Fun in the sun is not enough | Joanne

Science campers in Austin, Texas. Photo: Mad Science

Summer camp isn’t just for swimming and crafts, writes Michael Alison Chandler in the Washington Post. Specialty camps — debate, filmmaking, computer coding, paleontology, “girls in politics,” improv — let affluent children explore interests and hone skills.

“Just plain fun-in-the sun is not necessarily enough anymore,” said Lisa Friedlander, chief executive of Activity Rocket, an online service that helps parents pick and choose from among hundreds of area camps. “Parents want to take full advantage of this time. There’s always this…

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