There may be snow on the ground, but it’s not too early to start thinking about summer, especially if you have kids that are more adventurous than most. There are lots of places for these kids to go during the summer, and have enough fun to keep them busy for days. Summer camp is a lot more fun than it used to be, especially if you pick one that is suited to your kid’s particular loves. Have a kid that wants to climb mountains, hike through the woods, and go kayaking? There are camps all over the country that are just for them. Here is a short list of some of them as well as where to find more information on them.
For those who want a great outdoors adventure and a little more try Deer Hill Expeditions at www.deerhillexpeditions.com. Not only do they offer great outdoor adventures in the southwestern states areas, they also include some interesting extras. Your kids will enjoy activities such as mountain climbing, hiking and white water rafting in the great outdoors. Along with this they will get the chance to give back by performing community services at the same time, by learning to help maintain trails and work in the garden. At some of the camps they will interact with Native Americans and learn about, as well as participate in, some of the ceremonies and customs. Contact them through their website or call 1-800-533-7221.
Adventure Treks offers a wide variety of programs in several areas of the western parts of the U.S. and Canada. Your kids will make new friends, and want to come back again as they enjoy a range of activities that include sailing, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking to name just a few. Their programs are designed to foster a love of the outdoors in kids, and teach them leadership skills that will help them get a great start in life. You can contact them for further information at www.adventuretreks.com or by calling them at 1-888-954-5555. This camp has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, and is the first adventure camp to certified carbon neutral by the Carbon Fund.org.
For 36 years, Wilderness Ventures has been taking kids and showing them how much fun they can have in the great outdoors. With adventures in the Pacific Northwest, the Rockies, Alaska, Australia, Europe and many other destinations they offer a great variety of choices. So whether your kids are looking for mountains to climb, rivers to fish or boat in, or they want to travel abroad to immerse themselves in a new culture, it can be found here. Also offered are family adventures for you, if all of you need something new and exciting to do for your summer vacation. This can all be yours by contacting Wilderness Ventures at www.wildernessventures.com/summer_programs or by calling them at 1-800-533-2281.
With locations in Maine and the Pacific Northwest, Williwaw Adventures offers a full spectrum of water activities including sea kayaking, coastal sailing, and surfing, plus land activities such as backpacking. Their camps are designed to teach your teenagers, not only new skills but responsibility and leadership. Featuring smaller groups allows for instructors to work more closely with each child, helping them to progress from beginner to leading the day for each adventure. Definitely a good choice for both the beginner and the more seasoned camper, programs offer an easy start with a challenging finish. Contact Williwaw Adventures at /www.williwawadventures.com/pages/teen_summer_camps.htm or by calling 1-800-585-2523.
For the adventurous girls in your family, Rock Brook Camp offers everything a girl could ask for. This camp is located in the mountains of North Carolina and has been in business since 1921. Offering activities such as horseback riding, white water rafting, exploring and campfires at the end of your busy day, makes for a great experience. Covering ages 7-12 and 13 -18 programs are tailored to fit with plenty of good old fashioned fun and adventure. Programs are designed to teach not only the basics of each activity, but leadership and environmental responsibility. Contact them at www.rockbrookcamp.com/news.html or by phone at 1-818-884-6151 to give your girls the memories of a lifetime.
There is nothing like having a great summer packed full of fun and adventure to give your kids a chance to explore themselves, while sharing a great outdoors experience with friends both old and new. An adventure summer camp is just the place for them to learn responsibility, leadership skills, giving them confidence in themselves. They will all be coming home to tell all their friends what a truly memorable time they had. These are some of the better ones, but there a many more, both local and all across the country, check into them and give your kids a summer they’ll never forget.
Sources: www.google.com and each individual adventure camp web site.