Has your child been hinting at getting away from it all for a few days…without you? Well, summer is the perfect time to call his or her bluff/give your kids an unforgettable experience with a week-long or longer stay at a summer sleepaway camp! Sit down together with this list of overnight adventures to see which camps appeal most to the both of you and get ready, set, go for an experience neither one of you will forget!

Idyllwild Arts

Offering art-centric experiences like music, songwriting, fashion design, theatre, dance and more since 1950, Idyllwild Arts camp offer workshops for all ages and abilities and is surrounded by picturesque mountains. Kids sleep in residence halls and eat in a large dining hall. Tuition covers all meals, housing, workshops, program instruction, concerts, student performances, student life, private instruction and art showings.

Camp Woodcraft

Also near Idyllwild is Camp Woodcraft, a traditional overnight camp that has been operating since 1922. Kids will have fun playing games, exploring, hiking and of course gathering around a campfire at night – ghost stories optional. They will sleep in cabins and eat in a large dining hall.

Mountain Meadow Ranch Summer Camp

A co-ed traditional camp is located on a 900-acre ranch in the Sierras. Family owned since 1956, campers at Mountain Meadow will spend their jam-packed days swimming, hiking, climbing trees, traversing rope courses, working with animals and horsemanship.

Camp Wasewagan on the River

Located along the Santa Ana River, nestled in the San Bernardino National Forest, Camp Wasewagan on the River offers excitement and adventure at this traditional overnight summer camp. Campers hike, discover archery, fencing, riflery & paintball. There are activities like swimming, high ropes course, stand-up paddle boarding, roller skating, hiking and horseback riding all near Big Bear Lake.

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