Several camps have already begun the registration process for their camps.
FoxTale Book Shoppe in downtown Woodstock has a slew of reading and writing-based activities that combine education with fun.
In its third year of providing camps for area children, the local bookstore will have nine camps for parents to choose from. The camps range from educating children on their reading and writing skills to giving children hands-on experience in learning about subjects from reptiles to Spanish.
Karen Schwettman, co-owner of Foxtale, said the store decided to add a camp focusing on oceanology because the beach and the ocean become popular destinations for residents going on vacations.
Ms. Schwettman also said the store decided to add an Art Journaling program and camp to teach students how to speak basic Spanish.
"It's something we love to do, and it's a great way for kids to learn creativity," she said of art journaling.
She also said the influx of Spanish speaking residents also influenced their decision to give children the opportunity to learn Spanish "so that kids can learn some Spanish and learn to communicate with their Spanish friends."
The prices of the camp will remain the same as last year, Ms. Schwettman added.
She also said she's expecting all the camp classes to fill up this year. The store will cap the classes at 10 children per camp.
While it had to do away with two of its specialty camps, Canton's G. Cecil Pruett Community Center Family YMCA is also expecting a big turnout with its 2010 summer camp line up.
Toby Bramblett, the associate executive director of the Canton YMCA, said the organization decided to do away with its gymnastics and kids in action camp "because they were difficult to fill."
The only specialty camp that will be offered this year will be swimming, he added. Prices will also hold steady this year as well.
Bramblett said he's expecting a daily attendance of 120 children, which is what the Canton center averaged last year.
The success of the YMCA's camp, Bramblett said, can be attributed to the staff he and his employees seek to hire. Each person hired has a criminal background check, undergoes drug testing and is trained extensively to work with a myriad of children.
He also said the children love coming to camps because of the counselors he hires.
"They love our theme week and love watching counselors (do) challenges," he said.