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

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YMCA Day Camp Manitou

Coed Day Camp Ages 4-14

Monticello, Minnesota

YMCA Day Camp Manitou

Girls and boys create memories and friendships at YMCA Day Camp Manitou. This is the perfect way to introduce children to traditional camp experiences during the day and return home at night. Great for both first time and returning campers.

Manitou is located on 1,200 acres on Lake Bertram and Long Lake outside of Monticello, MN.

Traditional and Specialty Camps are available. Specialty Camps include Horse, Fishing, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

YMCA Day Camp Christmas Tree

Coed Day Camp - Ages 4-14

Minnetrista, Minnesota

Established in 1956

YMCA Day Camp Christmas Tree

Girls and boys create memories and friendships at YMCA Day Camp Christmas Tree. This is the perfect way to introduce children to traditional camp experiences during the day and return home at night. Great for both first time and returning campers.

Christmas Tree is located west of the Twin Cities, near Mounds, MN on beautiful Dutch Lake with 45 acres for adventure.

Traditional and Specialty Camps are available. Specialty ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

Camp Jump Start

Residential coed summer camp, ages 9-18

Imperial, Missouri

Established in 2003

Camp Jump Start

Camp Jump Start at Living Well Village. Your success starts here. Camp Jump Start is the only non-profit weight loss camp in the nation. We are mission driven, rather than business driven, and results in long term benefits for our campers. The weight loss is amazing under health professionals who guide campers to success through fitness activities, behavior modification, and nutritional education along with well balanced portion controlled meals. ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

Camp Foley

Residential coed summer camp

Pine River, Minnesota

Established in 1924

Camp Foley

Grow Grit. Investigate Independence. Camp Foley is committed to being a positive, fun, youth-centered place that has a warm, caring, family atmosphere. This allows campers to thrive on new friendships and experiences. With quality instruction in over 30 activities our campers can take healthy, safe risks.

Foley strives to partner with parents to continue helping our campers learn to be productive, connected, caring young people. 1, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

Camp Akeela

Residential coed summer camp

Thetford Center, Vermont and Appleton, Wisconsin

Established in 2007

Camp Akeela

Camp Akeela is a co-ed, overnight camp with locations in Vermont and Wisconsin. 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 or a non verbal learning disability.

Akeela is an intentional community that values and celebrates each child and staff member. Campers make life-long friends, develop self-confidence, achieve independence, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

Outward Bound

Wilderness adventure programs worldwide

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. 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 ...read more

Coed Camp

YMCA Day Camp Kici Yapi

Coed Day Camp - Ages 4-14

Prior Lake, Minnesota

YMCA Day Camp Kici Yapi

Girls and boys create memories and friendships at YMCA Day Camp Kici Yapi. This is the perfect way to introduce children to traditional camp experiences during the day and return home at night. Great for both first time and returning campers.

Kici Yapi is located on a beautiful 80-acre wooded site in Prior Lake, MN.

Traditional and Specialty Camps are available. Specialty Camps include Horse, Fishing, Outdoor Living, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

YMCA Camp du Nord

YMCA Family Camp

Ely, Minnesota - Burntside Lake

Established in 1960

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, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

YMCA Day Camp Heritage

Coed Day Camp - Ages 4-14

Lino Lakes, Minnesota

YMCA Day Camp Heritage

Girls and boys create memories and friendships at YMCA Day Camp Heritage. This is the perfect way to introduce children to traditional camp experiences during the day and return home at night. Great for both first time and returning campers.

Guy Robinson is located on Peltier Lake across from Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes, MN.

Traditional and Specialty Camps are available. Specialty Camps include Dragons, Fairies ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

Camp Fitch YMCA

Residential coed summer camp

N. Springfield, Pennsylvania

Established in 1914

Camp Fitch YMCA

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 who create transformative experiences on a gorgeous and well-maintained site on the shore of Lake Erie.

