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CAMP FOR ADULTS

Camps for Grownups is hosting a pair of five-night getaways this summer for couples and singles who want to learn something on vacation. Both getaways will be at the Grand Summit Resort at Mount Snow in West Dover, Vt.

"Jazz Vermont," Aug. 14-19, is aimed at musicians with intermediate-level skills in piano, trumpet, saxophone and other instruments who want to hone their jazz skills. Participants are assigned to bands that meet daily during the camp to rehearse. Workshops and private lessons with pros also are available. Rates are $1,699 a person ($1,374 a person in a shared room), which includes two meals daily, accommodations and most activities. Discounts available for first-time attendees. Details at jazzcamp.com.

The Aug. 21-26 "Ballroom Vermont" camp will include daily lessons in fox-trot, waltz, swing, rumba and other popular styles for novice through advanced dancers. A live band plays at a semiformal dance on the last night of camp. Rates are $2,699 a couple or $1,699 for singles, which includes accommodations, meals and activities. See ballroomdancecamp.com for highlights.

For more info on either camp, call 800-242-8785. -- Jessica Lewis


HOTELS WITH FREEBIES

Priceline.com expanded its "Hotel Freebies" section, which steers travelers toward specific properties offering perks such as free breakfast, Internet access or parking. The section is searchable by destination (Las Vegas, New York City, Miami, etc.) or by the type of freebie that's important to you. -- Jessica Damiano

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