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Sleepaway camps: The best summer camps for kids near New York City

If your child's ready to spend her summer nights away from home, check out these stellar sleepaway summer camps near New York City.

  • Sleepaway camps: The best summer camps for kids near New York City

    Camps Kenwood and Evergreen

  • Sleepaway camps: The best summer camps for kids near New York City

    Camp Robin Hood

  • Sleepaway camps: The best summer camps for kids near New York City

    Pierce Camp Birchmont

  • Sleepaway camps: The best summer camps for kids near New York City

    Pierce Camp Birchmont

Sleepaway camps: The best summer camps for kids near New York City

Camps Kenwood and Evergreen

Sleepaway camps in NH

Camps Kenwood & Evergreen

  • Price band: 3/4

Boys attend Camp Kenwood, while girls head to Camp Evergreen for a summer packed with activities ranging from rock climbing to rustic furniture making. Camp runs June 28–Aug 16; seven-week session $11,900, four-week session $8,000 (first-time campers only). Ages 7 to 15.

  1. 114 Eagle Pond Rd, 03287
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Camp Robin Hood

  • Price band: 3/4

Currently owned and run by three former campers, New Hampshire's Camp Robin Hood focuses on encouraging campers and boosting self-esteem. Separate girls' and boys' programs include activities like riding, riflery and theater. Camp runs June 27—Aug 14; full session $10,200, first session $6,900 (June 27—July 27) second half session $4,400 (July 27–Aug 14), two-week session $3,900 (June 27—July 13). Ages 7 to 16.

  1. 61 Robin Hood Lane, 03836
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Camp Winaukee

  • Price band: 3/4

This New England boys' retreat known for its sports concentration and exciting outdoor adventure program is really two camps in one: a mainland campus for ages 7 to 12, and an island campus for ages 13 to 15. Campers and staff embrace the Winaukee "Tree of Values," which highlights enthusiasm, loyalty, sportsmanship, friendship, achievement and cooperation. Camp runs June 28–Aug 16; seven-week session $10,800, five-week session $8,750, three-week session $5,250. Ages 7 to 15.

  1. 432 Winaukee Rd, 03253
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Pierce Camp Birchmont

  • Price band: 3/4

While this camp offers instruction in most team sports, tennis and waterfront activities receive particular emphasis (the camp has a mile of shorefront property). Campers also take age-appropriate excursions to nearby cities (Boston, Quebec, Montreal) water and amusement parks, and local hiking trails throughout the summer. Camp runs June 29–Aug 17; seven-week session $10,650, four-week session $6,950 (June 29–July 25), three-week session $5,250 (July 27–Aug 17). Ages 7 to 16.

  1. 693 Governor John Wentworth Way, 03894
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