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Adventure Camps: Philadelphia Family Summer Camp Guide

For thrill-seeking Philly kids and teens who find ordinary summer camps lacking, adventure camps offer daring expeditions loaded with heart-pounding action.

Overnight adventure camps in this guide provide immersive multi-day trips into stunning wilderness settings with evenings spent under starry skies by campfire light. And the day camps supply bold experiences close to home for a taste of nature’s adrenaline rush.

Click to find out why your neighbors recommend our Philadelphia Family Camp Partner Members and scroll to meet some new Summer Camp Friends we found in the area as well! Have an Academic Camp recommendation for the Philly Family Community? Comment below to share your experience or show them some LOVE on their Profile Page.

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    Cheley Colorado Camps

    3960 Fish Creek Rd, Estes Park, CO

    Cheley in Estes Park offers spectacular adventure with backcountry backpacking treks, 14ers climbing ascents, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and much more in the Colorado wilderness.

    Camp Echo Lake

    177 Hudson St, Warrensburg, NY

    Located in the Adirondacks region of upstate New York, Echo Lake has a highly regarded tripping and hiking program with backpacking, canoe camping, summit attempts, and remote exploration.

    Camp Winadu (for boys)

    700 Churchill St, Pittsfield, MA

    Located in western Massachusetts, Winadu offers exceptional adventure programming like backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and whitewater kayaking for boys ages 12-17.

    Pine Forest Camp

    185 Pine Forest Road, Greeley, PA

    Quaker overnight camp in Perkasie, PA that offers backpacking, hiking, survival skills, geocaching, lake activities, and adventure courses.

    Summer Quests Day Camp

    5505 Upper Ridge Rd, Pennsburg, PA

    This mother-daughter owned camp offers themed adventure weeks randing from pirates to knights, wizards, and Jedis, from Pokémon to Zelda and FaeWild too. They have leadership for Teens and Dungeons & Dragons sessions. It’s a small camp with just 30 kids per week and this year they have prgrams for preschool campers, ages 3-5 and a revamped counselor-in-training program.

    YMCA Camp Ockanickon

    1303 Stokes Rd, Medford, NJ

    Overnight camp in Plumsteadville, PA with adventure activities like rock climbing, mountain boarding, zip lining, challenge courses, archery, and more.

    YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

     3788 N Arm Rd, Ely, MN

    Nestled in Minnesota’s Sawtooth National Forest, Widji provides wilderness canoeing, backpacking adventures, horseback riding, and water sports on Big Wolf Lake.

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