Overnight Summer Camps Near Washington

The following camps are within about a four-hour drive of downtown DC and have been accredited by the American Camp Association—which means they’ve passed a review of up to 300 aspects of a camp’s operations.

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Delaware

Camp Arrowhead Lewes; 856-881-8427.

Children's Beach House Lewes; 302-655-4288.

Kay's Kamp Middleton; 888-539-3413.

Maryland

Camp Accomplish Nanjemoy; 301-870-3226.

Camp Airy Thurmont; 301-271-4636.

Camp Conowingo Conowingo; 800-492-2521.

Camp Fairlee Manor Chestertown; 410-778-0566.

Camp Hashawha Westminster; 410-386-3560.

Camp Louise Cascade; 301-241-3661.

Camp Manidokan Knoxville; 301-834-7244.

Camp St. Charles Newburg; 301-934-8799.

Camp Wright Stevensville; 410-643-4171.

Echo Hill Camp Worton; 410-348-5303.

Elks Youth Camp Barrett Annapolis; 410-224-2945.

The League at Camp Greentop Sabillasville; 410-323-0500.

Mar-Lu-Ridge Jefferson; 301-874-5544.

Mount Aetna Camp Cavetown; 301-824-2729.

Pecometh Camp & Retreat Ministries Centreville; 410-556-6900.

Sandy Hill Camp North East; 410-287-5554.

Shepherd's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center Sharpsburg; 301-223-8193.

YMCA Camp Letts Edgewater; 410-919-1410.

YMCA Camp Tockwogh Worton; 410-348-6000.

New Jersey

Appel Farm Arts Camp Elmer; 800-394-8478.

Camp Cedar Knoll Millville; 888-835-6540.

Camp Sun n' Fun Williamstown; 856-848-8648.

Sacajawea Day Camp Farmingdale; 732-751-2766.

YMCA Camps Ockanickon and Matollionequay Medford; 800-442-2267.

Pennsylvania

Camp Can Do Mount Gretna; 717-533-6144 ext. 3071.

Camp Echo Trail Felton; 717-233-1656.

Camp Green Lane Green Lane; 215-234-9211.

Camp Innabah Spring City; 610-469-6111.

Camp Kweebec Schwenksville; 610-667-2123.

Camp Saginaw Oxford; 888-477-2267.

Camp Setebaid Millville and Bethel; 570-524-9090.

Camp Swatara Bethel; 717-933-8510.

Camp Thompson Carlisle; 717-243-2525.

Capital Camps Waynesboro; 717-794-2177.

Carson-Simpson Farm Hatboro; 215-659-0232.

Cedarbrook Camp in Pennsylvania Denver; 302-738-8186.

College Settlement Residential Summer Camp Horsham; 215-542-7974.

Dragonfly Forest West Chester; 610-298-1820.

Eagle Springs Programs Pine Grove; 570-345-8705.

Gretna Glen Lebanon; 717-273-6525.

Kirchenwald Colebrook; 717-677-8211.

Living Waters Camp and Conference Center Schellsburg; 814-733-4212.

Nawakwa Biglerville; 717-677-8211.

South Mountain YMCA Camp Wernersville; 610-670-2267.

Variety Club Camp & Developmental Center Worcester; 610-584-4366.

Wave Week Villanova; 202-294-6366.

Virginia

Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook Clifton; 800-877-0954.

Brethren Woods Keezletown; 540-269-2741.

Camp Baker Chesterfield; 804-358-1874.

Camp Blue Ridge Montebello; 888-746-4227.

Camp Dogwood Wolftown; 703-286-1414.

Camp Friendship Palmyra; 800-873-3223.

Camp Highroad Middleburg; 540-687-6262.

Camp Holiday Trails Charlottesville; 434-977-3781.

Camp Horizons Harrisonburg; 540-896-7600.

Camp Kittamaqund Heathsville; 804-746-0590.

Camp Moss Hollow Markham; 202-289-1510.

Camp Piankatank Hartfield; 804-776-9552.

Camp Roanoke Salem; 540-387-6114.

Camp Skimino Williamsburg; 757-410-1439.

Camp Virginia Goshen; 804-282-2339.

Chanco on the James Spring Grove; 757-294-3012.

FONZ Nature Camp Front Royal; 540-635-6500.

Makemie Woods Lanexa; 757-566-1496.

Westview on the James Goochland; 804-457-4210.

West Virginia

Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies Capon Bridge; 304-856-3758.

Camp Hidden Meadows Bartow; 304-456-5191.

Camp Rim Rock Yellow Spring; 347-746-7625.

Camp Sandy Cove Capon; 800-234-2683.

Camp Tall Timbers High View; 800-862-2678.

Camp Tomahawk Hedgesville; 410-347-9944.

Camp Twin Creeks Minnehaha Springs; 914-345-0707.

Outdoor Adventure Camp Harpers Ferry; 800-326-7238.

Timber Ridge Camp High View; 800-258-2267.

This article appears in the February 2013 issue of The Washingtonian.