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 Southeast US

Camp Rockmont

Residential Boys' Summer Camp, ages 6-16

Black Mountain, North Carolina

Established in 1956

Camp Rockmont

At Rockmont, campers get to experience the wildness of being a boy outdoors, the welcoming embrace of a loving community, and the wonder of being alive.

Rockmont is a space for boys to come alive, and it's a family experience - you will be able to take part in your son's camp adventure from home through daily blog posts, hundreds of daily photos (with facial recognition, so you'll get photos of your son right to your ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

Green River Preserve

Residential, coed environmental summer camp

Hendersonville-Brevard area, North Carolina

Established in 1988

Green River Preserve

Green River Preserve (GRP) is a non-competitive, co-ed summer camp connecting children with nature. Located in the mountains of North Carolina, GRP offers 1,2, and 3 week sessions for rising 2nd - 9th graders. Rising 9th graders - college freshmen participate in leadership, adventure, or service expedition trips.

GRP's unique program is a safe and comfortable place, both physically and emotionally. Staff are carefully selected ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Cheerio on the New River

Wilderness adventure program, ages 10-17

Mouth of Wilson, VA and Roaring Gap, North Carolina

Established in 1982

Cheerio on the New River

Join us for an adventure camp experience like no other! Nestled on 150 acres in Mouth of Wilson, VA, Cheerio on the New River is unique in that we offer a blend of onsite camp activities, which fully utilize the New River and the property, while also continuing to offer off-site trip adventures. Our goal is to expose campers to the natural beauty of the great outdoors in a challenging, fun, and memorable camp experience. We are dedicated to helping ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Rockbrook Camp for Girls

Residential girls' summer camp, ages 6-15

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1921

Rockbrook Camp for  Girls

Rockbrook Camp is an overnight summer camp for girls located in the mountains of North Carolina. Rockbrook was established in 1921 and currently is welcoming fourth-generation campers. It offers 2, 3 and 4 week sessions to girls, ages 6 to 16.

Campers choose from a wide variety of activities including horseback riding, arts and crafts, sports and outdoor adventure. Activities include: pottery, weaving, painting and drawing, sewing, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Camp Muddy Sneakers

Brevard, NC

Established in 2012

Camp Muddy Sneakers

Camp Muddy Sneakers is based on a philosophy that the best way for children to develop a connection to the natural world is through meaningful and fun outdoor experiences. Our day camp encourages kids to follow their imagination and curiosity as they actively engage with the world around them. Campers get to learn about various ecosystems through experiential activities while exploring the forests and streams of Western North Carolina. We offer ...read more

Coed Camp

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

Camp Motorsport

Coed Residential Summer Camp, ages 9-17

Clover, Virginia

Established in 2007

Camp Motorsport

Over 20 miles of off-road track! Is your child looking for a MOTORSPORT packed summer? Extreme racers, beginner through expert alike, learn the finer points of driving technique from qualified instructors on both our racing go-karts and off-road buggies. In addition to gaining valuable seat time, Camp Motorsport offers all the fun summer camp activities campers expect, including a private lake with a giant BLOB and inflatable obstacle course, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Chatuga

Coed Residential Camp, ages 6-16

Mountain Rest, South Carolina

Established in 1956

Camp Chatuga

Camp Chatuga is the only private resident camp in SC. Family run, offering over 30 daily activities including horseback, water skiing, BMX bikes, crafts, drama, archery, riflery and sports. Depending on the camper's number of years at Chatuga and session choice; exciting day trips include rafting Section 3 of the Chattooga River, taking a canopy zipline tour, visiting a water park or showing one's speed and skills at an all-camp rollerskating ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Woodmont

Residential coed summer camp

Cloudland, Georgia

Established in 1981

Camp Woodmont

Camp Woodmont is a smaller-sized, traditional overnight summer camp for boys and girls. Founded by college teachers' Jane and Jim Bennett in 1981, Camp Woodmont is now in its 2nd generation of operation. Our family-type atmosphere means we can get to know every camper; giving younger campers a feeling of reassurance and belonging and older campers a chance to grow and contribute.

