Wilderness Camps and Programs

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    Cheley Colorado Camps

    A summer at Cheley Colorado Camps means spending time hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, rafting, paddle boarding, mountain biking, and playing in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Wake up each morning to the fresh mountain 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. Offering two traditional 4-week terms, a 5-night program for younger campers interested in a taste of camp, a family camp, and more, Cheley hosts...

    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.

    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 from all 50 states and...


    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 the Y values...

    YMCA Camp Glacier Hollow

    YMCA Camp Glacier Hollow is a Summer Camp in Wisconsin that offers a variety of traditional Resident Overnight Camps, Day Camps and Adventure Trips for youth ages 7-17. We are dedicated to providing a safe, fun and small group environment, which develops the spirit, mind and body of each individual. Camp is a special place where youth and teens learn about the environment, develop positive values, make meaningful friendships, learn new skills and increase self-confidence. In our community of caring adults Y Camp Glacier Hollow summer camp helps kids grow and find themselves.

    YMCA Camp Glacier Hollow is a summer camp in Wisconsin that is...

    YMCA Camp Northern Lights

    Description: Spending time together in nature is one of the best ways for families to grow together. YMCA Camp Northern Lights, a north woods family camp and getaway destination is the YMCA¿¿¿s newest family camp in Northern Minnesota. On the edge of the Superior National Forest, families experience a beautiful wilderness setting that promotes relaxation, adventure and community. Camp is situated on Bear Island Lake near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and offers year-round program and getaway opportunities.

    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

    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 Mason

    For more than 120 years, YMCA Camp Mason has welcomed campers to be a part of our caring, inclusive community where they can learn, grow and thrive. We strive for excellence, relevance and innovation and believe that every child deserves the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Our proven programs and caring, trained counselors engage and encourage young people and deliver meaningful and memorable experiences.

    Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

    Come with us on an awesome outdoor adventure in the Smokies! Imagine splashing around in an icy cold mountain stream, climbing ridges to an unbelievable view, or choosing from a variety of activities to discover nature through hands-on explorations, day hikes and crafts. Tremont Institute offers an in-depth summer learning experience that fosters an understanding of the beautiful Smoky Mountains and encourages a lifelong appreciation and stewardship of the environment. From backpacking in the wilderness to learning about the secret haunts of salamanders, Tremont Institute offers a variety of opportunities to serve different interests, abilities and...

    Discovery Day Camp

    Discovery Day Camp is a week long program (5 days) that is open to all youth in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Each day will be filled with activities such as swimming, hiking, climbing, archery, STEM activities, outdoor skills, crafts and more! All of the activities will be age appropriate and guided by our well trained and enthusiastic staff. With multiple sessions offered at a variety of locations you are sure to find something that will fit your busy schedule!

    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! Check out our activity videos here: https://www.campcarolina.com/Video

    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...

    Camp Cheerio

    Camp Cheerio offers traditional summer camps and year-round retreats for everyone in the family. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia, Cheerio invites you to come and learn, grow, and have fun in a relaxed Christian atmosphere.

    Frost Valley YMCA

    Frost Valley YMCA offers traditional overnight summer camp, teen and pre-teen adventure trips, horse camps, farm camp, and its very own adventure survival camp! Children and teens grow in a safe and engaging environment, spending their first nights away from home, gaining skills as young leaders, and bonding with new friends on mountain hikes, swimming and boating in Lake Cole, ziplining, sleeping beneath the starry Catskill sky, and more! Frost Valley offers 1- and 2-week programs from July to August for grades 2-10. Attend an open house or schedule a tour. At Frost Valley YMCA, we offer sports, arts and crafts, hiking, horseback riding, rock...

    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 who create...

    Mountain Camp Woodside

    Mountain Camp Woodside is a co-ed 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, we...

    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 communities.

    All...

    Cheerio on the New River

    Nestled on 150 acres in Mouth of Wilson, VA, Cheerio on the New River is unique in that we offer a blend of onsite camp activities which fully utilize the New River and the property, while also continuing to offer off-site trip adventures.

    Our goal is to expose campers to the natural beauty of the great outdoors in a challenging, fun, and memorable camp experience. We are dedicated to helping your camper build a lifetime of love for the outdoors.

    Road's End Farm Horsemanship Camp

    Simply put, Road's End Farm is a small camp that appeals to girls who just love being around horses, caring for them, and riding for enjoyment rather than competition. As an integral part of a working horse farm, the camp provides unlimited exposure to horses and rural life in a picturesque setting. Campers enjoy English pleasure riding and stable chores each morning, waterfront activities and/or arts & crafts each afternoon, and a choice of relaxing pastimes in the evenings. Although well supervised, the camp program is, for the most part, unstructured to ensure a family- like atmosphere, in which each camper counts and, in turn, is counted upon....

    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.

    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 more traditional for...

    Camp Foley

    Join us for our 100th summer in 2024! 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 that offers 2,3, and 5-week...

    Camp Pinnacle

    Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near lush and peaceful national forests, lays Camp Pinnacle, a camp designed for kids to have fun, learn a lot, and develop 21st century skills that will help them to succeed in the future. Camp Pinnacle offers not just a fun experience that takes place outside, but a fun experience where our campers learn what the outdoors can give us and how we can give back. We are a co-ed camp that serves campers ages 7 through 16 that come from all over the world. We are deeply committed to our families and our mission: To ensure the safest, most substantive, and most exciting summer camp experience through...

    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 can pick a different...

    Circle F Dude Ranch Camp

    Are you looking for a Florida Summer Camp for your kids that is safe, secure, and wholesome, that offers a wide variety of exciting activities, optional excursions to various area attractions, and is within easy driving distance so you can take the kids there yourself?

    Welcome to Circle F Dude Ranch Camp in Lake Wales, south of Orlando, Florida, with 500 acres of lush Live Oaks, rolling hills and the best of old Florida. Its Florida's Paradise!

    Having focus and passion keeps Circle F growing stronger each year. This summer will be our 65th year in continuous operation. We offer a wholesome, enriching atmosphere that promises a...

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      About 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 aSee More »