Summer Camp In Paradise


Summer camp spawns images of rustic cabins tucked into the wilderness… campfires, swimming lessons and homesickness…crystal clear lakes flanked by rugged shores, black flies and that time the canoe tipped.

Well forget everything you thought you knew about camp, because this year, the whole family is headed to Summer Camp at Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Atlantis has rolled out a roster of summer camps designed to turn dreams into reality.

Marine Adventure Camp for ages 10 to 14($495) allows junior aquarists to encounter marine wildlife and participate in their care and feeding.  Campers will snorkel, gain behind the scenes insight into marine care and learn about coral reefs.

Future superstars, aged 14 to 28, can prepare for American Idol at Audition Star camp($795).  Camper/performers will work under the guidance of industry insiders, stylists and former American Idol finalists, to hone their singing, presentation and appearance.  Participants will leave prepared to dazzle the judges and become the next chart topper.

Girls, aged 12-17, who dream of someday wearing the Miss Teen USA crown, will benefit from the insight and training they gain at the fourth Miss Teen USA Fantasy Camp($1295).  The structure of the camp is designed to groom potential beauty queens to compete in and win the most prestigious pageants going.  The program is endorsed by the Miss Universe Organisation.

LEGO Master Builder Academy Fantasy Camp($495) is a unique opportunity for kids aged 6 to 12.  With the help of a LEGO Master Builder, kids will flex their engineering muscles learning techniques like sideways building, interlocking and hidden lock building.  They’ll be learning the tricks of the trade from one of the very best.

Other unique camp experiences include, Scrapbooking Camp($495), which is open to anyone 13 and older, Cheerleading Camp($495), hosted by the United States Cheerleading Association for 6- to 18-year-olds, and Cartoon Network Studios Fantasy Camp($495), where kids aged 6 to 14 will get an introduction to the world of animation.

Head to the Atlantis website for pricing and dates.

Atlantis has turned summer camp on its head.  Kids build potentially life altering skills, while the rest of the family experiences all that Atlantis has to offer.  And the luxury resort has a lot to offer:  beaches, golf, Dolphin Cay, Aquaventure, casino, shopping and more.

At the end of a busy day, the family is reunited to enjoy a good night’s sleep under the same roof – no need to write letters to Mom and Dad when they’re right there with you.  That’s a summer camp experience everyone will feel comfortable with. – Jen R. Staff Writer