2018 Overnight Summer Camps in Georgia, the Southeast, and Beyond
Find the perfect overnight summer camp for your child with our guide to those in metro Atlanta, Georgia, the Southeast, and beyond. The right overnight summer camp can be close to home in Georgia or an adventure across the country.
Learn more about what makes Atlanta Parent the expert on summer camps by visiting our Camp tab or Camp Expo page. We have three Camp Expos a year, and this is your chance to meet overnight camp counselors and leaders face-to-face and gather information or pick your favorite on the spot. Our camp directory section includes hundreds of camps to choose from with even more helpful information. How will your child make lasting summer memories? Camp registration is under way, so check out these summer overnight camps your kids will love.
[Featured Overnight Camps]
Adventure, inspiration, character and confidence building await you in Mentone, Alabama atop beautiful Lookout Mountain where there is a camp community full of fun, friends and adventure. Swing from a zip line, dress in the colors of your tribe, and try activities like archery, horseback riding or canoeing.
By attending Deer Run Overnight or Family Camps, campers develop in their faith, experience great adventures and form strong bonds with peers. Everyday distractions, stresses and technology are removed, so campers can connect with others.
Activities such as archery, mountain biking, horseback riding, high ropes and more are a staple in the daily activities at Camp Ocoee. Kids enjoy water sports on Lake Ocoee including canoeing, water skiing and stand up paddleboards.
For over 100 years, Y Camp Greenville’s “magic on the mountain” has provided a lifetime of memories for 5-18-year-old boys and girls in a unique mountain-top setting. Our overnight adventure camp offers a well-balanced schedule of activities to suit the interests of any camper.
Platform tents, outdoor adventure, traditional camping, fun and friendship! For nearly 100 years, Camp Juliette Low (CJL) has been providing girls with outdoor experiences that foster self-confidence, independence, teamwork, and leadership.
Unlike a traditional summer camp, SOAR exclusively serves youth and young adults with learning and attention challenges. All of SOAR’s camps are outdoor-adventure based where campers experience a variety of activities such as surfing, lama trekking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and canoeing.
Is your daughter horse crazy? At Valley View Ranch girls get their own horse to care for and ride the entire time they are at camp. This includes grooming, tacking and cleaning the horse stable.
Imagine a camp that is also a private, interactive zoo with over 300 animals, where you can adopt and care for your favorite animal for a week. Lemurs, foxes, porcupines, llamas and miniature horses are just a few of those adoptable animals!
Overnight camps listed below by State:
Georgia Overnight Camps
Alabama Overnight Camps
Florida Overnight Camps
Mississipi Overnight Camps
North Carolina Overnight Camps
South Carolina Overnight Camps
Tennessee Overnight Camps
Beyond the South Overnight Camps
Special Needs Overnight Camps
Alabama Overnight Camps
Camp Chandler-YMCA. Montgomery. Co-ed, ages 5-16. Three- and four-day sessions. One-week and multiple-week sessions. Water skiing, horseback riding, swimming, archery, sports and more. 334-229-0035.
Camp Cosby-YMCA. Alpine. Co-ed, ages 6-16. Three-day and one-week sessions. Over 20 activities: horseback riding, minibikes, archery, tubing, wakeboarding, the blob, and Alpine tower. Expedition adventure trips. ACA accredited. 800-852-6729.
Camp Laney for Boys. Mentone. Boys, ages 7-14. One (ages 7-9) and two-week sessions. Ropes course, horseback riding, canoeing, riflery, archery, tennis, mountain biking and team sports. ACA accredited. 256-634-4066.
Camp Skyline. Mentone. Girls, ages 6-16. One- to two-week sessions. Located on top of Lookout Mountain. Campers select six from more than 20 different activities. Founded 1947. 800-448-9279.
Camp Winnataska. Pell City. Co-ed, ages 6-15. Three day- and one-week sessions. Sailing, kayaking, paintball courses, arts and crafts, archery, the blob, riflery, ropes courses and so much more. 205-640-6741.
Chef Tech Academy. Auburn University. Co-ed, grades 6-12. One-week sessions. Nutrition, exercise, food safety, math and science in cooking, kitchen skills and effective written and verbal communication skills. They’ll have fun while learning. 404-287-7323.
