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Maryland summer camps make affordable family reunion venues in the off-season

Maryland summer camps make affordable family reunion venues in the off-season

You've no doubt seen them at one point or another: A large, extended family, all in matching T-shirts, takes over a hotel, resort or theme park for what looks like a fabulous — and expensive — reunion.

But big families can reconnect without spending a month's salary to do it. Each spring and fall, Maryland summer camps transform into family reunion venues, offering a variety of indoor and outdoor activities at affordable prices.

I learned this lesson years ago when my large extended family, looking to plan a weekend of bonding, fun and togetherness, took up what can only be described as our greatest collective talent — an email argument.

For many summers, my Aunt...

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