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Old 08-19-2008, 12:51 PM
 
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looking for a day camp for the summer for my children. Busing to camp would be a plus. Looking in the Hershey, lancaster, Harrisburg area. Even around Mechanicburg. Wanting such activities as swimming, tennis, baseball, arts and crafts, etc... Thanks
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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Sorry I can't help you, but isn't this post a bit late as summer is almost over. I'm sure any summer camps are ending by now. School starts here next week.
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:58 PM
 
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I know but I work now at a camp and my kids have been going there for a few years and one of the requirments with relocating is that we find a great camp. Believe it or not the better positions are hard to get if you wait till the spring. Better to get in now for next year.
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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Oh, okay. So you're looking for somewhere for next year after you relocate? I get it. And yes, I can imagine it is hard to get enrolled if you wait until too late.
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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Anyone??? We have summer camps all over NJ and for some reason I am having a hard time finding any in the Harrisburg area. Doesn't anyone send their kids to a day camp for the summer? The only ones I can find are in the Poconos or in the eastern part of the state. ANYONE!!!!
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:07 PM
 
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How about the Lewisburg area??
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:06 AM
 
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LARA in Lewisburg offers various things during the summer. As far as a camp to send your kids to for the entire summer, you'd probably be looking more at either a summer "school" program or daycare.

Selinsgrove offers playground activities from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Anthony Selin Park near Kidsgrove. I'm not sure if they provide lunch every day. There are usually three college students who supervise various themed activities for the day. The only issue with this is that if you're counting on them being there all day and it's really stinking hot, they'll sometimes quit early, and then your kids may be unattended until you come for them at 4:00. I'm not sure how they handle that.

Other various communities, such as Sunbury and Northumberland, also offer playground activities. I think most of them are every weekday.

Try calling the municipal offices in the different towns/boroughs you're interested in. If they don't know they can at least give you the name of the contact person.
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:35 PM
 
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Thanks Dawne. I spoke to a the camp director of the camp I work for and according to him he said the only camps around are ymca or town. All the others are sleep a way camps. I guess the cost of living is lower so both parents don't have to work as much and the kids stay home or vacation.
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Old 08-29-2008, 05:41 PM
 
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My kids did scouts and/or sleep away camps. Nieces and nephews did sleep away YMCA camps. The Y camps are pretty nice, could you perhaps work at one of them?
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:27 PM
 
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I drove the bus and my 3 older children went for free. It was a great deal since the camp was very expensive. I got to stay at home with the baby during the day and he drove back and forth to camp with us. That is the best part. He probably will not be old enough for camp for at least another year so I need to find a similar deal. Now you see why ymca and town camps may not work because I do not think they bus, but I could be wrong.
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