Our entire summer is built around our child's camp session. That's meant giving up other really great opportunities, but that's our child's choice, summer after summer. The atmosphere is fun, personalized, encouraging of inquiry, fostering safety-minded outdoor exploration, appreciation of close study of the natural world, gently structured for growing independence, and even the food is good, (nice samples at drop off) some of it grown on site. Older kids design their own study project; it's a great place to be smart, have fun and enjoy the outdoors in a friendly community. Another parent told me, mystified, that her kid refused a European vacation in order to return to camp. Best for kids who are happy with outdoor time, or want to develop this in themselves. Highly recommend.