Hiking and Backpacking Summer Camps: Hiking and Backpacking camps and summer camps with Hiking and Backpacking as a major activity.

Hiking and Backpacking Summer Camps in New England

Camp Walt Whitman

Residential coed summer camp

Piermont, New Hampshire

Established in 1948

Camp Walt Whitman

Camp Walt Whitman, a traditional summer camp for boys and girls, is situated on 300 acres along crystal-clear Lake Armington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Amid this beautiful setting, CWW is a driving force in preparing young lives for the challenges and opportunities that the future is certain to bring. In our warm and nurturing environment, our holistic approach to summer camp combines world-class outdoor adventures, hands-on exposure ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Pinecliffe

Girls residential camp

Crystal Lake, Harrison, Maine

Established in 1917

Camp Pinecliffe, founded in 1917, is a full season private summer camp for girls, ages 7 to 15. Pinecliffe is a family run camp with third and fourth generation directors. We are focused on the individual camper, encouraging each girl to become the best that she can be, while living happily and successfully with others.

Since 1917, a plaque with our motto, "Do the Thing That Counts and Then Don't Count It," has hung ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Camp Birch Hill

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 6-16

New Durham, New Hampshire

Established in 1993

Camp Birch Hill

Birch Hill is a classic New England overnight summer camp.

Nestled in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, Camp Birch Hill, offers an elective based program for boys and girls aged 6-16. This classic New England overnight summer camp sits on 106 acres of private, lakeside land where campers from across the globe attend for two, four or six week sessions. The elective based program empowers children in allowing the campers to create ...read more

Coed Camp

William Lawrence Camp

Residential boys' summer camp

Center Tuftonboro, New Hampshire

Established in 1913

William Lawrence Camp

Since its founding in 1913, the purpose of William Lawrence Camp has been to provide a safe, wholesome atmosphere where a boy can happily learn, share and grow with his fellow campers. A relatively small camp offering a balanced program, William Lawrence Camp endeavors to provide a framework that will mentally and physically challenge a camper to become a "whole" person, not just a specialist.

Activities include: swimming, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures

Residential boys' summer camp, ages 10-14

Wallingford, Vermont

Established in 1999

Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures

Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures is a unique primitive summer camp for boys. At Night Eagle, we live in tipis and do things that boys did hundreds of years ago - learn survival skills (fire making with flint & steel or bow drills, plant identification, tracking), create lots of craft items (birchbark baskets, moccasins), go on hikes, canoe, swim, and play lots of games (Buffalo Robe, Stalk the Chief and Slack 'Em to name a few)!

Through ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

Camp Danbee for Girls

Residential girls' summer camp, ages 6-15

Hinsdale, Massachusetts

Established in 1950

Camp Danbee for Girls

Camp Danbee is a traditional summer camp for girls between the ages of 6 - 15. We are proud of our intentional community that values people and empowers girls. This has become Danbee's greatest legacy. Our high return rate of campers affirms our successful integration of these values by connecting campers to our philosophy. Sweating the details and communicating with parents is something we value in our work with Danbee families.

If ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Camp Modin

Coed residential camp, ages 7-16

Belgrade Lakes, Maine

Established in 1922

Camp Modin

Since 1922 Camp Modin has pursued an ideal. This ideal began as a desire to provide children not merely with a recreational experience, but a summer that would contribute meaningfully to their balanced development. The gifted and devoted educators who founded Camp Modin applied the best of what was thought and known about helping young people to grow, and established a nurturing community on a pristine lake in the woods of Maine. Modin teachers, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Winaukee

Residential boys' summer camp

Moultonboro, New Hampshire

Established in 1920

Camp Winaukee

Camp Winaukee enjoys a reputation as one of the premier boys summer sports and adventure camps in America. Located on Lake Winnipesaukee, the camp offers 7 week sessions as well as a shorter sessions of 4 and 5 weeks with limited enrollment. Winaukee has two campuses, a mainland camp for campers ages 7-12 and an Island camp for campers 13-15. The separate camps offer the intimacy of a small camp setting with the breadth and diversity of programming ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

Camp Akeela

Residential coed summer camp

Thetford Center, Vermont

Established in 2007

Camp Akeela

Camp Akeela is a co-ed, overnight camp in Vermont. Within a well-rounded and traditional program we emphasize the social growth of our campers, many of whom have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, non verbal learning disability (NLD or NVLD) or a similar ASD or neurodiverse profile.