Extreme Military Challenge. Battleground. Co-ed, ages 13-18. Two- to six-week sessions. Providing thousands of teenagers the opportunity to experience the military lifestyle through realistic and challenging programs. 855-962-2267.
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.
Lyman Ward Summer School Program. Camp Hill. Boys, grades 9-12 academic program; ages 10-18 adventure camp and military leadership camp. Four-week session academic program and 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. 256-675-6269.
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.
Space Camp. Huntsville. Co-ed, ages 9-18. Overnight week-long sessions (ages 9-18) and family weekend camps (ages 7+). Way beyond fun at Space Camp, Aviation Challenge and Robotics Camp. 800-637-7223.
Florida Overnight Camps
Camp Dovewood. O’Brien. Girls, ages 7-16. One- to two-week sessions. Christian based, horse-focused, English, Western and dressage riding, overnight trips, swimming, dance and more than 24 activities. ACA and CHA accredited. 386-935-0863.
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.
Camp Warrior. Monticello. Co-ed, ages 7-17. One-, two-, four- and ten- week sessions. Traditional camp with scuba, ATV, high-ropes, riding, extreme skateboarding, wakeboarding and more. ACA Accredited. 850-926-3361.
Camp Winona-YMCA. Deleon Springs. Co-ed, ages 6-16. One- to three- week sessions. Traditional camp with archery, canoeing, ropes course, sailing, paintball and more. 386-985-4544.
Circle “F” Dude Ranch Camp. Lake Wales. Co-ed, ages 6-16. Ten-day session. Two- and three-week sessions. Horseback riding, sailing, paintball, waterfront double zip line with rock climbing wall and more. 863-676-4113.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Summer Camps. Daytona Beach. Co-ed, ages 12-18. One- and two-week sessions. Students explore areas of flight, space, engineering, cyber security, and radar through hands-on sessions. 386-226-7945.
Everglades Youth Conservation Camp. West Palm Beach. Co-ed, grades 3-8. One-week sessions. Operated by Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. Outdoor skills, ecology, wildlife encounters, fishing, archery, mud hikes, canoeing and more. 561-624-6929.
Florida Film Academy. Orlando, Tampa, St. Augustine. Co-ed, ages 11-18. One-week sessions. Beginner to Advanced Filmmaking, Photography, Journalism & Movie Make Up & Special FX camps for kids and teens. 407-654-8400.
Florida Prep Academy. Melbourne. Co-ed, grades 6-12. Four-week sessions. Students engage in a fun and challenging schedule of academics and activities. 321-723-3211.
IMG Academies. Bradenton. Co-ed, ages 8-18. One-, three- and five-week sessions. Instructional programs offered in tennis, golf, soccer, baseball, basketball, hockey and performance training. 941-755-1000.
National Flight Academy. Pensacola. Co-ed, grades 5-12. Up to six-day sessions. Immersive, educational environment inspiring students to take an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in an aviation-themed adventure aboard a simulated land-locked aircraft carrier. 877-552-3632.
Seacamp. Big Pine Key. Co-ed, ages 10-17. One- to two-week sessions. Marine science, scuba, sailing, wind surfing and more. 877-732-2267.
SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Adventure Camps. Orlando and Tampa Bay. Co-ed, grades 5-college. Two, four, five and seven-week sessions. Amazing up-close animal encounters from belugas to giraffes, plus everything the parks have to offer. 866-468-6226.
Wellspring Florida Melbourne. Co-ed, ages 10-26. Four-week session. Fun, scientific weight loss camps for teens. Beach and Disney World visits along with individualized therapy sessions. 1-866-364-0808.
Georgia Overnight Camps
Athens “Y” Camp for Boys/Camp Chattooga for Girls. Tallulah Falls. Ages 7-16. One- and multi-week sessions. All sports, zip line, lake activities and more. Outdoor adventure program for older campers. Boys: 706-754-6912; girls: 706-754-3329.
Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. Atlanta. Co-ed, ages 11 and older. Two- and five-week sessions. Intensive resident courses available to intermediate and advance students in ballet, jazz, modern and contemporary. Resident options available. Commuters welcome. Audition required. 404-873-5811, ext. 150.
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. 404-546-6881.
