Although it may be only February, it’s time to start thinking about summer camps. Summer camp is not only a perfect place for your child to make new lifelong friends but it is here that they learn new skills, gain more self-confidence and develop their sense of independence. At summer camp they will create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
There are some excellent summer camps in the Midwest to send your child too. Here is our list of the best:
Teton Valley Ranch Camp – Dubois, Wyoming
Want to know what it is like to live like a cowboy or a cowgirl this summer? You can do just that here at Teton Valley Ranch Camp. For kids ages ten to sixteen, they learn all about the pioneer spirit and the traditions of the Old West. From fly fishing to archery and of course horseback riding, there is so much for them to not only do but to learn.
Red Arrow Camp – Woodruff, Wisconsin
This camp is just for boys’ ages seven to sixteen and was founded all the way back in 1920. It is right on Wisconsin’s Trout Lake. There is usually about 100 campers at a time and they can participate in awesome activities such as canoeing, learning how to woodwork and sailing. They also have awesome themed nights such as Cabin Stunt Night and holding their very own Olympics.
Camp Marimeta – Eagle River, Wisconsin
If you are looking for a great camp for just girls, Camp Marimeta is where it is at. Girls ages seven to 15 come here every summer to enjoy the secluded Meta Lake that is surrounded by Wisconsin’s expansive North Woods. Girls can participate in some awesome activities such as yoga, gymnastics, and many dance programs. Because it is right on the lake, these girls can also participate in tons of lake activities such as boating and windsurfing.
Camp Lookout – Northern Michigan
This camp is one that you can’t get there by car. You have to arrive by pontoon. For ages seven to 15, this camp is all about creating a creative and fostering an imaginative environment. With a beautiful backdrop right on Lake Michigan, they focus on campers creating their adventures and unplugging from the electronic world to concentrate on making lifelong friends and experiences. Kids here can participate in activities such as art classes, writing and directing their play. Or they can take part in scavenger hunts or nighttime stargazing. Most of these activities are designed by their very own campers creating a place where they can focus on being creative rather than being competitive.
Looking for things to do while waiting for the camp to start or consider spending summer on your backyard? Check out these fun things to do and plan your outdoor activities ahead of time
13 Summer Boredom Kicking Activities
- Bump n Bounce Body Bumpers
- Wembley Tangled Up Lawn Game
- Catch Ball Paddle Game
- Giant Connect 4
- Rubber Horseshoe Set
- Cornhole Game Set
- Potato Sack Race Bags
- Giant Tic-Tac-Toe Game
- Yardzee Set
- Outdoor Family Bocce Game
- Giant Yard Dominoes
- Outdoor Ladder Toss Game
- Ring Toss Games
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