Malia Obama will soon be going to overnight camp, for the first time.
Malia, who turned 12 on July 4, is enjoying a long Maine weekend
, hanging out with her family at a pool and playing some tennis. But sometime between sightseeing at Acadia National Park and an expected August vacation at Martha's Vineyard, Malia will be off to camp -- location, so far undisclosed, a secret that may be guarded as close as details of Chelsea Clinton's wedding.
The source on the Malia camp plan is at the highest levels of government -- President Obama.
On Thursday, he told NBC's Chuck Todd that Malia, his oldest daughter -- Sasha is nine -- will be headed to camp later this summer -- and the Obama family vacation planning is being worked around her schedule. Sometime soon, Obama told Todd, "a month of (summer) it's going to be taken up with Malia going away for camp, which she's never done before. And I may shed a tear," a sentimental Obama added, "when she's on the way up."