Overnight Camp Suggestions for Kids
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Overnight Camp for artsy 8 year old boy?
Hi there, I'm wondering if anyone can recommend an overnight camp for an 8 year old boy who is more artsy and not sporty. He likes the woods and camping, but doesn't like any sports at all. thanks! Anne
My kids are older, but they adore uCamps. It's an arts camp with a little bit of everything in the Santa Cruz mountains. The director and counselors are fantastic with kids and make sure everyone feels welcome and comfortable. There is structure to the day, but the kids get to choose what they do from a variety of options. And my kids say the food is good! The session for kids your son's age is called uCamps Discovery (2nd-8th graders) and it will be August 2nd-August 7th this coming summer. You can check out their website: ucamps.org Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Lucy K
My son would like to attend summer camp in 2014, and I'm trying to find a place that offers vegetarian meals. Does anyone have any good suggestions within three hours of the Bay Area? He will be 10 years old next summer.
My daughter, who is two years older, has attended three different Girl Scout Camps and they do a great job with special diets. Before each meal, they announce that vegan and vegetarian meals are available at the dining window and she was satisfied with the food. In particular, she liked Skylark Ranch the best, followed by Deer Lake, if anyone is looking for recommendations. I'm hoping to find a similar overnight camp for boys: fun, reasonably priced, traditional camp with vegetarian meals on offer. Any suggestions? Thank you! Jenn
You might try Full Belly Farm - they do one week summer sleepaway camps. It's about 2 hours from the East Bay and a really amazing place. (They are a CSA). While I'm not sure if the meals at camp would be solely vegetarian, I'm sure there would be a lot of vegetarian options. We recently signed our kids up for a half day kids-camp thing, part of the annual Full Belly Hoes Down, and they had a blast. They're vegetarian, and the lunch that day was veggie. I don't see anything listed on the site yet for camp in 2014 (fullbellyfarm.com) but I'm sure they'll put info up eventually, or you can email them via the site. -- likely parent of a future Full Belly sleepaway camper