Akeela is a small and intentional community that values and celebrates each camper and staff member. Campers make life-long friends, build ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Frost Valley YMCA Summer Camp & Adventure Trips

Residential Coed Camp

Claryville, New York

Established in 1901

Frost Valley YMCA Summer Camp & Adventure Trips

As a parent, you want your child to have growth-filled opportunities, healthy habits, and lifelong friendships. We partner with families to do exactly that. More than a place to cool off, our lake is where children learn to swim for the first time or share a canoe with a new friend. Our zipline isn't a ride, but a safe place for teens to find courage they never knew they had. And our cabins provide more than shelter; they're a space ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Kippewa for Girls

Residential girls' summer camp

Monmouth, Maine

Established in 1957

Camp Kippewa for Girls

Experience customized camping at Camp Kippewa, a unique all-girls overnight camp in Maine for ages 7 to 15. In each 3 1/2-week session, girls create their own weekly schedule from a tremendous array of activities, participating in six activity blocks daily.

The Arts program offers over 20 disciplines of fine arts & crafts and dance & theater. Onsite horseback riding facilities host an unbeatable Equestrian program where ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Camp Quinebarge

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 6-16

Moultonborough, New Hampshire

Established in 1936

Camp Quinebarge

Camp Quinebarge is a traditional, co-ed overnight New Hampshire summer camp that harkens to a time when kids played outdoors all summer, made friends that will last a lifetime, created experiences and learned through adventure, imagination and action.

Founded in 1936, Quinebarge sits on 1,250' of idyllic Lake Kanasatka and 70 acres of pine forest, and offers a truly special summer camp experience filled with swimming, canoeing, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Watitoh

Residential coed summer camp

Becket. MA

Established in 1937

Camp Watitoh

Since 1937, our warm, family-oriented, coed camp, nestled in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains on crystal-clear Center Lake, has provided a safe and supportive environment where each of our campers can live summer dreams and make them come true in their summer home.

Every summer our remarkable campers are living the dream of a place where everyone belongs and everyone knows each other's name.

They are living ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Wyonegonic Camps

Girls residential camp, ages 8-17

Southwestern Maine

Established in 1902

Wyonegonic Camps

Wyonegonic is a traditional residential girls summer camp in a beautiful setting on Moose Pond in Denmark Maine. Wyonegonic offers two 3 week and 2 day or a 6 week and 4 day session. Campers live in small cabin groups in three units divided by grades. There is an emphasis on personal development and group cooperation. The non-competitive atmosphere allows campers to learn skills and build confidence. The individualized choice activity and trip ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Tanager Lodge

Residential coed summer camp

Merrill, New York

Established in 1925

Tanager Lodge

Tanager Lodge Children Camp, located in New York State's Adirondack Park, is a small, family-owned, wilderness camp for girls and boys, ages 7-14. During our 4-week program, children are part of a close-knit, community where they learn lifelong skills, develop a deep appreciation for and knowledge of the natural world, and have fun!

Leaving cell phones, video games, and computers behind, children arrive at Tanager after a 3-mile ...read more

Coed Camp

Camp Runoia

Residential Girls' Summer Camp

Belgrade Lakes, Maine

Established in 1907

Camp Runoia

Fun and adventure, leadership and lifelong skills for girls aged 8-15. Camp Runoia is located on a crystal clear lake in Central Maine. The camp experience at Runoia is about trying new things in a safe, supportive, fun atmosphere, learning to love living with other people and enjoying the experience of camp!

Activities include: sailing, canoeing, wind surfing, waterskiing, kayaking, arts and crafts, theatre, pottery, wood shop, stained ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

SOAR, Inc.

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 8-22

North Carolina, Wyoming, Florida, California, and New York

Established in 1977

SOAR, Inc.

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 making friends, increasing self-confidence, and developing 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 ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Maine Arts Camp

Residential coed summer camp, ages 9-16

Thomas College, Waterville, Maine

Established in 2004

Maine Arts Camp

Located on the campus of Thomas College in Waterville, Maine, we are a small, inclusive community, offering high quality instruction in visual & performing arts, culinary arts, film making, photography, writing, individual/lifetime sports and more.