Atlanta Track Club. Rome. Co-ed camp for runners, grades 7-12. One-week session, July 23-28. Meet Olympian Amy Begley, take your training to the next level and explore the trails of scenic Berry College. Get instruction from Atlanta Track Club Elite, nutrition advice and more. 404-231-9064.
Atlanta Workshop Players Summer Performing Arts Camp. Oglethorpe University. Co-ed, ages 8-18. One- and two-week sessions. TV/film acting, theatre, dance, musical theatre and performances, audition for top agents and casting directors. Make movies, earn IMDB credits and perform in live variety show. 770-998-8111.
Calvin Center. Hampton. Co-ed, grades 1-12. Weekly overnight and day camp sessions. Christian camping since 1960. Residential camping, adventure and horse camps. High School Leadership. ACA accredited. 770-946-4276.
Camp Barney Medintz. Cleveland. Co-ed, ages 8-16. Two- and four-week sessions. Aquatics, horseback, sports, high adventure, creative and performing arts and more. Jewish values. 678-812-3844.
Camp Blue Ridge. Mountain City. Co-ed, ages 6-16. Two-week session. 55 elective-style activities in the areas of athletics, aquatics, outdoor adventure and cultural arts. 954-665-8686.
Camp Chehaw. Albany. Co-ed, 8-14. One-week sessions. Campers will participate in outdoor activities like canoeing, archery, nature hikes, survival skills and even sleep in a real teepee. 229-430-5275.
Camp Cherokee. White. Co-ed, grades 2-12. Three-, five-day session and one-week session. Christian camp on Lake Allatoona with canoeing, arts and crafts, Bible study, white water rafting and more. Also offers day camp. 678-848-5739.
Camp Dixie. Clayton. Co-ed, ages 6-15. One-, two-, four- and seven week sessions. Traditional camp with sports, water activities, arts and more. 678-701-3052.
Camp Fire Camp Toccoa. Toccoa. Co-ed, grades 1-12. One-week sessions. Campers reconnect with nature in a fun, noncompetitive environment. Horseback, ropes, canoeing, archery and more. ACA accredited. 706-886-2457.
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.
Camp New Dawn. Chickamauga. Co-ed, ages 6-18. Three-day and 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.
Camp Strong4Life. Winder. Co-ed, ages 9-11. July 23-28. Zip lining, rock climbing, cooking challenges, boating and fun. Kids struggling with their weight receive the support they need to get healthier. 404-785-7228.
Camp Westminster. Conyers. Co-ed, ages 6-17. One-, two-, three-, four- and seven-week sessions. Wakeboarding, horseback riding, climbing tower, paintball, sports, crafts, outdoor skills and more.
Christian camp and retreat center 20 miles east of Atlanta. 770-483-2225.
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.
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center Summer Camps. Mansfield. Co-ed, ages 10-16. One-week sessions. Choose from many camp programs including outdoor adventure teen challenge, conservation education, gardening, CEWC wilderness survival and shooting sports. Also offers day camp. 770-784-3059.
Cohutta Springs Youth Camp. Crandall. Co-ed, ages 7-18. One-week sessions. Archery, basketball, biking, canoeing, creative arts, drama, golf, gymnastics, horsemanship, nature, rock climbing, sports, videography, water sports. 706-602-7346.
Darlington Summer Camps. Rome. Co-ed and single gender, ages 6-18. One- and two-week sessions. Summer Scholars Program. Specialty Sports Camps include soccer, tennis, lacrosse, fencing and more. 800-368-4437.
Emagination Computer Camp. Atlanta. Co-ed, ages 8-18. Two-week sessions. Video game design, web design, 3-D animation. Build robots and RC Cars. Explore programming. Sports and recreation. 877-248-0206.
Encore Music Camps. Morrow and Milledgeville. Co-ed, ages 10-16. Orchestra Camp and Choir Camp, July 9-13. Band Camp, June 25-29. A musical experience with rehearsals and master classes, with a blend of recreational activities. Camp closes with concert performances. Band: 678-643-7766.; Orchestra: 404-988-1245.
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta – All Girl Resident Camps. Cobb, Meriwether and Floyd Counties. Girls, grades K-12. One-week and multi-day sessions. Get in touch with your artistic side, zip line through the air, explore the trails on horseback and learn to sail in the summer sun. 770-702-9103.
