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Wilderness Camps and Programs



A wilderness camp is one where the participants are afforded the adventure of exploring the great outdoors. The participants will not only enjoy but also develop a deeper understanding of themselves and the community they live in from such an Read More

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Camp Kawartha Day Camp

Camp Kawartha has been providing summer camp for children and teenagers since 1921. Today, we are an award-winning, year round facility dedicated to promoting the highest standards of programming; with a particular focus on outdoor environmental awareness, education and stewardship.

Farm & Wilderness - Saltash Mountain

Saltash Mountain grows wilderness adventurers. A camp for 40 boys and girls, ages 11-14, Saltash Mountain focuses on wilderness traveling, mastering outdoor skills and community building.

Campers at Saltash Mountain Camp (SAM) spend many of their summer days on the trails and rivers of New England. For at least half of their time at camp, all of the campers are exploring on trips of three to seven days. Six to eight campers go on each trip, led by two experienced counselors. During their time "In-Camp," SAM campers play music, write and perform zany skits, swim in Lake Ninevah, and participate...

YMCA Mystic Lake Camp

The Mystic Lake Camp is a branch of the YMCA of Lansing and is dedicated to giving all campers that we serve a positive, enriching experience. Mystic Lake Camp is located on 600 acres of private land, the setting includes a private 90 acre lake and a variety of terrain, vegetation and animal life conducive to contemplation, recreation, and education.

Parents can have the peace of mind knowing their children are in good hands. Staff members are selected on the basis of good character and their ability to relate well to children. Clean and well-maintained living accommodations include all...

YMCA Camp St Croix

Campers have been experiencing the adventure and wonder of camping for over 102 years at Camp St. Croix. our camp provides new and exciting experiences, and a chance to spend a portion of the summer actively learning in a fun and beautiful outdoor environment.

Camp Sangamon for Boys

Camp Sangamon is located on a small lake in the hills outside of Rutland, Vermont. Sangamon was founded in 1922, and have based many years of success on one fundamental philosophical difference from other camps. While most camps operate on the premise that adults should generally make decisions for children, we believe in the opposite premise - that camp is a perfect setting to give children the chance to make their own decisions.

Sangamon and Betsey Cox, brother/sister camps next to each other, combining the best of single-gender and co-ed camps. The entire program is elective. Campers choose each day from...

Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp

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. Campers enjoy a full adventure experience as we cave, hike, backpack, tube, canoe, rappel, rock climb, ride horses, white-water raft, and participate in outdoor and naturalist programs. We also participate in challenge activities and we stress team building and leadership. Our programs are tailored to the individual skills and ability levels of the campers so everyone can enjoy the high-adventure activities. We can also keep it a little more traditional...

YMCA Camp Ihduhapi

At Camp Ihduhapi we nurture character development through the YMCA 4 Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. Our well-trained staff lead quality programs that are safe, fun and enriching. Campers will develop integrity, self-reliance & leadership skills; build lifelong friendships; gain an appreciation for the natural environment; experience a sense of community by living with campers in small, age-appropriate, single-gender groups with trained staff.

Camp Carolina

Camp Carolina is a residential high adventure and sports camp in Western North Carolina. At Carolina boys learn to feel with their hearts, do with their hands, and live together in the spirit of brotherhood. Activities include Caving, Wakeboarding, Music, Surfing, Skating Climbing, Biking, Yoga, Fencing and so much more!

Our purpose is to make a boy's summer camping experience safe, fun, memorable, and a valuable factor in his complete development. We believe we can do this by:

- Providing campers with challenging experiences, adventure and on-going social interaction in a safe camp community to create independence, friendship and skills. Our...

Rockbrook Camp for Girls

A residential summer camp for girls in the mountains of North Carolina offering traditional camp activities, horseback riding, pottery, and an extensive outdoor adventure program. Our goal through these summer camps is for each camper to gain, at her own pace, a deeper understanding of herself and of her relationship with other people and the natural world.

Camp Anokijig

New friends, positive values, personal growth, great adventures, and OUTRAGEOUS FUN are the foundations of the Camp Anokijig experience! Since 1926, this Southeastern Wisconsin summer camp has provided a picturesque landscape for unforgettable childhood memories. Nestled within the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine Forest, near Plymouth, WI, Camp Anokijig offers all of the traditional youth camp experiences and activities you would expect, plus so much more! We believe an Anokijig camp experience will provide your child with opportunities to learn and grow and develop lifelong skills to become contributing members of their communities. Your child will learn new skills...

Camp Temagami

Camp Temagami is a traditional canoe-tripping camp for boys and girls. Our program is designed to promote fun, excitement, adventure and personal growth. Experienced staff create a sound structure for group travel through stunning Canadian wilderness. Campers learn canoe-tripping skills, gain self-confidence, become leaders, develop teamwork, enjoy the outdoors and make lasting friendships.

YMCA Day Camp Heritage

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Day Camp is a 5-day enrichment program and the next step in youth development. Day Camp gives kids a traditional camp experience during the day.

Every child will benefit from this connection with nature. YMCA Day Camp Heritage is a wonderful place for your child to experience fun, outdoor adventures this summer! New and returning campers thrive during a week packed full of exciting, structured activities. Campers participate in small, age appropriate groups where they build self-esteem and learn new skills. Our...

Colorado Outward Bound School

Experience Education. Outward Bound is the leading provider of experiential and outdoor education programs for youth and adults. Regardless of who you are or where you are from, there is an Outward Bound course at an Outward Bound School that is right for you. With a national network of Schools and hundreds of courses in wilderness settings and urban environments, Outward Bound has helped people discover strength of character, an ability to lead and desire to serve for over 50 years.

