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

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Camp Birch Hill

Residential coed summer camp

New Durham, New Hampshire

Established in 1993

Camp Birch Hill

Birch Hill is a traditional summer camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 16. Our elective program lets campers choose from over 50 activities throughout their 2, 4, or 6 week stay. Birch Hill's 104 scenic acres make the perfect site for the total camping experience. Our facilities: indoor gymnasium, horse stables, riding ring and trails, ball fields, 4 tennis courts, in and outdoor basketball courts, beach volleyball, street hockey arena, golf ...read more

Coed Camp

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 Association Coed Camp

Kutsher's Sports Academy

Residential coed sports camp, ages 7-17

Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Established in 1968

Kutsher's Sports Academy

Kutsher's Sports Academy is the best summer camp in the Berkshires! At KSA, we provide an extraordinary, totally elective camping experience in a beautiful mountain setting. With unsurpassed instruction, facilities, and individualized programs, Kutsher's Sports Academy is the perfect blend of professional sports instruction and play in a traditional camp setting.

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures

Residential boys' summer camp

Wallingford, Vermont

Established in 1999

Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures

Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures is a unique primitive summer camp for boys. 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 a few)!

Through ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Boys Camp

Tripp Lake Camp

Residential girls' summer camp, ages 7-16

Poland, Maine

Established in 1911

Tripp Lake Camp

Tripp lake Camp is located in Poland, Maine. We are a traditional 7 week residential summer camp for girls ages 7 to 16. Established in 1911, Tripp Lake Camp is accredited by the American Camping Association. Our program offers a wide range of activities. We are situated on 260 acres, with a mile of shore front.

Activities include: swim, kayak, canoe, water ski, sail, stand up paddle boarding, art, theatre, rock climbing, English riding, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Kingswood Camp

Residential boys' summer camp, ages 8-16

Piermont, New Hampshire

Established in 1909

Kingswood Camp

Kingswood Camp, located in the White Mountain National Forest region of New Hampshire, provides a unique New England summer camping experience for boys, ages 8 and up. Kingswood is nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Tarleton. Kingswood is a family-run, traditional camp staffed by "home-grown" counselors with over 700 years of cumulative experience. Our staff works tirelessly to ensure that every boy is given the opportunity to grow, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Boys Camp

Kingsley Pines Camp

Residential coed summer camp

Raymond, Maine

Established in 1984

Kingsley Pines Camp

You can't go very far at Kingsley Pines without hearing a laugh or seeing a smile. In our safe surroundings and enriching environment, children have the responsibility of choosing their own activities. They develop a higher level of self-confidence and form friendships that last forever. Our camp is so much fun they'll want to come back year after year! Kingsley Pines - it is the way camp should be!

Ages 8-16, Coed, 2 & ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

Camp Pinecliffe

Girls residential camp

Crystal Lake, Harrison, Maine

Established in 1917

Camp Pinecliffe, founded in 1917, is a full season private summer camp for girls, ages 7 to 15. Pinecliffe is a family run camp with third and fourth generation directors. We are focused on the individual camper, encouraging each girl to become the best that she can be, while living happily and successfully with others.

Since 1917, a plaque with our motto, "Do the Thing That Counts and Then Don't Count It," has hung ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Camp Kippewa for Girls

Residential girls' summer camp

Monmouth, Maine

Established in 1957

Camp Kippewa for Girls

Experience customized camping at Camp Kippewa, a unique all-girls overnight camp in Maine for ages 7 to 15. In each 3 1/2-week session, girls create their own weekly schedule from a tremendous array of activities, participating in six activity blocks daily.

The Arts program offers over 20 disciplines of fine arts & crafts and dance & theater. Onsite horseback riding facilities host an unbeatable Equestrian program where ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Camp Winadu

Residential boys' summer sports camp

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Established in 1927

Camp Winadu

Camp Winadu has been building character, teaching sports, and celebrating summer camp traditions in the Berkshire Mountains since 1927. Every summer brings new Winadu adventures, but a couple things always remain the same time flies and camp friends become family.