Glisson Camp & Retreat Center. Dahlonega. Co-ed, grades 2-12. Six-day and ten-day sessions. Glisson, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, offers many exciting camp experiences, including traditional, outdoor adventure, and special needs programs. 706-864-6181.
ID Tech Camps. Emory University. Co-ed, ages 7-17. One- and two-week sessions. Build apps, design video games, build websites, robots, print 3D models and more. Also 2-week sessions for ages 13-18 at iD Tech Academies. 408-871-3700.
Linda’s Riding School. Conyers. Co-ed, ages 7 and older. One- and two-week sessions. 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.
National Computer Camps. Atlanta-Oglethorpe. Co-ed, ages 6-18. One- and two- week sessions. Video game design, computer programming, networking, web design, software applications, minecraft and modding. Optional sports program. 203-710-5771.
NGA Youth Music & Worship Arts Camp. Reinhardt University. Co-ed, grades 7-12. One-week session. Campers select a class to attend each day of camp. Classes include beginning guitar, dance, hand bells, harp ensemble, praise team and more. The daily schedule is a balance of learning, fun, fellowship and spiritual formation.
Overnight Teen Camp. Cleveland. Co-ed, ages 12-16. July 26-29. 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.
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. Rabun Gap. Co-ed, ages 5-12. One- to four-week sessions. Share athletics, arts and outdoor activities, as well as communal worship and individual free time. 706-746-7467.
Riverside Military Academy. Gainesville. Boys, grades 7-12. One- to eight-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.
Savannah College of Art & Design. Atlanta, Savannah and Hong Kong. Co-ed, grades 9-12. One- and two- week sessions. Explore new avenues of artistic expression and inspire your imagination at the university for creative careers. University credit courses available. 912-525-5100.
Sports Broadcasting Camp. Atlanta. Co-ed, ages 10-18. One-week sessions. Overnight or day. Learn from the pros. Make reporting, play-by-play and sports anchor tapes. Meet celebrities and more. 800-319-0884.
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.
Summer Institute for the Gifted. Emory University. Co-ed, ages 9-17. Three-week session, residential/commuter options. Programs for gifted, creative and academically talented youth. Choose from a wide variety of courses taught in humanities, math, science, technology, multi-disciplinary, visual and performing arts, and fitness and recreation. 866-303-4744.
Sunburst Adventure Camp. Clarksville. Co-ed, ages 8-15. One- week sessions for nine-weeks. Horseback riding, swimming, the blob, boating, ropes course, zip line and more. 803-629-6200.
University of Georgia Youth Programs. Athens. Co-ed, ages 11-17. One-week sessions. Summer Academy with specialty overnight or day camps and Pre-College Summer Programs for rising high school juniors and seniors. 706-542-3537.
Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp. Cloudland. Girls, ages 8-17. One – to eight-week sessions. 600 acres, English and Western, vaulting, barrels and ten miles of trails. Spend 4-6 hours daily with your own camp horse. CHA instructors. 706-862-2231.
WinShape Camps. Cleveland, Cohutta Springs, Mt. Berry, Young Harris. Boys and girls camps. Completed grades 1-12. One- and two-week sessions. We’re paying 50 percent for first-time campers to experience the summer of a lifetime! Created by the founder of Chick-fil-A. 844-972-2677.
Mississippi Overnight Camps
Camp Stanislaus. Bay St. Louis. Co-ed, ages 8-15. One-week sessions. Multi-week sessions available. Traditional camp that provides a non-competitive environment. Activities include: skiing, sailing, basketball, soccer, football and more. 228-467-9057×277.
North Carolina Overnight Camps
Blue Star Camps. Hendersonville. Co-ed, ages 6-16. Three-, four- and seven-week sessions. ACA accredited. Jewish values. 828-692-3591.
Camp Cedar Cliff. Asheville. Co-ed, rising grades 2-10. One- and two-week sessions. Christ-centered camp with traditional summer camp activities. 828-450-3331.
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.
Camp Greystone. Tuxedo. Girls, grades 1-11. One- to four-week sessions. More than 80 activities, Christ-centered. 828-693-3182.
Camp Hanes. Sauratown Mountain. Co-ed, ages 6-15. One, two and three week sessions. Canoeing, hiking, rappelling, arts and crafts, sports and more. 336-983-3131.
