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High-End Summer Camps

Millions of American kids will arrive home this month from the country’s 7,000 overnight camps, full of stories about traditional activities like archery, crafts and waterskiing and the questionable pleasures of bug juice and bunk beds.

The summer retreats we feature here break that mold, offering campers organic food, golf lessons from PGA pros, and jaunts to New York City for cooking classes, and the odd shopping trip to FAO Schwarz. Their parents pay for the perks. In 2011, the average weekly fee for overnight camp was $690, according to the American Camp Association. The camps that follow charge upwards of $1,025 per week.

Click ahead to see what some kids were doing while yours were learning to weave friendship bracelets.

By Nicole Frehsee, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 7 Aug 2012

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