages 6-15. One-week sessions. Multi-week sessions available. Traditional YMCA camp setting. ACA accredited. 919-556-2661. www.campkanata.org.
Camp Kanuga. Hendersonville. Co-ed, ages 7-17. 4-,9- and 13 day sessions. Trailblazer adventure camp for ages 15-17. Christian setting. ACA accredited. 828-692-9136. www.campkanuga.org.
Camp Lurecrest. Lake Lure. Co-ed, rising grades 3rd-12th. One-week sessions. Lake tubing, canoeing, high ropes activities, swimming, fishing, paintball and more. Christian setting. 704-841-2701. www.camplurecrest.org.
Camp Merri-Mac for Girls. Black Mountain. Ages 6-16. One-, two-, three-, four- or five-week sessions. Sister camp to Camp Timberlake. Riding, diving, gymnastics, climbing, cheerleading, tennis, dance and more. 828-669-8766. www.merri-mac.com.
Camp Mondamin for Boys/Green Cove for Girls. Tuxedo. Boys and girls, ages 6-17. One-, two-, three- and five-week sessions. Rock-climbing, whitewater canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, horseback, swimming, sailing, tennis, wilderness trips and more. 800-688-5789. www.mondamin.com; www.greencove.com.
Camp Pinewood. Hendersonville. Co-ed, ages 7-15. Four- and eight-week sessions. Offers more than 35 different sports and activities. Extensive waterfront program. Two and a half hours from Atlanta. 828-692-6239. www.camppinewood.net.
Camp Ridgecrest for Boys and Camp Crestridge for Girls. Ridgecrest. Ages 7-16. One, two-, four-, six- and eight-week sessions. Traditional camp activities, archery, riflery, horseback riding, sports and more. 828-669-8051. www.ridgecrestcamps.com.
Camp Rockmont for Boys. Black Mountain. Boys, ages 7-16. One-, two-, three- and four-week sessions. Variety of recreational adventures and program activities. Christian boys camp. ACA accredited. 828-686-3885. www.rockmont.com.
Camp Sea Gull for Boys/Seafarer for Girls-YMCA. Arapahoe. Ages 6-16. One-, two- and four-week sessions. Seamanship programs for all skill levels. ACA and US Sailing Accredited. Sea Gull: 252-249-1111; Seafarer: 252-249-1212. 919-719-9622. www.seagull-seafarer.org.
Camp Timberlake for Boys. Black Mountain. Ages 7-16. One-, two-, three-, four- or five-week sessions. Brother camp to Camp Merri-Mac. Backpacking, riflery, swimming, canoeing, wrestling, riding, fencing, ropes course and more. 828-669-8766. www.camptimberlake.com.
Camp Wayfarer. Flat Rock. Co-ed, ages 6-16. One and a half-, three- and five-week sessions. Outdoor sports, arts, water sports, outdoor adventures and Christian life. ACA accredited. 828-696-9000. www.campwayfarer.com.
Camp Weaver-YMCA. Greensboro. Co-ed, rising grades 2-10. One-week sessions- up to 10 weeks. Horseback riding, skateboard park, canoeing, iceberg, the blob, hiking, crafts and more. 336-697-0525. www.campweaver.org.
Deep Woods Camp. Brevard. Boys, ages 9-14. Four-, five-, nine- and 10-week sessions. Outdoor wilderness adventure program. 828-885-2268. www.deepwoodscamp.com.
Duke Summer Camps. Durham. Co-ed, 5th-11th. One- and two-week sessions. Action Science Camp for Young Women. Girls, grades 5-7; Young Writers Camp. Co-ed, grades 6-11. Bio-sciences and engineering camp, middle and high school. 919-684-6259. www.learnmore.duke.edu/youth.
Eagle’s Nest Camp. Pisgah Forest. Co-ed, ages 6-17. One-, two- and three-week sessions. Activities include: art, music, drama, whitewater paddling, rock climbing, wilderness activities, horseback riding, athletics and swimming. 828-877-4349. 336-761-1040-off season www.enf.org.
Falling Creek Camp. Tuxedo. Boys, ages 6-16. One- to four-week sessions. Canoeing, rock climbing, tennis, horseback riding and more. 828-692-0262. www.fallingcreek.com.
Gwynn Valley Camp. Brevard. Co-ed, grades K-8. One-, two- and three-week sessions. A traditional, farm and wilderness camp with horseback riding, rock climbing and more. ACA accredited. 828-885-2900. www.gwynnvalley.com.
Rockbrook Camp for Girls. Brevard. Girls, ages 6-16. Two, three and four-week sessions. Traditional camp offering horseback riding, adventure, crafts and more. Est. 1921. ACA accredited. 828-884-6151. www.rockbrookcamp.com.
Skyland Camp for Girls. Clyde. Girls, ages 6-15. Eight-, 17-, 21- and 38 day sessions. Horseback riding, musical theater, tennis, archery, crafts and more. Skyland campers learn sportsmanship and the importance of teamwork, confidence, self-expression and leadership skills. 828-627-2470. www.skylandcamp.com.
The Green River Preserve. Cedar Mountain. Co-ed, grades rising 2-12. Expedition trips grades rising 9-12. Trailblazers grades 12-college freshman. One-, two- and three-week sessions. Non-competitive, co-ed summer camp connecting children to nature. Hiking trips, mountain biking, canoeing, fly fishing, visual arts, theater, fencing and more. ACA accredited. 828-698-8828. www.greenriverpreserve.org.
The Vineyard. Westfield. Co-ed, ages 6-16. One-week sessions. Multi-week sessions available Christian sports camp with 40 activities including body building, lacrosse, golf, crafts and dance. 336-351-2070. www.vineyardcamp.com.

