Ah, summer camp memories — making new friends, trying new activities and eating ever-so-delicious camp food. Here’s your chance to relive the glory and introduce your kids to the magic all at the same time. Plan a trip to a family camp that will allow both you and the kids to get in on the fun. These seven spots are all within driving distance of NYC.

Camp Hi-Rock

If your family loves being on the water, then Camp Hi-Rock is the family camp for you. Your family will be able to relax on the beach or go boating or water-skiing on the lake. Don’t know how? Don’t worry they will teach you. Your can also exercise your family muscle and tackle the high-ropes course or the climbing tower. Hi-Rock also offers you your choice of lodging, from private rooms that sleep a family of 5 to basic rooms that sleep 12, perfect if you have a large family or are willing to share with strangers.

Where: 162 East St., Mount Washington, Ma
Phone: 413-528-1227
Dates:  Aug. 18-24
Cost: Adults/$38-$45 per night, Kids 7-11/$21-$25 per night, Kids 3-6/$10 per night, food is an additional $3-$8.50 depending on age
Ages: All ages
Distance from NYC: 2.5 hours

Photo courtesy of Camp Hi-Rock


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–Mikaela Walker