It’s summer and you might be looking at summer camps for your children so that they don’t
spend most of their vacations looking at their iPads and computer screens. But navigating
through thousands of summer camps all around the globe can be a tedious task. Security,
quality, value for money, and most importantly, the happiness of your child can always make
you skeptical about many options.
Worry not, we have compiled a list of 6 of the absolute best summer camps in 2022 that you
can send your child to and in some cases be a part of yourselves. The list of Summer Camps
2022 has been complied with after reaching out to the camps themselves, reaching out to
parents, reading reviews, and on-site reviews by our teams. These are the best summer camps
for your kids in 2022
Raquette Lake Camps
Age group: 6 to 15
American Camp Association Accredited
Duration: 7 weeks (June to August)
Type: sleepaway camp/residential
Boys Camp: 200 Campers Girls Camp: 300 Campers
Raquette Lake Camp is simply put, one of the best summer camps not just in 2022 but also
has been for the past several decades. There are high standards maintained here with lodging,
nutrition, activities, and discipline which makes it very popular among parents and children
alike. Thus, getting admitted into the camp also means going through a demanding selection
Located in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, Raquette Lake Camp has a long
and rich history. In 1916 Ray K. Phillips established the “Cedar Island Camp for girls” in Inlet,
New York. 4 years later, the camp was moved to Antlers Hotel on Raquette Lake thus the
“Raquette Lake Girls Camp” was born.
The boys’ camp was also started around 1922. After passing hands through several
ownerships, both the boys and girls camps were unified by Jerry Halsband in 1973. Ever since
the Raquette Lake Boys Camp and Raquette Lake Girls Camp are run separately but come
together weekly for lunch.
The Boys and Girls camps both have sports like Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis,
Volleyball, Lacrosse, Gymnastics, and water-based sports like swimming, sailing, fishing,
windsurfing, etc. Theatre arts, drama, and dance classes are among the activities on the art
side of things. At the end of the Camp, both the boys’ and girls’ camps, separately, are divided
into two groups each and participate in a fun-filled Color War which runs for a week.
Accommodation includes cabins with 6 to 16 campers and 30 campers in the oldest and
largest bunk. Each cabin has three counselors, a health center with registered nurses and
physicians, and separate bathrooms and shower areas. For every camper, the Raquette Lake
Camps has two staff members.
YMCA Camp Mason
Age Group: 7 to 16
American Camp Association Accredited
Duration: 4 weeks (July to August)
Type: Overnight Camp, Day Camp, and other forms
No. Of Campers: 200
For both boys and girls
Camp Mason is a YMCA camp focusing on various physical and mental activities and
promoting a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Humanitarian work and empathy also have been at
the center of Camp Mason just like any other YMCA camp. It’s a private institution but is
accredited by the American Camp Association.
Situated in Hardwick Township, New Jersey the YMCA Camp Mason is located right next to
the Delaware National Recreation Area. The Camp has its 650-acre property. But it’s not just
the size of the camp but also the long-standing tradition and history that makes it one of the
best summer camps to attend in 2022.
The camp has a relation, which is obvious from its name, with the worldwide youth
organization YMCA which was founded as early as 1844 in London. As the YMCA gained
popularity all across the world it branched out into various countries. It was the Mercer YMCA
which was founded this camp in 1900.
During its inception, it was named YMCA Camp Washington and was located on Marshall’s
Island. But after a devastating flood in 1955, the camp was relocated to Hardwick. It was
named after Ralph S. Mason who massively helped in rebuilding the camp in the 1970s.
There is absolutely no lack of any kind of facility in the summer camp. I secretly wish I could
have left behind my job and get admitted in the camp just to realize how it feels to be a kid in a
state of the art camping facility. The camp caters to young kids, has counselor training
programs for teenagers and also serves families, school excursions as well as to businesses as
There are four villages in the camp named placed around the central area where there are
courts for various games. A basketball court, street hockey ring lie next to the skate park, a
pool and wall and rope climbing facilities. In one corner there is the Lake Mason for boating.
Unlike our first entry, Camp Mason offers overnight camps and day camps along with Ranch
Camp and Adventure Bound Camps. The traditional overnight camp are separated according
to age groups between children of grade 2 to grade 9 and have separate girls’ and boys’
villages. The day camp starts at 9 at finishes at 4 in the evening.
Stagedoor Manor Summer Camps and Training Sessions
Age Group: 10 to 18
Duration: Three sessions of Three weeks each
(late June to late August)
For both boys and girls
No of Campers: 290
Traditional Camping are great for overall growth of a child while also having fun as they include
umbrella programs for the physical, mental and social health of the campers. But, sometimes
what a kid needs is a gentle nudge in the direction of his choice. Stagedoor Manor Summer
Camp and Training Sessions is the best option in 2022 for kids who have an inclination toward
Stagedoor Manor is located in Loch Sheldrake, New York, and is a center for performing arts.
Starting in late June the Center hosts three different three-week-long sessions. These sessions
end in late August. Children aged 10 years to 18 years are welcomed at these camps.
