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Camps For Kids To Spend The Summer

Five favorite camp destinations from five readers of Belmont Patch.

Camps For Kids To Spend The Summer

Patch Picks highlights both editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, you name it. 

You’ll find a useful list to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best institutions and places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more. 

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Today's Picks: Summer camps for kids and teens.

1. Camp Moosilauke in New Hampshire: A boys sleep-away camp "I highly recommend." (Susan Griffin)

2.  Sci-Tech Camp at the Dexter-Southfield Schools, Brookline, Mass.:"A great camp for kids (grades 4-9). It offers a variety of classes with computer technology, photography, biology, etc. and also has fun team activities and sports." (Meg Poterba)

3. Local day camp at the Belmont, Mass.: "(The camp) is fantastic; have sent two girls there over the years starting the summer before 4th grade for art/photography/pottery/woodworking/jewelry making plus sports/tennis. Older kids can add academics if desired. (Tony Valdi

4. YMCA Camp Lawrence, Bear Island in Lake Winnipesaukee for boys and  Camp Coniston, also a Y camp , near New London, New Hampshire: My boys look forward all year to the time they spend at Camp Lawrence. It is a very special place run by the Merrimack Valley YMCA. My girls love Camp Coniston near New London, NH. (Nancy Dignan)

5. YMCA Camp Belknap, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire: "I spent 11 summers as a camper and leader at Camp Belknap. It's an all boys over night camp that has been in operation for 107 years. The camp has one of the largest lake frontages on the lake, provides endless activities, has a structured day schedule, and accommodates each age group with their own Division sleep and activity areas with Lodges. With a very active alumni community and strong leadership, I couldn't recommend a place more." (Jerome)

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