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Wilderness Camps and Programs

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The Nature Place Day Camp

The Nature Place is an ACA accredited, nature-oriented and non-competitive day camp for children ages 4-16, located on 200 acres in Chestnut Ridge, Rockland County, New York. Children at The Nature Place play, learn, and grow outdoors, with friends, through hands-on, pressure-free programming supported by a well-trained staff. Campers come to us (we bus!) from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Bergen, Rockland and Westchester Counties.

River Valley Ranch (RVR)

River Valley Ranch (RVR), a summer camp in Maryland, allows campers to enjoy a myriad of activities including: Adventure activities, Extreme Sports, Horseback riding, Theater, Rodeo Sports, Traditional Sports, Swimming and much more. There are three main camp facilities on the 560 acre Ranch in Carroll County Maryland. Arrowhead Woods is a program for campers between the ages of 7 and 9. Fort Roller is a camp for children between the ages of 9 and 12. And Frontier Town is a camp for students ages 12 to 17. Each program runs up to eight weeks. Each week is from Sunday afternoon until Friday evening, and during each week campers ...

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 15 ...

Hosmer Point

Building Confidence, Building Community. At Hosmer Point, campers build a sense of community in a beautiful and caring environment where children can play, explore, create life-long friendships and build self-confidence. Located near Craftsbury Common, in the mountains of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, Hosmer Point offers 1, 2, and 4 week sessions for ages 9 to 15, day camps for ages 5 to 8, and Counselor In Training programs for ages 17 and 18. Campers direct their own schedules, choosing from a wide variety of activities including: sculling, farm and build, mountain biking, creative arts, and sports and fitness. Campers who ...

Bear Creek Outdoor Centre

Active Challenge is a remarkable adventure program where young women ages 12-18 develop healthy habits, lose weight, and build confidence.

Located at beautiful Bear Creek Outdoor near Ottawa Ontario. Active Challenge offers instruction in adventure-based programs such as canoeing, whitewater rafting and beginner rock climbing and rappelling. What an exciting way to get in shape and have a great time! Active Challenge is a weight loss program exclusively for young women. At Active Challenge you'll make lifelong friends with young women your own age, learn to love new adventurous activities and make permanent lifestyle ...

Camp Roanoke


Nestled within 700 acres of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Camp Roanoke is conveniently located just off Interstate 81 exit 132. Since 1925, our campers have enjoyed outdoor adventures such as canoeing, field games, hiking, campfires and a challenge course complete with a 44-foot climbing tower. Older campers will enjoy off-site excursions like rock climbing and caving. Younger campers can stay for just the day with free satellite transportation.

Our affordable tuition includes lodging, meals, and everything needed for a week of outdoor adventure and fun. Camp Roanoke offers a full season ...

YMCA Camp du Nord

For more than 50 years, Camp du Nord has been providing outdoor experiences for families: offering opportunities for enriched family relationships, increased wilderness appreciation, and spiritual growth. Each day provides new adventures, where families have quality time together. Cozy and comfortable cabins range from rustic to full amenity, tent sites also available. Activities include canoeing, campfires, age-group programming, cross country skiing, hiking, crafts, fishing, saunas and more!

Camp du Nord offers year-round opportunities for families, adults, groups, weddings, and reunions.

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 combined with ...

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Summer Camps

Discover an adventure like no other during the Safari Park's Summer Camp! There may be many types of summer camp for kids, but few will have campers interacting with rhinos and giraffes, meeting meerkats, getting up close to cheetahs, feeding okapis, and discovering African wonders the way the Safari Park's will! This is hands-on, join-in, be-a-part-of-it fun with options for kids ages 2 through 17.

These day camps offer a full week of in-depth activities. If your children love animals, the Safari Park is the place for them this summer. Jump in and make your plans-it's never too early to start thinking about summer in ...

Science Sea Camp - Marine Science

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

Northwest 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!

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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 ...

