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Dedicated to outdoor adventure for ages 8-18.
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 need for future success.
Temporarily escape the digital age. 8-18 year olds can visit exciting destinations on the West Coast, British Columbia, Colorado, Alaska, and the Southeast. Give us just two or three weeks and you will see benefits and make friendships that will last the rest of your life.
“I tell parents they won’t believe their good fortune to have stumbled upon such a wholesome organization, with fabulous instructors, who use fun and adventure to tap into a facet of your child’s character, endurance, or personality that had never before found expression.”
F.D. Fields, parent from Pittsburg, PA
Since 1973, Wilderness Ventures has been conducting exciting expeditions for young adults in the Western United States and several international countries. Activities include backpacking, whitewater rafting & kayaking, mountaineering, biking, sailing, SCUBA, canoeing, sea kayaking, and community service.
Various Locations, Wyoming ( MT, WA, OR, AK, CA, ID, CO, UT, HI)
Since 1973, Wilderness Ventures has been conducting exciting expeditions for beginners and experienced young adults, ages 11 through 20. Expeditions visit a variety of wilderness environments in the Western United States, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Europe, Australia, Central & South America, and the South Pacific for extended periods. Students learn outdoor and group leadership skills as well as gain an appreciation for various wilderness environments. Activities include backpacking, whitewater rafting & kayaking, mountaineering, biking, sailing, SCUBA, canoeing, sea kayaking, and community service. Participants come from nearly every state and several countries. Enrollment is limited, and applicants must submit school references prior to admission. Previous wilderness experience is not necessary.
Girl Scout camp located east of Seattle, WA in the foothills of the Cascade mountains. Programs offered in horseback riding, arts, nature, water sports, trips and leadership.
Watersports Beach Camp at Sunset Bay
Beach Camp at Sunset Bay is the most fun on the water this side of Hawaii! With a half acre wharf, miles of sandy beach we offer fun and instruction in every imaginable watersports activity.
Wake Surfing (surf forever on the boat wake w/out a rope!)
Dinghy Sailing (small boat w/removable centerboard)
Keel Boat Sailing (big boat with fixed keel)
Windsurfing (starting out with our trainer boards)
Wake Boarding • Skim Boarding
Sea Kayaking • Rope Swing
Inner Tubing (large selection of towable water toys)
Over Water Flying Trapeze & Zip Line
Over Water Tight Rope Walking
Wet Suits • Hot Tub (for warming up anytime)
Sea Lion Watching • Crab Catching
Ramp Skating (with safety harness - no falls!)
Batting Cage • Beach Hike
Sand Castle Contest
Beach Fire (with hot dog & marshmallow roast)
Day Camp Ages 10-17 • M-F 9-5 Summer Weeks, $350 per week
Sleepover Camp Ages 10-15 M-F, $700 per week
6 to 1 student to teacher ratio means all fun and no waiting!
A City of Edmonds Parks & Recreation Dep't Camp... Call 206-324-6715 for information and registration.
Wolf Camp is part of the Wolf College, an earth skills training institute featuring day and overnight youth camps in the summer and throughout the academic year.
Summer Camps In Washington State:
• The Naturalist Mentor CIT
• Survivors Side of the Mountain
• Sailing with Sealife
• Wild Cooking & Herbology
• Wildlife Tracking & Birding
• GeoJourney Backpacking
• Secrets of the Ancient Scout
• Stone Age Artisans
• Peaceful Nature Cooperative Arts & Music
• Advanced Hobo Arts
• Old School Pioneers
• Hunting & Fishing Camp
Academic Year Camps in WA, UT, CA, LA, WI:
• Forestry & Survival in the North Woods (Wisconsin)
• Gulf Coast Ecology (Louisiana)
• Winter with the Wolves (Wisconsin)
• Mojave Desert Tracks, Birds, Plants & Survival (California)
• Sagebrush Steppe Birds & Buds (Washington, Utah)
Bold Earth Teen Adventures
Are you ready to take your summer adventure up a notch? Tired of doing the same old thing every year? Adventure with Bold Earth around the world! Everywhere from Colorado, Alaska, Australia, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Europe, Bali, Fiji, Greece, Thailand, Africa, South America and more. More locations. More adventures; trips of a lifetime.
When it comes to unforgettable summers Bold Earth Teen Adventures has been leading the teen adventure travel industry since 1976. Our vision empowers high school students to feel alive, competent and part of a self-motivated team. Enjoy world class expeditions in rock climbing, white water rafting, backpacking, biking, sailing, kayaking, horse packing and service projects. Our hallmark is responsibility, commitment and inspirational leadership. Phone interview and references are required. Join us in Alaska, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Europe, Colorado, Thailand, Fiji, Bali, Australia, England, California, Washington state, Africa and beyond. More locations. More adventures. Trips of a lifetime.
Three bases in Washington, Idaho, Oregon. Please request which of the three bases you'd like to be in communication with for trips.
