Challenge Course Programs: Ropes Course Programs and summer camps with a Challenge Course as a major activity

Challenge Course Summer Camps in the Midwest US

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 Nuhop

Residential coed summer camp

Perrysville, Ohio

Established in 1974

Camp Nuhop

Camp Nuhop is a residential summer camp for children with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, Asperger's Syndrome (ASD) and behavioral nuances. Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, dynamic learning environment where people are empowered to succeed. In our structured programs, campers receive specialized placement with staff that understand their individuality. Our staff teaches self-awareness, social development, and ...read more

Coed Camp

YMCA Day Camp Spring Lake

Coed Day Camp

Rosemount, Minnesota

YMCA Day Camp Spring Lake

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. YMCA Day Camp is a 5-day enrichment program where kids enjoy a traditional camp experience during the day and are home each night. Days are filled with adventure and discovery activities that progressively build self-esteem and skills while developing the potential of children and teens, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of responsibility.

YMCA ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

YMCA Day Camp Ihduhapi

Coed Day Camp - Ages 4-14

Loretto, Minnesota

Established in 1929

YMCA Day Camp Ihduhapi

Girls and boys create memories and friendships at YMCA Day Camp Ihduhapi (EE-dohop-ee). This is the perfect way to introduce children to traditional camp experiences during the day and return home at night. Great for both first time and returning campers.

Ihduhapi is west of the Twin Cities near Loretto, MN, on 175 acres on beautiful Lake Independence.

Traditional and Specialty Camps are available. Specialty Camps ...read more

Coed Camp

Camp Jump Start

Residential coed summer camp, ages 9-18

Imperial, Missouri

Established in 2003

Camp Jump Start

Camp Jump Start at Living Well Village. Your success starts here. Camp Jump Start is the only non-profit weight loss camp in the nation. We are mission driven, rather than business driven, and results in long term benefits for our campers. The weight loss is amazing under health professionals who guide campers to success through fitness activities, behavior modification, and nutritional education along with well balanced portion controlled meals. ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Akeela

Residential coed summer camp

Thetford Center, Vermont and Appleton, Wisconsin

Established in 2007

Camp Akeela

Camp Akeela is a co-ed, overnight camp with locations in Vermont and Wisconsin. Within a well-rounded and traditional program we emphasize the social growth of our campers, many of whom have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or a non verbal learning disability.

Akeela is an intentional community that values and celebrates each child and staff member. Campers make life-long friends, develop self-confidence, achieve independence, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Kodiak

Residential coed summer camp, ages 6-18

McKellar, Ontario

Established in 1991

Camp Kodiak

Camp Kodiak is an integrated, non-competitive camp serving children and teens with and without LD, ADHD, and high-functioning ASD. Our campers range in age from 6 to 18. Our program includes a SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAM, an ACADEMIC PROGRAM and over 50 sports & activities. We build confidence and self-esteem by structuring all activities, athletic, artistic and social, to ensure success. Our staff includes teachers, social workers, child & ...read more

Accredited by the Ontario Camping AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Interlaken JCC

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 8-15

Eagle River, Wisconsin

Established in 1966

Camp Interlaken JCC

Located on 106 magnificent acres near Eagle River, WI, The Steve and Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken JCC offers a complete residential camping experience for Jewish children. Our program gives each camper the opportunity to develop his/her skills, build self-esteem, and learn Jewish values within a safe, fun, and caring environment.

We help children learn life skills important to being a member of a Kehillah (community). As they ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

YMCA Camp Warren

Residential Camp, Single-gender Sessions Ages 7-16

Eveleth, Minnesota

Established in 1927

YMCA Camp Warren

Girls and boys have been creating memories and friendships for over 80 years at Camp Warren. Uniquely situated on 480 acres on Half Moon Lake, just a few hours north of the Twin Cities, you'll find the perfect setting for girls and boys to experience exciting camp adventures.

Kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Missouri Military Academy

Residential Boys' Summer Camp

Mexico, Missouri

Established in 1889

Missouri Military Academy

Welcome to America's biggest, baddest backyard! Discover summer camps at Missouri Military Academy. Here, boys and young men find challenge, motivation, and structure to unlock their full potential. Your young man will build confidence, learn to lead, and have fun.

Choose Confidence Camp (one or two weeks, for grades 4-6) or Leadership Camp (two weeks, for grades 7-12) for experiences such as paint ball, rappelling and obstacle ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

Greenwoods Camp for Boys

Residential boys' summer camp

Decatur, Michigan

Established in 1935

Greenwoods Camp for Boys

Greenwoods Camp offers boys a top quality 2, 4 or 8 week summer experience.

More than just a sports camp, we are a community focused on inclusion and character development. Whether you are a competitive athlete, musician, or love water sports, there is a place for you at Greenwoods. We teach sportsmanship on the field and teamwork in the bunks. The spirit of our brotherhood sets the stage for adventure, growth and discovery.

