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Observer’s summer camps database can help you search

The Charlotte Observer’s 2016 Summer Camp database is now open, with lots of choices for camps and activities to do in the region.
The Charlotte Observer’s 2016 Summer Camp database is now open, with lots of choices for camps and activities to do in the region. dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

Haven’t yet figured out your child’s summer activities? You’re in luck.

The Charlotte Observer’s 2016 Summer Camp database is open.

In February, summer camp providers across the region were invited to enter their summer listings. We’ve edited the entries and compiled over 400 camps and classes into a searchable form to make your hunt easier and more efficient. You can search by camp name, city or zip code.

Whether your kids need fulltime care this summer, are interested in expanding a hobby or eager to explore a new one, there are plenty of offerings.

“Our program began as strictly sports and has grown to include a wide variety of camps from drama, science and music to sewing, cooking, technology, academics and much more,” said Nancy Stockton, director of summer programs at Providence Day School.

“The biggest change is the number of organizations offering summer camps and the variety of programs they are offering. We have seen that parents are seeking more opportunities to introduce their children to new experiences and learning.”

And while camp and class offerings have grown, so has the number of campers.

Marty Clary, executive director of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte, said if his camps are any indication, the earlier you register your child, the better.

“Over the past 10 years, each of our day camp sites have remained at capacity, which is about 500 kids, at the beginning of the summer. The last three years, we’ve experienced an increased demand and a longer waiting list at the start of the summer,” Clary said.

m.johnston@carolina.rr.com.

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