Blue Compass Camps
Blue Compass is an outdoor adventure camp for kids, teens, and young adults who would benefit from a small group environment. Some of our campers have been diagnosed with autism, asperges, and/or add/adhd.
Blue Compass offers outdoor adventure programs for ages 7-22. From day camps to multi-day trips, we cover a wide range of outdoor adventure activities such as backpacking, sailing, sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, and high ropes courses. One of our main goals is to support social and emotional growth in our campers. We believe that outdoor adventure provides an excellent opportunity to foster growth and allow our campers to practice making and maintaining friendships.
Adventure Rafting Company
Outdoor Adventures offers an array of conective week long adventure camps lead by professional outdoor enthusiest.
Four week-long camps for your adventurous teen! Adventure Camp gives your teen the outdoor experience of a lifetime! They'll spend quality time with our highly trained outdoor educators learning new skills, making new friends, getting fresh air and exercise, and creating memories in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
Customize Your Teen's Summer Adventure!
Now offering four camps - choose one camp program, or several! You can combine sequential camps to create a unique summer experience that is perfect for your son or daughter. Our week-long camp schedule is easy to customize to meet your family's needs.
Outdoor Adventures Camp programs provide a valuable learning environment for your teen.
Gain Real Life Skills
Experience Unique and Beautiful Outdoor Environments
Enjoy Fun Recreational Activities for a Healthy Future
Identify and Develop Areas of Ability and Interest
Learn Practical Outdoor Safety Skills
Participate in Responsible Stewardship of the Environment
Practice Teamwork and Decision-Making
Quality Role Models
Review the camp descriptions below and then register online or by phone. Have questions? Just call our office at 425-883-9039 or email us for more information.
Poulsbo Nature Adventure Day Camp
Poulsbo Nature Adventure Day Camp welcomes boys and girls, ages 7-12, for four days per session of fun outdoor adventures and hands-on environmental education while hiking and playing in the great outdoors!
OUTDOOR FUN AND ADVENTURE await your children, ages 7-12, this Summer, 2014, at Raab Park in Poulsbo, Washington.
This summer, 2014, Janet McKibben, a K-8 Certified Teacher and enthusiastic outdoor adventurer, is holding her fourth year of day camp for two week long sessions:
July 7-10 and July 21 - 24.
Each week a small group of children, ages 7-12, will spend their days hiking and exploring outdoors in three areas in and around Raab Park in Poulsbo, Washington. These areas are composed of wooded trails, grassy fields and forest streams. Informal nature lessons and games are presented throughout the week based on a dally theme: plants, animals, water and soil. Campers learn about nature through observations and hands-on trail activities and games, by participating in nature-related programs, including many "nature art" projects, and by simply exploring and playing in the beautiful natural environment. There will also be free choice opportunities in the park to play team building and group games(klck-the-can, camouflage, and tail tag are camp favorites), to play on the playground, and visit the Raab Park Children's Garden. On the final afternoon the kids will enjoy getting their faces painted by Ms. McKibben, a professional artist and face painter.
Day Camps run for four days per week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost is $155.00 per week. If you are interested, please request a registration packet via email. Hope to see you at camp!
Overlake's Horse & Farm Camps in Bellevue, WA.
Overlake Farm in Bellevue, Washington offers summer kid's Horse and/or Farm camps. These are full-day camps for kids ages 5-11.
The camps are tailored for children that like the outdoors, nature and animals. Even though each day will have a different theme (i.e. Native American, Old West, Pioneer, Early American) the children will learn about life on a farm and caring for animals, beginning horseback riding, plant and animal identification and exploration in our stream and backwoods. In addition, we will be teaching “old world” life and survival skills from shooting a bow and arrow to cooking in a dutch oven. The kids will also have plenty of “good old fashioned game” time which include tug-a-war, egg toss, balance rope, tire swing and gunny sack races. Call 425/881-4499 to register or for more information.
SAMBICA Camp & Conference Center
SAMBICA is an evangelical inter-denominational Christian camp located in Washington State. We specialize in water activities, drawing around 2000 camper every summer.
Classic Day Camps (1st-5th grade)
Experience games, arts and crafts, singing, water sports and more, while gaining self worth and confidence based on Gods amazing love. Thursday nights offer an optional overnight stay including a barbeque, carnival and campfire.
H2O Extreme Day Camp (4th-8th grade)
This week will include time behind one of our tournament tow boats knee boarding, wakeboarding and riding with friends on our exciting water toys! Campers are immersed in water fun, and camp activities.
Little Tikes Day Camp (1st-3rd grade)
Engaging programming and activities for our youngest campers. Each day includes interaction and fun with special characters.
H2O Extreme Resident Camp (6th-9th grade)
Campers will enjoy their days at the lake with extra long swim and boat times. With all the fun of resident camp overnight stays, awesome lakefront activities, and competition ski boats, this camp is sure to fill up fast.
Junior Resident Camp (4th-6th grade)
Campers are excited about spending a week away from home while parents have the peace of mind knowing that SAMBICA is close by. “Kid friendly” meals, activities, Bible studies, and plenty of waterfront time give campers a true summer camp experience.