Boasting a long list of successful alumni who have gone on to have well-established careers on
TV and the Silver Screen, the Stagedoor Manor is an absolutely exciting place to be for young
aspiring artists. The establishment has several theatre spaces which have 250 to 350 seats.
Three big traditional stage theaters, the Oasis which is the round kind of theater, a cabaret-
styled theater and an outdoor amphitheater make up the main performing hotspots in the
In the three-week-long session, 280 campers are put in the process of making 9 musicals, 5
plays, two cabaret performances and one one-act playwriting competition. The sessions are
fun-filled but equally demanding and teach the campers the hows and whys of the
performance art world.
All these activities aren’t just done for the sake of doing things. Music Theatre International,
American Theater Wing, and other production houses continuously work with Stagedoor
Manor to produce musicals and plays. Famous alumni include Marvel’s superhero star team
Robert Downey Jr and Sebastian Stan are among many notable names
Green Camp Bali
Age Group: 7 to 17
Type: Overnight as well as day camps
Duration: 1 day to 2 weeks (year-long)
For boys, girls, and families
No of Campers: Not Specified
Moving out of the US for Summer Camps we have the well-known tourist destination of Bali,
Indonesia. Bali is not just for young backpackers looking for beaches and parties and drinks.
Green Camp Bali offers you the unique chance to get your kids connected more to nature
while enjoying their holidays every bit.
The Green Camp is run by Green School which is located in the capital of Badung Regency of
Bali, Abiansemal. The school was established in 2008 by John and Cynthia Hardy and currently
has 400 students. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
The camp, however, is open for both families, kids aged 7 to 17 and also to visiting school
groups. Programs range from half day visits to traditional overnight stay programs that run for
a week. The camp is set up around the core idea of learning to live in a sustainable and eco
friendly way and all the activities are centered around that value.
Each morning starts with yoga and then the children get into various activities like picking up
cocoa and turning them into chocolates. Families visiting together with their children can also
enjoy various activities. During the night, the campers are also taken for safari and get to be
near the local wildlife.
However, the absolute favorite of everyone must be the mud fight. Stripping away the notion of
remaining tip top and clean at all times, kids and families can jump into the mud and have a
fun-filled mud-slinging contest. The whole point of being close to the earth and finding a daily
routine beyond computer and mobile screens is asserted in non-imposing ways.
Reach Cambridge Summer Camp
Age group: 14 to 18
Accredited by British
Duration : 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and 6 weeks (July to August)
For both boys and girls
No. Of Campers : Not Specified
Breaking the traditional mold of camps, next up on our list is Reach Cambridge summer camp.
This camp takes a side way from traditional camping, adventure, and outdoor activity and has
its primary focus on learning through various courses on offer. Children looking for guidance in
their upcoming university life and trying to get a taste of further studies will be massively
helped by this summer camp.
Location matters. Reach Cambridge is not affiliated with Cambridge University academically.
But, it is situated in the same city and including excursions and visits to the famous University
surely does help ignite fiery passion among the visiting children.
Students in age group 14 to 18 can choose between 14 different courses ranging from STEM,
Social and Political Sciences, Literature and Creative Writing, Medicine, Engineering, Business
Management and Economics and a whole lot more. Reach Cambridge is accredited by the
British Accreditation Council. At the end, the students also get certificates of completion that
later comes handy during application for universities.
But it’s not all boring studies and extension of the same old school life. Trips to Stratford-
Upon-Avon, London, and other cities are designed to get a first-hand experience of the UK’s
culture, Social life, and history. Students also get to mix up with fellow campers from all around
the globe making new friends and learning new perspectives.
Les Elfes International Summer Camps
Age Group : 6 to 17
Duration : around 6 weeks
(year-long divided into winter, spring and summer)
For both boys and girls
No. of Campers : 5,000 per year
How about rock climbing, surfing, mountaineering, and learning but in one of the world’s most
beautiful countries? Yup, it’s not some elaborate pipe dream. The Les Elfes International
Summer Camp offers children of various age groups the adventure of a lifetime in Switzerland
and is one of the best summer camps in 2022.
Les Elfes is located in the village of Verbier, Valais Canton Switzerland. It was first run in 1987
in a resort in Verbier but as time progressed and students increased, the school has grown into
its building complex. Each year there are around 5,000 students from all around the globe here.
The summer camp is divided into three groups according to the age group of children: 6 to 10
years old named Discoveries, 11 to 14-year-olds named Explorers, and 15 to 17-year-olds
named Pioneers. The young 6 to 10 group learns languages, visit the Emmoson dam,
participate in Camp fire and other outdoor activities. The 11 to 14 year olds have almost the
same schedule in addition to boating and town visiting.
The oldest batch of students have more physical activities like mountain biking, visiting the air
tunnel, and various rope courses. Students also take part in arts, cooking and theatre classes.
The personal development of students is also overlooked by professionals who help them boost
their confidence through public speaking and team-building activities.