We are traditional in every sense of the word. ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Ridgecrest

Residential boys' summer camp

Ridgecrest, North Carolina

Established in 1929

Camp Ridgecrest

Boys of all ages are looking for two things. They're looking for adventure and for someone to follow into that adventure. For over 90 summers, Camp Ridgecrest for Boys has been a place where campers follow role models into the adventure of following Jesus and stepping outside of what is ordinary and familiar to grow in every way. Our mission of "impacting lives for God's glory through discipleship and adventure" emphasizes our ...read more

Member of the Christian Camp and Conference AssociationAccredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys 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

Camp Celo

Residential Coed Summer Camp

Burnsville, North Carolina

Established in 1950

Camp Celo

We have provided a fun and enriching experience for children for over 50 years. Our small size and 3:1 camper:staff ratio insures the individual attention needed to have a fulfilling summer. Our family farm provides exciting "chores" as an integral part of the camp day. Plenty of structure allows for healthy choices without being regimented.

Activities include crafts, wood shop, drama, nature, swimming, innertubing, hiking ...read more

Coed Camp

Camp High Rocks

Residential boys' summer camp, ages 7-16

Cedar Mountain, North Carolina

Established in 1958

Camp High Rocks

Camp High Rocks is a small camp for boys in the mountains of Western North Carolina. High Rocks is a place for fun and learning, for challenge and adventure, and for living in an environment that is geared to a camper's needs and interests.

Aided by a well-trained staff we seek to teach and inspire lasting skills and values. We offer ongoing opportunities for success, a freedom from inhibiting competitive pressure, and an environment ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

The Learning Center at PARI

Residential Camp with Separate Sessions for Boys and Girls, ages 11-17

Rosman, NC

Established in 1998

The Learning Center at PARI

OUT OF THIS WORLD SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCES!

Explore the universe and beyond with the Learning Center at PARI! Our Astronomy/Planetary-focused residential camps are launching in June 2020 and pre-registration is now open! These one-of-a-kind experiences are offered at our historic, 200-acre campus in the Pisgah Forest and offer campers a truly otherworldly adventure.

The Learning Center's summer camp experiences ...read more

Coed Camp

Camp Pinnacle

Residential Coed Summer Camp

Hendersonville, North Carolina

Established in 1928

Camp Pinnacle

Experience the benefits of a 4 week session in just 2 weeks! Established in 1928, Camp Pinnacle is a non-denominational, boys and girls summer camp for children ages 8-14. Camp Pinnacle is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in an idyllic wooded setting just outside of Flat Rock, North Carolina. The forested 126 acre campus surrounds private Wolfe Lake. In just two weeks, your child will have the most fun and memorable summer of his ...read more

Coed Camp

Camp Kahdalea

Residential Girls' Summer Camp

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1962

Camp Kahdalea

For more than 50 years Camp Kahdalea and our brother camp, Chosatonga, have offered traditional and unplugged wilderness experiences in the heart of North Carolina's beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Our Christian faith and values, rich community, incredible staff, and excellent outdoor programs set us apart. Friendships formed here can last a lifetime. Our campus includes rustic open-air cabins, a dining hall, fields, lakes, a gym, equestrian ...read more

Falling Creek Camp

Residential Boys' Summer Camp, ages 6-16

Tuxedo, North Carolina

Established in 1969

Falling Creek Camp

Falling Creek is a traditional boys' summer camp, set on 890 private mountaintop acres in Tuxedo, North Carolina, where warrior spirit, moral compass, servant's heart and positive attitude rule the day. Psalm 133:1

We are a community of 312 campers and 140 dedicated staff members from across the world, dedicated to brotherhood, adventure, and personal growth. We offer a plethora of opportunities for wilderness trips, horseback, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys 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 Mondamin

Residential Boys' Summer Camp

Tuxedo, North Carolina

Established in 1922

Camp Mondamin

For over 100 years, Mondamin has been a traditional summer camp for boys on a mountain lake in NC, with a non-competitive wilderness focus. The emphasis is on water (canoeing and kayaking, sailing, and swimming), woods (hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking), tennis, and horses, and includes the opportunity for lots of wilderness trips.

Activities include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, swimming, hiking, rock climbing, mountain ...read more

Boys Camp

Camp Crestridge

Residential girls' summer camp, ages 7-17

Ridgecrest, North Carolina

Established in 1955

Camp Crestridge

Girls of all ages are looking for two things. They're looking for adventure and for someone to follow into that adventure. For over 65 summers, Camp Crestridge for Girls has been a place where campers follow role models into the adventure of following Jesus and stepping outside of what is ordinary and familiar to grow in every way. Our mission of "impacting lives for God's glory through discipleship and adventure" emphasizes ...read more

Member of the Christian Camp and Conference AssociationAccredited by the American Camp Association

Camp Chosatonga

Residential Boys' Summer Camp

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1977

Camp Chosatonga

For more than 50 years Camp Chosatonga and our sister camp, Kahdalea, have offered traditional and unplugged wilderness experiences in the heart of North Carolina's beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Our Christian faith and values, rich community, incredible staff, and excellent outdoor programs set us apart. Friendships formed here can last a lifetime. Our campus includes rustic open-air cabins, a dining hall, fields, lakes, a gym, equestrian ...read more

Boys Camp

Keystone Camp for Girls

Residential girls' summer camp

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1916

Keystone Camp for Girls

At Keystone Camp, our girls can be heard laughing, singing, talking, splashing, jumping, and dancing throughout the summer. For 100 years we've been offering campers the opportunity to explore new interests and forge long-term friendships in a safe, fun, nurturing environment.

