Day camps are great for little kids, but once your child is older it’s a great time to send them to an overnight camp. My time spent at summer camp is one of the fondest memories of my childhood…and if all goes as planned I’ll be sending my eight year old to the very same camp I attended from age 8-18 in New Hampshire this summer. I’m not sure who is more excited (and nervous) about the whole idea – me or him – but I know it will be a wonderful experience for him (and somehow I’ll survive a week with his little brother missing him).
Here are some much closer overnight camps the moms recommend:
A Methodist camp in Eva, TN with child and parent camp for ages 5-9 and camps for ages 7-18
Hispanic, developmentally disabled and counseling (drug, alcohol and sexual abuse) camps are available.
Girl Scout Kamp Kiwani
An all girls camp in Middleton, TN. You do not have to be a girl scout to attend. Visits from two nights to two weeks.
Girl Scout Camp Tik-A-Witha
An all girls camp in Van Vleet, MS. You do not have to be a girl scout to attend. Visits from two nights to two weeks.
A Presbyterian camp in LaGrange, TN. Day camps (transportation from Collierville) for a limited number of kids, plus overnight camp for grades K-12
A non-denominational Christian camp in Bolivar, TN for Sr. K – 9th graders
A Christian camp in Mt. Ida, AR for ages 7-17
Camp Bear Track
A Christian camp in Drasco, AR for ages 7-15
A Christian camp for ages 6-16 in Fairview, TN
Camp of the Rising Son
A Christian camp for kids ages 7-17 in French Camp, MS
An all girls camp for ages 8-17 in Crossville, TN
Rhodes Summer Writing Institute
an intensive residential academic program committed to developing the critical thinking and writing skills of ambitious high school students (rising high school juniors or seniors).
A Presbyterian camp for 1st-10th graders in Oxford, MS