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Northeast Traditional Summer Camps

Northeast Traditional Summer Camps for Kids & Teens

Northeast traditional summer camps, often called overnight camps or sleep-away camps, have been a summer institution in the United States for more than a century. As the most popular summer camp destination in the world, Northeast traditional summer camps include programs in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Northeast traditional camps offer a variety of different sports, arts, and learning activities in addition to special surprises and unexpected events.

While all Northeast traditional summer camps offer a variety of activities, many do have subtle programming distinctions that make them unique. Some camps offer free-choice scheduling where campers choose their own electives, and other camps offer structured schedules pre-selected by the camp. Some Northeast traditional camps focus on sports instruction, while others encourage more arts-based activities. Likewise, some camps promote healthy competition, while others are distinctly non-competitive. Regardless of the program that families choose, Northeast traditional summer camps help boys, girls, and teens make friends, build confidence, and enjoy an incredible summer experience in the great outdoors!

Ages, Tuition, and Session Length at Northeast Traditional Summer Camps

Overnight traditional summer camps in the Northeast typically accommodate campers between the ages of 7 and 17 (elementary, middle, and high school students in grades 3 through 12). Most programs group campers by age and grade to maximize learning and social opportunities.

Most Northeast traditional sleep-away camps run 1 week, 2 week, 3 week, 4 week, and 7 week sessions. The cost of traditional summer camps can vary considerably as most programs can fall anywhere between $250 and $1,500 per week. According to the American Camp Association, summer camps in the Northeast are the most expensive in the country with an average weekly tuition of approximately $750.

Choosing the Best Northeast Traditional Summer Camp

There are many subtle differences that distinguish each traditional camp program in the Northeast. Does the program offer a variety of activities, or do they concentrate on just a few specialties? Does the camp encourage competition, and if so, at what level? Do campers choose their own schedule, or does the camp provide one for them? Do campers receive instruction from professional coaches or college-age students? What is the camp's staff and camper annual return rate? What values does the camp look to instill by the end of the summer? Knowing which program elements will suite your children best is essential to choosing a great traditional camp.

To help match your family with the perfect traditional summer camp in the Northeast (or anywhere else in the world), Choice Camps offers free placement advice - just call our office at 617-264-0939 and we'll recommend great programs that should be a great fit for your kid or teen!

Recommended Northeast Traditional Summer Camps

Camp Wachusett for Boys - Brandon, VT

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 14
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,300
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Maine Teen Camp - Porter, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Performing Arts, Music, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Waukeela Camp for Girls - Eaton Center, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,200
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Camp Fatima - Gilmanton Iron Works, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: 5 - 99
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $400
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Moose River Outpost - Jackman, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Camp Echo - Blomingburg, NY

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Baseball and Softball, Soccer, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,200
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Camp Farwell - Newbury, VT

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Horseback Riding, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 5 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Camp Walden - Diamond Point, NY

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Tennis, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,300
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Camp Kenwood for Boys - Wilmot, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Music, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,300
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Camp Hilltop - Hancock, NY

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Fine Arts, General Sports
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,100
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Brant Lake Camp - Brant Lake, NY

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Baseball and Softball, Soccer, Tennis, General Sports, Football
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Brant Lake Dance Camp - Brant Lake, NY

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts
  • Camp Specialty: Dance, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 11 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Camp Avoda - Middleboro, MA

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,000
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Camp Med-O-Lark - Washington, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Circus, Dance, Music, Photography, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Camp Chen-A-Wanda - Thompson, PA

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Circus, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 5 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Camp Robindel for Girls - Center Harbor, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,700
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Camp Wigwam - Waterford, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration, General Sports
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,200
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Camp Wa-Klo - Jaffrey, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Horseback Riding, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Camp Chateaugay - Merrill, NY

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Horseback Riding, Outdoor Exploration, Soccer, General Sports
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,000
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Camp Micah - Bridgton, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Camp Shohola - Greeley, PA

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,300
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Camp Walt Whitman - Piermont, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Baseball and Softball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Tennis, General Sports, Hockey, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,700
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YMCA Camp Fuller - Wakefield, RI

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Fine Arts, General Sports
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $600
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Camp Matoaka - Smithfield, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Tennis, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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Camp Hawkeye - Moultonborough, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $900
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Camp Kinder Ring - Hopewell Junction, NY

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Camp Wingate Kirkland - Yarmouth Post, MA

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Adirondack Woodcraft Camps - Old Forge, NY

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,300
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Brookwood Camps - Glen Spey, NY