With locations throughout the United States and Internationally and over 500 courses to choose from, your perfect adventure awaits!...

YMCA Camp Menogyn

Camp Menogyn has an 86-year tradition of high-quality wilderness adventures within the beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area! Activities such as canoeing, backpacking & rock climbing, all with an emphasis on personal growth, skill development and relationships provide campers with transformational experiences & memories that will be treasured for a lifetime. Menogyn's goal is to provide safe, fun and enriching wilderness adventures in an environment of Caring, Honesty, Responsibility & Respect.

Village Camps

Every child deserves at least one summer at camp! Yes it's nice to have your children at home during the summer, and family trips are a must, but there is no better way to expand a child's mind, both culturally and socially than a camp experience! At Village Camps we have over 40 years of experience in our field. That means for 40 years we have been providing families and most importantly campers a summer experience like no other! With multiple camps in unique European destinations, there's something that every child would enjoy!

Perhaps white water rafting in the Swiss Alps?...

Green River Preserve

Green River Preserve is known for connecting children with nature and teaching young people to be better stewards of the land. The camp's philosophy is to provide a challenging and nurturing learning experience and to inspire a deep appreciation of interconnectedness, ecological respect, and the joy of living. The best compliment the camp has received from a parent was ''If you want to know what your child will be when they grow up, send them to Green River Preserve. There is no other camp that prepares a child for the world as well as GRP. They built...

Camp Lonehollow

Camp Lonehollow is known as one of the best overnight summer camps in Texas. Lonehollow is a place where your kids can run, grow, and thrive in a nurturing environment. At Lonehollow, children will have the opportunity to unplug and get away from city living. Join the Lonehollow family today!

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

Widjiwagan was founded in 1929 as a wilderness adventure program in northeastern Minnesota. Throughout our 83 year history, young people have been inspired by the Widji wilderness experience. Our mission is simple to develop, in young people, respect for self, community and the environment, through wilderness adventure and environmental education.

Land O' Sunshine Camp Cedarbrook

LOSCC summer camps are located Dowling Park, FL, 17 miles southwest of Live Oak, FL, on the Suwannee River. An interdenominational Christ-centered camp striving to teach and model Christ in every aspect of life. One of 13 Cedarbrook Camps. We have a volunteer staff who have met required screening through FL Dep of Children and Families. We provide a safe camping experience for adults and children.

Twin Cities YMCA Camps

At YMCA Camps every day is an Adventure! Enjoy hiking, canoeing, archery, sailing, horseback riding, & ropes courses in a traditional camp setting. Campers learn to be caring, honest, respectful & responsible for themselves & the environment.

Langskib for Young Men - Canoe Program

Wilderness canoeing adventures leave from our remote island basecamp and travel through the surrounding five million acres of North America's finest canoe country in a spirit honoring awareness, freedom, balance, and trust. We believe that our canoe trips are an excellent metaphor for life's journey and represent an important rite of passage into adulthood. Sessions include 2, 3.5 and 7 weeks programs for young men ages 10-17.

2 week program: Boys ages 10-12

3.5 and 7 week programs: Boys ages 10-17

Please visit our Northwaters listing for coed and all girls programs.

YMCA Camp Lakewood

YMCA Camp Lakewood's co-ed summer overnight camp for kids ages 6-17 of all abilities and located 90 minutes south of St. Louis, provides a well-rounded experience for campers by getting them outdoors while having fun, making new friends and learning new skills. With a 360-acre lake, 5,200 wooded acres, caves, creeks and more, there are many opportunities for adventure, natural exploration and experiential learning.

There's the 7-day traditional main camp program for children ages 8-12, traditional east camp for children 13- 16, with electives that your child can take while at camp: high adventure, digital animation, paintball, digital journalism, advanced arts...

YMCA Camp Cheerio

Located high atop the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwest North Carolina, YMCA Camp Cheerio is the ideal place for persons of all ages to enjoy a camping or retreat experience. Cheerio offers many challenging programs, from summer resident (sleepover) and coed adventure camps. With over 20 activities to choose from there is something for everyone.

Founded in 1960 by the YMCA of High Point, North Carolina, Camp Cheerio seeks to provide campers with a sustained, creative, and educational experience in the out-of-doors. Through the use of natural surroundings, and under the Christian guidance of trained leadership, YMCA camping seeks to help...

Les Elfes International in Switzerland

Les Elfes is perfectly located in the heart of the beautiful Swiss Alps to offer your children the best of Switzerland and all its activities during summer and winter periods.

We offer residential summer, winter and spring camps in the Swiss Alps. During summer, we have 2, 3 and 4 week-sessions and our surroundings offer the perfect setting for a summer in the mountain. Camp experience for ages 7-18. Our warm and diverse international camp community makes people feel at home. We offer exciting programs in our camps: during summer we propose over 40 activities, sports, art, music, drama, cooking, all...

Camp Green Cove for Girls

Camp Green Cove is a traditional, but unique summer program for girls age 6 to 17. Founded in 1945 and located in the Mountains of Western North Carolina, we emphasize outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and horseback riding. Numerous wilderness trips are also offered! We believe in fun, adventure, safety, and great instruction.

Our program is non-competitive, which encourages experimentation, and non-regimented, which fosters self-direction. Our strengths lie in the quality of our staff and the depth of our program. We value diversity, attracting campers from all 50 states and even a...

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