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Camps in the USA

Find summer camps and programs in the USA

There are lots of camps in the United States. And across the US, from the east coast to the west, there are great summer and winter camps. For instance, there are camps offered in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Some of these camps are only open to Americans. But many of them are open to Americans, Canadians, and children from a wide variety of countries. Some also offer some special international programs.

Why go to a US camp?

US camps, like Canadian camps, offer a wide range of possibilities. They have both day and overnight options. They also offer traditional and specialty programs. And they can focus on sports, arts, and education, among other things. For instance, in the US, there are tennis, swimming, martial arts, dance, acting, science, and ESL camps.

If you’re a Canadian, a US camp offers your child a special opportunity to expand their horizons. Your child will live in a different country and be part of a new community. They’ll make new friends and connect with different people.

For many kids, this means stepping out of one’s comfort zone. And this can be very beneficial. It can lead to growth and maturity. It can also boost one’s confidence and self-esteem.

Finding the right US camp

Many of the things you should look for in a US camp are similar to what you would look for in any type of camp. Most importantly, as a parent, you’ll want to make sure you find the right fit for your child. To do so, you’ll need to reflect on a number of questions about a camp:

  • Location: is it in an appealing place?
  • Cost: is it within your budget?
  • Environment: are you looking for a city or rural camp?
  • Duration: are you looking for a short-stay or long-term camp?
  • Size: are you looking for a big or small camp?
  • Values and philosophy: are you looking for a religious, leadership, or health and fitness camp?

On the other hand, if your child is Canadian (or from any country other than the US), there are some special questions you’ll need to consider. They include the following:

  • Is your child ready for a sleepover camp?
  • Will your child be going to camp with anyone they know? If not, are they okay with this?
  • Does your child need special documentation for camp (a visa, passport, insurance, etc.)?
  • How will your child get to camp?
  • Is your child interested in American culture?

Finding a camp in the US (or elsewhere)

To learn more about how to find the right camp for your child, read our choosing guide. For the ultimate checklist on choosing a good camp, read our ebook.  

Below, we list camps in the United States. To learn more about a camp, click on its Our Kids profile.



List of USA Summer camps and programs

   Special Needs Support: Mild    Specialized   
GTA Photography Classes : Camps   
Photography & Video Camps for kids (8-12) & teens (13-18). Campers learn from award-winning photographers & apply their new skills on daily field trips. Give your child the BEST SUMMER EVER!

Ottawa; Downtown East, Toronto; Illinois

Visual arts: Photo/Video

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, Program
from $399/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, Program Coed 399 8-18 0 Ottawa, Downtown East, Toronto, Illinois
Cornell International Summer Debate Camp   
Cornell University hosts an International Summer Debate Camp where students from all over the world engage in and advance their argumentation, debate, persuasive communication, and public speaking skills.

New York

Education: Public Speaking/Debate

  • Ages 14 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight
Cost Varies
Overnight Coed 0 14-18 1 New York
Camp Pillsbury   
A coed overnight camp with over 100 activities, including circus arts, musical theater, sports, dance, technology, horseback riding, water sports, extreme sports, gymnastics, archery, role playing games, and much more.


Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $349/week
Day, Overnight Coed 349 6-17 2 Minnesota
Army and Navy Academy Summer Camp   
Army and Navy Academy Summer Programs offers your young co-eds motivational summer leadership, academic, and recreation camps that encourage active involvement, accountability, skill development, and personal growth.


Reading: Leadership training

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $2,995/session
Overnight Coed 2995 10-17 3 California
Guitar Workshop Plus   
The ultimate experience in music education! Locations in Toronto, San Diego, Seattle, and Nashville offering day and overnight music and performance programs.

Washington; California; Tennessee; Downsview, Toronto

Music (multi)

  • Ages 10 to 80
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $500/week
Day, Overnight Coed 500 10-80 4 Washington, California, Tennessee, Downsview, Toronto
Camp Med-O-Lark   
A Co-ed Arts Camp situated on a pristine lake. We offer an all-elective program where campers create their own schedule from a wide array of activities such as Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Circus, Photography & much more.


Art (multi)

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $3,400/2 weeks
Overnight Coed 3400 8-16 5 Maine
Windridge Tennis & Sports Camps   
Located in Vermont’s Green Mountains, Windridge Tennis and Sports Camps stand unique among camps in that we incorporate sports-specialty camps within the traditional framework of a rural New England camp setting.


Sport (multi)

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $1,575/week
Overnight Coed 1575 7-15 6 Vermont
Me to We Take Action Camp   
Take Action Day & Overnight Camp are where young people will discover their potential through interactive team-building, specialized workshops, games and hands on volunteer experience, in a fun and inclusive environment!

Arizona; Bethany; Corktown, Toronto

Education: Social Justice/Empowerment

  • Ages 9 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $400/week
Day, Overnight Coed 400 9-18 7 Arizona, Bethany, Corktown, Toronto
International Junior Golf Academy   
Stay on Top of Your Game with IJGA Golf Summer Camp! IJGA offers coed, summer boarding and day golf camps for the novice to elite level athlete ages 8-19. Choose from Core or Elite Camp Programs.

South Carolina

Sport: Golf

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $1,500/week
Day, Overnight Coed 1500 8-18 8 South Carolina
Bishops Gate Golf Academy   
Bishops Gate Golf Academy provides junior golfers with a plan and strategy to get better. Campers receive individualized fitness, mental and technical training techniques to continue improving their game.


Sport: Golf

  • Ages 10 to 19
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $2,095/week
Day, Overnight Coed 2095 10-19 9 Florida