199 Bouchoux Brook Rd., Hancock
A performing arts camp located on a private lake in New York's Catskill Mountains, French Woods lets campers choose their own majors and minors. Which isn't an easy task considering there is a lot of good stuff to choose from. The camp boasts a 12,000-square-foot circus pavilion (awesome), and campers can also get into tech theater (sound, lighting, costumes), video editing, script writing, or special effects, or they can, you know, join a band. There are five different sessions at French Woods, so you can essentially customize your kid's stay. Also great: They have a mini trial option, so kids can test out sleepaway camp for just the weekend. Ages: seven to seventeen.