Wilderness Adventure and Travel Programs for youth

Wilderness & Adventure Summer Camps in the Southeast 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 Mondamin

Residential Boys' Summer Camp

Tuxedo, North Carolina

Established in 1922

Camp Mondamin

For over 100 years, Mondamin has been a traditional summer camp for boys on a mountain lake in NC, with a non-competitive wilderness focus. The emphasis is on water (canoeing and kayaking, sailing, and swimming), woods (hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking), tennis, and horses, and includes the opportunity for lots of wilderness trips.

Activities include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, swimming, hiking, rock climbing, mountain ...read more

Boys Camp

Green River Preserve

Residential, coed environmental summer camp

Hendersonville-Brevard area, North Carolina

Established in 1988

Green River Preserve

Green River Preserve (GRP) is a non-competitive, co-ed summer camp connecting children with nature. Located in the mountains of North Carolina, GRP offers 1,2, and 3 week sessions for rising 2nd - 9th graders. Rising 9th graders - college freshmen participate in leadership, adventure, or service expedition trips.

GRP's unique program is a safe and comfortable place, both physically and emotionally. Staff are carefully selected ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Chosatonga

Residential Boys' Summer Camp

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1977

Camp Chosatonga

For more than 50 years Camp Chosatonga and our sister camp, Kahdalea, have offered traditional and unplugged wilderness experiences in the heart of North Carolina's beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Our Christian faith and values, rich community, incredible staff, and excellent outdoor programs set us apart. Friendships formed here can last a lifetime. Our campus includes rustic open-air cabins, a dining hall, fields, lakes, a gym, equestrian ...read more

Boys 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 Green Cove

Residential Girls' Summer Camp, ages 7-17

Tuxedo, North Carolina

Established in 1945

Camp Green Cove

A traditional summer camp for girls on a mountain lake in NC, with a non-competitive wilderness focus. The emphasis is on water (canoeing and kayaking, sailing, and swimming), woods (hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking), tennis, and horses, and includes the opportunity for lots of wilderness trips.

Activities include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, swimming, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and lots of ...read more

Camp Crestridge

Residential girls' summer camp, ages 7-17

Ridgecrest, North Carolina

Established in 1955

Camp Crestridge

Girls of all ages are looking for two things. They're looking for adventure and for someone to follow into that adventure. For over 65 summers, Camp Crestridge for Girls has been a place where campers follow role models into the adventure of following Jesus and stepping outside of what is ordinary and familiar to grow in every way. Our mission of "impacting lives for God's glory through discipleship and adventure" emphasizes ...read more

Member of the Christian Camp and Conference AssociationAccredited by the American Camp Association

Camp Cheerio YMCA

Residential camp with separate girls' and coed sessions

High Point, North Carolina

Established in 1960

Camp Cheerio YMCA

Located high atop the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwest North Carolina, YMCA Camp Cheerio is the ideal place for persons of all ages to enjoy a camping or retreat experience. Camp Cheerio offers many challenging programs, from summer resident (sleepover) and coed adventure camps. With over 20 activities to choose from there is something for everyone.

Founded in 1960 by the YMCA of High Point, North Carolina, Camp Cheerio seeks to provide ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp High Rocks

Residential boys' summer camp, ages 7-16

Cedar Mountain, North Carolina

Established in 1958

Camp High Rocks

Camp High Rocks is a small camp for boys in the mountains of Western North Carolina. High Rocks is a place for fun and learning, for challenge and adventure, and for living in an environment that is geared to a camper's needs and interests.

Aided by a well-trained staff we seek to teach and inspire lasting skills and values. We offer ongoing opportunities for success, a freedom from inhibiting competitive pressure, and an environment ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

Camp Pinnacle

Residential Coed Summer Camp

Hendersonville, North Carolina

Established in 1928

Camp Pinnacle

Experience the benefits of a 4 week session in just 2 weeks! Established in 1928, Camp Pinnacle is a non-denominational, boys and girls summer camp for children ages 8-14. Camp Pinnacle is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in an idyllic wooded setting just outside of Flat Rock, North Carolina. The forested 126 acre campus surrounds private Wolfe Lake. In just two weeks, your child will have the most fun and memorable summer of his ...read more

Coed Camp

MindStretch Travel Adventures

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

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

Boys Camp

Camp Ridgecrest

Residential boys' summer camp

Ridgecrest, North Carolina

Established in 1929

Camp Ridgecrest

Boys of all ages are looking for two things. They're looking for adventure and for someone to follow into that adventure. For over 90 summers, Camp Ridgecrest for Boys has been a place where campers follow role models into the adventure of following Jesus and stepping outside of what is ordinary and familiar to grow in every way. Our mission of "impacting lives for God's glory through discipleship and adventure" emphasizes our ...read more

Member of the Christian Camp and Conference AssociationAccredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys 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

Green River Preserve Expeditions

Wilderness adventure - United States

Western NC, NC Outer Banks, San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Established in 1988

Green River Preserve Expeditions

Green River Preserve Expeditions are teen adventure expeditions offering transformational, life learning experiences for rising ninth grade to college freshmen. Purposely small, groups with up to twelve participants and three leaders journey together in a two, three, and four week adventure trips. Green River Preserve's teen adventure camps are community building programs designed to develop outdoor skills, teamwork, and leadership opportunities. ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Adventure Treks

Wilderness adventure program for Teens

Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, British Columbia, & NC

Established in 1978

Adventure Treks

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

Camp Carolina

Residential Boys' Summer Camp, ages 5-16

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1924

Camp Carolina

Camp Carolina is a residential high adventure and sports camp in Western North Carolina surrounded by some of the South East's best lakes, river, mountains and trails to explore. At Carolina, boys learn to feel with their hearts, do with their hands, and live together in the spirit of brotherhood.

Our campers are offered a huge variety of Outdoor Adventure Sports (mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, mountain boarding, white ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

Seacamp

Residential Coed Camp

Big Pine Key, Florida

Established in 1966

Seacamp

Since 1966, Seacamp is the first program dedicated to the education of youth in marine sciences.
Seacamp's location in the Florida Keys allows for a truly unique marine science program, providing an array of activities under the guidance of academically-trained instructors. Students work at their own level of interest, choosing from 24 different areas of study.

Seacamp's SCUBA diving program is open to qualified ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Kahdalea

Residential Girls' Summer Camp

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1962

Camp Kahdalea

For more than 50 years Camp Kahdalea and our brother camp, Chosatonga, have offered traditional and unplugged wilderness experiences in the heart of North Carolina's beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Our Christian faith and values, rich community, incredible staff, and excellent outdoor programs set us apart. Friendships formed here can last a lifetime. Our campus includes rustic open-air cabins, a dining hall, fields, lakes, a gym, equestrian ...read more

Cheerio on the New River

Wilderness adventure program, ages 10-17

Mouth of Wilson, VA and Roaring Gap, North Carolina

Established in 1982

Cheerio on the New River

Join us for an adventure camp experience like no other! Nestled on 150 acres in Mouth of Wilson, VA, Cheerio on the New River is unique in that we offer a blend of onsite camp activities, which fully utilize the New River and the property, while also continuing to offer off-site trip adventures. Our goal is to expose campers to the natural beauty of the great outdoors in a challenging, fun, and memorable camp experience. We are dedicated to helping ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp