Are you craving gooey s'mores? Do you love sharing frightening ghost stories? Then why not scrap your usual summer vacation plans and go back to camp—with the whole family? This year spend time enjoying nature and making memories together the old fashioned way!
Wonder Valley Family Camp, Sanger, Calif.
If you're headed to central California, this resort-style camp will please every member of the family. Located in the scenic Sierra Nevada foothills, this 75-acre getaway offers a variety of activities, from horseback riding and swimming to talent shows for the kids and special evening entertainment for parents. Don't forget to sign up for a yoga class, paintball tournament or day trip to the nearby state parks and rivers.
Hulbert Outdoor Center, Fairlee, Vt.
Does the thought of cooking over a campfire and perfecting your archery skills sound fantastic? This classic outdoor camp focuses on all the things you did as a kid at camp: climbing ropes, canoeing and making crafts. Your family will even eat cafeteria style in the mess hall, and you can choose between a tent or a cabin to call home during your vacation.
Pine Cove Christian Camps, Texas
With six locations throughout The Lone Star state, there's sure to be a reservation open for a last minute summer trip. This religious-focused camp includes family devotionals, zip line tours with the kids, relaxing by the pool and bible study classes. And, of course, there will be family skits to perform at meal time!
Sandy Hill Family Camp, Quantico, Md.
Is the whole family, including four-legged friends, going on vacation? This camp gladly welcomes leashed pets to their East Coast facility, which is just two hours from Washington, D.C., on the Nanticoke River. Expect to spend your days fishing, swimming and sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows. Participate in the planned family activities or explore the nearby state parks on your own.
Camp Comeca, Cozad, Neb.
Whether you want a hotel room, dorm-style living or to spend your evenings in a cabin, this camp has them all. During the day, test out your tennis skills or go for a ride on the bike trails. There's even an indoor heated pool to explore with the kids. If you're planning an all-family reunion, this camp can accommodate group parties of up to 100 people in the meeting rooms.