Most of our staff are college students: ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

YMCA Camp St. Croix

Residential Coed Camp Ages 7-17

Hudson, Wisconsin - St. Croix River

Established in 1909

YMCA Camp St. Croix

Hudson, Wisconsin - St. Croix River
Established in 1909

Girls and boys have been experiencing the adventure and wonder of camping for more than 100 years at Camp St. Croix. Our camp provides new and exciting experiences, and a chance to spend a portion of the summer actively learning in a fun and beautiful outdoor environment. Campers participate in a variety of traditional and specialized camp activities determined by their ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

Teen Wilderness Adventure Camp

Ely, Minnesota

Established in 1929

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

Ages 11-18

High quality canoe and backpacking adventures and wilderness trips in the BWCAW, Quetico Provincial Park and in the finest wilderness areas throughout North America. "Widji" wilderness trips focus on respect and values that build skills for life as they develop an unparalleled relationship with the environment.

Our program offers a progressive challenge and growth for teens. As campers return ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

Camp Voyageur

Residential boys' summer camp

Ely, Minnesota

Established in 1951

Camp Voyageur

Camp Voyageur, owned and operated by the Erdmann family since 1951, is a small private camp for boys 9-17 located next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota.

We have a traditional in camp program but our specialty is canoeing trips. We lead 3-16 day wilderness trips canoeing in the Boundary Waters and Canada's Quetico Provincial Park. In addition we also lead hiking along the North Shore of Lake ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Boys Camp

YMCA Day Camp Kumalya

Coed Day Camp - Ages 4-14

Lake Elmo, Minnesota

YMCA Day Camp Kumalya

Girls and boys create memories and friendships at YMCA Day Camp Kumalya. This is the perfect way to introduce children to traditional camp experiences during the day and return home at night. Great for both first time and returning campers.

Kumalya is located at Lake Elmo Park Reserve in Lake Elmo, MN.

Traditional and Specialty Camps are available. Specialty Camps include Dragons, Fairies & Princess Camp, Wild ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

YMCA Day Camp Guy Robinson

Coed Day Camp - Ages 4-14

Anoka, Minnesota

YMCA Day Camp Guy Robinson

Girls and boys create memories and friendships at YMCA Day Camp Guy Robinson. This is the perfect way to introduce children to traditional camp experiences during the day and return home at night. Great for both first time and returning campers.

Guy Robinson is located at beautiful Lake George Regional Park near the communities of Oak Grove, St. Francis and East Bethel, MN.

Traditional and Specialty Camps are available. ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

Audubon Center of the North Woods

Coed residential camp

on Grindstone Lake, near Sandstone, MN

Established in 1968

Audubon Center of the North Woods

2019 Youth Summer Camps at ACNW

Experience Your Environment!

The Audubon Center of the North Woods (ACNW) offers a variety of youth camps that have a focus on wildlife, nature, challenge and outdoor skills. Experience the great outdoors and make memories that last a lifetime!

All of our camps are overnight, residential camps with indoor lodging. ACNW provides great accommodations, wonderful scratch-based ...read more

Coed Camp

YMCA Camp Menogyn

Wilderness Adventure Coed Camp Ages 12-18

Grand Marais, Minnesota

Established in 1922

YMCA Camp Menogyn

Menogyn (min-O-jin) is of Ojibwe origin, meaning "To Grow Fully." No roads lead to YMCA Camp Menogyn, campers cross West Bearskin Lake by boat to this beautiful wilderness setting on the Gunflint Trail near Grand Marais, MN.

For over 90 years, YMCA Camp Menogyn has provided high quality wilderness adventures for teens. We focus on small group, wilderness canoeing, backpacking, and rock climbing trips that are safe, fun, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp

Coed Adventure Camp

Cosby, TN

Established in 2002

Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp

Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp, situated adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the Cherokee National Forest, is only a short distance from the popular resort town of Gatlinburg. Campers enjoy a full adventure experience as we cave, hike, backpack, tube, canoe, rappel, rock climb, ride horses, white-water raft, and participate in outdoor and naturalist programs.