Young Teen Resident Camp (7th-9th grade)
Teens will experience a summer to remember with staff who serve as positive role models and know how to have FUN! Campers experience activities like wakeboarding, group competitions and night games. They will be challenged by great speakers and Bible studies.
Leavenworth Adrenaline Camp (6th-12th grade)
A thrill-charged off-site program that includes a week of hiking, rock climbing, team-building, and river rafting! Also included is a stop in beautiful Leavenworth, WA.
Tygh Valley Adrenaline Camp (6th-12th grade)
Hiking, climbing, and TWO days of river rafting hosted at our Oregon location! Experience the sights and thrills of Tygh Valley!
Stonewarter Ranch Saddleback Camp (6th-12th grade)
Love horses? Ride some of the most breath-taking trails in the Northwest under the guidance of top-notch instructions. All skill levels welcome.
High School ELITE Programs
SAMBICA takes leadership and spiritual growth to the next level in our Emerging Leaders Intensive Training Experience (ELITE). ELITE programs offer an opportunity for teamwork, develop life skills, earn service hours for school, work with campers, build friendships and grow spiritually. Programs require an application process.
Staff in Training (SIT)
Participants are a vital part of our summer program as they work at the waterfront, store, housekeeping and other areas. Daily small group times and mentor relationships produce significant personal growth and development.
Leader in Training (LIT)
Learn the qualities and skills that are required of Christian leaders in today’s world. LIT’s assist in leading evening activities for resident camps and enjoy offsite activities.
Counselor in Training (CIT) and Program Assistant in Training (PIT)
Spend three weeks assisting counselors or Program Assistance who know about God, faith and having fun.
Junior Counselors (JC)
These junior staff work four weeks alongside counselors, stay with cabins and campers and have their own small group times. JC’s will also spend a week as a junior leader for a week of Adrenaline Adventure Camp.
YMCA Camp Seymour
Located on beautiful southern Puget Sound, YMCA Camp Seymour isn't your ordinary camp. With activities for new campers as well as veterans of all ages, the days we create here are as unique as each of our campers.
Founded in 1905, YMCA Camp Seymour is located in Washington State on beautiful Glen Cove, only 30 minutes from Tacoma, Washington (just off scenic Carr Inlet in southern Puget Sound). Our site features 150 acres of forested hills and half a mile of saltwater shoreline on a protected estuary teeming with wildlife (including river otters, bald eagles, salmon, seals, and great blue herons). This is the setting for our year-round operation, offering programs to develop spirit, mind, and body in the YMCA tradition.
Summer Camp offers progressive, values-oriented, kid-centered programs for new and veteran campers 6-17 years old. With activities that combine exciting adventures, new friendships, and personal growth, the days we create are as unique as each of our campers. No wonder campers come back year after year.
Summer programs include Resident Camp (in-camp overnight programs for youth entering 1st-8th grade); Teen Adventure Trips (out-of-camp backpacking, sea kayaking or caravan adventures for youth entering 8th-12th grade) that develop outdoor, leadership and group living skills; and Teen Leadership Programs (for youth entering 9th -12th grade) that develop group leadership, membership, and interpersonal skills.
Family Camps let you bring your family here to experience the magic of camp together! Come share in the fun at YMCA Camp Seymour. Our program includes a variety of activities led and supervised by certified, well-trained staff, including campfires, canoeing, climbing wall and more. The whole family can join in, or you can take some time on your own. It's up to you!
Conferences and Retreats are held here often - our site is ideal for day or overnight use. Close enough for convenience, far enough to feel like wilderness, we offer the amenities of home for group rental from late August to mid-June. We promote opportunities for parents and children to build healthy relationships through the many Parent-Child (Y-Guides) groups that visit us.
Outdoor and Environmental Education adds a new dimension to outdoor education for youth, improving outdoor skills and environmental awareness. Going to school in an outdoor classroom is an experience students will treasure. We can host your school for just a day or an entire week.
All programs are accredited by the American Camp Association.
Soundview School Summer Camps
The Soundview Summer Program in Lynnwood, Washington offers an exciting and diverse blend of activities that create a truly unique experience for our campers.
The Soundview Summer Program offers an exciting and diverse blend of activities that create a truly unique experience for our campers. The dramatic, visual and performing arts, along with engaging and adventurous weekly themes, make the Soundview summer experience extra special. Campers will experience hands-on science experiments and learning projects with a dynamic summer twist. Our beautiful wooded campus and dedicated staff provide a safe environment for campers to explore, play, learn, make memories, develop friendships and have fun!
Check out our Summer 2012 Lineup!
Camps run from June 18th through August 3rd.
Full Day camps start at 9:00am and end at 4:00pm.
Half Day camps (not available some weeks) are 9:00-12:00pm and 1:00-4:00pm.
Before Care is from 8:00-8:45am and After Care is from 4:15-5:00pm.
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