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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 Shady Brook YMCA

Welcome to Camp Shady Brook! Camp Shady Brook is a place where many people have come to know it as the "World as it Should Be". At Camp Shady Brook campers make new friends, build self-esteem, gain independence, learn responsible decision making, and have an adventure! Campers will be able to enjoy camp in a safe environment that is designed to foster growth through fun, safe and challenging programs. Everything we do is based on our values based programming. Through honesty, caring, respect and responsibility we teach our campers life skills that enable them to become positive and productive members...

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.

Yosemite Sierra Summer Camp

Dedicated to greater learning opportunities through longer stays at camp, Yosemite Sierra Summer Camp offers two-week long sessions for boys and girls 8 to 16 years old. A Christian adventure camp nestled in the shadow of Yosemite National Park, YSSC helps campers develop new skills, new friends, self-esteem, confidence, and wholesome role models. Come be part of the fun and the family at the "Home of the World's Greatest Campers!

Deer Run Camps & Retreats

DEEPER FAITH. GREATER ADVENTURES.

FAMILY CAMP: ages 5 & up

DAY, ADVENTURE DAY and OVERNIGHT age-graded camps, age 5 to completed grade 12.

Traditional camp on 100 acres of wooded property. All-inclusive activities. Well-organized camp experience with exceptional camp staff who impact campers through growth in faith, character, confidence, respect and leadership. A life-changing experience that is long-remembered!

For camp SESSION DATES and a current list of ACTIVITIES, visit our website. Registration price includes all activities plus a themed camper shirt and video ...

Long Lake Camp Adventures

With only 60 campers per session we can offer an unusual amount of personal attention to every camper. Our facilities are state-of-the-art and include sports fields, high and low ropes challenge courses, motor sport tracks and horse trails throughout our 200 acres of untouched forests we own and preserve for generations to come. We have a fully featured waterfront offering power boats, sports like wakeboarding and tubing, plus all the traditional favorites like swimming, canoeing and sailing. Unique to us is our exciting and rewarding personal electives. Our campers can choose from activities outside of the sports if they ...

YMCA Camp Mason

YMCA Camp Mason is a summer camp and year-round outdoor education & conference center. Founded in 1900, our programs and facilities have grown tremendously since that time. Located in northwestern New Jersey in Hardwick Township, Camp Mason serves more than 11,000 children, adults, and families annually.

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions

Our groups embark on traveling expeditions throughout the Southwest, which means we don't just backpack through a backcountry canyon or visit archaeological sites or plant trees to restore a decimated streambed you do all of that as you learn how to live in the wilderness as part of a self-sufficient group. Every expedition is different, but they are all well-planned, well-executed by our professional staff, and full of Trekkers who return year after year to a place that feels like home.

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 ...

Odyssey Teen Camp

Just an hour from New York City, Odyssey Teen Camp is an environment where teens can come and be themselves. Our summer camp staff is carefully trained to facilitate an environment that is all at once safe from physical and emotional dangers while also being unrestricted and free. We offer over 50 unique activities - from henna tattooing, to Thai massage, to laughter yoga, to break dancing, and more - as well as timeless traditional camp activities like sports and campfires. But at the heart of Odyssey Teen Camp? A community of free individuals who are lovingly forming authentic relationships on THEIR terms. Our community ...

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.

Day Camp | Ages 4 - 14
Campers can check out camp and still come home each night. With 10 day camps around the metro area there's bound to be one nearby.

Overnight | Ages 7 - 17
Campers get a well-rounded experience with activities like horseback riding, swimming, ropes, kayaking, and camp fires. 3 - 26 day sessions are available.

Teen ...

Camp Mondamin for Boys

Located in the Mountains of Western North Carolina for over 95 years, we emphasize outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and horseback riding. 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 several other countries.

YMCA Camp Menogyn

Menogyn (min-O-jin) is of Ojibwe origin, meaning "To Grow Fully." No roads lead to YMCA Camp Menogyn, campers cross West Bearskin Lake by boat to this beautiful wilderness setting on the Gunflint Trail near Grand Marais, MN.

For over 90 years, YMCA Camp Menogyn has provided high quality wilderness adventures for teens. We focus on small group, wilderness canoeing, backpacking, and rock climbing trips that are safe, fun, enriching and transformational.

Our campers participate in the total life of Menogyn - to work, play and live together. We nurture character development in our campers by teaching and emulating ...

Rockbrook Camp for Girls - Horseback Riding Camp

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 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 ...

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!

Outward ...

Maine Camp Experience - Boys 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 ...

Kingsley Pines Camp

You can't go very far at Kingsley Pines without hearing a laugh or seeing a smile. In our safe surroundings and enriching environment, children have the responsibility of choosing their own activities. They develop a higher level of self-confidence and form friendships that last forever. Our camp is so much fun they'll want to come back year after year! Kingsley Pines - it is the way camp should be!

2 & 3 Week Sessions
You want to go to camp, but not for the whole summer. At Kingsley Pines, you can attend for just 2 or 3 weeks and still get a complete camp experience.

Choice
You ...

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.

Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies

Immerse yourself in nature at a secluded 500-acre mountain wildlife sanctuary in the Appalachians of West Virginia, where staff and campers learn and live together in a friendly, non-competitive community. Each day is filled with warmth, high energy and laughter as well as time for solitude, reflection and a sense of wonder. At the Burgundy Center, children and teens explore the natural world through games, song, story, study, music, arts, hiking and swimming. Campers sample topics in plant, animal and earth science, participate in overnight trips, and pursue their strongest interests in a project of their own design. Each ...

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 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 Lindenmere

Camp Lindenmere is one of the top residential camps in the country. A unique choice program allows campers to choose their activities every day. Situated on 200 acres in the Pocono Mountains Lindenmere has every activity imaginable. Our caring and nurturing staff will help your child have the summer of their life. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can grow and learn not just in their activity areas but as human beings. With over 75 years of experience Camp Lindenmere has a rich history of camping that your children will embrace for the rest of their lives.

ART: Ceramics, ...

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? Maybe a focus on perfecting some basketball ...

Camp Lonehollow

Where does tradition meet innovation in 21st century youth development? Nestled deep within the Texas Hill Country, Camp Lonehollow offers boys and girls ages 7-16 the opportunity to unplug, enjoy 3,000 acres of the outdoors, grow full-circle in skills and character, establish lifelong friendships, and experience a simpler style of living. With one, two, and four week co-ed sessions available and more than 60 activities offered, Lonehollow aims to meet the unique and diverse interests of today's youth while preserving the traditional fun of residential camp life. Our staff to camper ratio of 1:3 helps our staff focus on each ...

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