Camp Winadu is the leader in camping because we provide the best of both worlds - focused sports instruction and a traditional sleep away camp experience. Winadu's ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Boys Camp

Camp Danbee for Girls

Residential girls' summer camp

Hinsdale, Massachusetts

Established in 1950

Camp Danbee for Girls

Camp Danbee is a traditional summer camp for girls between the ages of 6 - 15. We are proud of our intentional community that values people and empowers girls. This has become Danbee's greatest legacy. Our high return rate of campers affirms our successful integration of these values by connecting campers to our philosophy. Sweating the details and communicating with parents is something we value in our work with Danbee families.

If ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

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 Sangamon

Residential boys' summer camp

Pittsford, Vermont

Established in 1922

Camp Sangamon

Sangamon is a really different kind of boys' camp, emphasizing individual choice, and not based on sports or competition. Sangamon's entire program is elective. Each camper creates a personal schedule every day from more than 20 instructional activities and trips. We are a boy's camp with our sister camp right next door, offering the best of single gender and co-ed camping.

Sangamon offers a broad mix of different instructional ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Boys 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 Association Coed Camp

William Lawrence Camp

Residential boys' summer camp

Center Tuftonboro, New Hampshire

Established in 1913

William Lawrence Camp

Since its founding in 1913, the purpose of William Lawrence Camp has been to provide a safe, wholesome atmosphere where a boy can happily learn, share and grow with his fellow campers. A relatively small camp offering a balanced program, William Lawrence Camp endeavors to provide a framework that will mentally and physically challenge a camper to become a "whole" person, not just a specialist.

Activities include: swimming, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Boys Camp

Camp Betsey Cox

Residential girls' summer camp

Pittsford, Vermont

Established in 1954

Camp Betsey Cox

Camp Betsey Cox is a rustic, outdoors experience for young women growing up in our global world. Betsey Cox intertwines traditional camping with a commitment to programs which develop skills necessary for girls who hope to make a difference in the future. The Camp's strong believe in individual choice has created an unusual and unique program of daily electives. Each girl is in charge of her own choices and the whole camp community treats ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Camp Watitoh

Residential coed summer camp

Becket. MA

Established in 1937

Camp Watitoh

Since 1937, our warm, family-oriented, coed camp, nestled in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains on crystal-clear Center Lake, has provided a safe and supportive environment where each of our campers can live summer dreams and make them come true in their summer home.

Every summer our remarkable campers are living the dream of a place where everyone belongs and everyone knows each other's name.

They are living ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

Camp Farwell

Residential girls' summer camp

Newbury, Vermont

Established in 1889

Camp Farwell

Camp Farwell has been a special place for girls since 1889. Through our traditional camping program, we help to increase a girl's self-esteem and develop into a more confident person. Located in beautiful Vermont, on Halls Lake, our magnificent 100-acre site offers a wonderful location for a seemingly endless variety of activities -- from riding to water sports, from music and dance to team endeavors and individual pursuits. Farwell offers ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Camp Pontiac

Residential coed summer camp, ages 7-16

Copake, New York -- halfway b/w NYC and Boston

Established in 1922

Camp Pontiac

Prospective parents often ask us what makes our camp unique. As there is no greater privilege and responsibility than caring for someone else's child, our priority is to provide unparalleled health, safety and emotional care. As you walk around Camp Pontiac you will quickly notice a mature and sensitive staff who love children, an excellent facility that we will always work to improve and diverse programming that affords our campers the opportunity ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

Camp Winaukee

Residential boys' summer camp

Moultonboro, New Hampshire

Established in 1920

Camp Winaukee

Camp Winaukee enjoys a reputation as one of the premier boys summer sports and adventure camps in America. Located on Lake Winnipesaukee, the camp offers 7 week sessions as well as a shorter sessions of 4 and 5 weeks with limited enrollment. Winaukee has two campuses, a mainland camp for campers ages 7-12 and an Island camp for campers 13-15. The separate camps offer the intimacy of a small camp setting with the breadth and diversity of programming ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Boys Camp

Camp Mah-Kee-Nac

Residential boys' summer camp, ages 7-16

Lenox, Massachusetts

Established in 1929

Camp Mah-Kee-Nac

Camp Mah-Kee-Nac is premier overnight camp for boys in Lenox, Massachusetts that offers 7, 4 or 3 week sessions. Located only two and a half hours away from NYC, Camp Mah-Kee-Nac is nestled in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains on the Stockbridge Bowl. MKN is the only camp on the water, making the six-mile long lakefront a very private amenity for our boys to enjoy endless water sports and activities.