We foster a non-competitive atmosphere where campers feel comfortable pursuing new interests as they choose from a variety of activities including drawing, painting, cartooning, fabric ...read more

Coed Camp

Adventure Treks

Wilderness adventure program for Teens

Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, British Columbia, & NC

Established in 1978

Adventure Treks

Ever climbed a snow covered volcano? Slept under a starry sky on a wilderness beach or rafted a crazy fun whitewater river? Here is your chance! At Adventure Treks this is just a snapshot of your best summer ever. You will see incredible scenery, make great friends from across the country, laugh more than you ever thought possible, and become a better leader. A recent study shows Adventure Treks will improve the 21st century life skills you will ...read more

Coed Camp

Road's End Farm Horsemanship Camp

Residential girls' horsemanship camp (ages 8-16)

Chesterfield, New Hampshire

Established in 1958

Road's End Farm Horsemanship Camp

Road's End Farm is a small summer camp that appeals to girls who love being around horses, caring for them, and riding for enjoyment rather than competition. Being an integral part of a 360 acre farm with 60 saddle horses and 20 miles of bridle paths, the camp program provides campers with unlimited exposure to horses and rural life in a picturesque setting at the end of a quiet road. Lake swimming, river canoeing, and arts & crafts round ...read more

Camp Farwell

Residential girls' summer camp

Newbury, Vermont

Established in 1889

Camp Farwell

Camp Farwell has been a special place for girls since 1889. Through our traditional camping program, we help to increase a girl's self-esteem and develop into a more confident person. Located in beautiful Vermont, on Halls Lake, our magnificent 100-acre site offers a wonderful location for a seemingly endless variety of activities -- from riding to water sports, from music and dance to team endeavors and individual pursuits. Farwell offers ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Kingsley Pines Camp

Residential coed summer camp, ages 8-16

Raymond, Maine

Established in 1984

Kingsley Pines Camp

It's hard to describe just what makes it so special at Kingsley Pines Camp, but you'll know it when you see it it's a feeling you get the moment you arrive. Just set foot on our campus and you can hear and see the enthusiasm and love for camp all around you.

Build Independence and Self-Esteem - There are numerous opportunities to make independent choices, so campers gain confidence in their decision-making skills. They ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Nashoba North

Coed Camp with Residential and Day Sessions, ages 7-17

Raymond, Maine

Established in 1932

Camp Nashoba North

Nashoba North offers a wonderful summer camp experience for boys and girls ages 7 to 17. Located on beautiful Crescent Lake in the Sebago Lake region of southern Maine. Nashoba North is nestled on 95 acres of pinewoods and open fields.

We have a large array of Water Sports including wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubing, sailing, paddle boarding, kayakaig, canoeing, fishing and swimming. Beautiful facilities and cabins are bright and ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Cobbossee for Boys

Residential boys' sports camp, ages 7-15

Monmouth, Maine

Established in 1902

Camp Cobbossee for Boys

Camp Cobbossee is a residential boys summer sports camp that offers a complete Maine experience in a 4-week session. Camp Cobbossee sits on 125 acres of rustic Maine woodlands and manicured playing fields and features state-of-the-art facilities. Professional instructors coach our boys in a friendly atmosphere with tremendous spirit. A Cobbossee camper has a strong interest in participating in sports, improving his skills, learning new things ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

YMCA Camp Takodah

Residential camp with separate sessions for boys and girls, ages 7-15

North Swanzey

Established in 1916

YMCA Camp Takodah

Voted 'Best Overnight Camp in New Hampshire' — and only 90 minutes from Boston — Camp Takodah provides award-winning overnight camps for kids ages 7-15.

Takodah helps campers discover who they are and what they can achieve. In our single-gender camps, kids unplug so they can connect with themselves and each other. In everything we do, we empower kids with the confidence and character needed to reach their full ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Kingswood Camp

Residential boys' summer camp, ages 8-16

Piermont, New Hampshire

Established in 1909

Kingswood Camp

Kingswood Camp, located in the White Mountain National Forest region of New Hampshire, provides a unique New England summer camping experience for boys, ages 8 and up. Kingswood is nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Tarleton. Kingswood is a family-run, traditional camp staffed by "home-grown" counselors with over 700 years of cumulative experience. Our staff works tirelessly to ensure that every boy is given the opportunity to grow, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

Kutsher's Sports Academy

Residential coed sports camp, ages 7-17

Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Established in 1968

Kutsher's Sports Academy

Kutsher's Sports Academy is the best summer camp in the Berkshires! At KSA, we provide an extraordinary, totally elective camping experience in a beautiful mountain setting. With unsurpassed instruction, facilities, and individualized programs, Kutsher's Sports Academy is the perfect blend of professional sports instruction and play in a traditional camp setting.

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Killooleet

Residential coed summer camp, ages 9-14

Hancock, Vermont

Established in 1927

Camp Killooleet

Camp Killooleet, a summer camp for boys and girls ages 9 - 14, is nestled into a beautiful corner of the Green Mountain National Forest in Hancock, Vermont. For over 90 years it has been owned and run by educators who know and listen to children. Killooleet is a "traditional camp" (varied activities, full season, weekly hikes and two overnight trips) that goes its own way in a non-traditional manner. Camp is non-competitive and highly ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp