Nature Summer Camps: Nature camps and summer camps with nature studies as a major activity

Nature Studies Summer Camps in New England

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

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

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

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 (ages 10-14). 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 ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys 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

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

Acadia Institute of Oceanography

Residential coed summer camp

Seal Harbor, Maine

Established in 1975

Acadia Institute of Oceanography

Located on Mt. Desert Island, Maine next to Acadia National Park, our hands-on, field program offers students the opportunity to learn about careers in oceanography through work at tidal pools, beaches, on board boat and in the lab.

Our academic marine science program runs for two weeks each and offers intermediate (12-15 years) and advanced sessions (15-18 years of age). Our first Advanced session offered in July is available for ...read more

Coed Camp

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

Indian Rock Summer Camp

Coed Day Camp, ages 5-18

Bristol, CT

Established in 1979

Indian Rock Summer Camp is located on a 280-acre nature preserve, featuring a pristine 9-acre lake, a farm, live animals, two wigwams, miles of hiking trails, and both indoor and outdoor classrooms. Our educational programs are designed to inspire the appreciation and enjoyment of nature, by providing our campers with outdoor experiences to foster discovery, exploration and adventure. Our counselors are all specially trained and certified, and ...read more

Coed 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

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

Camp Hilltop

Residential coed summer camp

Hancock, New York

Established in 1924

Camp Hilltop

Camp Hilltop- A Heap of Friends, A Mountain of Fun!

Camp Hilltop, everything a camp should be! Campers feel comfortable and excel in a non-competitive, structured and nurturing environment. It's a traditional overnight camp in the Catskill Region of New York. Family values are the foundation from which Hilltop is built. We offer 2-8 week sessions at reasonable rates. Come see what sets Hilltop apart.

The daily program ...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

YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 6-17

Reinholds, Pennsylvania

Established in 1948

YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser

We welcome you to our 600 mountain top acres in Berks County, Pennsylvania. While we offer a variety of session lengths, ranging from 1-8 weeks, most campers come for 2 or 4 week sessions. We are a coed program for campers 7-16 years old. Young people arrange their own schedules (with staff guidance), choosing from a wide range of activities designed to challenge campers according to their individual needs. Instruction is carefully adjusted to ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp