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

Camp Qwanoes

Residential coed summer camp

Vancouver Island, British Columbia (near Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA )

Established in 1966

Camp Qwanoes

Qwanoes is a youth-focused, year-round camp and retreat centre with a heart for kids of all ages. Be changed. Be inspired! Gain foundations for life, values that will guide, and memories that will inspire! Grow in a relationship with a life-changing Christ. Your experience has changed you and stays with you long after the summer is over.

From wakeboarding and archery to mountain boarding and the Sky-Scraper... there are over 75 activity ...read more

Accredited by the British Columbia Camping 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

Lasting Adventures, Inc.

Wilderness Adventure

Yosemite National Park, CA

Established in 1996

Lasting Adventures, Inc.

Throughout the summer, Lasting Adventures, guides youth ages 11-18 on memorable excursions in and around the Yosemite backcountry. While having fun, making new friends, and learning about the outdoors, these one and two week-long excursions focus on positive youth development.

Staffed by professional educators and naturalists, our mission is to use the natural environment and outdoor activities to teach youth the necessary skills and ...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 K at Kenai Lake

Other type program- Not traditional camp

Anchorage, AK

Established in 1913

Camp K at Kenai Lake

Nestled among the spruce forests along Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing, Camp K provides a magnificent setting where youth can explore the natural world around them, engage in a variety of challenging activities and form friendships that can last a lifetime. With the supportive guidance of camp counselors, campers build their own unique community, in which youth and teens can thrive—experiencing a sense of belonging, connectedness, safety, ...read more

Coed Camp

NatureBridge

Wilderness Adventure Program for Teens

Yosemite National Park and Olympic National Park

Established in 1971

NatureBridge

NatureBridge Summer Backpacking offers science-based backpacking programs for middle school and high school students in Olympic and Yosemite National Parks. Over the course of a one-week or two-week program, participants will hike through stunning wilderness, learn basic backpacking skills, use science to gain a deeper understanding of the natural world, strengthen their leadership skills, and form long-lasting bonds with the other members of ...read more

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