We also participate in challenge activities and we stress ...read more

Coed Camp

Swift Nature Camp

Residential coed summer camp, ages 6-15

Minong, Wisconsin

Established in 1964

Swift Nature Camp

Swift Nature Camp is an overnight nature camp for boys and girls ages 6-15. Our focus is to blend traditional summer camp activities while increasing a child's appreciation for nature, science and the environment.

Our special Discovery Camp is a nurturing program for first-time overnight campers, offering additional staff to provide support and encouragement to overcome homesickness and build confidence. The program welcomes ...read more

Accredited by the Quebec Camping Association Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

Camp Agawak

Residential girls' summer camp

Minocqua, Wisconsin

Established in 1921

Camp Agawak

Since 1921 Agawak has been a premier girl's camp focusing on improving the skills, character and personal development of each camper. Our rich traditions, creative programming and nurturing environment have given thousands upon thousands of girls the chance to discover themselves, develop confidence and form meaningful friendships that last. Agawak is more than a place where girls from across the country come to water-ski, swim, sail, play ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

YMCA Day Camp Daycroix

Coed Day Camp Ages 4-15

Hudson, Wisconsin

YMCA Day Camp Daycroix

Girls and boys create memories and friendships at YMCA Day Camp Daycroix. This is the perfect way to introduce children to traditional camp experiences during the day and return home at night. Great for both first time and returning campers.

DayCroix is located at YMCA Camp St. Croix, one our residential camps, on Lake St. Croix in Hudson, WI.

Traditional and Specialty Camps are available. Specialty Camps include ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

YMCA Day Camp Ihduhapi

Coed Day Camp - Ages 4-14

Loretto, Minnesota

Established in 1929

YMCA Day Camp Ihduhapi

Girls and boys create memories and friendships at YMCA Day Camp Ihduhapi (EE-dohop-ee). This is the perfect way to introduce children to traditional camp experiences during the day and return home at night. Great for both first time and returning campers.

Ihduhapi is west of the Twin Cities near Loretto, MN, on 175 acres on beautiful Lake Independence.

Traditional and Specialty Camps are available. Specialty Camps ...read more

Coed Camp

Camp Nuhop

Residential coed summer camp

Perrysville, Ohio

Established in 1974

Camp Nuhop

Camp Nuhop is a residential summer camp for children with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, Asperger's Syndrome (ASD) and behavioral nuances. Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, dynamic learning environment where people are empowered to succeed. In our structured programs, campers receive specialized placement with staff that understand their individuality. Our staff teaches self-awareness, social development, and ...read more

Coed Camp

YMCA Day Camp Spring Lake

Coed Day Camp

Rosemount, Minnesota

YMCA Day Camp Spring Lake

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. YMCA Day Camp is a 5-day enrichment program where kids enjoy a traditional camp experience during the day and are home each night. Days are filled with adventure and discovery activities that progressively build self-esteem and skills while developing the potential of children and teens, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of responsibility.

YMCA ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

Camp Amnicon

Adventure Travel Program, ages 11-22

South Range, Wisconsin

Established in 1966

Camp Amnicon

Unplug into Adventure at Camp Amnicon!

If you're the kind of person who is interested in meaningful experiences, deep relationships, and big adventures there is nothing quite like going on a wilderness trip with a small group of people. We offer totally unique high-adventure wilderness trips to some of the most beautiful and remote corners of the midwest. With us you'll have the opportunity to camp on islands, paddle ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

*Camp Tanager

Residential coed summer camp

Mt. Vernon, Iowa

Established in 1926

Established in 1926 as a private, non-profit camp for children with health problems, Camp Tanager now serves over 600 children each summer. "Camperships" on a sliding fee scale permit all children to enjoy Camp Tanager regardless of income.

Children come to Camp Tanager to make friends, have fun, and learn through a camping experience. Campers may participate in the following variety of activities: Archery, Arts and Crafts, ...read more

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