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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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Camp Crestridge for Girls

Ridgecrest Summer Camps: Impacting lives for God's glory through discipleship and adventure. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC, our camps are designed for individual attention, maximum fun, and the safety of each child. We facilitate camper growth by offering a Christian camp program that has been around for 130 combined years. Camp Ridgecrest for Boys and Camp Crestridge for Girls each offer 25+ activities taught by solid Christian role models. Our staff are highly trained, committed believers with a heart for children/youth ministry. Join us for an unforgettable experience of fun encompassing physical, mental, ...

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 ...

Farm & Wilderness - Timberlake for Boys

Timberlake is alive with adventure. Its a place where a boy can climb trees, fly off a rope swing into a clear, cool lake, build cabins, laugh with friends, eat great food, learn to milk a cow, climb mountains, learn how to make pizza for 150 people, create incredible art, and do a thousand other things. Each day is filled with excitement, challenge, and joy. Timberlake thrives on the imagination and energy of campers and staff working together to create a safe, supportive, and fun community.

Longacre Camp

Programs
We offer two programs: a leadership camp for teens (ages 12-18), and a minicamp for children and tweens (ages 8-12).

Mission
To offer both campers and employees a growth experience, with a focus on communication.

Values
Our five core values are self-awareness, loyalty, independence, inclusiveness and hardworking.

Campers Choose Activities Everyday
Discover life outside. We like to build, explore, work, play, rest, care and create. Your child will choose their activities every day, and get to do more of what they love.

Developing ...

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 ...

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cheley Colorado Camps - Trail's End Ranches

A summer at Cheley Colorado Camps means spending your summer hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, and playing in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Wake up each morning to freshmountain air, views of peaks that soar to 14,000 feet, and the laughter of your fellow campers. Since 1921, Cheley Colorado Camps has welcomed more than 50,000 young people from every state and more than a dozen countries, including many second, third and now fourth generation Cheley campers.

Families choose Cheley because they know they can expect an experience of exceptional richness, quality and consistency in a community that celebrates ...

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.

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Camp Nuhop

Our mission:

The Program

Camp Nuhop is a residential summer camp for children with special needs.

Over 20 unique programs are offered through six, one week -long sessions. Children are placed in a "tribe" of seven campers based on program choice, age, application information and a teacher evaluation.

Three staff members are assigned to each tribe of seven campers for the entire week. Activities at camp might include: hiking, canoeing, swimming and camping out under the stars, as well as cooperative and individual self-concept initiatives.

Returning campers look forward to new adventure ...

Roaring Brook Camp for Boys

For over 50 years, Roaring Brook Camp has specialized in outdoor skills, outdoor sports and primitive crafts. A 650 acre preserve, with a 15 acre private, stocked lake provide a pristine setting for boys wanting a fun and exciting adventure. Come join us.

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...

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, ...

Safari Zoo Camp

Founded in 1995, Safari Zoo Camp at Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park is an exciting and unique experiential education program, which specializes in hands-on learning experiences with wildlife. The only residential summer camp of its kind in the world, participants work alongside professional zoo keeping staff to care for a variety of animals, many rare and endangered.

Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park is accredited by Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums - Aquariums et Zoos Accredites du Canada (CAZA-AZAC), whom represent the leading zoological parks and aquariums in Canada. CAZA/AZAC promotes the welfare of, and encourages ...

Camp Lohikan in the Pocono Mountains

65+ DAILY ACTIVITIES!

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!

ELECTIVE PROGRAM:

Older campers get to choose ALL of their ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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