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5 Best Outdoor Summer Camps to Send Your Kids To [VIDEO]

Summer vacation is right around the corner for kids in school so here are some engaging outdoor summer camps for kids to consider registering them in.

Summer camp can be some kids’ best childhood times, where they make friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Camp is also a place where kids can learn valuable outdoor skills. Here are five great camps for kids to learn outdoor skills and have some amazing experiences.

Cheley Colorado Camp, Colorado

This outdoor summer camp for kids is located at the gateway to the Rocky Mountains National Park on 1,600 acres of land and designed with log lodges. Kids stay in log cabins and covered wagons to match the design.

Your kids will be begging to go to this camp, which provides activities for them to participate in ranging from horse back riding, a challenge course, fishing, backpacking, river rafting, archery, and riflery.

Sign your kid up, here.

Virginia State Park Youth Conservation Corps, Virginia

This outdoor summer camp for kids differs a little bit from most others. Kids live and work in the different Virginia State Parks. They provide camp-style living with no kitchens, compelling kids to prepare all their meals on grills outside on the decks of their living lodges. Kids perform chores to promote natural living and work on natural resource projects within the parks.

Multiple parks throughout the state partake in this organization and although each parks offer something a little different pertaining to natural and cultural resources, all the parks have educational programs for campers to learn about the environment and the natural world.

Check this summer camp out, here.

Sanborn Western Camps, Colorado

Kids who attend this camp live outside on a 6,000 acre spread and focus on building a sense of self, community, earth, and wonder through fun and adventure. What separates this camp from others is campers get to choose their own trips, programs, and activities.

They can choose from activities such as digging for fossils, rock climbing, hiking a renowned Colorado fourteener, fly fishing, and pitching a tent on a solo-overnight trip. Campers can even earn community service hours for attending this camp and participating in camp activities.

Have kids choose their own adventure this summer, here.

Camp Chief Ouray, Colorado

Camp Chief Ouray is an outdoor summer camp sitting on 5,100 acres of land focusing on caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith for daily living. Campers can participate in a variety of activities such as archery, riflery, sports and games, camp outs, and hiking.

Summer registration is open, here.

The Appalachian Mountain Club Teens Wilderness Adventures

This outdoor summer camp for kids is located throughout New England and surrounding states including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Washington D.C.

This camp gives campers the opportunity to go hiking, rock climbing, back packing, kayaking, canoeing, and mountain biking all while learning about service and conservation of the outdoors and natural world. Camp lasts anywhere from 5-23 days and is for all ages.

Learn more, here.

Now it’s time to venture out and sign up your children for one of the best outdoor summer camps for kids America has to offers. Check out availability for the camps listed above or check your local area for other fun camps near you.


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5 Best Outdoor Summer Camps to Send Your Kids To [VIDEO]