10 summer camps worth the money
As the long school vacation approaches, parents face a wide array of choices. Here are some reasonably priced options where children can not only stay busy but also pursue their passions and develop new ones.
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Last summer I spent an entire week at the Future Investor Clubs of America Wall Street Summer Camp. It was awesome, I am thinking about owning my business and being an investor and this camp gave me the training and more! We visited the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, American Museum of Finance, United Nations, Corporations and more. We even went Times Square, South Seaport, NBC Studios and other tourist attractions. It was safe, professionally run and most of all it was the best camp I ever attended.
I went to Concordia Language Village back in the 60's. What a great experience. Back then they had Spanish camp.
Concordia Language Villages is an awesome experience. There are 15 languages offered with 1,2, and 4 week summer programs, and it might be possible to earn high school language credit while having fun at camp. The kids usually don't want to go home at the end of the session.
My daughter has earned 3 years of high school credit for French this way and never took it in school. Also great for home-schoolers.
My daughter went to the Minneapolis Version of Girls Rock Camp. It's called Girl's Rock and Roll Retreat and it is DEFINITELY worth the money. She developed so much confidence and ability to work with a team in this camp. She came out feeling confident that she can perform in public--something she never really believed until now.
The girls come together, develop a band, many learn to play or pick up a micorphone for the first time (like my daughter) and then they write their own songs with full instrumental and perform at a local club. Here is a sample of what this camp can do.
Pretty amazing. For the Minneapolis version, you can learn more at
If you want a really great camp at a great price in the Las Vegas area, check our my camp at potosipinescamp.org.
We have archery, games crafts and all the summer camp fun! All staff are trained and background checked. We are Methodist sponsored but everyone is welcome! Our program goals are: leadership, self-esteem, community and the environment. Every kids should get to go to camp!
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