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{resources camp guide} BEFORE CAMPERS LEAVE For both child and parent, the camp experience begins long before the bags are packed. Technology plays a key role leading up to your child’s first days away. Most

overnight

camps

have

websites with video clips, photos of kids in action and even testimonials of past campers, which are good places to begin. Check out photo galleries and videos from past summers to get an idea of what your youngster can expect, and show your camper-to-be so he or she feels comfortable. Many camps also send out tweets and update posts throughout the year, so families can “experience” camp life beforehand, from home. In addition, most websites include links to apply, make payments and view financial information. Before

Laura’s

son

Will,

now

12, began attending camp in Black Mountain three summers ago, Laura had the usual parental concerns. Would he be homesick? Get enough to eat?

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ACA= Accredited with the American Camp Association

Name

Ages

Features

Internet & Phone

*ACAC Summer Camps See ad page 11

Age 3 –G 8

Waterpark, tennis, arts, sports, field trips & more.

acac.com 434-978-7529

*AstroCamp See ad page 75

8–14

Science, adventure and traditional camp fun. Teaches 21st century skills.

astrocampsummerva.org 888-836-1212

*Boar’s Head Sports Club See ad page 67

5–10

Members-only themed camps, child-care, tennis; IM-Rec/guest squash; public golf.

boarsheadresort.com 434-972-6031

*Camp Alleghany for Girls See ad page 75

7–16

Traditional outdoors camp for girls with sports, dance & drama. R, ACA.

campalleghanyforgirls.com 304-645-1316

*Camp Friendship See ad page 70

7–16

Programs include swimming, equestrian, field trips, sports, arts & more. R, ACA.

campfriendship.com 800-873-3223

*Camp Hidden Meadows See ad page 76

6–16

Outdoor adventures, horseback riding, arts & crafts, organic farm & more. R, ACA.

camphiddenmeadows.com 800-600-4752

*Camp Holiday Trails See ad inside back cover

All Ages

Camp for kids with special needs, family camps and more. R. ACA.

campholidaytrails.org 434-977-3781

March 2018

CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM March 2018  

Volume 19 Issue 3

CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM March 2018  

Volume 19 Issue 3