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 the Mid-Atlantic Region

Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies

Residential coed summer camp, ages 8-15

outside Capon Bridge, West Virginia

Established in 1963

Nature camp for teens and children! Campers hike, swim, garden, and hunt for butterflies, warblers, foxes and salamanders in a secluded 500-acre Appalachian WV wildlife sanctuary, 2.5 hours from Washington, DC.

This unique overnight camp has a high staff : camper ratio, small groups, independent projects and a relaxed but high quality program. Using music, arts, games and laughter, as well as honoring quiet reflection, the knowledgeable, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed 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

Camp Cayuga

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 6-16

Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

Established in 1957

Camp Cayuga

FIRST-TIME CAMPER GUARANTEE: Ages 6-16 * Separate Teen Campus * 100% Electives (5th grade & higher) * Over 60 Daily Activities: All Land & Water Sports, Horseback Riding, Trapeze, ATVs, Paintball, Skateboarding, Arts, Scuba & Survival Clinics * Flexible Sessions (2,4,6,8 weeks) * Specializing in First-Time Campers * Mature staff * Quality Instruction * Staff Ratio 1:4 * Great Value!

TEEN CAMPUS and JUNIOR CAMPUS: Two ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Lohikan

Residential coed summer camp

Lake Como, Pennsylvania

Established in 1957

Camp Lohikan

65+ DAILY ACTIVITIES! All Arts, Sports & Adventure Activities PLUS Horseback Riding (FREE!), Jet Skiing, Laser Tag, Honda ATVs, Circus, Flying Trapeze, Bungee Trampoline, Rock Band, Spy Camp, Paintball, Water Skiing, SCUBA, Sailing, Skate Park, Tennis, Golf, Drama, Dance, Arts & Crafts... You choose your activities! 2,4,6,8 Week Sessions. First-Time Camper Specialists! Tuition Refund Guarantee! One-Week Mini-Camp June 19-25 ($1000) and ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Cheerio on the New River

Wilderness adventure program, ages 10-17

Mouth of Wilson, VA and Roaring Gap, North Carolina

Established in 1982

Cheerio on the New River

Join us for an adventure camp experience like no other! 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 ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Green River Preserve

Residential, coed environmental summer camp

Hendersonville-Brevard area, North Carolina

Established in 1988

Green River Preserve

Green River Preserve (GRP) is a non-competitive, co-ed summer camp connecting children with nature. Located in the mountains of North Carolina, GRP offers 1,2, and 3 week sessions for rising 2nd - 9th graders. Rising 9th graders - college freshmen participate in leadership, adventure, or service expedition trips.

GRP's unique program is a safe and comfortable place, both physically and emotionally. Staff are carefully selected ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp High Rocks

Residential boys' summer camp, ages 7-16

Cedar Mountain, North Carolina

Established in 1958

Camp High Rocks

Camp High Rocks is a small camp for boys in the mountains of Western North Carolina. High Rocks is a place for fun and learning, for challenge and adventure, and for living in an environment that is geared to a camper's needs and interests.

Aided by a well-trained staff we seek to teach and inspire lasting skills and values. We offer ongoing opportunities for success, a freedom from inhibiting competitive pressure, and an environment ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

Camp Motorsport

Coed Residential Summer Camp, ages 9-17

Clover, Virginia

Established in 2007

Camp Motorsport

Over 20 miles of off-road track! Is your child looking for a MOTORSPORT packed summer? Extreme racers, beginner through expert alike, learn the finer points of driving technique from qualified instructors on both our racing go-karts and off-road buggies. In addition to gaining valuable seat time, Camp Motorsport offers all the fun summer camp activities campers expect, including a private lake with a giant BLOB and inflatable obstacle course, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Lake Greeley

Residential coed summer camp

Greeley, Pennsylvania

Established in 1957

Camp Lake Greeley

First Time Camper Specialists! Lake Greeley Camp pays special attention to the needs of those campers away from home for the first time.

Over 60 activities including land and water sports, horseback (English and Western), adventure (rockwall, ropes and zipline), paintball, an extensive arts program, flying trapeze and skateboard park! Campers entering grade 6 and older have a full daily elective program. Facilities include: a 50-acre ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Outward Bound

Wilderness adventure programs worldwide, ages 12-22

USA and some international locations

Established in 1962

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. For 2021, we have over 300 adventure-based courses year-round to choose from 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 ...read more

Coed Camp

Keystone Camp for Girls

Residential girls' summer camp

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1916

Keystone Camp for Girls

At Keystone Camp, our girls can be heard laughing, singing, talking, splashing, jumping, and dancing throughout the summer. For 100 years we've been offering campers the opportunity to explore new interests and forge long-term friendships in a safe, fun, nurturing environment.

We offer a celebrated horseback riding program and a wide variety of other outdoor activities that empower young women, including hiking, swimming, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

The Learning Center at PARI

Residential Camp with Separate Sessions for Boys and Girls, ages 11-17

Rosman, NC

Established in 1998

The Learning Center at PARI

OUT OF THIS WORLD SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCES!

Explore the universe and beyond with the Learning Center at PARI! Our Astronomy/Planetary-focused residential camps are launching in June 2020 and pre-registration is now open! These one-of-a-kind experiences are offered at our historic, 200-acre campus in the Pisgah Forest and offer campers a truly otherworldly adventure.

The Learning Center's summer camp experiences ...read more

Coed Camp

Camp Carolina

Residential Boys' Summer Camp, ages 5-16

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1924

Camp Carolina

Camp Carolina is a residential high adventure and sports camp in Western North Carolina surrounded by some of the South East's best lakes, river, mountains and trails to explore. At Carolina, boys learn to feel with their hearts, do with their hands, and live together in the spirit of brotherhood.

Our campers are offered a huge variety of Outdoor Adventure Sports (mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, mountain boarding, white ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

Gwynn Valley Camp

Coed Residential and Day Summer Camp

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1935

Gwynn Valley Camp

Gwynn Valley has been a summer camp for boys and girls since 1935 and is situated on 400 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Brevard, NC. We offer a farm, wilderness, and traditional program where we foster community building, lifelong friendships, and a connection with the land. Our founder, Mary Gwynn created a camp based on the values of simplicity, acceptance, a non-competitive program, and an appreciation of the natural world and these core ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Pinnacle

Residential Coed Summer Camp

Hendersonville, North Carolina

Established in 1928

Camp Pinnacle

Experience the benefits of a 4 week session in just 2 weeks! Established in 1928, Camp Pinnacle is a non-denominational, boys and girls summer camp for children ages 8-14. Camp Pinnacle is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in an idyllic wooded setting just outside of Flat Rock, North Carolina. The forested 126 acre campus surrounds private Wolfe Lake. In just two weeks, your child will have the most fun and memorable summer of his ...read more

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