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Hiking & Backpacking Teen Trips, Outdoor Adventures for Teens, Teen Wilderness Adventures

About Hiking & Backpacking Teen Trips

On hiking and backpacking teen tours, also known as teen outdoor adventures or wilderness adventures, students hike, bike, climb, swim, and paddle their way through breathtaking terrain and countryside. Popular activities include rock climbing, hiking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, fishing, environmental conservation, nature studies, and other traditional outdoor past times. Campers learn how to build fires, cook food, and navigate using nothing but the most basic tools. Most nights are spent camping with some occasional dorm, hostel, or hotel stays mixed in. Popular destinations for outdoor teen adventures include states like Colorado, Utah, California, and Alaska, in addition to regions like Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, and South Pacific. Hiking and backpacking teen trips help students gain confidence, acquire new skills, and form life-long friendships with their fellow travelers!

Ages, Dates, Trip Length, and Tuition Rates of Hiking & Backpacking Teen Trips

Most outdoor adventure teen trips offer departure dates in June, July, and August. Hiking and backpacking trips can be as short as 14 days and as long as 40 days (about 2 weeks to 6 weeks in length). While each trip varies, most trips welcome travelers between the ages of 12 and 18.

Outdoor adventure teen tours can range in tuition from $2,500 to $9,000. In most cases, airfare and insurance is not included in the tuition price. It's important to check with each tour provider to see if there are additional costs involved.

Choosing the Best Hiking & Backpacking Teen Trip

There are many important factors to consider when choosing an outdoor adventure teen trip. What are the accommodations like? What cities, landmarks, and sights are seen? What type of physical conditioning is required of campers? What are the trip provider's emergency procedures? What costs are not included in the tuition price? Do campers need to bring special equipment or clothing? What kind of experience and training do staff members have before the trip?

To help match families with the perfect teen trip or teen summer camp, Choice Camps offers free consultations with trip placement experts. Call our office at 617-264-0939 and we would be happy to help your family find a great teen wilderness adventure this summer!

Recommended Hiking & Backpacking Teen Trips, Outdoor Adventures for Teens, Teen Wilderness Adventures

Deer Hill Expeditions: River and Mountain Adventure - Mancos, CO

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Language Immersion, Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 14
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Adventures Cross Country: Australia/Fiji Service Adventure

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,900
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Adventures Cross Country: China Service Adventure

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Language Immersion, Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,900
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Adventures Cross Country: Hawaii Service Adventure

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Language Immersion, Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,000
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Adventures Cross Country: Spain/Morocco Service Adventure

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Language Immersion, Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,000
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Adventures Cross Country: France Language Adventure

  • Camp Type: Language Immersion, Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,900
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Adventures Cross Country: California Service Adventure

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Adventures Cross Country: Southern Europe Leadership Adventure

  • Camp Type: Language Immersion, Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,700
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Adventures Cross Country: Costa Rica/Belize Adventure

  • Camp Type: Language Immersion, Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Study Abroad, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,200
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Windsor Mountain International: Bali Arts & Culture

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Language Immersion, Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: None - None
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $None
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Windsor Mountain International: Bridge Northern India

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Language Immersion, Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: None - None
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $None
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Windsor Mountain International: Bridge Mexico

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Language Immersion, Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: None - None
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $None
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Windsor Mountain International: Bridge Caribbean

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Language Immersion, Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,300
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Windsor Mountain International: New England Adventure

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking
  • Camper Ages: 11 - 14
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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Windsor Mountain International: Vermont Cycling

  • Camp Type: Cycling, Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: None - None
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $None
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Windsor Mountain International: Seattle to San Francisco Cycling

  • Camp Type: Cycling, Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: None - None
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $None
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Windsor Mountain International: Bridge Hawaii

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: None - None
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $None
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American Trails West: California Sunset

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,300
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American Trails West: Western Skies

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,400
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American Trails West: Adventure Roads

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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American Trails West: Pacific Paradise

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $4,100
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American Trails West: Fire & Ice

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,300
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American Trails West: Sunblazer

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,100
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American Trails West: Discoverer

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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American Trails West: Wayfarer

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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American Trails West: Skyblazer

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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American Trails West: Camp Inn 42

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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American Trails West: Mini Tours Series One

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 11 - 14
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,100
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Deer Hill Expeditions: Colorado Plateau Challenge - Mancos, CO

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 14
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Deer Hill Expeditions: Wild Works - Mancos, CO

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 14
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Deer Hill Expeditions: Heart of the Rockies - Mancos, CO

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Deer Hill Expeditions: Ancient Pathways - Mancos, CO

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Deer Hill Expeditions: Canyon Country - Mancos, CO

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Deer Hill Expeditions: Southwest Journey - Mancos, CO

