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Military summer camps for teens

For teens who are considering joining the military when they turn 18, military summer camps provide a lot of insight into the realities of military training and teamwork through strict schedules and disciplined education and activities. For troubled teens, the same military camps provide a discipline atmosphere and help teach teens about respect for authority and following rules.

Honour Code Camps

The United States Service Academy Preparatory and Leadership Camps offers Honor Code camps at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, and Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado. The camps are for students in eighth through 12th grade who want to experience military life. Campers are led through a cadet fitness assessment, admissions briefing, and visits to tourist attractions in the area of the camps. Tuition for the camps is £971 and includes lodging, two meals a day, materials, and program souvenirs. Each session is a week long.

United States Service Academy Preparatory and Leadership Camps

P.O. Box 3635

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

304-579-7777

honorcamps.com

Camden Military Academy

Camden Military Academy offers two- to four-week summer camps for middle and high school boys. Campers spend the day taking typical middle and high school English, math, history, and language courses. Students choose to take one or two courses during each session and earn high school credit for the courses they complete. In the evenings, campers have access to the school's golf course, track, and activity centre. Campers have the option of attending camp seven days a week or returning home on the weekends. The cost of the four-week camp for seven-day boarders is £2,921 and £1,946 for five-day boarders.

Camden Military Academy

520 Hwy. 1 North

Camden, SC 29020

803-432-6001

camdenmilitary.com

Hargrave Military Academy

Hargrave Military Academy offers summer school and camp for boys in grades seven through 12. Students take core academic courses that count for high school credit. Two courses are taken during the month-long camp. In the afternoon, campers choose to participate in the sports or adventure camp. Campers are required to wear a uniform of khaki shorts and Hargrave Academy polo shirts and are kept on a strict schedule. Tuition is £2,600 along with an additional £325 for the sports or adventure camp and a £48 application fee.

Hargrave Military Academy

200 Military Drive

Chatham, VA 24531

434-432-2481

hargrave.edu/summerschool

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Stacy Zeiger began writing in 2000 for "Suburban News Publication" in Ohio and has expanded to teaching writing as an eighth grade English teacher. Zeiger completed creative writing course work at Miami University and holds a B.A. in English and a M.Ed. in secondary education from Ohio State.