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summer camp - USA?? UK??

Hi we are thinking about sending our middle school children to a summer camp in the states for 2 weeks - has anyone got any recommendations?
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I was a camp counselor in Maine in the US one summer, the girls in my bunk were age 9. I was a horseback riding specialist so I didn't have the free time that others did.

While I know they had fun - its the actions of the leaders that would make your head spin. Oh the stories!

In any case, I hope you find something great that your kids will love. I can definitely vouch for the New England area as the weather is lovely in the summer time.
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I was a camp counselor in Maine in the US one summer, the girls in my bunk were age 9. I was a horseback riding specialist so I didn't have the free time that others did.

While I know they had fun - its the actions of the leaders that would make your head spin. Oh the stories!

In any case, I hope you find something great that your kids will love. I can definitely vouch for the New England area as the weather is lovely in the summer time.
I'll second that. I grew up in New England and always enjoyed the activities we did and friends I made over the summer months.

If you want a suggestion (though I have absolutely no idea if it still exists), I can recommend Camp Abenaki (Abnaki?) on Lake Champlain in Vermont. Great lakefront property and wooden cabins.
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Re: summer camp - USA?? UK??

Camp Seagull and Camp Seafare are both VERY reputable summer camps located in NC. They are very centered on sailing, so if that is of interest I would definitely recommend the camp. My cousins attended the camp and their children now go. It is a bit pricey and don't know if there will still be spots for this summer, but it is a GREAT camp! Website is http://www.seagull-seafarer.org/. Pls. note that summers can get pretty hot, so keep that in mind if the kids are sensitive to heat.

If the kids are middle school, I also had a number of friends who did a trip outwest, also originating from NC, that they all loved. Was a fairly small group of kids (teens) who went with a couple of adults and visited all the national parks, etc. The son of one of my cousins just went and had a blast. His aunt (also my cousin ) met her husband on the trip! The website is
http://www.tctw.com/tripinfo.php
If you want more info, let me know and I will get up with them to get the necessary contact info.

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