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Southeast Family Vacation Camps Offer Affordable Summer Vacation Fun. The best family camps in the Southeast US include exotic up-close animal encounters at Busch Gardens, space simulations at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, and river rafting adventures at Ace Adventure in West Virginia. ACE Adventure Resort Family Camp Rock Climbing

We have found some interesting options for families. Many of them have a great high value lost cost ratio, in other words a bargain. The catch is that the places and spaces fill quickly.
 
West Virginia Ace Adventure Camp. Located along the New River Gorge National River ACE is not officially a “family camp” but the 1400-acre wooded adventure complex has the atmosphere and appearance of a camp wonderland. Families can enjoy water fun in the lake, kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, rock climbing, cave expeditions, mountain biking and all day rapid experiences all from base camp. Famous for world-class whitewater rafting on the Gauley River, they also offer lots of activities suitable for kids as young as six on the upper New River. Sleeping options include campsites, per night, platform tents, chalets and one retreat house by the lake. All-inclusive vacation packages are available. Bonus Points: The Camp ACE option provides kids and parents a full day together rafting the Upper New River, plus one to five of "kids only" adventures giving parents "camp days" of their own. Here's the deal! In deluxe lodging, children 13 or younger stay free with paying adult. (ACE Whitewater & Adventure Center, Oak Hill, 25901, USA. (304) 469-2651 or toll-free 1-888-223-7238 or www.aceraft.com).US Space & Rocket Center Family Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama

Alabama US Space & Rocket Center Huntsville Family Space Camp.
This is the place to share "real" science with you kids while having fun. The three or four-day family camp is for families with children ages seven to 12 years of age.  The interactive program enables small teams (parent/child or grandparent/grandchild) explore the history of space flight, participate in very real, space simulations, and enjoy the sensations of real shuttle launches by watching IMAX films and to suit up for an adventure. For children interested in space exploration the atmosphere is a definitely a WOW! Perhaps the most exciting part is the Family Aviation Challenge® which is geared toward fighter pilot training, with intense survival skills including time in flight simulators. Family trainees work together to conquer take-off and landing skills in fighter jet simulations and experience a water landing in the helo-dunker. Bonus Points: Participants also get a packet of exciting activities to explore scientific concepts at home. Wait for it! The fact is you are never too old for space camp so adult children can also share a space adventure with their parents. (US Space & Rocket Center Huntsville, One Tranquility Base, Huntsville AL 35805 USA. Toll-free 1-800-637-7223, (256) 837-3400 or www.spacecamp.com).
 
Tampa, Busch Gardens Mini Family Camp Sleepover. Families can also share a minicamp experience by registering for the special parent-child sleepovers offered throughout the year. The idea is to enjoy the park after dark including roller coasters, innovative shows and see the creatures of the night. Engage in fun crafts and activities, and a chance to make friends and memories for a lifetime; concluding a full evening of family fun sleepover at Mzinga Lodge, the secure on-site dormitory. The unique “Summer Nights” include frontline access to rides and shows; nocturnal animal interaction, overnight accommodations, dinner & continental breakfast, t-shirt and water bottle, plus a “Sunrise Safari” across the Serengeti Plain. (Busch Gardens 3605 Bougainvillea Avenue Tampa, FL 33612 USA. 1-877-BGT-CAMP, International visitors should call (813) 987-5252 or www.swbg-adventurecamps.com).

Content researched and posted by Nancy Nelson-Duac, Curator of the Good Stuuf for the Family Travel Files. Images courtesy ACE Adventure Resort. Updated copyright 2015.
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