South Carolina

Camden Military Adventure Camp. Camden. Boys, grades rising 6-12th grade. Three- and six- week sessions. White water rafting, water skiing, hiking and aviation. 800-948-6291. www.camdenmilitary.com.
Camp Chatuga. Mountain Rest. Co-ed, ages 6-16. One-, two-, three- and four-week sessions. 3-day mini camp. Traditional recreational camp. ACA accredited. 864-638-3728. www.campchatuga.com.
Camp Thunderbird-YMCA. Lake Wylie. Co-ed, ages 7-16. One- and two-week sessions. Activities include: skiing, sailing, swimming, horseback riding, sports, crafts and more. ACA accredited. 800-732-3855. www.campthunderbird.org.
Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute. Five South Carolina Locations. Co-ed, ages 7-15. One-week sessions. Six camps including traditional, marine science, wildlife, adventure expeditions and excursions and technology. 864-878-1103. www.ylicamps.com.
International Junior Golf Academy. Hilton Head Island. Co-ed, ages 10-19. One- to multi-week sessions. Daily instruction with PGA professionals, which includes full swing, chipping, putting, sand play, mental training and video analysis. 843-686-1504. www.IJGA.com.
International Riding Academy. Hilton Head Island. Ages 8-18. One-week sessions. Intensive riding camp on beautiful Hilton Head Island. Hunters and jumpers, junior equestrians. Day or overnight. 843-671-2586. www.iridingacademy.com.

