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  • Minimum stay is usually a week (six days and five or six nights); some camps offer weekend sessions.
  • Prices vary depending on the number and age of children. The rates we list are based on a family of four with two adults and two kids ages 7 and 13.
  • Unless noted, fees are for a weeklong stay and cover meals, activities, and the least expensive non-tent-camping accommodations.
  • Cabins are almost always single-family. "Dorm-style" rooms indidcate a shared bath down the hall; "hotel-style" means en suite bathrooms.
  • The dates we list tend to be for summer and fall; some camps, however, also organize special family programs throughout the year.
  • Not all camps provide linens and towels, so ask.
  • Camps accredited by the American Camp Association ( meet 26 health and safety standards and are usually handicapped-accessible.
  • is a good resource for additional listings of family camps in the U.S. and abroad.
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