Camp High Rocks. Cedar Mountain. Boys, grades 1-10. Two-, three- and four-week sessions. Traditional camp focusing on adventure in a non-competitive atmosphere. 828-885-2153. highrocks.com
Camp Highlander. Mills River. Co-ed, ages 5-16. One-, two- and three-week sessions. Traditional in-camp activities and challenging off-camp excursions. Features Wilderness Program. ACA accredited. 828-891-7721.
Camp Hollymont for Girls. Asheville. Ages 6-15. Thirteen-day sessions. Recreational adventure and program activities. Christian. ACA accredited. 828-686-5343.
Camp Kanata-YMCA. Wake Forest. Co-ed, ages 6-15. One-week sessions. Traditional YMCA camp setting. Activities include archery, hiking, creative arts and water activities on 15-acre lake. 919-556-2661.
Camp Kanuga. Hendersonville. Co-ed, ages 7-18. Four-day, nine-day and thirteen-day overnight camp sessions. Christian setting. Expedition and Christian Leadership development programs available. ACA accredited for over 40 years. 828-692-9137.
Camp Lurecrest. Lake Lure. Co-ed, rising grades 3-12. One-week sessions. Lake tubing, canoeing, high ropes activities, swimming, fishing, paintball and more. Christian setting. 704-841-2701.
Camp Merri-Mac for Girls. Black Mountain. Ages 6-16. Two- and four-week sessions. Sister camp to Camp Timberlake. Riding, diving, gymnastics, climbing, kayaking, tennis, dance and more. 828-669-8766.
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. mondamin.com
Camp Pinewood. Hendersonville. Co-ed, ages 7-15. One-, two- and three-week sessions. Offers more than 28 different sports and activities. Extensive waterfront program. Two and a half hours from Atlanta. 828-692-6239.
Camp Ridgecrest for Boys and Camp Crestridge for Girls. Ridgecrest. Ages 7-16. One- to four-week sessions. Traditional camp activities, archery, riflery, horseback riding, sports and more. 828-669-8051.
Camp Rockmont for Boys. Black Mountain. Boys, ages 6-16. One-, two- and three-week sessions. Variety of recreational adventures and program activities. Christian boys camp. ACA accredited. 828-686-3885.
Camp Sea Gull for Boys/Seafarer for Girls-YMCA. Arapahoe. Ages 7-16. 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.
Camp Tekoa. Hendersonville. Co-ed, ages 8-17. One-week session. Packed full of high energy activities including boating, swimming, zip lines, the mud pit, slip n’ slide, s’mores and more. Staff will lead you in faith formation throughout the week as you see God move in your life. 828-692-6516.
Camp Timberlake for Boys. Black Mountain. Ages 7-16. Two- and four-week sessions. Brother camp to Camp Merri-Mac. Backpacking, riflery, swimming, canoeing, wrestling, riding, paintball, fencing, ropes course and more. 828-669-8766.
Camp Wayfarer. Flat Rock. Co-ed, ages 6-16. One-, two- and three-week sessions. Outdoor sports, arts, water sports, outdoor adventures and Christian life. 828-696-9000.
Camp Weaver-YMCA. Greensboro. Co-ed, grades 2-10. One-week sessions. Multi-week sessions available. Horseback riding, skateboard park, canoeing, iceberg, the blob, hiking, crafts and more. 336-697-0525.
Deep Woods Camp. Brevard. Boys, ages 9-14. Four-, five-, nine- and ten- week sessions. Outdoor wilderness adventure program. 828-885-2268.
Duke Summer Camps. Durham. Co-ed, grades 5-11. One- and two-week sessions. Action Science Camp for Young Women. Girls, grades 5-7; Young Writers Camp. Co-ed, grades 6-11. Two-week sessions. Outdoor wilderness adventure program. 919-684-6259.
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.
Falling Creek Camp. Tuxedo. Boys, ages 6-16. One- to four-week sessions. Canoeing, rock climbing, tennis, horseback riding and more. 828-692-0262.
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.
Pepperland Music Camp. Murphy. Co-ed, ages 9-16. One-week sessions. Bands, private lessons and jamming, bonfires, swimming and open mic nights. All levels of musical experience welcome. 828-494-2353.
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.
