Category Archives: Camp Profiles

All in the Family

The Pierce Family means business. Camp Birchmont is one of several entities owned and operated by the group. From the bus lines, to a golf club, and even a restaurant, Camp Birchmont Director Greg and his kinfolk have expanded exponentially since their grandfather started the first day camp in America in the early 1900s. Related Article: Tradition & Foresight Almost a century later, it is still in operation as a day camp and school under the name Pierce Country Day … Continue reading

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Sky High

CAMP SNAPSHOT Aspen Grove Family Camp and Conference Center Provo, Utah www.alumni.byu.edu/aspengrove Summer Sessions: 11, one-week sessions Price: Adult fee, $426; Teenagers, $362; 9-12 year olds, $286; 5-8 year olds, $262; 3-4 year olds, $230; 0-2 year olds, $154 Sitting at 7,000 feet in the Utah Wasatch Mountains is Aspen Grove Family Camp and Conference Center, a mountaintop haven used to strengthen and rejuvenate families by serving Brigham Young University alumni and friends. Only minutes from where Robert Redford founded … Continue reading

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Adaptation to Excellence

The owners and directors of Camp MaroMac have learned by doing over the years, and the number one lesson they’ve learned is adaptation. Since Sid and Esther Marovitch bought the camp in 1968, the changes in children’s camps have been varied and wide-reaching. The trick has always been to carry over the right traditional elements while incorporating the best of the latest programs and activities. MaroMac has achieved that balance, as borne out by its full summers — when it … Continue reading

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Access to Adventure

Camp Snapshot SpringHill Camps Evart, Mich. and Freetown, Ind. www.springhillcamps.com Ages: Grades 1-12 Price: $250-$550 There are five degrees of separation between the two SpringHill Camps. The first camp, Camp 44, located in Evart, Mich., sits at the 44th parallel, while its four-year-old sibling, Camp 39, is five degrees south at the 39th parallel near Freetown, Ind. SpringHill began in 1969 with about 250 campers. This year, the non-denominational Christian camps expect more than 30,000 guests. The camp, obviously, has … Continue reading

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Just Peachy

Camp Snapshot Camp Woodmont Cloudland, Ga. www.campwoodmont.com Ages: 6-14 Rates: $895-$1,025, two-week terms; $545-$675, one-week term Camp Woodmont owners Jane and Jim Bennett live 125 miles away, and together with their son Tyran and daughter Alyson Gondek have operated the camp long-distance for more than 20 years. Recently, Tyran has been able to realize a long-time goal of living at the camp year-round with his wife Suzy and their two children. Woodmont is located about two hours from Atlanta toward … Continue reading

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