Camp Jacobson

Camp Jacobson, on the north shore of Long Island, is the day camp that has it all! The spirit of camp echoes with creativity at Arts enrichment programs like drama, music, and dance. Our professional coaches give expert instruction in all sports. Our campers swim twice per day with American Red Cross Aquatics lifeguards at one of our three swimming pools. Our Adventure program reaches new heights on our rock wall, ropes course and Euro-Bungee. We whizz on go-karts and ride horseback. Campers get to prepare kosher and nut-free snacks in our kitchen with a professional chef and veggies picked from our organic garden. Your ...

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).

Camp Fitch YMCA

Camp Fitch Makes Kids Better, Forever

Parents are looking for engaging experiences that complement the goals that they have for their kids' development such as enhancing their social network with quality friendships, improving their self-efficacy, and reassuring them that the values they teach and model as parents are relevant.

Camp Fitch's century-old, classic sleep-away summer camp provides boys and girls aged 6-16 with a holistically safe, values-driven community where they discover friendship and achievement. Kids feel like they belong here among our carefully vetted, highly committed, and caring staff ...

Maine Camp Experience - Coed Summer Camps

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 ...

YMCA Camp Takodah

In everything we do, we help kids discover who they are and what they can achieve. Celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2016, Camp Takodah continues to be recognized as New Hampshire's finest overnight camp. What sets us apart is topnotch staff, timeless traditions, a "friendly to all" way of life, single gender programs, quality activities, and YMCA character development. Register now before we sell out!

Camp Lohikan in the Pocono Mountains


All Sports, Arts & Adventure Activities. Professional Instruction. Features: Horseback Riding (Ride Every Day - FREE!), Jet Skiing, Paintball, Quad Riding & Dirt Bikes, Bungee Trampoline, Rock Band, Spy Camp, Skateboarding, USTA Tennis, Golf, Circus Arts, Flying Trapeze (indoor/outdoor), Water Skiing, SCUBA, Dance, Drama, Music, Arts & Crafts with 14 Workshops, High & Low Ropes, Rock Climbing, Backpacking Trips, Sailing, Private Lake w/50+ Boats, Lake Waterslide, Canoe Trips, Mt. Boarding, Horseback Overnights, and more!


Older campers get to choose ALL of their ...

Voyageur Outward Bound School


Mountain Camp Woodside

Mountain Camp Woodside is a traditional summer camp that offers both a Day Camp (for ages 5-15) and sleep-away Resident Camp (for ages 7-15) programs and is nestled in the heart of beautiful Portola Valley, California on the 63- acre campus of the Woodside Priory School. Mountain Camp Woodsides minimal technology, non-competitive program is designed to build confidence and independence, encourage friendships and healthy lifestyle choices. We offer activities like mountain biking, arts & crafts, soccer, swimming, archery and outdoor survival. In todays hectic, high-tech world, we believe a back-to- basics approach to outdoor ...

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.

Camp Namanu

Camp Namanu is a place of enchantment and beauty - where lifelong friendships are formed and the leaders of tomorrow meet both age-old tradition and new ways of thinking. Namanu offers intentional and well-developed programs, with an emphasis on small groups, individual attention, and an appreciation of differences. Programs focus on cooperative group living, exploration of nature, non-competitive sports, skill development, concern for others, fun, and forming friendships.

Over 100,000 boys and girls have been to Camp Namanu's 552 beautiful acres of forest in its 88 years at the foot of Mount Hood. Campers live ...

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.

Forest Lake Camp for Girls

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to explore and imagine what an FLC summer would look like for your family.

At FLC, we know that a positive camp experience is one of the defining moments of a young person's life. Confidence is nurtured, health and physical vitality exercised, and enduring, life-long memories and friendships are created each and every summer at FLC.

Since 1926, generations of campers have shared this experience while with us. The extended Forest Lake Camp family - counselors, LIT's, alumni, owners, managers - feel that this classic camp experience is more relevant for young people today ...

Camp Cedarbrook Texas

Camp Cedarbrook Texas is a Christ-centered, Bible based, outdoor program that provides a camping experience for girls and boys (separate camps) having finished 1st grade through high school. Camp Cedarbrook is the place to learn new skills, to meet life-long friends, to appreciate God's creation, to be loved and accepted, and to grow closer to Jesus Christ. We have been serving the youth of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana since 1960. Camp Cedarbrook is a non-denominational, not-for-profit corporation camping ministry.

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