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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




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





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

19th Annual Camp Guide R= Residential Camp options


ACA= Accredited with the American Camp Association




Internet & Phone

*ACAC Summer Camps See ad page 11

Age 3 –G 8

Waterpark, tennis, arts, sports, field trips & more. 434-978-7529

*AstroCamp See ad page 75


Science, adventure and traditional camp fun. Teaches 21st century skills. 888-836-1212

*Boar’s Head Sports Club See ad page 67


Members-only themed camps, child-care, tennis; IM-Rec/guest squash; public golf. 434-972-6031

*Camp Alleghany for Girls See ad page 75


Traditional outdoors camp for girls with sports, dance & drama. R, ACA. 304-645-1316

*Camp Friendship See ad page 70


Programs include swimming, equestrian, field trips, sports, arts & more. R, ACA. 800-873-3223

*Camp Hidden Meadows See ad page 76


Outdoor adventures, horseback riding, arts & crafts, organic farm & more. R, ACA. 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. 434-977-3781

March 2018

CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM March 2018  

Volume 19 Issue 3

CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM March 2018  

Volume 19 Issue 3