Long Lake is another arts camp with a terrific reputation. Founded in 1969, it’s located on 600 acres in the Adirondacks in New York State, and the current owners have been leading the charge for more than 35 years. They host 250 campers between the ages of 8 and 16 every summer, for 3 or 6 weeks, who live in either houses or more traditional camp bunks, which are all outfitted with hand-crafted beds made of Southern Yellow Pine, and cedar-lined bathrooms that are pretty charming. In addition to all the expected arts (i.e. drama, film, photography), campers can also take improv and circus classes. There are athletic activities for campers to engage in, too, but if your family is split between artist and athletic kiddos, you might also consider checking out the next-door sister camp: Long Lake Camp Adventures, which has a sportier bend.

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