Family Vacation Camps Offer Uniquely American Summer Vacations.

Just like the kids version, family vacation camps provide ways to socialize with other families and share unique bonding experiences with new friends. For many it is an economical way to getaway, have fun together, and mom does not have to cook or clean up.

Kingsley Pine Family Camp in Maine

Why should kids have all the fun? A Kingsley Pines family camp vacation is like taking a land cruise in Maine with all the fun included.

No two family camps are the same but all guarantee summer family fun so expect plenty of outdoor shared activities during the daytime, with sing-a-longs, s’mores and campfires at night.

The best family vacation camps, sometimes dubbed “multigenerational camps”, offer simple lodgings with meals included and dozens of terrific activities meant to be shared with other families at camp. In fact in many cases traditional kids’ summer camp locations designate “family camp” weeks.  Family camp locations vary including lodges, hotel rooms, cottages, cabins, and sometimes tent cabins with no electricity. Some provide private baths while others offer shared bathhouses.

Just as varied as the sleeping spots, the activities define the experience. From banana boat rides and sailing classes to performing arts and studio families can easily have fun together. Family camp experiences make it easy to achieve a sense of community sharing family fun with multiple generations.

For the full list of family vacation camps go to the Camp Out folder featured at the Family Travel Files.

Why should kids have all the fun? Really.

Nancy Nelson-Duac                  Curator of the Good Stuff for the Files