TIPS FOR OVERNIGHT CAMP PLANNING
Summer Camp Guru currently lists residential camps in the Carolinas and surrounding areas in TN, VA, and GA. We also have several listings for other U.S. and international locations, primarily via travel programs with local camps.
To maximize results, use only the age/grade, gender, and category filters. Use the date range if needed.
Activity selections will return results that have any of the activities, not camps with all of them.
The activity list is not exclusive. We just only have room for 10 selections. Check the camp’s website for more info.
How to expand your search results for more details
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Register early! Smaller traditional camps with high return rates can fill up in September.
Popular or prestigious academic programs often open registration in December or January; to secure a spot mark your calendar and be prepared for any application or audition requirements.
We can list up to ten activities per camp, but some have more than 30. Activities such as games and arts & crafts are not listed, as every traditional camp has those. If you’re looking for something specific, be sure to check the camp’s website. Some websites are more informative than others, so don’t be afraid to contact the camp if you have questions.
CIT and LIT sessions are usually not included in our database, as those programs tend to target returning campers who already know about them.
To accurately compare costs, look at all types of discounts, and whether there are extra fees for activities like horseback riding.
If the scholarship field says “yes,” explore the options for financial assistance (and apply early).
Again, register early! If the camp of your choice is full, join the waitlist. Plans can change over the course of eight months. Plus, waitlisted campers often get priority the following year.
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Family camp is a great way to check out facilities and activities.