Deer Run Camps and Retreats

Tennessee

Baylor Summer Camp. Chattanooga. Co-ed, ages 11-18. One- and two-week sessions. Sports based camp featuring soccer, baseball, football, basketball, swimming with specialty weeks in long distance running, boys lacrosse and developmental rowing. 423-757-2616. www.baylorschool.org
Camp Ocoee-YMCA. Lake Ocoee. Co-ed, ages 7-17. One- week sessions. Traditional Wilderness program ages 7-15, Teen Leadership Program ages 16-17. Staff to camper ratio of 1:4. 423-338-5588. www.campocoee.com.
Camp Widjiwagan. Nashville. Co-ed, 5-16. One-week sessions. A wide variety of land and water sports. Camper will gain confidence, forge friendships and sharpen character. 615-360-2267. www.campwidjii.org.
Deer Run Camps and Retreats. Thompsons Station. Co-ed, grades 3-12. One-week sessions. Two-week middle school camp in June. Traditional camp; Christian emphasis. Wooded; new facilities; horseback riding, climbing tower, paintball, archery, crazy games, lake activities, low or high ropes, nightly speaker and worship, small group Bible study.
888-794-2918. www.camps.deerrunretreat.org.
Doe River Gorge. Elizabethton. Co-ed, rising 3-12. One-week sessions. Adventure, worship and Bible teaching. Wilderness, equestrian, water sports and outdoor sportsman emphasis. 423-725-4010. www.doerivergorge.com.
McCallie Sports Camp. Chattanooga. Boys, ages 9-15. Two-week sessions. Boys compete in team and individual sports daily. Excursions include paintball, rafting & Atlanta Braves baseball. World-class facilities. 800-672-2267. www.mccallie.org.

Special Needs

BlazeSports Georgia Blaze Camps. Warm Springs, Ga. Ages 8-18. One-week sessions. Multi-sports summer camps for youth with physical disabilities. 404-270-2000. www.blazesports.org.
Camp ASCCA - Easter Seals. Jackson Gap, Ala. Co-ed, ages 6 and up. One-week sessions for people with disabilities. Aquatic activities, arts and crafts, canoeing, ropes course, horseback riding and more. 256-825-9226. www.campascca.org.
Camp Barney Medintz. Cleveland, Ga. Co-ed, grades 2-10 Two- and four-week sessions. An overnight camp celebrating Jewish culture that features the Chalutzim (Pioneers) Program for children with developmental disabilities. 678-812-3844. www.campbarney.org.
Camp Lee Mar. Lackawaxen, Pa. Co-ed, ages 7-21. Mild to moderate developmental challenges, features traditional camp activities, plus academics, vocational preparation, speech and language therapy. 215-658-1708. www.leemar.com.
Camp Sparrowood. Dahlonega, Ga. Co-ed, ages 8 and up. One-week sessions for the high functioning, special needs individual. Nature activities, cookouts, crafts, games, horseback riding, overnight campout, swimming. 1:2 counselor-camper ratio. 706-864-6181. www.glisson.org.
Camp Sunshine. Camp Twin Lakes, Rutledge, GA. Ages 7-18. One-week sessions. Overnight camp for children who have or have had cancer. 404-325-7979. www.mycampsunshine.com.
Camp Twin Lakes. Rutledge, Winder & Warm Springs, Ga. Co-ed, ages 7 and up. 6 day sessions. Traditional camp with swimming, sports, nature activities, canoeing, archery for campers with a variety of medical disabilities and other life challenges. 404-231-9887. www.camptwinlakes.org.
Florida Diabetes Camp. Several locations. Co-ed, ages 6-18. One-week sessions. Traditional camp with swimming, sports, arts and crafts and diabetes education. Medical care provided. 352-334-1321. www.floridadiabetescamp.org.
Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind. Waycross, Ga. Co-ed, ages 4 and up. One- and two-week sessions. Campers must have a visual loss of 20/70 or greater. Indoor/outdoor activities, field trips and swimming. 888-297-1775. www.glcb.org.
Landmark School Summer Programs. Prides Crossing, Mass. Co-ed, grades 8-12. Four-week session. Offers academic skill development and activities for students with language-based learning disabilities. 978-236-3000. www.landmarkschool.org.
Soar’s Summer Adventures. North Carolina, Florida Keys, Wyoming, California, Belize and Costa Rica. Co-ed, ages 8-18. Post grad course 19-25. 10-28 day program sessions. High-adventure camps for LD and ADHD youth. 828-456-3435. www.soarnc.org.
Talisman Programs. Zirconia, N.C. Ages 8-22. Two- and three-week sessions. Adventure camp for youth with ADHD, LD, high-functioning autism or Aspergers. Builds social competence in a wilderness setting. 855-588-8254. www.talismancamps.com.