Everybody goes to Girl Scout or 4-H camp, but how about a
circus arts or secret agent camp? Check out what other gals are doin’, and see
if the ‘rents will put ‘em on your calendar for next summer.
A Camp for Stars
French Woods offers three-week-long camps for circus arts,
magic, horseback riding, film and video, skateboarding and more. It’s in New
York in the Catskill Mountains, and usually about 700 campers come
through each year. Fun fact: one of their rock and roll campers about twenty
years ago was Adam Levine, the lead singer of Maroon 5.
Make Your Own
The foundation Nuts, Bolts, & Thingamajigs sponsors
one-week camps across the country where you can learn how stuff is
manufactured. Each camp has its own concentration, and they’re fab experiences
for gals who wanna go into inventing, medicine, or just about any other field.
You get to work with super cool stuff like lasers, and you also get to visit
businesses to see how they make their products.
Intensity – For Girls
Pali Adventures offers a program called Girl Power
Extreme, and that pretty much sums up this California camp. Campers experience
activities that range from driving dune buggies to taking self-defense classes
to getting spa treatments. It’s all the best parts of being a girl in one sweet
The Recipe for
Everybody loves making money, right? Well, you can learn how
to do it at Camp BizSmart, a week-long day camp where guys and gals learn to be
entrepreneurs. The programs are held at universities across the country, where
campers are coached by execs from huge companies like Google and Apple. The
camp at Stanford even gives teens a chance to pitch one of their own ideas to a
board of execs as part of a competition sponsored by Microsoft.
To the Moon And Back
Space Camp, which is held at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center
in Huntsville, Ala., offers three specializations: robotics, space, and
aviation. In just one week, campers get to experience flight simulations, do
experiments, and watch IMAX movies. So whether ya wanna leave the Earth’s
atmosphere or not, this camp gives you an awesome inside look at what
astronauts really do.
So chicas, what are
some of the best camps you’ve been to?
BY CARRIE RUPPERT ON 7/17/2012 12:00:00 PM
POSTED IN summer, summer camp survival guide