Skyland Camp for Girls. Clyde. Girls, ages 6-16. Nine-, eighteen- and thirty-six-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.
The Vineyard. Westfield. Co-ed, ages 6-16. One-week sessions. Multi-week available. Christian sports camp with 40 activities including body building, lacrosse, golf and crafts. 336-351-2070.
South Carolina Overnight Camps
Camden Military Adventure Camp. Camden. Boys, rising grades 9-12. Three-week session. Academic classes for high school credit and adventure camp fun. 800-948-6291.
Camp Chatuga. Mountain Rest. Co-ed, ages 6-16. One-, two-, three- and four-week sessions plus three-day mini-camp. Established in 1956. Second-generation, family owned and ACA-accredited. 864-638-3728.
Camp Greenville-YMCA. Cleveland. Co-ed, ages 7-17. One- and two-week sessions. Traditional, adventure, wilderness and leadership programs for young people, since 1912. 864-836-3291.
Camp Thunderbird-YMCA. Lake Wylie. Co-ed, ages 7-16. One- and two- week sessions. Activities include: wake sports, sailing, swimming, horseback riding, sports, crafts and more. ACA accredited. 800-732-3855.
Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute. Five South Carolina locations. Co-ed, ages 6-17. One-week sessions. Six camps including traditional, marine science, wildlife, adventure expeditions and excursions and technology. 864-878-1041.
International Junior Golf Academy. Hilton Head Island. Co-ed, ages 9-19. One- and multi-week sessions. Daily instruction with PGA professionals, which includes full swing, chipping, putting, sand play, mental training and video analysis. 843-686-1504.
Tennessee Overnight Camps
Camp MaryMount. Nashville. Separate sessions for boys and girls, grades 1-11. One- to three- week sessions. Campers develop new friendships and learn to work and play effectively as a group – all in a carefree and timeless setting. 615-799-0410.
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.
Camp Walkabout at The Baylor School. Chattanooga. Co-ed, ages 8-16. One- and two-week sessions. Outdoor adventure camp featuring climbing, canoeing, camping, paddleboarding, caving, kayaking and more. New experiences and new friends. 423-267-8506 ext. 827.
Camp Widjiwagan. Antioch. Co-ed, ages 7-16. One-week sessions. Overnight and Equestrian Camps are the heart and soul of the summer camp experience. The Widji Jam Camp, Doctor Who Fully-Themed Camp, and the Voyager Village for first-time overnight campers. 615-360-2267.
Cedar Lake Camp. Livingston. Co-ed, ages 8-14. One-week sessions. Fun activities such as swimming, canoeing, hiking, archery, shooting BB guns, zip line and more. Multi-sibling and multi-week discounts available. 931-823-5656.
Deer Run Camps & Retreats. Thompson’s Station. Co-ed, completed grades 3-12. One- and two-week sessions. Zip line adventures, giant swing, climbing tower, paintball, archery, lake activities, small group Bible study, nightly speaker, worship. Specialty track choices: fishing, wilderness skills, drama, percussion and more. Discover strengths, explore adventures, forge friendships, complete challenges. 888-794-2918.
Doe River Gorge. Hampton. Co-ed, rising 3-12. One-week sessions. Adventure, worship and Bible teaching. Wilderness, equestrian, water sports and outdoor sportsman emphasis. 423-725-4010.
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Townsend. Co-ed, ages 5-17. One-week sessions. Summer youth adventures create space for discovery, personal development and opportunities to unplug and explore.
McCallie Sports Camp. Chattanooga. Boys, ages 9-14. Two-week sessions. Boys play in team and individual sports daily. Excursions include paintball, rafting and Atlanta Braves baseball. World-class facilities. 423-493-5886.
Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp. Cosby. Co-ed, ages 10-18. One-, two-, three- and four-week sessions. Activities include: rock-climbing, rappelling, tubing, hiking, back-packing, canoe/kayaking, horse-back riding, zip lines, white-water rafting, and more. 866-876-2267.
Beyond the South Overnight Camps
Animal Camp-Cub Creek Science Camp. Rolla, Mo. Co-ed, ages 7-17. One- and six-week sessions. Amazing Animal Encounters! A Junior Vet program plus 100 more activity choices, including zip line, climbing walls, pottery, archery, riflery, crime science, arts and crafts and survival skills. 573-458-2125.
