Backpacking Camps & Summer Programs for Kids & Teens

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Sanborn Western Camps
Phone: 719-748-3341
Since 1948, Sanborn Western Camps have been offering exciting outdoor adventures, caring and experienced leadership and excellent facilities in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / Colorado

Cheley Colorado Camps
Phone: 303-377-3616
Families choose Cheley because they know they can expect an experience of exceptional richness, quality and consistency in a community that celebrates the individual interests and needs of each participant.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / Colorado

Wildwood: A Mass Audubon Camp for Outdoor Exploration
Phone: 866-627-2267
Wildwood's exciting Teen Adventure Trips are designed to immerse teens in the natural wonders of some of New England's most beautiful areas.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / Eastern US

Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp
Phone: 1-866-876-2267
Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp, situated adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the Cherokee National Forest, is only a short distance from the popular resort town of Gatlinburg.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / Tennessee

Williwaw Adventures
Phone: 800-585-2523
Unique Expeditions exploring New England, the Pacific Northwest and The Bahamas. Small groups. Motivated participants. Exceptional leaders. Activities include backcountry travel, sea kayaking, rafting, surfing & sailing.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / US & International

Camp Augusta Wilderness Trips
Phone: 530-265-3702
A Camp Augusta Wilderness Trip will offer you a purely organic outdoors adventure - our trips include the following options...backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, biking and horseback riding!
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / California

Outward Bound
Phone: 866-467-7651
Outward Bound, a national nonprofit organization, offers over 500, adventure-based, wilderness courses year round serving adults, teens and youth (ages 12+).
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / US & International

Appalachian Mountain Club - Teen Wilderness Adventures
Phone: 603-466-2727
Teen Wilderness Adventures let you discover more of the great outdoors in the company of exceptional leaders and newfound friends.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / Eastern US

Long Lake Camp Adventures
Phone: 914-693-7111
Offer caring staff and unmatched facilities for boys and girls ages 7 to 14 who are looking for sports, adventure, high rope course, horseback, atv's and friendships, surrounded by natures splendor.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / New York

Broadreach
Phone: (919) 256-8200
The ONLY summer program to offer a blend of college credit, community service hours & internationally recognized certifications on 60+ adventures in 35+ countries.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / International

Adventures Cross-Country
Phone: 800-767-2722
For over 30 years, ARCC has offered life changing experiences for teens in unique locations worldwide focusing on service learning, language, cultural immersion and adventure activities.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / US & International

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions
Phone: 800-2-GO-TREK
The Gulch is more than backpacking—we combine world-class wilderness adventure with hands-on exploration of Southwestern art, archaeology, reptiles, and dinosaur bones in New Mexico’s wildest places.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / AZ, CO, NM & UT

Wolf Camp
Phone: 425-248-0253
The Wolf College is an outdoor school with camps, classes, workshops, expeditions and apprenticeships on • sustainability • wilderness survival • traditional tech • herbal medicine • animal tracking.
 Type / Location(s): Day & Overnight / Washington

Opal Creek Expeditions
Phone: 503-892-2782
Opal Creek Expeditions bring groups of up to 10 campers into the backcountry of the Opal Creek & Bull of the Woods Wilderness Areas for 4-6 nights on the trail.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / Oregon

Travel for Teens
Phone: 484-654-1034
Travel for Teens teaches teens to be travelers, not tourists. Our programs, which span 6 continents and over thirty countries, encourage hunger for learning, curiosity about cultures, and an understanding of being a global citizen.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / International

Camp Mondamin for Boys
Phone: 1-888-MONDAMIN
Non-competitive, individually focused outdoor camps. We teach life-long skills in a wilderness environment. 3-1 camper/counselor ratio. Since 1922. Join us!
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / North Carolina

Adirondack Woodcraft Camps
Phone: 315-369-6031
A co-ed summer camp ages 6-16. Overnight hiking and canoe trips embark weekly and lengths of trips depend upon age. 300+ acres, 2 private lakes, 1.5 miles of river in the heart of the Adirondacks.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / New York

Cheerio Adventures
Phone: 336-363-2604
Join us for an Adventure Camp experience like no other! Cheerio Adventures specializes in camp sessions that are 1 week and 2 weeks of unforgettable adventures. A Christian based YMCA adventure camp.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / Eastern US

Camp Voyageur
Phone: 1-800-950-7291
Boys camp on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, we offer a full in-camp sports and activities program plus extended canoeing and hiking trips in the adjacent wilderness.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / Minnesota & Ontario

Camp Green Cove for Girls
Phone: 1-800-688-5789
Non-competitive, individually focused outdoor camps. We teach life-long skills in a wilderness environment. 3-1 camper/counselor ratio. Since 1945. Join us!
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / North Carolina

The Road Less Traveled
Phone: 800-939-9839
The Road Less Traveled is a life-changing educational travel experience for teens.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / US & International

Roaring Brook Camp for Boys
Phone: 800-832-4295
This camp is devoted to teaching outdoor skills, Vermont crafts and conducting wilderness expeditions by backpack and canoe. The ideal setting for boys who wish to experience a fun and exciting outdoor adventure.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / Vermont

EPIC Adventures
Phone: 512-417-6127
EPIC Adventures summer camp is the only all outdoor adventure camp located in Texas. Campers leave EPIC Adventures with a better understanding of themselves and the world around them!
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / North Carolina & Texas

Colvig Silver Camps
Phone: 970-247-2564
As a small family owned residential camp, Colvig Silver Camps focuses on outdoor education/appreciation and personal growth in a non-competitive environment.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / Colorado

Deer Hill Expeditions

Deer Hill Expeditions
Phone: 1-800-533-7221
DDeer Hill offers inspiring wilderness adventures integrating community service with rafting, climbing and backpacking in the American Southwest and exploring the gentle country of Costa Rica.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / Southwest & Costa Rica

Frost Valley YMCA
Phone: 845-985-2291
Frost Valley YMCA's Adventure Trips are perfect for outdoor-loving teens! Options include sailing, backpacking, canoeing, climbing, and service trips with Habitat for Humanity.
 Type / Location(s): Day & Overnight / US & International

Adventure Treks
Phone: 1-888-954-5555
Ready for a life-changing outdoor adventure? Our unforgettable, fun, and exciting trips are for teenagers ages 13–18. Make lifelong friends as you explore the beautiful outdoors in North America.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / United States & Canada

Alpengirl Adventure Camp for Girls
Phone: 406-570-6312
Outdoor adventure girls ages 11-16 can join us on 1 or 2 week overnight teen adventure camps in Montana, Washington, Wyoming, Idaho. Horseback riding, rafting, surfing, yoga, backpacking, kayaking.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / United States

Adamah Adventures
Phone: 877-923-2624
Adamah Adventures is an outdoor adventure program for Jewish teens and tweens (rising 5-12th graders) offering 1-2 week Adventure Camp sessions and 14-18 day treks for teens across the US.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / United States

Hawaii Outdoors Institute
Phone: 808-775-8155
The island is our classroom, from the mountains to the sea. You'll immerse yourself in this place. You'll make a difference in the world. Study environmental science with us to learn it, and LIVE it!
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / Hawaii
 
 
 
 
 
 

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