Committed to providing safe, fun, & growth-oriented outdoor adventures for teens for more than 23 years.

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 hike through incredible scenery, build great friendships with peers across the country and world, laugh more than you ever thought possible, and become a better leader and team member. Adventure Treks also gives you the tools to succeed in the 21st century: communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and leadership.

At Adventure Treks, we temporarily escape the digital age. Without the pressure of social media and school cliques, teenagers visit exciting destinations in California, Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Colorado, Alaska, and the Southeast. In two to three weeks, you'll see how Adventure Treks can make a positive impact that will last the rest of your life.

The Wolf College offers unique overnight camps in beautiful wilderness locations of Washington State. Directors Kim & Chris Chisholm are on site teaching • Ancient Archers & Artisans • Secrets of the Scout • Wilderness Chefs & Herbal Medics • Wilderness Survival Trek • Wildlife Safari in Wolf Country • Epic Fishing Camp. Plus day camps in 7 locations • Wildlife Search & Rescue • Wilderness Survival • Wild Cooking & Herbology

The Wolf College offers Overnight Youth & Adult Camps at Mt Rainier and other beautiful locations:

• Outdoor Leadership Training - Backpack into Wolf Country
• Wildlife Safari - Tracking & Photography in Wolf Country
• Wilderness Survivors Side of the Mountain
• Nature Arts & Survival TV Film Camp
• Secrets of the Ancient Scout
• Wild Chefs & Herbal Medics
• Ancient Archers & Artisans
• Paleo Diet & Lifestyle
• Epic Fishing Camp

Kids Summer Day Camps in Arlington, Mill Creek, Sammamish, Federal Way, Puyallup & Olympia:

• Wildlife Search & Rescue
• Wilderness Survival Craft
• Wild Cooking & Herbology

The Wolf College is an outdoor school with camps, classes, workshops, expeditions and apprenticeships on • sustainability • survival • traditional tech • wild edible and medicinal plants • wildlife tracking and birding • honorable hunting and fishing • outdoor teaching, parenting and leadership • environmental policy - climate and wolves.

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.

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.

4. 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 160 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 7-17 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 2nd-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.

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.

5. Pony Badges Horse/Pony Camp & Girl Scout Badge Program/Art, too!

Our program offers a wide range of activities to keep your child entertained!

Our amazing ranch offers a true Cowboy/Cowgirl experience and loads of summer fun for your kids at an affordable price. Pony Badges can accomodate 1/2 day camps for younger kids and all day camps for older children! We have a team of well trained horses and ponies in our facility. We have very experienced and professional instructors that can't wait to have fun with the kids and the horses this summer so sign up soon-space is limited! Please call Deb @ 425-418-8484 for more info.Deb has been completing the Horsemanship badge programs with the Girl Scouts for over 8 years and the Boy Scouts the last 1 1/2 years, so you know your kids are in good hands. The program will teach safety, english and western riding techniques, ground handling and horsemanship, tacking and horse care as well as developing treamwork while improving self esteem. Dates/ times/camps are flexible so don't hesitate to call, text or email!

6. 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, 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.

7. 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.

8. Salish Sea Expeditions

Join Salish Sea Expeditions' Scientists as we explore the mysteries of Puget Sound through scientific inquiry. Our journey begins at Fort Ward Park where we will learn the story of the watershed through hikes, scientific investigations and hands on activities in the streams, rocky shores, beaches and in the forest wetlands.

Providing summer camp learning experiences for elementary and middle school students, Salish Sea Expeditions enables participants to explore the ecosystem of Puget Sound from the shores and woodlands of Fort Ward Park on Bainbridge Island and South Whidbey State Park on Whidbey Island.

For Elementary and Middle School Students (Entering 4th-8th grade)

Our journey begins at each park where we will learn the story of the watershed through hikes, scientific investigations and hands on activities in the streams, rocky shores, beaches and in the forest wetlands. Young scientists will design and conduct their own research using professional water quality monitoring equipment while learning the wonders of water, playing games, meeting a local scientist, helping out with a restoration project, making new friends and having lots of fun to create a well rounded week. Thursday night will be an overnight camp out with campfires and s’mores to celebrate our science efforts and new friendships. Salish has been serving the local community for over 15 years and our staff hold degrees in environmental sciences and have many years of experiential education experience.
Where: Fort Ward Park, Bainbridge Island

Location: Fort Ward Park, Bainbridge Island, WA
Salish Sea Science Explorers (Ages 10-14)
Date + Time: July 13-17 (week 1) + July 27-31 (week 2) / 9am-4pm
Cost: $249/wk.

Location: South Whidbey & Freeland parks, Whidbey Island, WA
Salish Sea Science Explorers (Ages 9-13)
Date + Time: Aug. 17-21st / 9am-4pm
Cost: $225/wk

9. River Ranch

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.

10. YD Adventures
11. Adventure Rafting Company

Outdoor Adventures offers an array of conective week long adventure camps lead by professional outdoor enthusiest.

Adventure Camp
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.

12. 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.

13. 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.