Camp Mah-Kee-Nac. Lenox, Mass. Boys, grades 2-10. One-, three-, four- and seven- week sessions. Wide variety of both sporting and traditional camp activities. Large modern indoor Sports Complex houses a two-court gymnasium and weight training room. Extensive waterfront and hiking program. 800-753-9118.
Camp Nicolet. Eagle River, Wis. Girls, ages 7-17. One-, three-, four-, five- and eight-week sessions. Spend a summer in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Make new friends, challenge yourself with out-of-camp trips, and have a blast participating in your choice of activities, including waterskiing, horseback riding, drama, tennis, sailing, archery, arts and crafts, and many more. 715-545-2522.
Camp O-AT-KA. Sebago, Maine. Boys, ages 8-16. One- and two-week sessions. Water sports, land sports, outdoor skills and adventure, arts, music and drama. 207-787-3401.
Camp Waukeela. Eaton, N.H. Girls, grades 2-12. Two- and four-week sessions. Over 30 activities in performing arts, creative arts, land sports, water sports and outdoor adventure. 800-626-0207.
Discover Spanish Life. Spain. Co-ed, ages 11 and older. Three-week program. Young travelers will broaden their horizons, grow in self-confidence and gain experiences in Spain this summer! Surf, kayak and hike; explore castles and palaces; discover local cuisine, traditions, customs and more. 866-980-9526.
French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. Hancock, N.Y. Co-ed, ages 7-17. Three-week sessions. Over 95 program activities including dance, theater, music, circus, magic, visual arts, cooking, sports and horseback riding. 800-634-1703.
Kamp Kohut. Oxford, Maine. Co-ed, ages 7-15. Two- and four-week sessions. Waterfront, land sports, drama and more. 888-465-6488.
Camp North Star. Poland Spring, Maine. Co-ed, ages 8-15. Two-, three-, four-, five- and seven-week sessions. Visual/performing arts, sports, trips, banana boat rides, horseback riding and more. 207-998-4777.
WeHakee Camp for Girls. Winter, Wis. Girls, ages 7-17. Two-week sessions. Grow and have fun while building confidence, character and lifelong relationships. Nearly 40 camp activities. 800-582-2267.
Special Needs Overnight Camps
Camp Barney Medintz. Cleveland, Ga. Co-ed, ages 10-20. Two- and four-week sessions in June. An overnight camp celebrating Jewish culture that offers the Chalutzim (Pioneers) Program for campers with special needs. 678-812-3844.
Camp Dream. Warm Springs, Ga. Co-ed, all ages welcome. Four-day sessions. Where disabilities disappear. One-to-one camper counselor ratio, all disabilities, ages and income levels accepted.
Camp Journey. Fort Yargo, Winder, Ga. Co-ed, ages 9 and older. One-week sessions. For those with moderate, mild, and HFA/Asperger’s syndrome. 678-926-3598.
Camp Lee Mar. Lackawaxen, Pa. Co-ed, ages 7-21. One-week sessions with weekend stayovers available. Mild to moderate developmental challenges, features traditional camp activities, plus academics, vocational preparation, speech and language therapy. 215-658-1708.
Camp Living Wonders. Clarkesville, Ga. Co-ed, 7-15. Ten- day and twelve-day sessions. The Southeast’s only Jewish residential camp and intentional community built to empower people with developmental disabilities and their families to integrate into their community with confidence and independence. 678-888-2259.
Camp Sparrowwood. Dahlonega, Ga. Co-ed, ages 9 and up. One-week sessions. Nature activities, cookouts, crafts, games, horseback riding, swimming. 1:2 counselor-camper ratio. 706-864-6181.
Camp Twin Lakes. Rutledge, Winder and Warm Springs, Ga. Co-ed, ages 7 and older. One-week 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.
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.
SOAR. North Carolina, Florida, Wyoming, California and International Co-ed, ages 8-18. Ten to twenty-six day program sessions. High-adventure summer camps for youth with learning differences. 828-456-3435.
Talisman Programs. Zirconia, N.C. Ages 6-22. Five-, thirteen-, sixteen- and nineteen- day sessions. Summer camp for youth with high-functioning autism, ADHD, or LDs. Increase social competence, make friends, have fun! 828-697-6313.