For a lot of people, summer camp conjures up images of mosquito-filled cabins, rickety canoe rides, and tear-stained pillow cases when homesickness settles in. But those same people also remember friendships and memories to last a lifetime.
And now families can do this together!
While overnight summer camps are still in vogue, there is a new trend in camps that lets families enjoy the experience together in far-from-rustic places. Family summer camps include the whole family, even mom and dad, and focus on creating experiences and spending time together.
Some family camps offer traditional summer camp activities like swimming, rowing, and horseback riding, and others have unique offerings like wine tastings for parents or jewelry making for kids.
These family camps typically include activities that are specific to both the parents or the children because even the closest knit families need a break from each other once in awhile.
Here are three family camp options that epitomize the uniqueness this type of vacation can offer.
Camp Loggerhead at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach
Set among the multiple-million dollar homes in the jet set capitol of Palm Beach, Florida, is the Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach. It may not be the first place one thinks of as being family-friendly but they are working to change that opinion.
This year they are introducing an innovative, family-oriented summer camp amid the luxury of the Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach. Throughout June, July and August of 2013, Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach Camp Loggerhead" will bring families together for a week long summer camp experience.
Memories will be made during the three-legged races, scavenger hunts, sing-alongs, pillow fights, S'mores and marshmallows galore. They have even included a date night and spa treatments for the parents. The supervised kids' events are from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily and include things like photography class, jewelry making and beach games.