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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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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.

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.

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 ...

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

High quality canoe and backpacking adventures and wilderness trips in the BWCAW, Quetico Provincial Park and in the finest wilderness areas throughout North America. "Widji" wilderness trips focus on respect and values that build skills for life as they develop an unparalleled relationship with the environment.

Our program offers a progressive challenge and growth for teens. As campers return year after year for more challenging trips, they build upon their wilderness skills and take on greater leadership roles.

At the core of our programs are the Y values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. And ...

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.

Langskib Wilderness Canoe Programs

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.

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.

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 ...

Northwaters Wilderness Canoe Programs

Our wilderness canoe trips take us through some of the most beautiful country in the world, creating opportunities for all experience levels that focus on learning from the land and one another in a spirit that honors awareness, balance, and trust. We believe that when participants learn how to handle life on the trail, they become better equipped to handle life in general. Programs available for for girls (ages 11-17) and coed (ages 14-17) in separate 2 and 3.5 sessions.

2 week program: Girls ages 11-14

3.5 week sessions: Girls ages 12-17 and Co-Ed ages 14-17

Please visit our Langskib listing for...

Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp

You will be safe, you will be challenged, and you will have fun when you attend Summer's Best Adventure at Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp. Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp is a Christian summer camp located in Ohio's beautiful Mohican Forest. We are situated on a picturesque 250 acre property and an 850-acre lake. Our days are filled with engaging camp activities led by exceptional role models who are committed to helping your child grow socially, spiritually, and physically. Launch your adventure this summer at Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp!

YMCA Camp St. Croix

Girls and boys have been experiencing the adventure and wonder of camping for more than 100 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. Campers participate in a variety of traditional and specialized camp activities determined by their age and experience. We offer progressive camping where campers are given the opportunity to challenge themselves each time they come back to camp.

Traditional, Adventure and Leadership Development Camp Experiences are available. Choose from 3-day to ...

Farm Camp

Established in 1952, Farm Camp is a traditional, coed, overnight camp for children ages 8 to 17. We are located less than 3 hours north of San Francisco on 500 acres of beautiful Sonoma County Redwoods, just 1 1/2 miles up from the Pacific Coast Ocean.

Farm Camp is located at Plantation, which is a working farm located on 500 acres in the coastal hills of Northern California's Sonoma County. Farm Camp's emphasis is in nurturing self esteem and building responsibility in an atmosphere of shared fun in a relaxed and beautiful setting. Campers stay for 1,2, or 4 week sessions. They choose daily from a variety of ...

Rock-N-Water Christian Camps

Founded in 1989, Rock-N-Water is a group of Christians who want to impact young people with the joy of God's Living Word, so that they might come to know Jesus and pass on God's love with excitement. We focus our program on biblical principles, and we use the help of nature, friendship, and challenge to develop character.

Our staff are highly committed Christians with excellent outdoor leadership skills. Your students' safety, spiritual growth, learning, and adventurous fun are our staff's goal.

We savor the opportunity to be one of Jesus' tools in your students' lives. We take individual youth, families, ...

Camp Birchwood for Boys

Only at Camp Birchwood for Boys are you able to paddle from one of the Camp docks into what many come from around the Country to experience: the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. In fact, camps from all over the Midwest drive for hours by van just to start their camping adventures at our doorstep, and we do not blame them one bit.

Each camper gets to select the trips they wish to travel with. All trips have two qualified Birchwood counselors and four to seven boys of similar age or experience. Campers also get...

Maine Camp Experience - Girls 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 ...

Camp Cayuga in the Pocono Mountains

Private coed residential camp in the Pocono Mountains for children ages 6 to 16. Create your own activity schedule each morning with your friends. Select from over 60 daily activities: horseback riding (no fee), skateboarding, bubble soccer, ATVs, paintball, fencing, rock climbing, flying trapeze, bungee trampoline, sailing, dance, drama, creative arts, and all land/water sports. Quality instruction. Mature staff (ratio 1:4). First-Time-Camper Tuition Refund Guarantee! Separate Teen Campus for teenagers! Fun trips! comprehensive facilities. Flexible sessions: 2, 4, 6, 8 weeks. Owned by the Buynak Family who since 1957 have ...

SOAR

SOAR offers high adventure summer camps designed specifically for youth and young adults between the ages of 8 and 25 diagnosed with ADHD and LD. Each of our summer camp programs promotes friendships, increase self- confidence, and develop life skills. Created in 1977 by an adult with learning disabilities, SOAR provides fun and successful experiences so that participants may gain greater awareness of their own strengths and improve self-esteem and confidence.

Our camps offer adventure activities, for beginners and beyond, located across the country's most scenic places. These incredible locations include the Blue Ridge ...

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, ...

Flint Hill Farm Summer Camps

We offer KinderCamp for our youngest campers, a half-day program filled with themed games, crafts and exploration!

Camp Foley

Grow Grit. Investigate Independence. Kids converge on Camp Foley each summer from all over the world to put aside their phones and computers and work on face to face social skills all the while trying new activities and taking risks in a safe, kid focused environment! With over 80 years of combined experience, the Camp Foley directors run a seasoned program that has been in operation for over 90 years. Beautiful Whitefish Lake in North Central, Minnesota offers the perfect backdrop for kids to reconnect with nature and learn from each other. An American Camp Association accredited camp.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mountain Camp Woodside

Mountain Camp Woodside is a traditional summer camp that offers both a sleep-away Resident Camp (for grades 2nd - 10th) and a Day Camp (for grades K-10th) program and is nestled in the heart of beautiful Portola Valley, California on the 63-acre campus of the Woodside Priory School. Mountain Camp Woodside's minimal technology, non-competitive program is designed to build confidence and independence, encourage friendships and healthy lifestyle choices and other 21st century skills. We offer activities like mountain biking, arts & crafts, soccer, swimming, archery and outdoor survival. In today's hectic, high-tech world, ...

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 ...

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