Backpacking Camps & Summer Programs for Kids & Teens

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Alpengirl Girls Summer Adventure Camp
Phone: 406-570-6312
Adventurous girls ages 11-17 can join us on 1 or 2 week overnight teen adventure camp sessions in Montana, Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, Hawaii or Alaska. Horseback riding, rafting, surfing, yoga, backpacking.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / US & International

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

Adventure Treks
Phone: 1-888-954-5555
Temporarily escape the digital age. 12 - 18 year olds can visit exciting destinations on the West Coast, British Columbia, Colorado, Alaska, New England and the Southeast. You will see benefits and make friendships that will last the rest of your life.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / United States & Canada

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

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

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

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

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

Epic Sierra Adventures
Phone: 530-621-1224
Epic Sierra Adventures takes teens to new heights! Participants hike, bike and paddle their way through the Sierra Nevada mountains. We offer affordable adventure travel for teens, ages 14 -18.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / California

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

The Women's Wilderness Institute
Phone: 303-938-9191
Girls Wilderness Adventures - designed specifically for girls - provides girls with high quality outdoor adventure and the inspiration to lead bigger, bolder lives.
 Type / Location(s): Day & Overnight / Colorado

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

Fairview Lake YMCA Camps
Phone: 800-686-1166
Fairview Lake YMCAs Environmental Trips for Challenge program provides the opportunity to experience a wide variety of adventure, challenge and environmental based activities with all the benefits of a YMCA values based camping experience.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / Eastern U.S.

Columbia Gorge Teen Camps
Phone: 801-679-9099
Columbia Gorge Teen Camps offers motivated teens life changing specialty camps in Photography, Music, Rock Climbing, Martial Arts, and Paddle sports taught by experts and world class professionals.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / Oregon & Washington

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

Outward Bound Costa Rica
Phone: 1-800-676-2018
Create an amazing summer! Trek through jungles. Surf ocean waves. Climb volcanoes. Brave Class IV rapids. Learn to Scuba dive. Improve your Spanish... And see what Costa Rica & Panama have to offer!
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / Central America

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

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

Travel for Teens
Phone: 484-654-1034
Travel for Teens offers community service, language and cultural immersion trips around the globe. Create your own unique summer adventure with us.
 Type / Location(s): Overnight / International
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