Wilderness adventure programs worldwide
USA and some international locations
Established in 1962
For 50 years and with more than 1 million participants, Outward Bound continues to be the premier provider of experience-based outdoor leadership programs. A national nonprofit, we offer over 500 adventure-based courses year-round 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 ...read more
Boys' Adventure Travel Program, ages 9-15
Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, New England, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Canada, and more
Established in 1978
MindStretch Travel Adventures offers adventure travel programs for boys ages 9 and older. Boys participate in camp-type activities during the day such as hiking, exploring, geocaching, rafting, canoeing, horseback riding, and mountain biking. And they also get to spend time just being tourists in some of the greatest scenic areas in the United States and abroad.
Trips vary in length from 7 to 21 days depending on year and destination. ...read more
Wilderness adventure programs for girls
Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon
Established in 1998
Girl Powered Outdoor Teen Adventure Camp! 1-2 week overnight summer adventure camp programs for pre teen and teen girls ages 11-16 in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and Washington state. Our girls camps offer multi-adventure activities such as backpacking, horseback riding, surfing, rock climbing, sea kayaking and whitewater rafting matched with tent-camping, delicious healthy camp cooking and menu, and yoga. Specialty girls adventure camps include:
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Residential camp with separate sessions for boys and girls
Several Locations Nationwide
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Residential coed summer camp
Established in 1969
Colvig Silver Camps sits on 600 acres surrounded by the beautiful San Juan Mountains near Durango, CO. As a small family-owned program, CSC offers a very personalized experience for campers age 7-17 by providing them the opportunity to choose from a broad range of activities on a daily basis. This combined with a large number of caring and dedicated role models allows each camper to create their summer and their place within our summer community ...read more
Residential coed summer camp
Running Springs, California
Established in 1990
Pali Adventures is an all-inclusive summer camp near Los Angeles in Southern California. Our campers choose their own activities to design their own perfect adventure. We are one camp, but while campers are here they explore different interests. We are proud to offer 21 unique specialty programs, from Hollywood Stunts to Flying Trapeze and everything in between. Explore all our specialty programs on our website.
We offer a free choice ...read more
Wilderness adventure program for Teens
Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, British Columbia, & NC
Established in 1978
Ever climbed a snow covered volcano? Slept under a starry sky on a wilderness beach or rafted a crazy fun whitewater river? Here is your chance! At Adventure Treks this is just a snapshot of your best summer ever. You will see incredible scenery, make great friends from across the country, laugh more than you ever thought possible, and become a better leader. A recent study shows Adventure Treks will improve the 21st century life skills you will ...read more
Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions
Established in 1983
Don't just learn about archaeology. Do it! Every summer at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, students age 12-18 join our research team and help investigate the history of the ancestral Pueblo Indians (Anasazi) of the Mesa Verde region. Work alongside professional archaeologists at a real archaeological site, learning from them as you dig, map, and document your finds. One-week middle school and high school camps; three-week high school ...read more
Wilderness Adventure Coed Camp Ages 12-18
Grand Marais, Minnesota
Established in 1922
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
Residential boys' summer camp
Established in 1951
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
Wilderness adventure and service program
Established in 1984
Wilderness adventure and cross-cultural service for young adults in the American Southwest and Costa Rica. A mature and experienced staff (average age of 28) lead small groups of 12-15 students on expeditions into the pristine landscapes of the canyons, rivers, and mountains of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and the rain forests, beaches, and rural villages of Costa Rica.
We integrate activities including rafting, canoeing, kayaking, ...read more
Residential Coed Summer Camp
Programs in the Florida Keys; the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina; the California Coast; the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming
Established in 1977
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 friendships, increase self-confidence, and develop 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
Wilderness Adventure Program
Thoreau, New Mexico
Established in 1926
Sure, Cottonwood Gulch offers world class adventures through the American Southwest, but the Gulch is much more than just that - we use our hands to explore Southwestern art, archaeology, reptiles, and dinosaur bones. We use our hand to plant gardens, create beauty, and play music. This is a place for those of us who want to truly experience the culture and landscapes of the American Southwest.
"I want to wander down back roads, ...read more