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

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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 Association Coed Camp

Camp Mondamin

Residential boys' summer camp

Tuxedo, North Carolina

Established in 1922

Camp Mondamin

For over 95 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 biking, ...read more

Boys Camp

Camp Crestridge

Residential girls' summer camp

Ridgecrest, North Carolina

Established in 1955

Camp Crestridge

Camp Crestridge for Girls: Impacting lives for God's glory through discipleship and adventure. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC, Camp Ridgecrest is designed for individual attention, maximum fun, and the safety of each child. We facilitate camper growth by offering a Christian camp program that has been thriving since 1955.

Camp Crestridge for Girls offers over 25 activities taught by solid Christian role models. Our ...read more

Member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association 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

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 Association 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 Green Cove

Residential girls' summer camp

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

Camp Rockmont

Day/Residential Boys' Summer Camp

Black Mountain, North Carolina

Established in 1956

Camp Rockmont

Located on 600 acres in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Camp Rockmont is an interdenominational Christian summer camp for boys ages 6-16.
Camp Rockmont's focus is male development in an intentional Christian community. Activities include camping, hiking, kayaking, blacksmithing, homesteading, canoeing, crafts, guitar, Bible study, and more! Campers live in a cabin of 8-12 boys their age, select 4 skills ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Boys Camp

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 Association Coed Camp

Holston Presbytery Camp & Retreat Center

Residential coed summer camp, ages 6-17

Banner Elk, North Carolina

Established in 1955

Located in the mountains near Banner Elk, NC, Holston offers campers the opportunity to unplug and participate in a small-group camp settings within our 150 acre campus. (Overnight camp grades 3-12, Day Camp grades 1-6) Trained counselors lead campers on a journey of the mind, body, and spirit through age-appropriate activities and discussions. The Chaplain-in-Residence (ordained ministers from the Holston Presbytery PC-USA) supports our outdoor ...read more

Coed Camp

Camp Carolina

Residential boys' summer camp

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1924

Camp Carolina

Camp Carolina is an all boys high adventure camp helping guide our campers towards living in the spirit of"The True Gentleman". We are located in Brevard, NC "the land of the Waterfalls" and are surrounded by premier white water kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing.

On top of these we also offer horse riding, fly fishing, surfing, wake boarding, sea kayaking, hiking, music, art, golf, tennis, yoga, team ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Boys Camp

Falling Creek Camp

Residential boys' summer camp

Tuxedo, North Carolina

Established in 1969

Falling Creek Camp

Falling Creek is a traditional summer camp for boys, founded on Christian values. We are a close-knit community of 312 campers and 140 dedicated staff members from all over the country and globe. Our camp is situated on 890 private mountaintop acres in Tuxedo, North Carolina, and is dedicated to brotherhood, adventure, and personal growth.

Summer camp sessions range from 1-week to 4-weeks, for boys in 1st-11th grades. We also offer ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Boys 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

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

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 High Rocks

Residential boys' summer camp

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 Association Boys Camp

Gwynn Valley Camp

Coed Residential and Day Summer Camp

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1935

Gwynn Valley Camp

Since 1935, a summer camp for Boys and Girls, ages 5-14 which offers a farm, wilderness and traditional program that nurtures the child while fostering a connection with the land and the simple joys of childhood. The strength of Gwynn Valley is its nurturing environment in a child centered world where each camper will learn and grow under the guideance of a mature and caring staff. We are committed to each individual becoming a vital part of ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed 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 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 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 Muddy Sneakers

Ages 4-14

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

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

Sea Turtle Camp

Residential coed camp

Topsail Island, NC ~ Costa Rica ~ Hawaii

Established in 2009

Sea Turtle Camp

Explore the Ocean and the unique world of Sea Turtles, through our hands-on marine science summer camp! Our camp programs immerse teens, ages 10 - 17, in the field of Marine Biology. Campers learn about sea turtles from the volunteers and staff at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, on the beaches of Costa Rica or at Sea Life Park Hawaii.

Learn about careers in marine biology, scuba dive over North Carolina's ...read more

Coed Camp

Camp Kahdalea

Residential girls' summer camp

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1962

Camp Kahdalea

Camp Kahdalea for Girls (ages 8-17) and Camp Chosatonga for Boys are wilderness camps located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, both camps are surrounded on three sides by the Pisgah National Forest, ensuring a wild and natural setting free from encroachment.

Activities include rock climbing, white water canoeing, mountain biking, backpacking, horseback riding, and more! ...read more

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 Association Coed Camp

Camp Juliette Low

Residential girls' summer camp

On Lookout Mountain in Cloudland, Georgia

Established in 1922

Camp Juliette Low

Outdoor living, traditional camping, fun and friendship! Located on Lookout Mountain in northwest Georgia, Camp Juliette Low (CJL) is a private, residential summer camp for girls that fosters self-confidence, independence, teamwork, and leadership. CJL campers sleep in platform tents and enjoy a rustic, natural setting where girls can be themselves, experience the outdoors, and make life-long friends. Activities emphasize outdoor living skills ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Camp Chosatonga

Residential boys' summer camp

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1977

Camp Chosatonga

An awesome experience for boys at our traditional North Carolina summer camp. Surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest our wholesome, trained and dedicated staff help in developing lifetime friendships and skills in many activities! Chosatonga maintains a 3:1 staff to camper ratio with some of the most wholesome and awesome staff on the face of the earth!

Activities include: Rock climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, whitewater ...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

Camp Highlander

Residential coed summer camp

Mills River, North Carolina

Established in 1957

Camp Highlander

Camp Highlander is a summer camp for boys and girls, ages 5-16, located on Old Forge Mountain in Mills River, North Carolina. Year after year, campers come to our beautiful 240 acre campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains from all over the country, and all over the world, to experience the magic of Highlander. Our campers make lasting friendships and learn important life lessons about courage, honesty, integrity and faith.

At the heart ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp

Cheerio Adventures

Wilderness adventure program

Mouth of Wilson, VA and Roaring Gap, North Carolina

Established in 1982

Cheerio Adventures

Join us for an Adventure Camp experience like no other! Cheerio Adventures specializes in camp sessions from 3 days up to 14 days of unforgettable adventures. We are a Christian based adventure camp located in the mountains of SW Virginia along the New River. The camp is for boys and girls ages 10-17. All groups consist of 8-12 participants, to maximize the adventure experience and promote strong and long lasting friendships. Our focus on helping ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp