Trouble Finding Summer Coaster Camps

Sunday, April 11, 2004 6:52 PM
Hey...I haven't ever seen this discussed before, but I have a problem.

My parents hate going to Amusement Parks and hate going to hot places. They won't even go for one day, which really annoys me, and I am only 14. I am wondering if there are any Summer Coaster Camps. What I mean is a summer camp that travels to different amusement parks. For example, a camp that might travel to Geauga Lake, Cedar Point, and Kings Island.

I am wondering about this because my parents said if I find one I can go with the camp. I tried searching Google but I haven't found anything at all. So if you all know anything about this I would truly appreciate some help.

I do know these exists because I was at Cedar Point last year and I saw a bunch of these people from one. Sadly I forgot the name.

If anyone has other ideas about this problem of mine or suggestions I can make to my parents that would be helpful too. They would to one if there are other things to do in a city near by where they could pick me up the next day or whatever.

Sorry for the long post and thank you for all the help I hope I receive. :)

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Sunday, April 11, 2004 6:58 PM
Hate to say it, dude, but I don't think there's any such thing. Would be nice, though!

Are you sure those people you talked to really went to a camp that did nothing that did rollercoasters? They might have been part of a "regular" camp that took one or two sidetrips to a nearby park during the summer.

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Sunday, April 11, 2004 7:00 PM
nope...it said something like Ohio Coaster camp or something on there shirts...see I wouldn't mind a regular camp its just that im not big on doing activities, I just wanna do what I like to do and thats ride rides.
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Sunday, April 11, 2004 7:14 PM
I was reading threads on coasterbuzz in 2002 about this. It says PKI used to have one. Do they still? do anyother parks do?
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Sunday, April 11, 2004 7:51 PM
You should contact the parks directly. Good luck!
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Sunday, April 11, 2004 7:59 PM
I know they exist in San Diego but I don't know about anywhere else. The YMCA out here has some awsome camps for kids. The one my daughter was in last year went to Belmont Park, Boomers, the beach, a water park, and somewhere else I can't remember in a week.

Sea World also has sleepover summer camps, even though thats not really what you are looking for.

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Sunday, April 11, 2004 8:02 PM
Ok, Im not jewish but my friend who is Jewish goes to this camp every summer nd they go down to Virginia and up to Ohio and hit tons of parks. Unfortunatly, Im not Jewish....and I dont think you are....

Its jsut a plus to being a Jew! Chiistians dont do anyhting fun like that....haha

Also, my township hosts bus trips a week in August...I live in PA, so there is Dorney, and then either Great Adventure or Hershey....last year it was Hershey. Check out your township and townships around it and see what you find...

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Sunday, April 11, 2004 8:07 PM
Yeah, I guess you wouldn't find them by searching for a "Coaster camp" They are probably one out of 100 camps offered by some camp outfit. That would make sense.

BUT....don't go expecting to be with a bunch of enthusiast kids, you will be with a bunch of "GP" kids who will probably not want to marathon :)

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Sunday, April 11, 2004 8:10 PM
Jeff, I think you'ld be surprised. When Taylor went to Belmont, a few of them rode the Giant Dipper about 20 times in a row. :)

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Sunday, April 11, 2004 8:16 PM
Heres my suggestion: Talk your parents into
taking you to the parks you want. I doubt there
are really any camps where they just go to
amusement parks only for kids. I also doubt they
would generate enough people. Just wodnering are
you really 14? You look pretty young in the
picture in your profile.

Edit: Sorry about the half page cut-off. I've
been using Netscape for the past few days because
ie has been really slow. *** Edited 4/12/2004 12:18:55 AM UTC by SFgadvMAN***

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Sunday, April 11, 2004 8:29 PM
Hell im tryin convince my parents into a 2 week florida trip now....a week with disney and a week with the rest of Orlando...which means i can hit the mummy! my mommy is enthusiastic about the whole thing. and im really happy.

sorry bout bad punctuation

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Sunday, April 11, 2004 8:30 PM
Yep im 14...I have a picture?
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Sunday, April 11, 2004 8:42 PM
Your just like me, except im 15....haha...and I was only able to squeeze one a one week florida trip out of my parents, and it is 10 days before the Mummy opens!! (May 6-11)

I was sad, but it'll be fun to go anyway...maybe next time....

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Sunday, April 11, 2004 8:43 PM
Kyle---click on your name to see your picture.

If you are involved in any youth groups (through your church/temple/mosque, the Boy Scouts, etc. etc.) you might suggest to your group leaders that a day-trip to a nearby park would be a great group activity. Most parks usually have a handful of youth groups on any particular day, and many have a discount program particularly targeted at youth groups. For example, Cedar Point has a very attractive youth group program. You wouldn't get a week's worth of trips, but you would get to go at least once this summer.

Alternatively, you could see if your local park has a Physics Day. Physics Days invite local jr. high and high school physics/physical science classes to come to the park (usually at a significantly reduced cost) to learn all about Newtonian mechanics. If so, mention that fact to your science teacher. School budgets being what they are, this is not a likely avenue unless your school takes regular field trips.

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Sunday, April 11, 2004 9:46 PM
I know UCLA and some other colleges have programs that are similar to summer school (ie soccer, baseball, math, music, etc) and go on trips on the weekends.
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Sunday, April 11, 2004 9:52 PM
Our town has one of those PAL things, which not only hits Hershey, Dorney, Knoebel's, and SFGAdv, but does some other stuff like paintball, etc. I'm definately doing it this year. I'd look and see if there is something like that in your area. Other than that, just do some SERIOUS begging, always works for me! :)
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Sunday, April 11, 2004 9:58 PM
Try your Park District summer program sometimes they have outings to theme parks. Even thoguh all I have ever seen is trips to the local theme park, it never hurts to look. And if they do not, you can put it in the suggestion box, you nevre now they may have one the next year.
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Sunday, April 11, 2004 10:05 PM
well location isn't much of an issue anywhere is fine just as long as its continuous...
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Sunday, April 11, 2004 10:08 PM
just as long as the Amusement Park tour is continuous i mean for a week or so...
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Sunday, April 11, 2004 10:11 PM
just as long as the Amusement Park tour is continuous i mean for a week or so...
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