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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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

YMCA Camp Glacier Hollow

Camp Glacier Hollow offers Resident, Day and Teen Adventure Camps. Specialty programs include: Nature Quest, Girls Camp, Camp for Children with Learning Disabilities, and Rock Climbing. Join us for an Experience of a Lifetime!

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).

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.

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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

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Camp Lohikan in the Pocono Mountains

65+ DAILY ACTIVITIES! YOU CHOOSE YOUR ACTIVITIES EVERY DAY! All Arts, Sports and Adventure Activities PLUS Horseback Riding (FREE!), Jet Skiing, Paintball, Quad Riding, Circus Arts, Flying Trapeze, Rock Band, Spy Camp, Skateboarding, Tennis, Golf, Water Skiing, SCUBA, Bungee Trampoline, Dance, Drama, Arts & Crafts, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Survival Camp, Laser Tag, Dirt Bikes & more. 2,4,6,8, Week Sessions.

Alpengirl Teen Summer Adventure Camp for Girls

Girl Powered Teen Adventure Camp!

Overnight summer camps for girls ages 11-16 in Montana, Washington, Idaho and Wyoming. Activities offered during our one or two week tent-camping wilderness trips are backpacking, yoga, horseback riding, surfing, camp cooking, rock climbing, canoeing, sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, and wildly original Alpenolympic events. Alpengirl offers a balanced mix of outdoor adventure, organic fitness and genuine friendship that allows each camper to blossom!

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 ...

YMCA Camp Ohiyesa

At YMCA Camp Ohiyesa day and overnight camps, kids discover friendship, new skills, teamwork, leadership and confidence. A wide range of activities fuel lots of summer adventure.

Boys and girls entering grades K-10 will engage in safe and fun programs to enrich their summer experience. Through their camp activities, campers make new friends, gain confidence, develop life and leadership skills and practice teamwork.

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.

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!

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 ...

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 ...

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.

YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser

South Mountain YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser is located on 600 mountaintop acres in Berks County, PA. Since 1948 boys and girls ages 7-16 have attended one and two week sessions.

Campers choose from programs such as: swimming, athletics, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, horseback riding, creative arts, nature, high and low ropes, climbing, mountain biking/boarding, teen adventure, shooting sports and leadership. We also offer teen adventure trips and specialty camps. Campers live in brand new, modern cabins that accommodate 10 campers and two counselors.

Call anytime for open house days and private tours of camp.

Sherman Lake YMCA Camp

The Sherman Lake YMCA day, resident and high school leadership camp progressive programming will meet the needs of campers ages 4-17. Campers will build strong friendships, develop skills and return home with lasting memories. Honesty, caring, respect and responsibility are the cornerstones of our culture. Try one of our many specialty offerings: horsemanship, climbing and high adventure, water sports, creative arts, ensemble theatre, digital photography, skateboard, guitar, school of rock, writing tales, Gilmore piano camp, leadership development, counselor-in-training, wrangler-in-training and much more! Families join ...

Outward Bound

For 50 years and with more than 1 million participants, Outward Bound continues to be the premier provider of experience-based outdoor leadership programs. A national nonprofit, we offer over 500 adventure-based courses year-round serving youth (starting at age 12), teens and adults.

Course activities include rock climbing, sea kayaking, backpacking, mountaineering, canyoneering, skiing and snowboarding, sailing, dog sledding, canoeing and whitewater rafting in some of the most beautiful and inspiring wilderness areas across the nation. No matter the activity, courses focus on learning through experience, compassion, ...

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 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.

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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