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Youngsters who are ready to trade city lights for summer nights under the stars will dig these stellar sleepaway camps for kids

Camp Mah-Kee-Nac

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Sleepaway camps in MA

Belvoir Terrace

  • Price band: 4/4

This girls-only camp specializes in art, dance, music and theater. Campers create their own individualized schedules, focusing on specific activities (tap dancing, sculpture, acting) that suit their interests. Additional activities include day trips, theme nights, carnivals and campfires. Socials are scheduled throughout the summer with Camp Greylock, a boys' camp located just 30 minutes away. Camp runs June 30–Aug 14, seven-week session $11,000. One-week session available for girls grades 2–5 from Aug 16–Aug 23. Ages 8 to 16.

  1. 80 Clifwood St, 01240
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Camp Mah-Kee-Nac

  • Price band: 2/4

Camp Mah-Kee-Nac offers a solid athletics program with collegiate- and professional-level coaching. The all-boys camp boasts pool and waterfront activities as well as adventure and creative endeavors including wood shop, where kids can craft anything from a folding Ping-Pong table to a canoe. Camp runs June 27–Aug 15; seven-week session $9,450, four-week session $6,100 (July 20–Aug 15), three-week session $5,300 (June 27–July 18), five-day session $800 (July 20–24, for ages 7–10 only). Ages 7 to 15.

  1. 6 Hawthorne Rd, 01240
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