Wilderness Adventure and Travel Programs for youth

Wilderness & Adventure Summer Camps in the Midwest US

There are many different kinds of Summer Camps, in addition to wilderness adventure and travel summer camps programs for teens. The online directory of summer camp at CampPage features a variety of activities and locations.

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

YMCA Camp Menogyn

Wilderness Adventure Coed Camp Ages 12-18

Grand Marais, Minnesota

Established in 1922

YMCA Camp Menogyn

Menogyn (min-O-jin) is of Ojibwe origin, meaning "To Grow Fully." No roads lead to YMCA Camp Menogyn, campers cross West Bearskin Lake by boat to this beautiful wilderness setting on the Gunflint Trail near Grand Marais, MN.

For over 90 years, YMCA Camp Menogyn has provided high quality wilderness adventures for teens. We focus on small group, wilderness canoeing, backpacking, and rock climbing trips that are safe, fun, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

Teen Wilderness Adventure Camp

Ely, Minnesota

Established in 1929

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

Ages 11-18

High quality canoe and backpacking adventures and wilderness trips in the BWCAW, Quetico Provincial Park and in the finest wilderness areas throughout North America. "Widji" wilderness trips focus on respect and values that build skills for life as they develop an unparalleled relationship with the environment.

Our program offers a progressive challenge and growth for teens. As campers return ...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

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

YMCA Camp Nissokone & Ohiyesa

Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions

Holly and Oscoda, Michigan

Established in 1914

YMCA Camp Nissokone & Ohiyesa

Sparkling waters. Breathtaking sunsets. Trails leading to extraordinary adventures. Perfect for getting into nature for adventure and play under the careful guidance of responsible counselors. Living and playing as a team is a way of life at camp. Kids discover new skills, make friends, gain confidence, develop life and leadership skills, and practice teamwork, while celebrating shared achievements and learning from others' strengths. We ...read more

Accredited 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

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

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

*Adventure Learning Center @ Eagle Village

Residential Therapeutic Camp

Hersey, Michigan

Established in 1968

The Adventure Learning Center is the experiential center of Eagle Village where programs are tailored to serve clients' individual needs. Our 683-acre campus allows us to offer programs using a variety of adventure facilities and accommodations.

Our adventure facilities include indoor/outdoor linear and maze ropes courses, indoor/outdoor climbing walls, climbing towers, and various cooperative and initiative sites.

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp