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

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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 Association Boys Camp

YMCA of The Rockies

Coed summer day camp

Estes Park, Colorado

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. Our guest-centered focus is based on providing exceptional service to all who visit.

Activities at YMCA of the Rockies include: Aquatic Activities, Arts/Crafts, Bicycling/Biking, Camping Skills/Outdoor ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed 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

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

Boys Camp

Cheley Colorado Camps

Residential coed summer camp

Estes Park, Colorado

Established in 1921

Cheley Colorado Camps

Cheley Colorado Camps own 1300 spectacular high-country acres surrounded by snow-capped peaks that soar to 14,000 feet. The historic campus, 75 miles northwest of Denver, borders Rocky Mountain National Park and the Roosevelt National Forest. Cheley Camps provides 9 to 17 year-olds the summer of their lives.

Activities include hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, outcamping, rock climbing, mountain biking, crafts, and sports and ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association 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

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

Sanborn Western Camps

Residential camp with separate sessions for boys and girls

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, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed 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 Association Coed Camp