In an effort to attract new campers, many teen camps across the country are getting creative. Camps can no longer rely just on traditional camp activities, like canoeing and hiking, to catch the attention of today's teens. Instead, camps have turned to exciting themes, such as secret agent or spy training, to help them stand out.
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Located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, Camp Lohikan is a privately owned sleep-away camp that offers several different themed sessions. The spy training session, which runs for two-week sessions during the summer, trains campers to drive all-terrain-vehicles and Jets Skis and conduct surveillance. At the end of the session, teens use their newly learnt skills during a practice rescue mission.
Camp Lohikan 343 Wallerville Road Lake Como, PA 18437 570-798-2707 lohikan.com
Pali Overnight Adventures
Pali Overnight Adventures, located in California, has 16 speciality camps. Pali offers its secret agent camp in both one-week and two-week sleep-away sessions. During training, campers will practice martial arts, learn to shoot a rapid-fire paintball gun and tackle a 53-foot rock wall. Teens enrolled in the two-week session will also participate in a practice recon and rescue mission.
Pali Overnight Adventures 30778 Rim of the World Highway Running Springs, CA 92382 909-867-5743 paliadventures.com
University of Georgia
The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education hosts many different summer day camps for teens, including a secret agent camp. The camp runs for four days in July at the university campus. Campers will practice martial arts, learn surveillance techniques and learn to shoot a paintball gun.
Summer Academy @ UGA Center for Continuing Education 1197 South Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30602-3603 706-542-3537 georgiacenter.uga.edu
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