Summer Camp Guide for Attleboro Area
Enrollment is starting soon for many summer camps. Here's a selection of summer camps in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
With the choice and variety of summer camps available in New England in 2013, boredom won't be an option.
Organizations, from the YMCA to the Attleboro Recreation Department, offer dozens of camp choices for recreation, science, reading, sports, music and more. Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a more focused camp, this list can easily launch your camp search with examples in your town and surrounding areas.
Cape Cod Sea Camp
Location: Brewster, Mass.
Type: Overnight sports, activities and lessons
Dates: 3 1/2 or 7 week session, June 30-Aug. 17
Details: Resident Campers have the opportunity to choose different activities out of an average of 20. Activity periods are approximately one hour.
Information: www.capecodseacamps.com, 508-896-3451
Location: Hinsdale, Mass.
Type: Girls traditional
Dates: June 22-Aug. 10
Details: Camp Danbee offers girls a well-rounded, comprehensive, and instructionally oriented program. The skilled and enthusiastic staff of specialized instructors help campers to improve their abilities whether in the pool, on the soccer field, in gymnastics, in art, at dance, on the lake or on stage.
Wizards & Warriors
Location: Westford, Mass.
Dates: 3 sessions; June 30-Aug. 9
Details: This is the most immersive summer camp experience with outdoor battles and encounters, late night events, and special events planned. All meals are provided. Campers reside in either wooden cabins with screen windows and doors, or platform cabin tents with screen windows and doors.
Location: Lenox, Mass.
Type: Boys traditional
Dates: June 22-Aug. 10
Details: Campers participate in a variety of activities that features team and individual sports, lake and pool activities, outdoor adventure, and arts & creativity featuring our popular woodshop.
Location: Bentley University, Waltham, Mass.
Dates: June 30-Aug. 16
Details: This core computer camp program is for 8-17 year olds and balances technology learning with fun summer camp activities in two-week sessions. It also offers a one week mini session at the end of the summer. It also offers over 20 Technology Workshops plus five recreation choices including Retro Games, Tennis, Swimming and Drama.
Location: Cranston, R.I.
Type: Only Jewish Camp in Rhode Island
Dates: 2 & 4 week sessions, June-August
Details: Camp JORI, the only Jewish overnight camp in Rhode Island, has been providing memorable summer experiences for children since 1937.
Information: www.camp.findthebest.com/l/1140/Camp-Jori, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Exeter, R.I.
Type: Christian camping experience
Dates: 1 week sessions, June 23-Aug. 16
Details: There are over 300 acres of field, wetland, and forest to explore and enjoy at Canonicus. They offer a variety of traditional camp activities which are wholesome and engaging as well as daily Bible study designed to encourage campers' faith.
Location: 80 Carby St., Westwood, Mass.
Type: Traditional summer day camp
Dates: Weekly, June 24-Aug. 23
Details: Situated on 1,130 acres of unspoiled woodlands, winding streams, extensive hiking trails and scenic ponds, Hale Day Camp offers the perfect backdrop for a summer of outdoor exploration and learning.
Information: www.halereservation.org, 781-326-1770
Green Apple Campus
Location: Olin College, Needham, Mass.
Type: Science, technology, engineering, architecture, design and invention
Dates: Weekly, July 1-Aug. 9
Details: Programs are categorized as Adventures with LEGO®, Robotics in Engineering & Invention and Digital Media & Technology. Staff provides assistance, instruction, sample projects, challenge projects and theme based outlines.
Information: www.greenapplecamps.com, 877-735-4550
Location: Throughout Massachusetts
Type: Nature day camps
Dates: 1 week sessions, June 24-Aug. 16
Details: At Mass Audubon's summer camp programs, children spend time outdoors, discover the natural world, meet new friends, play noncompetitive games and have fun! And with 18 day camps from the Berkshires to the Cape & Islands, and everywhere in between, there's a Mass audubon camp in your neighborhood.
Location: Franklin, Dover, Natick, Wellesley, Foxboro, Marlboro, Mass.
Type: Lacrosse camp
Dates: 4-day sessions, June 25-July 28
Details: With PrimeTime Lacrosse you see a staff of individuals that is always engaged with the campers, holding themselves and the players to the highest level of sportsmanship and integrity on and off the field.
Aquidneck Island Camp
Location: Portsmouth, RI
Dates: July 1-Aug. 16
Details: Aquidneck Island Day Camp gives parents a way to provide a fun-packed summer with all that the island has to offer: horseback riding, swimming, sailing, art & music, sports, field trips & more!
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