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6 Summer Camp Experiences for Families

celebrate-new-years-2017-at-one-of-these-destinations-as-seen-on-globetrotting-mamaWere you a summer camp kid? If so, you’ll remember the thrill of first arriving, unpacking, and joining friends – old and new – for the excitement of an entire week (or more!) away from home. Why give that up just because you became an adult? Whether summer camp was a part of your childhood or you always wished it was, these “summer camp for families” travel deals are sure to bring out the kid in you.

Stay & Play at Half Moon

Jamaica in the summer is probably as far away from your mosquito-ridden cabin in the woods  experience as you can get, but it’s a pretty good place to experience the fun of a camp away from home. Half Moon offers something for every generation and plenty of opportunities for creating family memories. The resort is known for its children’s summer camp, including Camp Half Moon for guests aged 4 to 12. You can purchase by the day, or enroll your child in a program for the entire stay. The camp offers active fun including archery, martial arts, reef fishing and horseback riding. There is plenty for parents to get up to too while the kids are occupied, from a day of golf or tennis to parasailing and fishing. Half Moon is a luxury resort hotel located 20 minutes outside of Montego Bay.

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Sandy Pines Glamping

If camping isn’t for you (and I’ll be honest, I’ve barely warmed up to it myself), maybe you want to try glamping  – camping with a little extra style and luxury. Sandy Pines Campground in Kennebunkport Maine is opening the door (or flap) on 12 one-of-a-kind safari-style glamping tents. You can rent or buy these glamping tents during your stay there. This seaside camping destination has resort-level amenities.

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Summer Camp for Teens

Teens looking for a few extreme thrills will love the extreme outdoor sport offerings at this Summer Camp just for those aged 8-16. Pali Adventures, located in Running Springs, California, takes it up a notch from your typical sleepaway camp with ziplining, rock climbing, flying trapeze, paintball and more.

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Camp with the Orcas

Visit Vancouver Island North and take a kayak out with the orca whales from homebase at Ecosummer Orca Camp. This camp is off-the-grid, laid back and rejuvenating; days are measured in whale sightings and snapshots of the beautiful scenery.

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Ultimate Family Fun Vacation

Stay at the Kingsmill Resort on the James River in Williamsburg, Virginia and enjoy the Ultimate Family Fun Vacation. You can save over 45% for a family of four on rooms and tickets to the area’s popular attractions. The package includes tickets to various activities, and the resort provides access to bikes, fishing poles, tennis, parking and Wi-Fi.

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Antlers at Vail Hotel

This new family friendly package from this Colorado hotel features mountain horseback riding and a full day testing your limits with high-adrenaline activities like ziplining, a ropes course and a bungee tramp. This package includes a luxurious guest suite with full kitchen and complimentary amenities like a loaner GoPro so you can capture all of the fun.

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Whether it’s a true camp experience, or something kicked up (or down) a notch, there are many ways to experience summer – living up to old memories and creating new ones.

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