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

Challenge Course Summer Camps in New England

Camp Laurel South

Residential coed summer camp

Casco, Maine

Established in 1993

Camp Laurel South

Laurel South is among the most prestigious, well respected camps in the country. Based on the premise that each child is unique and passionate about different interests. We offer quality instruction designed to allow children to participate in activities they love, while also allowing them to explore new and exciting activities. Laurel South prides itself on our professional, family atmosphere, our top instruction and the lifelong friendships ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Akeela

Residential coed summer camp, ages 9-19

Thetford Center, Vermont

Established in 2007

Camp Akeela

Camp Akeela is a co-ed, overnight camp in Vermont. 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, non verbal learning disability (NLD or NVLD) or a similar ASD or neurodivergent profile.

Akeela is a small and intentional community that values and celebrates each camper and staff member. Campers make life-long friends, build ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Hilltop

Residential coed summer camp

Hancock, New York

Established in 1924

Camp Hilltop

Camp Hilltop- A Heap of Friends, A Mountain of Fun!

Camp Hilltop, everything a camp should be! Campers feel comfortable and excel in a non-competitive, structured and nurturing environment. It's a traditional overnight camp in the Catskill Region of New York. Family values are the foundation from which Hilltop is built. We offer 2-8 week sessions at reasonable rates. Come see what sets Hilltop apart.

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Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Laurel

Coed Residential Camp, ages 7-15

Readfield, Maine

Established in 1949

Camp Laurel

One of New England's premier 7 week, residential, co-ed camps, Camp Laurel combines cutting edge programming in a family atmosphere. Our exemplary staff provide a safe, fun, and nurturing environment for children ages 7-15. Ideally located in Maine's Central Lakes Region, Echo Lake crowns Camp Laurel's 150 acres of woodlands with its 2,000 feet of natural shoreline and magnificent sandy beach. Our staff consists of professionals, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed 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

YMCA Camp Foss

Residential girls' summer camp

Strafford, New Hampshire

Established in 1923

YMCA Camp Foss

Located on 275 acres of woods between Parker and Evans Mountains, Camp Foss provides girls of all ages (8-15) with the opportunity to experience the summer of a lifetime. Campers and staff can enjoy the high and low ropes course, boating, swimming, dance, drama, volleyball, arts and crafts, and other exciting activities.

The private shores of Willey Pond provide a fun, safe setting that promotes exploration and development. Campers ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Windridge Tennis & Sports Camps

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 8-15

Roxbury, Vermont

Established in 1968

Windridge Tennis & Sports Camps

The Windridge Experience is unique among children's summer camps. We incorporate highly specialized tennis, soccer and horseback riding, and golf programs within the traditional framework of a rural New England camp setting.

Windridge also offers many elective programs such as mountain biking, archery, ropes course, basketball, swimming, volleyball, arts & crafts and more. Tennis Magazine chose Windridge as "one of ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed 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 Cobbossee for Boys

Residential boys' sports camp, ages 7-15

Monmouth, Maine

Established in 1902

Camp Cobbossee for Boys

Camp Cobbossee is a residential boys summer sports camp that offers a complete Maine experience in a 4-week session. Camp Cobbossee sits on 125 acres of rustic Maine woodlands and manicured playing fields and features state-of-the-art facilities. Professional instructors coach our boys in a welcoming atmosphere with tremendous spirit. A Cobbossee camper has a strong interest in participating in sports, improving his skills, learning new things ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

Camp Kippewa for Girls

Residential girls' summer camp, ages 6-15

Monmouth, Maine

Established in 1957

Camp Kippewa for Girls

Kippewa is a unique all-girls overnight camp in Maine for ages 7 to 15. Our two week camp, Camp Kippewa Point, offers a complete camp experience in just TWO WEEKS! Each session has a distinct beginning and end with campers arriving and departing together.

Camp Kippewa is a separate, 3 1/2 week camp. With our customized camping, girls create their own weekly schedule from a tremendous array of activities. All campers arrive and depart ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

YMCA Camp Mi-Te-Na

Residential boys' summer camp

Alton, New Hampshire

Established in 1913

YMCA Camp Mi-Te-Na

Established in 1913, Camp Mi-Te-Na has been providing boys of all ages (8-15) with the opportunity to experience the summer of a lifetime. Mi-Te-Na is located on the pristine spring-fed Halfmoon Lake where campers and staff can enjoy swimming, water skiing, tubing, a water trampoline, boating, basketball, archery, and many other exciting activities.

There are 75 acres of woodlands and fields to enhance everyone's appreciation ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

YMCA Camp Takodah

Residential camp with separate sessions for boys and girls, ages 8-15

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 8-15.

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 potential.

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Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

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 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

Wyonegonic Camps

Girls residential camp, ages 8-17

Southwestern Maine

Established in 1902

Wyonegonic Camps

Wyonegonic is a traditional residential girls summer camp in a beautiful setting on Moose Pond in Denmark Maine. Wyonegonic offers two 3 week sessions or a 6 week session. Campers live in small cabin groups in three units divided by grades. There is an emphasis on personal development and group cooperation. The non-competitive atmosphere allows campers to learn skills and build confidence. The individualized choice activity and trip program has ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

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 Runoia

Residential Girls' Summer Camp

Belgrade Lakes, Maine

Established in 1907

Camp Runoia

Fun and adventure, leadership and lifelong skills for girls aged 8-15. Camp Runoia is located on a crystal clear lake in Central Maine. The camp experience at Runoia is about trying new things in a safe, supportive, fun atmosphere, learning to love living with other people and enjoying the experience of camp!

Activities include: sailing, canoeing, wind surfing, waterskiing, kayaking, arts and crafts, theatre, pottery, wood shop, stained ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

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. ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

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

Coed Camp