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 Tri-state Region

Camp Mataponi

Residential girls' summer camp, ages 7-16

Naples, Maine

Established in 1910

Camp Mataponi

At Mataponi you need not be the best -- You only need to try your best. Our camp is geared toward developing each child's self-confidence, fostering self-esteem, instilling a sense of values and appreciation for others and helping friendships flourish. Sportswomanship, compassion, and spirit guide our campers throughout the camp season and beyond. Located on 110 acres, Camp Mataponi is nestled on a cove of Sebago Lake and boasts over 5,000 ...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

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

Camp Lohikan

Residential coed summer camp

Lake Como, Pennsylvania

Established in 1957

Camp Lohikan

65+ DAILY ACTIVITIES! All Arts, Sports & Adventure Activities PLUS Horseback Riding (FREE!), Jet Skiing, Laser Tag, Honda ATVs, Circus, Flying Trapeze, Bungee Trampoline, Rock Band, Spy Camp, Paintball, Water Skiing, SCUBA, Sailing, Skate Park, Tennis, Golf, Drama, Dance, Arts & Crafts... You choose your activities! 2,4,6,8 Week Sessions. First-Time Camper Specialists! Tuition Refund Guarantee! One-Week Mini-Camp June 19-25 ($1000) and ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Swift Nature Camp

Residential coed summer camp, ages 6-15

Minong, Wisconsin

Established in 1964

Swift Nature Camp

Swift Nature Camp is an overnight nature camp for boys and girls ages 6-15. Our focus is to blend traditional summer camp activities while increasing a child's appreciation for nature, science and the environment.

Our special Discovery Camp is a nurturing program for first-time overnight campers, offering additional staff to provide support and encouragement to overcome homesickness and build confidence. The program welcomes ...read more

Accredited by the Quebec Camping AssociationAccredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

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

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

Camp Birch Hill

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 6-16

New Durham, New Hampshire

Established in 1993

Camp Birch Hill

Birch Hill is a classic New England overnight summer camp.

Nestled in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, Camp Birch Hill, offers an elective based program for boys and girls aged 6-16. This classic New England overnight summer camp sits on 106 acres of private, lakeside land where campers from across the globe attend for two, four or six week sessions. The elective based program empowers children in allowing the campers to create ...read more

Coed 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 AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Quinebarge

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 6-16

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 AssociationCoed Camp

Blue Mountain Adventure Camp

Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions, ages 5-15

Palmerton, PA

Established in 2013

Blue Mountain Adventure Camp

Experience the outdoors like never before at Blue Mountain Adventure Camp! Day and overnight camp options available for kids ages 5-15 years old. Adventure sports, outdoor skills, and natural art activities are designed to engage their curiosity and develop new skills. Our experienced counselors motivate campers to face challenges that build confidence, enhance leadership abilities, and create long lasting memories! Activities include: High & ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

YMCA Camp Takodah

Residential camp with separate sessions for boys and girls, ages 7-15

North Swanzey

Established in 1916

YMCA Camp Takodah

Voted 'Best Overnight Camp in New Hampshire' — and only 90 minutes from Boston — Camp Takodah provides award-winning overnight camps for kids ages 7-15.

Takodah helps campers discover who they are and what they can achieve. In our single-gender camps, kids unplug so they can connect with themselves and each other. In everything we do, we empower kids with the confidence and character needed to reach their full ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Cayuga

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 6-16

Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

Established in 1957

Camp Cayuga

FIRST-TIME CAMPER GUARANTEE: Ages 6-16 * Separate Teen Campus * 100% Electives (5th grade & higher) * Over 60 Daily Activities: All Land & Water Sports, Horseback Riding, Trapeze, ATVs, Paintball, Skateboarding, Arts, Scuba & Survival Clinics * Flexible Sessions (2,4,6,8 weeks) * Specializing in First-Time Campers * Mature staff * Quality Instruction * Staff Ratio 1:4 * Great Value!

TEEN CAMPUS and JUNIOR CAMPUS: Two ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed 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 AssociationCoed 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 AssociationCoed 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 AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Lake Greeley

Residential coed summer camp

Greeley, Pennsylvania

Established in 1957

Camp Lake Greeley

First Time Camper Specialists! Lake Greeley Camp pays special attention to the needs of those campers away from home for the first time.

Over 60 activities including land and water sports, horseback (English and Western), adventure (rockwall, ropes and zipline), paintball, an extensive arts program, flying trapeze and skateboard park! Campers entering grade 6 and older have a full daily elective program. Facilities include: a 50-acre ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Kingsley Pines Camp

Residential coed summer camp, ages 8-16

Raymond, Maine

Established in 1984

Kingsley Pines Camp

It's hard to describe just what makes it so special at Kingsley Pines Camp, but you'll know it when you see it it's a feeling you get the moment you arrive. Just set foot on our campus and you can hear and see the enthusiasm and love for camp all around you.

Build Independence and Self-Esteem - There are numerous opportunities to make independent choices, so campers gain confidence in their decision-making skills. They ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp