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 Mountain Region

Keystone Science School

Coed Residential Camp, ages 5-17

Keystone, Colorado

Established in 1976

Keystone Science School

Experience the Rocky Mountains of Colorado through traditional Overnight Camps and Day Camps or the excitement and adventure of our traveling Expeditions. Our beautiful, 23-acre campus nestled in the mountains along the Continental Divide serves the perfect basecamp for a summer full of adventure and new friends.

KSS offers a variety of adventure and traditional camp activities within a structured environment designed to allow ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Teton Valley Ranch Camps

Residential summer camp with separate sessions for boys and girls, ages 11-17

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Established in 1939

Teton Valley Ranch Camps

Our traditional, 30 day Ranch Camp allows campers to be fully immersed in what our 2,300-acre ranch and surrounding National Forests and Parks have to offer. From fly fishing in flowing rivers, summiting mountain peaks on a backpack or horse pack trip to Sunday rodeos, and enjoying a well-earned s'more at the day's end, campers have an opportunity to try it all! Many of our campers arrive on the Ranch never having mounted a horse or ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Cheley Colorado Camps

Residential Coed Summer Camp

Estes Park, Colorado

Established in 1921

Cheley Colorado Camps

Cheley Colorado Camps is an overnight, western summer camp for campers ages 9-17 in Estes Park, Colorado. Campers come from across the United States and around the world and spend 4 weeks at camp. Activities include horseback riding, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, sports, outcamping, crafts, riflery, archery, and more. We focus on community, resiliency, and independence.

Staff must be available for the full summer, which ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Sanborn Western Camps

Residential camp with separate sessions for boys and girls, ages 7-16

Florissant, Colorado

Established in 1948

Our non-competitive, individualized program emphasizes personal growth and adventure in the high peaks of Colorado. We own 6000 acres in the Rocky Mountains and have an outstanding staff and facility. Month-long terms for third through tenth grades as well as fifteen-day terms for first through fourth grades. Activities include: Backpacking, horseback riding, mountain climbing, natural sciences, water activities, arts & crafts, and much more. ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

YMCA of The Rockies

Coed summer day camp

Estes Park, Colorado and Granby, Colorado

Established in 1907

YMCA of The Rockies

The YMCA of the Rockies is a globally-known conference & family center that annually serves more than 200,000 guests. Our mission includes putting Christian principles into practice in a way that builds healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We operate two centers on both sides of the Continental Divide; Estes Park Center located in Estes Park, Colorado, and Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado. We also offer an overnight camp located on ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Alpengirl Girls Summer Adventure Camp

Wilderness adventure programs for girls

Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon

Established in 1998

Alpengirl Girls Summer Adventure Camp

Girl Powered Outdoor Teen Adventure Camp! 1-2 week overnight summer adventure camp programs for pre teen and teen girls ages 11-16 in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and Washington state. Our girls camps offer multi-adventure activities such as backpacking, horseback riding, surfing, rock climbing, sea kayaking and whitewater rafting matched with tent-camping, delicious healthy camp cooking and menu, and yoga. Specialty girls adventure camps include:
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Accredited by the American Camp Association

Summer Camp at SOAR

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 8-22

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

Established in 1977

Summer Camp at SOAR

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

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

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 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 AssociationBoys Camp

Colvig Silver Camps

Residential coed summer camp

Durango, Colorado

Established in 1969

Colvig Silver Camps

Colvig Silver Camps sits on 600 acres surrounded by the beautiful San Juan Mountains near Durango, CO. As a small family-owned program, CSC offers a very personalized experience for campers age 7-17 by providing them the opportunity to choose from a broad range of activities on a daily basis. This combined with a large number of caring and dedicated role models allows each camper to create their summer and their place within our summer community ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

MindStretch Travel Adventures

Boys' Adventure Travel Program, ages 9-15

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

Established in 1978

MindStretch Travel Adventures

MindStretch Travel Adventures offers adventure travel programs for boys ages 9 and older. Boys participate in camp-type activities during the day such as hiking, exploring, geocaching, rafting, canoeing, horseback riding, and mountain biking. And they also get to spend time just being tourists in some of the greatest scenic areas in the United States and abroad.

Trips vary in length from 7 to 21 days depending on year and destination. ...read more

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