- $1,279 for two weeks of summer camp for one ($2,560 value)
Camp Blue Ridge
Arts and crafts. Ultimate Frisbee. Digital photography. Horseback riding. Music lessons in guitar and drums. There's so much to do at Camp Blue Ridge that it's easy for kids to forget the few things they won't be doing, like surfing the Internet or learning economics. In two-week increments, campers ages 7 to 16 design their own curriculum and make the 250-acre facility in the Blue Ridge mountains their own. Whether they want to go canoeing on the two lakes or learn to rock climb in a given week is entirely in their own hands. The camp also offers regular field trips to destinations such as Six Flags Over Georgia and White Water. Featured in the New York Times, Camp Blue Ridge gives young people a taste of grown-up self-determination seasoned with a helping of skateboarding.