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Baseball and Softball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, General Sports, Football, Hockey
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,100
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Camp Glen Brook - Marlborough, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts
  • Camp Specialty: Fine Arts, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 14
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,000
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Camp Emerson - Hinsdale, MA

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Photography, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Camp Bauercrest - Amesbury, MA

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,100
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Camp Moosilauke - Orford, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Camp Waziyatah - Waterford, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,900
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JCC Maccabi Camp Kingswood - Bridgton, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $900
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Camp Mataponi - Cumberland, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Horseback Riding, Tennis, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Maine Arts Camp - Unity, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Academic, Arts
  • Camp Specialty: Environmental Science, Gifted and Talented, Robotics, Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Dance, Music, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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American Youth Foundation: Camp Merrowvista - Center Tuftonboro, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $800
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Pine Forest Camp - Rowland, PA

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Camp Timber Tops - Greeley, PA

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,700
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Lake Owego Camp - Greeley, PA

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,700
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Camp Bernadette - Gilmanton Iron Works, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Special Needs, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Asperger's Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 5 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $600
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Camp All-Star - Kents Hill, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Baseball and Softball, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, General Sports, Football, Hockey
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Camp Cobbossee - Winthrop, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Baseball and Softball, Basketball, Biking, Soccer, Tennis, General Sports
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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Camp Kippewa - Monmouth, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Horseback Riding, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,900
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Camp Mah-Kee-Nac - Lenox, MA

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Baseball and Softball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, General Sports, Football
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Camp Danbee - Hinsdale, MA

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Performing Arts, Dance, Gymnastics, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Camp Netimus - Milford, PA

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,300
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Camp Wicosuta - Hebron, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Horseback Riding, Gymnastics, Tennis, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $3,300
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Camp Winaukee - Moultonboro, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Baseball and Softball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, General Sports, Football, Hockey
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,700
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Julian Krinsky Yesh Shabbat - King of Prussia, PA

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Academic, Arts
  • Camp Specialty: College and SAT Prep, General Academics, International Studies, Language, Public Speaking, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 10 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Camp Winadu - Pittsfield, MA

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Baseball and Softball, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, General Sports, Football, Hockey
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Camp Evergreen for Girls - Wilmot, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Music, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,100
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Camp Laurel - Mount Vernon, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,700
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Camp Laurel South - Casco, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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Aloha Camp - Fairlee, VT

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Aloha Hive - Fairlee, VT

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Lanakila - Fairlee, VT

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Ohana Camp - Post Mills, VT

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: None - None
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $None
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Camp Vega - Fayette, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Horseback Riding, General Sports
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Camp North Star - Poland Spring, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Appel Farm Summer Arts Camp - Elmer, NJ

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts
  • Camp Specialty: Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Photography, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 9 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Camp Weequahic - Lakewood, PA

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Long Lake Camp for the Arts - Dobbs Ferry, NY

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts
  • Camp Specialty: Performing Arts, Circus, Dance, Music
  • Camper Ages: 9 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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Greenwood Trails - Winsted, CT

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,100
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Long Lake Camp Adventures - Long Lake, NY

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Baseball and Softball, Outdoor Exploration
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Camp Wekeela - Hartford, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Cape Cod Sea Camps - Brewster, MA

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 13
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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Camp Equinunk - Equinunk, PA

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Camp Blue Ridge - Equinunk, PA

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Windsor Mountain International - Windsor, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Academic, Arts, Family, Special Needs
  • Camp Specialty: Environmental Science, International Studies, Performing Arts, Hearing Impairment, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 99
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,000
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Forest Lake Camp - Chestertown, NY

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,300
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Camp Zeke - Poyntelle, PA

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camp Specialty: Fitness
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,300
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Fernwood Cove - Harrison, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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Camp Caribou - Winslow, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,700
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Waterville Valley Summer Camp - Waterville Valley, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Golf, Tennis, General Sports
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 14
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $900
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Hidden Valley Camp - Freedom, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Kingsley Pines Camp - Raymond, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Family, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,100
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Camp Nashoba North - Raymond, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Horseback Riding, Golf, Soccer, Tennis
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Camp Shane New York - Ferndale, NY

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports, Cycling
  • Camp Specialty: Weight Loss
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,200
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Kutsher's Sports Academy - Great Barrington, MA

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Dance, Baseball and Softball, Basketball, Fitness, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, General Sports
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island - Newport, RI

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sailing and SCUBA
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration, Sailing
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,900
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