Summer approaches, and with it the annual push to get the kids off to camp, out into the sunshine, and away from those electronic devices (science camp excluded, of course). Hence, our guide to the season’s best options for camping veterans and newbies alike—be they overnight or sleep-away types, youngsters whose passions run toward Hill Country camping under the stars, or kids who prefer musical instruction or theater camp right here in town.

In This Feature:

Best Summer Camps: Overnight Camps

Whatever your child’s interests—be it horseback riding, canoeing, rock climbing, or camping under the stars—we’ve got them covered.

03/03/2014 By Peter Holley and John Lomax

And They’re Off!

Here are some tips to help your little first-timer adjust to sleep-away camp.

03/03/2014 By John Lomax

Camp in the Social Media Age

It’s not just kids who miss their iPads—parents, too, are suffering from technology withdrawal.

03/03/2014 By Peter Holley

A Camper-Turned-Counselor Speaks

No single experience in my youth compares to the five summers I spent as a middle-school camper in the canyon walls of Echo Valley.

03/03/2014 By Alex Vaio

Best Summer Camps: Day Camps

You don’t have to run for the hills to find a great camp experience. Here are some day camps for science, musical, theater, and more, right here in town.

03/03/2014 By Sarah Gish