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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 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!

Camp Timber Ridge

Get in touch with your adventurous side! Climb, dive, jump, and splash into summer with your best friends. Experience a camp that focuses on adventure, leadership, and teambuilding. Spend your days on a challenge course, learning to cook and soaring down the zip line and sleep in a cabin or platform tent. Explore session descriptions for some camp themes that will bring out your adventurous side such as, 'Kitchen Impossible,' 'Katniss Extreme,' and 'What Would You Do?'

Dunes Learning Center

Week-long day and overnight adventure camp inside the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, 50 mi from Chicago. Led by trained environmental educators, campers will explore the great outdoors at this summer camp like no other.

YMCA Camp Ockanickon & Matollionquay

Unplug and connect! At YMCA Camps Ockanickon overnight for Boys, Matollionequay overnight for Girls and Lake Stockwell co-ed day camp, your child will unplug from the everyday world of texting and video games and connect with new friends and the nature around them. Your child will learn to swim, catch a frog, ride a zipline, paddle a canoe, build a campfire, and make a friend...and that's just the first day!

Lasting Adventures Yosemite National Park

Located in one of America's favorite national parks, Lasting Adventures, Inc. offers one and two week programs throughout the Yosemite backcountry for youth ages 11-17 (and beyond).

YMCA of Greater Bergen County Summer Camps

Our camps are traditional, back to basics summer camps. Each camp offers an unplugged experience for children to reconnect with the outdoors while being introduced to a variety of activities. All our programs promote the YMCA's core values of Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Honesty developing self confident and independent campers.

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, ...

Camp Anokijig - Equestrian Ranch

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 ...

YMCA Camp Marston & Raintree Ranch

San Diego's oldest and largest youth camp, located in the high-mountain district of Julian. Quality staff, wide array of activities, emphasis on character development.

Camp Kupugani for Boys

Less than two hours minutes west of Chicago, Camp Kupugani--in separate girls-only and boys-only sessions-- provides a multicultural sleepaway camp that is intentionally challenging, intentionally empowering, intentionally diverse and intentionally fun! Campers enjoy activities like rock climbing, river walking, canoeing, playing under waterfalls, and night hikes under the stars, plus carefully designed group activities and games so that fun and personal growth coincide.

"I love Camp Kupugani because it has lots of fun activities and I meet a lot of new and interesting people."

"Camp Kupugani helped me challenge ...

YMCA Camp Ihduhapi

Ihduhapi (EE-dohop-ee) is of Lakota origin, meaning "Independence." At YMCA Camp Ihduhapi, campers enjoy a variety of memorable daily adventures, learn new skills, and build lasting relationships in a beautiful setting. Conveniently located, close to home and just far enough away, only 22 miles west of the Twin Cities near Loretto, MN, on 175 acres on beautiful Lake Independence. Our location is ideal for both first time and returning campers.

Traditional, Specialty and Leadership Development Camps are available. Specialty Camp choices include Horseback Riding, Waterskiing, Sailing, Fishing, Ropes Challenge and Teen ...

Maine Camp Experience Girls Summer Camps Long Stay

Maine Camp Experience is a group of premier overnight summer camps for boys and girls ages 7-17 primarily located in the Belgrade Lakes Region in and around Central Maine. We have all-boys camps, all-girls camps, coed camps, and brother/sister camps. Summer sessions vary from 2, 4 and 7 or 8 week programs. There are choices for everyone. Maine campers enjoy natural beauty, strong traditions and values, and top-notch instruction and activities. All camp instructors are licensed and certified individuals. All of our camps participate in cooperative group sports programs as well various arts, crafts, and skills building. Our ...

Cheerio Adventures

Join us for an Adventure Camp experience like no other! Cheerio Adventures specializes in camp sessions of 1 and 2 weeks of unforgettable adventures. We are a Christian based YMCA adventure camp located in the mountains of SW Virginia along the New River. The camp is for boys and girls ages 10-16. All groups consist of 8-12 participants, to maximize the adventure experience and promote strong and long lasting friendships. Our focus on helping young people learn more about themselves, strengthen self-confidence, leadership, teamwork skills, is accomplished while challenging them in a safe and fun Christian setting. All equipment ...

Camp Hilltop

Camp Hilltop is a co-ed overnight camp in Hancock, NY. Campers feel comfortable and excel in a non-competitive, structured and nurturing environment. Hilltop offers 2 - 8 week sessions at reasonable rates. The program has 60+ activities and flexible scheduling allows campers to explore new activities or develop familiar skills.First time camper discounts available.

Alpengirl Teen Summer Adventure Camp for Girls

Riding horses and hiking through wildflower filled meadows high on top of the continental divide trail, setting up camp next to a clear cool mountain lake, cooking over a campfire and watching a big sky sunset. Natural wild places are where the Alpengirls roam and camping and adventuring outdoors is what Alpengirls do! Explore the Northern Rocky Mountains (Montana, Wyoming, Idaho) with Alpengirl this summer to see Yellowstone Park, bison, antelope, alpine lakes, clear fresh streams, and big sky country. Or, if you are a lover of oceans, tide pools and all things lush, green and majestic, try a trip...

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.

Oregon Camp Cedarbrook

Come for fun & friendship to Camp Cedarbrook where Christ is in everything we do. Great food, campfires, swimming, archery, canoeing, crafts, tubing. Overnight trips for grades 7-12 include rock climbing or geocaching. OCC is committed to serving God, loving people and building skills while appreciating the beauty of Gods creation.

Science Sea Camp - Snorkeling

The Science of the Sea Camp program emphasizes experiential, hands-on, project and lab-based learning; with a strong focus on coastal, maritime hammocks, and mangrove estuaries.

Farm & Wilderness - Flying Cloud for Boys

Flying Cloud is a wilderness skills camp for boys. The 5 components central to camp are: simplicity and isolation, respect and community, common gender, honoring the land and honoring the spirit. These values have resulted in a strong camp identity and a lasting sense of affiliation for generations of campers. This is a safe place to learn and be who you are. It's a rare Flying Clouder who goes more than a few hours without having a heartfelt moment of appreciation for the beauty around him.

YMCA of Metro Chicago Camps - Resident and Family

Y camp has a way of transforming kids. It takes a child away from their normal routine and creates a safe environment for them to overcome challenges like mastering the climbing wall or hitting their first bullseye. With the great outdoors as a background, staff design activities to teach life lessons, like persistence in completing a difficult task, creativity when solving problems, and working together as a group to achieve a goal.

The cabin atmosphere shows children how to live cooperatively by sharing chores and respecting each other's differences. Around the campfire, kids are encouraged to tell stories and ...

Camp Mondamin for Boys

We are the place to learn serious whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, sailing, and horseback riding. We are non-competitive and have an individualized focus.

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 ...

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...

Frost Valley YMCA

Frost Valley campers live in a special world where they experience journeys on every scale - from spending their first night away from home & bonding with new friends to bolder quests like mountain hikes. Our roots reach back to 1901, when we established one of the nation's first overnight camps for children. Over a century later, we remain true to the Y mission & our non-profit commitment to bring children of all backgrounds & abilities together in our enriching, life-changing community.

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