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 Highlander

Residential coed summer camp, ages 6-16

Horse Shoe, North Carolina

Established in 1957

Camp Highlander

Camp Highlander is a residential summer camp in Mills River, North Carolina devoted to the growing and nurturing of boys and girls ages 6-16 in a safe, fun-filled, and electronics-free environment. Since 1957, we have been deeply committed to our families and our mission. We work hard to ensure the safest, most meaningful, and most exciting summer camp experience through our personal attention to every camper, our love for each camper and through ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

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 Hidden Meadows

Residential coed summer camp, ages 6-17

Bartow, West Virginia

Established in 1992

Camp Hidden Meadows

Amazing staff, welcoming community, lifelong friends, & endless fun! Camp Hidden Meadows offers 1 & 2-week sessions for children of all genders ages 6-17.

Our four core values are Confidence, Community, Adventure & Respect. Activities include archery, arts & crafts, pottery, organic farming, robotics, cooking, horseback riding, ziplining, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, rock climbing, basketball, soccer, and more! ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Tremont Summer Camp in the Smokies

Coed residential camp, ages 5-17

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 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

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

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

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

Camp Cheerio YMCA

Residential camp with separate girls' and coed sessions, ages 10-16

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, specifically Summer Resident camps. With over 35 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 campers with a sustained, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Cheerio on the New River

Wilderness adventure program, ages 10-16

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 Association

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 Association

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. Activities include crafts, wood shop, drama, nature, swimming, inner-tubing, hiking and camp-outs. Older children do 2-4 day backpacking trips. Camp games focus on teamwork and cooperation rather than competition. Our family farm provides exciting "chores" ...read more

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 Association Accredited by the American Camp Association

Raven Knob Scout Reservation

Residential boys' summer camp

Low Gap, North Carolina

Established in 1954

Raven Knob Scout Reservation

Camp Raven Knob is one of the largest Boy Scout camps in the United States. Troops attend for one week periods from all across the state and nation. Raven Knob offers instruction in 75+ merit badges, as well as programs for new scouts and adventure programs for older scouts.

Accredited by the Boy  Scouts of America

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 Association

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 multi-day wilderness trips.

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

Green River Preserve

Residential, coed environmental summer camp, ages 6-18

Cedar Mountain, NC

Established in 1988

Green River Preserve

Green River Preserve is a non-competitive, coed summer camp connecting children with nature. Located on a 3,400 acre private wildlife preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, this extraordinary natural setting inspires campers to have a greater understanding of themselves, their environment, and each other. Designed for bright, curious, and creative children, our program nurtures character development and fosters skills ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Turtle Island Preserve Summer Camps

Residential summer camp with separate sessions for boys and girls, ages 8-17

Boone, North Carolina

Established in 1987

Turtle Island Preserve Summer Camps

Turtle Island Preserve is a 1000 acre Nature Preserve, and Wilderness Retreat Center nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near the town of Boone, North Carolina. We offer exceptional education in a totally natural living experience with separate sessions for boys and girls. Using basic outdoor living, we offer activities that breathe life into American Indian and Colonial History as well as natural sciences. Living close to our natural ...read more

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

Summer Camp at SOAR

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 8-22

North Carolina, Wyoming, Florida, and California

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 Association

Outward Bound

Wilderness adventure programs worldwide, ages 12-22

USA and some international locations

Established in 1962

Outward Bound

Outward Bound continues to be the premier provider of experience-based outdoor leadership programs. With over 300 adventure-based courses year-round, all across the US, to choose from serving youth, starting at age 12, teens and adults. Course activities include rock climbing, sea kayaking, backpacking, mountaineering, canyoneering, sailing, dog sledding, canoeing and whitewater rafting, and more, in some of the most beautiful and inspiring wilderness ...read more

Camp Carolina

Residential Boys' Summer Camp, ages 5-17

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 for 100 summers, 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 ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Camp Ridgecrest

Residential Boys' Summer Camp, ages 7-17

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 ...read more

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

Camp Pinnacle

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 7-16

Hendersonville

Established in 1928

Camp Pinnacle

Experience the benefits of a 4-week session in just 2 or 3 weeks! Established in 1928, Camp Pinnacle is a non-denominational, boys and girls summer camp for children ages 7-16. 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 a few weeks, your child will have the most fun and memorable summer ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

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 Association

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

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

Gwynn Valley Camp

Coed Sleepaway Camp, ages 6-15

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1935

Gwynn Valley Camp

Gwynn Valley has been a summer camp for children 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; these values are ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Lutheranch

Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions, ages 5-18

Talapoosa, GA

Established in 2019

Lutheranch provides a Christian Coed environment for campers 5-18 years. All living spaces are air-conditioned as are many program areas. All programs are 6 days or 3-day minis. We provide an extensive horseback riding program with a covered arena. Adventure campers participate in their choice of kayaking, paddle-boarding, canoeing, mountain biking, environmental studies, backpacking, primitive camping, archery, hiking, and fishing. Arts campers ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association