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Old 03-31-2010, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Bedford, TX
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We're new to the area and our 13 year old would like to go to a residential (sleep away) camp this summer. Does anyone have any first-hand experience with any of the residential camps in the area, like Camp Grady Spruce, Camp "Sky-something", etc. Did your child/grand child/ niece/nephew go and what did they think?

I saw that someone mentioned the Forth Worth Parents magazine, and I already have looked into some of the camps listed in there.

Thanks
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: TX
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Sky Ranch is great. The 4th grade classes in our district go there for hands on learning and I went as a chaperone (2 nights 3 days) Very nice set up. Nice Cabins, pretty decent food, Excellant activites (pool, lake horses etc...)

Glen Lake is a camp run by the Methodist church and my 13 year old went last year. She really enjoyed it. They too have some great activites and pool time etc... have a few newer cabins and some older ones.
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:19 PM
 
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My son attended a week at The Pines Catholic Camp for two summers and then the next two summers attended Sky Ranch for a week each time. Sky Ranch was a lot nicer with more bells and whistles, but a lot more expensive. Both are in East Texas.

At this point you may not have much choice of session. Returning kids sign up a year in advance to get the session they want. (Course I am not sure how the bad economy is impacting the residential camp industry as my son went a few years ago. Also teen sessions don't fill up as fast as the younger ages. My son was ages 7-10 when he went.)

There are some nice camps in the Hill Country, too. My son went to one with his school in 7th grade, but I am totally drawing a blank on the name.
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:14 PM
 
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check out Texas Monthly magazine--ads in the back for summer camps

the Y has summer camps as well in this area that might be sleep overs vs day visitors
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:59 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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We're new to the area and our 13 year old would like to go to a residential (sleep away) camp this summer. Does anyone have any first-hand experience with any of the residential camps in the area, like Camp Grady Spruce, Camp "Sky-something", etc. Did your child/grand child/ niece/nephew go and what did they think?

I saw that someone mentioned the Forth Worth Parents magazine, and I already have looked into some of the camps listed in there.

Thanks
Checkout the camps available at Riverbend. T Bar M in the Hill Country is also another one I've heard good things about.
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