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Camps for the Whole Family

Take your whole family on an all-inclusive vacation to a beautiful outdoor destination where the planning is done and recreation options await your arrival. According to the American Camp Association, experiencing a Family Camp—where you enjoy activities and live together in a new, different, peaceful outdoor environment—helps nurture relationships and provide opportunities to improve communication …

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Outdoorsy Summer Camps & Schools – 2020

Summertime is for kids to experience outdoor adventure—the hands-in-dirt, skinned knees, messy-hair-don’t-care type of adventure. Here’s our annual list of regional summer camps and nature-based schools that provide unique opportunities for learning about nature, science, and outdoor skills—with something for every child, any age, and every family.

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Twin Eagles Wilderness School’s Outdoor Survival Camp Offers More Than Skills

Outdoor survival camps fill a unique role. Twin Eagles Wilderness School offers camps and classes in Spokane and north Idaho with activities ranging from archery and fire building to storytelling and natural camouflage—all of which help develop self-awareness and a connection to the natural world, including the people around them. Michele Dao has three children …

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One Week at Summer Camp Can Create a Lifelong Learner

Day camps let kids explore new interests, deepen learning, and make connections with mentors and friends outside of school. Julianne Clark is St. George’s School’s Summer Program Coordinator. She emphasizes camps not only give kids a chance to explore activities and subjects they really love, but also dip their toes in the water and try …

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