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Deer Hill Expeditions: Costa Rica Exploradores - Mancos, CO

  • Camp Type: Language Immersion, Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,700
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Deer Hill Expeditions: Southwest Soulquest - Mancos, CO

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 16 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,300
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Deer Hill Expeditions: Service Leadership - Mancos, CO

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 16 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Deer Hill Expeditions: Wilderness Leadership - Mancos, CO

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 16 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,300
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Eagles Nest Hante: John Muir Trail Trek - Pisgah Forest, NC

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking
  • Camper Ages: 14 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Eagles Nest Hante: Appalachian Trail Trek Nantahalas - Pisgah Forest, NC

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,100
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Lifeworks: Galapagos & Ecuador Session One - Sarasota, FL

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Language Immersion, Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 14 - 19
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,100
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Lifeworks: Galapagos & Ecuador Session Two - Sarasota, FL

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Language Immersion, Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 14 - 19
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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ActionQuest: Vega - Sarasota, FL

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 14
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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ActionQuest: Barracuda - Sarasota, FL

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 14
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,000
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ActionQuest: Rescue - Sarasota, FL

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,000
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ActionQuest: Divemaster - Sarasota, FL

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA
  • Camper Ages: 17 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,000
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Longacre Expeditions: Downeast Adventure Expedition

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Longacre Expeditions: Pacific Coast & Inlands 1 Adventure Expedition

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Longacre Expeditions: Pacific Coast & Inlands 2 Adventure Expedition

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Longacre Expeditions: Outer Banks Adventure Expedition

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 11 - 14
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,700
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Longacre Expeditions: Surf Oregon Adventure Expedition

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,700
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Longacre Expeditions: Whales Adventure Expedition

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 10 - 13
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Longacre Expeditions: British Columbia Leadership Expedition

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Longacre Expeditions: Peaks and Paddles Adventure Expedition

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,700
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Longacre Expeditions: Alaska Leadership Expedition

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 14 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Longacre Expeditions: Sea to Sky Leadership Expedition

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,300
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Longacre Expeditions: Ultimate Oregon Leadership Expedition

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Longacre Expeditions: Ultimate Maine Leadership Expedition

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,300
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Longacre Expeditions: New England / Canada Leadership Expedition

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Longacre Expeditions: Ireland Global Expedition

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,100
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Longacre Expeditions: Surf Costa Rica / Panama Global Expedition

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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Longacre Expeditions: Ecuador & The Galapagos Global Expedition

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking
  • Camper Ages: 14 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,000
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Longacre Expeditions: Iceland Global Expedition

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking
  • Camper Ages: 14 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,100
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Bold Earth: Africa

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,000
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Travel for Teens: Backpacking for Teens - Wayne, PA

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,900
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Eagle's Nest Hantes: Outerbanks Adventure - Pisgah Forest, NC

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $0
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Eagle's Nest Hantes: Hante Australia - Pisgah Forest, NC

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,300
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VISIONS Service Adventures: Mississippi

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Hiking and Backpacking
  • Camper Ages: 14 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,900
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VISIONS Service Adventures: Montana Blackfeet

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Hiking and Backpacking
  • Camper Ages: 14 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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VISIONS Service Adventures: Alaska

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 14 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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VISIONS Service Adventures: Ecuador & Galapagos

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA
  • Camper Ages: 14 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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VISIONS Service Adventures: Nicaragua

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Hiking and Backpacking
  • Camper Ages: 14 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,700
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VISIONS Service Adventures: Peru

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Hiking and Backpacking
  • Camper Ages: 14 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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VISIONS Service Adventures: Guadeloupe

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA
  • Camper Ages: 14 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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VISIONS Service Adventures: British Virgin Islands

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,700
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Rein Teen Tours: Hawaiian / Alaskan Adventure - Wayne, NJ

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,200
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Rein Teen Tours: Grand Adventure - Wayne, NJ

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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Rein Teen Tours: Western Adventure - Wayne, NJ

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,900
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Rein Teen Tours: California Caper - Wayne, NJ

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours, Wildlife Viewing
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,200
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Rein Teen Tours: Eastern Adventure - Wayne, NJ

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,900
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Westcoast Connection: Australia

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,600
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Westcoast Connection: Australia Plus Hawaii

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,500
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Westcoast Connection: U.S. Explorer

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Westcoast Connection: California Sprint

  • Camp Type: Hiking and Backpacking, Sailing and SCUBA, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,300
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360 Student Travel: Alaska Community Service - Mamaroneck, NY

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 14 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,900
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ActionQuest: Darwin - Sarasota, FL

  • Camp Type: Community Service, Hiking and Backpacking, Teen Tours
  • Camper Ages: 15 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,100
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