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Outdoor Exploration Summer Camps

Exploration Summer Camps for Kids & Teens

Outdoor exploration summer camps combine many types of wilderness and outdoor activities including kayaking, canoeing, rafting, hiking, biking, and backpacking. Through a blend of outdoor and experiential education, kids and teens experience incredible personal growth, conduct meaningful conservation projects, and gain a greater appreciation of the natural world. In addition, campers learn basic skills like orienteering, building camp fires, creating shelter, and cooking meals from scratch - all under the close supervision of outdoor exploration summer camp professionals.

Ages, Tuition, and Session Length at Outdoor Exploration Summer Camps

Overnight outdoor exploration summer camps typically welcome campers between the ages of 8 and 18. Instructors teach age-appropriate skills and activities that have been carefully crafted for each group.

Sessions at outdoor exploration summer camps can range from 1 week to 7 weeks. The cost of wilderness-based summer camps varies considerably by region, facilities, and program affiliations, but families should expect to spend between $300 and $1,100 per week on outdoor exploration camps.

Choosing the Best Outdoor Exploration Summer Camp

There are many important questions that families should ask when choosing an outdoor exploration summer camp. Where do campers sleep - in tents or cabins? How is food cooked and served - is it in a dining hall, or over a camp fire? What are the safety procedures in case of an emergency? To help answer these questions and match your family with the appropriate program, call a Choice Camps Outdoor Exploration Summer Camp Placement Expert at 617-264-0939. We'll help you find the perfect wilderness camp for your boy, girl, or teen!

Recommended Outdoor Exploration Summer Camps

Waukeela Camp for Girls - Eaton Center, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,200
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Moose River Outpost - Jackman, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Camp Wigwam - Waterford, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration, General Sports
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,200
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Camp Chateaugay - Merrill, NY

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Horseback Riding, Outdoor Exploration, Soccer, General Sports
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $2,000
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Camp Trinity at Bar 717 Ranch - Hayfork, CA

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Family, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Horseback Riding, Outdoor Exploration
  • Camper Ages: 2 - 99
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,200
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Camp Greenbrier for Boys - Alderson, WV

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration, General Sports
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $900
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Camp Arowhon - Algonquin Park, ON

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,200
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Camp Hawkeye - Moultonborough, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $900
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Adirondack Woodcraft Camps - Old Forge, NY

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,300
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American Youth Foundation: Camp Merrowvista - Center Tuftonboro, NH

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $800
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American Youth Foundation: Camp Miniwanca - Shelby, MI

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,300
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Long Lake Camp Adventures - Long Lake, NY

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Baseball and Softball, Outdoor Exploration
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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