We offer a celebrated horseback riding program and a wide variety of other outdoor activities that empower young women, including hiking, swimming, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Southern Survival Camps & Academic Recovery Program

Boys residential camp, ages 10-22

Camp Hill, AL

Established in 1898

Southern Survival Camps & Academic Recovery Program

Summer is a time of opportunity! It's a time of celebration of a finished school year, and a time together with family. It's time for pool parties and fireworks.

But it can also be a time of unknowns. If your son has struggled with the previous school year, especially virtual schooling, maybe it's time to get him caught up at our in-class academic recovery school.

Or, maybe it's time for him to ...read more

Boys Camp

Green River Preserve Expeditions

Wilderness adventure - United States

Western NC, NC Outer Banks, San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Established in 1988

Green River Preserve Expeditions

Green River Preserve Expeditions are teen adventure expeditions offering transformational, life learning experiences for rising ninth grade to college freshmen. Purposely small, groups with up to twelve participants and three leaders journey together in a two, three, and four week adventure trips. Green River Preserve's teen adventure camps are community building programs designed to develop outdoor skills, teamwork, and leadership opportunities. ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Merrie-Woode

Residential girls' summer camp

Sapphire, North Carolina

Established in 1919

Camp Merrie-Woode

Camp Merrie-Woode is a well established girls' camp which fosters growth and self-confidence in its campers through outdoor adventures and camp activities. Counselors are excited about working with children in a positive way, while focusing on traditional camping in a beautiful mountain setting ideal for outdoor high adventure activities.

Traditional camp activities as well as many adventure experiences in backpacking, caving, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Camp Cheerio YMCA

Residential camp with separate girls' and coed sessions

High Point, North Carolina

Established in 1960

Camp Cheerio YMCA

Located high atop the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwest North Carolina, YMCA Camp Cheerio is the ideal place for persons of all ages to enjoy a camping or retreat experience. Camp Cheerio offers many challenging programs, from summer resident (sleepover) and coed adventure camps. With over 20 activities to choose from there is something for everyone.

Founded in 1960 by the YMCA of High Point, North Carolina, Camp Cheerio seeks to provide ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Carolina

Residential Boys' Summer Camp, ages 5-16

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1924

Camp Carolina

Camp Carolina is a residential high adventure and sports camp in Western North Carolina surrounded by some of the South East's best lakes, river, mountains and trails to explore. At Carolina, boys learn to feel with their hearts, do with their hands, and live together in the spirit of brotherhood.

Our campers are offered a huge variety of Outdoor Adventure Sports (mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, mountain boarding, white ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

Gwynn Valley Camp

Coed Residential and Day Summer Camp

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1935

Gwynn Valley Camp

Gwynn Valley has been a summer camp for boys and girls since 1935 and is situated on 400 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Brevard, NC. We offer a farm, wilderness, and traditional program where we foster community building, lifelong friendships, and a connection with the land. Our founder, Mary Gwynn created a camp based on the values of simplicity, acceptance, a non-competitive program, and an appreciation of the natural world and these core ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Tremont Summer Camp in the Smokies

Coed residential camp, ages 5-17

Townsend, TN

Established in 1969

Tremont Summer Camp in the Smokies

Imagine splashing around in an icy cold mountain stream, climbing ridges to an unbelievable view, or discovering nature through hands-on explorations, day hikes, and crafts. At Tremont's summer camps, campers can do it all while living and learning inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Tremont offers residential summer learning experiences that foster an understanding of the beautiful Appalachian mountains and encourage ...read more

Coed Camp

Camp Green Cove

Residential Girls' Summer Camp, ages 7-17

Tuxedo, North Carolina

Established in 1945

Camp Green Cove

A traditional summer camp for girls on a mountain lake in NC, with a non-competitive wilderness focus. The emphasis is on water (canoeing and kayaking, sailing, and swimming), woods (hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking), tennis, and horses, and includes the opportunity for lots of wilderness trips.

Activities include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, swimming, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and lots of ...read more