Each ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

Camp Manito-wish YMCA

Residential camp with separate sessions for boys and girls

Boulder Junction, WI

Established in 1919

Camp Manito-wish offers 2 & 4 week separate boys and girls overnight summer camps for 5th -10th graders. Programming is intentional, providing progression for continual growth, along with our wilderness tripping that instills confidence, leadership and self-esteem. Program areas include: Archery, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Nature, Music, Sailing, Swimming, Tennis, Rock Climbing, and more.

Our 2-7 day wilderness ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Fitch YMCA

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 6-17

N. Springfield, Pennsylvania

Established in 1914

Camp Fitch YMCA

Camp Fitch's century-old, classic sleep-away summer camp provides boys and girls aged 6-16 with a holistically safe, values-driven community where they discover friendship and achievement. Kids feel like they belong here among our carefully vetted, highly committed, and caring staff who create transformative experiences on a gorgeous and well-maintained site on the shore of Lake Erie.

Most of our staff are college students: ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Lake of the Woods Camp for Girls

Residential girls' summer camp

Decatur, Michigan

Established in 1935

Lake of the Woods Camp for Girls

Lake of the Woods Camp is ideally situated in Southwest Michigan's water wonderland and offers girls a 2, 4 or 8 week summer experience.

More than just a campů We are an intentional community that helps guide girls and teens to be their best selves. Campers design their own program from over 50 land and water activities.

Our outstanding staff provides a safe environment where campers grow in skills, make friends, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

YMCA Day Camp Daycroix

Coed Day Camp Ages 4-15

Hudson, Wisconsin

YMCA Day Camp Daycroix

Girls and boys create memories and friendships at YMCA Day Camp Daycroix. This is the perfect way to introduce children to traditional camp experiences during the day and return home at night. Great for both first time and returning campers.

DayCroix is located at YMCA Camp St. Croix, one our residential camps, on Lake St. Croix in Hudson, WI.

Traditional and Specialty Camps are available. Specialty Camps include ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

YMCA Day Camp Streefland

Coed Day Camp Ages 4-15

Lakeville, Minnesota

YMCA Day Camp Streefland

Girls and boys create memories and friendships at YMCA Day Camp Streefland. This is the perfect way to introduce children to traditional camp experiences during the day and return home at night. Great for both first time and returning campers.

Streefland is located at beautiful Lake Kingsley in Lakeville, MN.

Traditional and Specialty Camps are available. Specialty Camps include Horse, Fishing, Duct Tape Art, Sports, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Voyageur

Residential boys' summer camp

Ely, Minnesota

Established in 1951

Camp Voyageur

Camp Voyageur, owned and operated by the Erdmann family since 1951, is a small private camp for boys 9-17 located next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota.

We have a traditional in camp program but our specialty is canoeing trips. We lead 3-16 day wilderness trips canoeing in the Boundary Waters and Canada's Quetico Provincial Park. In addition we also lead hiking along the North Shore of Lake ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

YMCA Day Camp Kici Yapi

Coed Day Camp - Ages 4-14

Prior Lake, Minnesota

YMCA Day Camp Kici Yapi

Girls and boys create memories and friendships at YMCA Day Camp Kici Yapi. This is the perfect way to introduce children to traditional camp experiences during the day and return home at night. Great for both first time and returning campers.

Kici Yapi is located on a beautiful 80-acre wooded site in Prior Lake, MN.

Traditional and Specialty Camps are available. Specialty Camps include Horse, Fishing, Outdoor Living, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

YMCA Day Camp Guy Robinson

Coed Day Camp - Ages 4-14

Anoka, Minnesota

YMCA Day Camp Guy Robinson

Girls and boys create memories and friendships at YMCA Day Camp Guy Robinson. This is the perfect way to introduce children to traditional camp experiences during the day and return home at night. Great for both first time and returning campers.

Guy Robinson is located at beautiful Lake George Regional Park near the communities of Oak Grove, St. Francis and East Bethel, MN.

Traditional and Specialty Camps are available. ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

-Camp Maha

Girls' Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions

Omaha, Nebraska

Beautiful river bluff setting for girls grades 1-12. Transportation. Hiking, songs, swimming, environmental education center.

Activities include: Archery, Arts/Crafts, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Hiking, Leadership Development, Music, Nature/Environment Studies, Swimming-Recreational.

Accredited by the American Camp Association

ADA Camp Hertko Hollow

Residential coed summer camp

Boone, Iowa

Established in 1968

Camp Hertko Hollow is a resident camp held at the Des Moines YMCA Camp, located on the river north of Boone.

Activities include horseback riding, swimming, carnoeing, rappelling, ropes course, archery and riflery, plus special activities for different ages.

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp