Wilderness Adventure and Travel Programs for youth

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Adventure - Travel Camps

There’s a massive world outside of your neighborhood—give your kids the chance to see it! Youth travel programs for children and teens create opportunities for your son or daughter to spend their summer exploring a new part of the planet. Travel broadens the mind and encourages kids to build independence and develop new skills as they venture out of their comfort zones. Learn more about what your child has to gain by attending camp in a different territory.

Go Where You Want To

There are enough travel-based adventure camps for your kids to work their way across the globe summer after summer. Although most of the camps in our directory stay within the United States or Canada, there are also camps that are located in or organize trips to Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Travel camps give your children and teens the chance to tour the world in a safe and supervised setting.

Adventure Activities

While sightseeing and simply living in a new environment are huge parts of the travel camp experience, there’s much more in store for your campers. Different camps offer a variety of activities to help your kids learn new things and hone their talents while they’re away from home.

Many travel camp programs include traditional camp activities like hikingrafting, and horseback riding. Some place more emphasis on wilderness tripping and teaching survival skills, while others focus on adrenaline-boosting pastimes like surfing or mountain biking, depending on the terrain. Travel camps can be just as educational as they are fun—your child can learn a new language or develop their artistic interests by soaking up another region’s culture.

Student Travel Programs

Adventure camps are as great for a whole class as they are for individuals. If you’re a teacher or high school administrator, consider summer travel programs to give your students the chance to keep learning and growing together outside of their usual academic setting. For many students, travel camp is one of the last great opportunities to bond with the friends they grew up with before college takes everyone in new directions—there’s no distance too great for a memory.

Search for Travel Camps

Browsing our camp directory is the first step toward expanding your child’s horizons. The map provides an overview of the wide variety of destinations you can introduce your kids to this summer. When you’ve decided on a region, go through the list until you find the right activities and specific locations for your family. Few things are more exciting for kids and teens than a summer trip—at travel camp, your explorer can truly make the most of their break from school.

Featured Camps

Northwaters Wilderness Programs Girls and Coed Wilderness Adventure Program

Temagami, Ontario

(866) 458-9974 Website
Camp Carolina Residential boys' summer camp

Brevard, North Carolina

(828) 884-2414 Website
Camp Voyageur Residential boys' summer camp

Ely, Minnesota

(218) 365-6042 and (800) 950-7291 Website
Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures Residential boys' summer camp

Wallingford, Vermont

(802) 446-6100 Website
Camp K at Kenai Lake Other type program- Not traditional camp

Anchorage, AK

907-257-8803 Website
Seacamp Residential Coed Camp

Big Pine Key, Florida

(877) SEACAMP Website
Camp Cheerio YMCA Residential camp with separate girls' and coed sessions

High Point, North Carolina

(800) 226-7496 Website
Pali Adventures Residential coed summer camp

Running Springs, California

(909) 867-5743 Website
MindStretch Travel Adventures Boys' Adventure Travel Program

Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, New England, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Canada, and more

(828) 863-4235 Website
WB Surf Camp Residential coed surfing camp

Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Island, NC; Costa Rica

(910) 256-7873 Website
Camp White Pine Residential coed summer camp

Haliburton, Ontario

(416) 322-6250 Website
Fireside Adventures Wilderness Adventure Coed Camp

Locations Throughout British Columbia & Yukon

604.762.7163 Website
Adventure Treks Wilderness adventure program for Teens

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

(888) 954-5555 Website
Camp Fitch YMCA Residential coed summer camp

N. Springfield, Pennsylvania

(814) 922-3219 Website
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