The spirit of Camp Mah-Kee-Nac ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Boys Camp

Camp Walt Whitman

Residential coed summer camp

Piermont, New Hampshire

Established in 1948

Camp Walt Whitman

Camp Walt Whitman, a traditional summer camp for boys and girls, is situated on 300 acres along crystal-clear Lake Armington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Amid this beautiful setting, CWW is a driving force in preparing young lives for the challenges and opportunities that the future is certain to bring. In our warm and nurturing environment, our holistic approach to summer camp combines world-class outdoor adventures, hands-on exposure ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

Camp Quinebarge

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 7-16

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 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

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 Association Coed Camp

Wyonegonic Camps

Girls residential camp, ages 8-17

Southwestern Maine

Established in 1902

Wyonegonic Camps

Wyonegonic is a traditional residential girls summer camp in a beautiful setting on Moose Pond in Denmark Maine. Wyonegonic offers two three and 1/2 week or a seven week session. Campers live in small cabin groups in three units divided by grades. There is an emphasis on personal development and group cooperation. The non-competitive atmosphere allows campers to learn skills and build confidence. The individualized choice activity and trip program ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

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

Birch Rock Camp

Residential boys' summer camp

Waterford, Maine

Established in 1926

Birch Rock Camp

Set apart by its size-only 85 campers- and its focus on non-competitive achievement, Birch Rock Camp for boys has offered exhilarating, traditional camp activities since 1926. The Birch Rock Community models a life of simplicity, civility, and mutual support. In this increasingly pressured world, Birch Rock provides a nurturing place where boys can truly enjoy boyhood while disconnecting from electronic devices and reconnecting to the natural ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Boys Camp

Road's End Farm Horsemanship Camp

Residential girls' horsemanship camp (ages 8-16)

Chesterfield, New Hampshire

Established in 1958

Road's End Farm Horsemanship Camp

Road's End Farm is a small summer camp that appeals to girls who love being around horses, caring for them, and riding for enjoyment rather than competition. Being an integral part of a 360 acre farm with 60 saddle horses and 20 miles of bridle paths, the camp program provides campers with unlimited exposure to horses and rural life in a picturesque setting at the end of a quiet road. Lake swimming, river canoeing, and arts & crafts round ...read more

Tanager Lodge

Residential coed summer camp

Merrill, New York

Established in 1925

Tanager Lodge

Tanager Lodge Children Camp, located in New York State's Adirondack Park, is a small, family-owned, wilderness camp for girls and boys, ages 7-14. During our 3.5-week program, children are part of a close-knit, community where they learn lifelong skills, develop a deep appreciation for and knowledge of the natural world, and have fun!

Leaving cell phones, video games, and computers behind, children arrive at Tanager after a 3-mile ...read more

Coed Camp

Surprise Lake Camp

Residential Jewish Coed Camp

Cold Spring, New York

Established in 1902

Surprise Lake Camp

Since 1902, Surprise Lake Camp has stood for more than just great fun. Our campers come away with better skills for getting along with others, greater independence, enhanced self-esteem, stronger Jewish identities, heightened environmental awareness, and a fuller sense of their creative potential. Kosher, coed sleepaway camp with a full range of traditional camp activities, 60 miles from NYC. Sliding fee scale available Special rates for new families.We ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

Camp Cobbossee for Boys

Residential boys' sports camp

Monmouth, Maine

Established in 1902

Camp Cobbossee for Boys

Camp Cobbossee is a residential boys summer sports camp that offers a complete Maine experience in a 4-week session. Camp Cobbossee sits on 125 acres of rustic Maine woodlands and manicured playing fields and features state-of-the-art facilities. Professional instructors coach our boys in a friendly atmosphere with tremendous spirit. A Cobbossee camper has a strong interest in participating in sports, improving his skills, learning new things ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Boys 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