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About Adirondack Mountain Summer Camps

Learn more about Adirondack mountain summer camps, including the cost, options, how to deal with homesickness, and more. 

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Many parents find consolation in knowing that prices vary considerably between different summer camps. Don't just call one camp and rule them all out before checking around!

Fees can range from $200 to $800 a week for a day camp, and $600 to $1,200 a week for an overnight camp, on average. Factors that go into the price include if it's day or overnight, how long the session is, where it's located, and more.

Many camps (even private camps) offer scholarships and discounts for families that qualify, or sibling discounts. Also, nonprofit organizations sometimes offer summer camp at little or no charge.

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Not all Adirondack Mountain summer camps are created equal! Sleepaway camps (also known as overnight or resident camps) are great for children to get the full summer camp experience.

Sports camps are a wonderful way for your child to get some great exercise and sharpen their skills over the summer.

Day camp is a great alternative to sleepaway camp and a great option for children in their early years into their teens (some accept children under five). Day camps also offer the same caliber outdoor and arts and crafts experiences.

Some camps revolve around a particular theme, or may have a theme that changes by the week.

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Special Needs

If your child has a physical or learning disability, don't rule out summer camp! Many Adirondack Mountain summer camps take steps to accommodate special campers, with a well-trained and caring staff, so your child can enjoy the same summer full of fun as any other young girl or boy.

Special needs facilities and accommodations would be a good thing to add to your list of questions for the camp directors.

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Many children go through some separation anxiety at varying levels when they go to sleepaway camp, no matter how much fun they are having. B

ear in mind that most of the time, homesickness is not a cause for concern and children often overcome their fears in a matter of days. Learn more about homesickness if you are sending your child to a sleepaway camp this summer.

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ACA Accreditation

Many Adirondack Mountain summer camps are ACA accredited. These camps must meet nearly 300 health, safety, and program quality standards, and there are quite a few to choose from.

Learn more by visiting the ACA website or calling (800) 428-CAMP.

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Early Registration

It is smart to begin researching and exploring summer camps as early as possible. Many parents spend their winter touring facilities and meeting with camp officials to find Adirondack Mountain summer camps that might be right for their child.

It's a good idea to get an early start and secure a place for your child while there is still availability. Begin exploring your options today!

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