There's no better, smarter way to acquire deep, lasting memories of summer than at an adventure camp. There are many adventure camps to expose children and teens to life in the Canadian or Northern US outdoors under the safe tutelage of experienced and qualified camp guides and counsellors.
Adventure camps listed below offer you the option of fun in the fresh air, within the secure confines of a summer camp environment. If your child is the adventurous type who likes to challenge her or himself and grow through unique experiences and adventures, browse our listings of adventure camps below to find one perfectly suited for your needs.
Camps in a wide variety
Not all adventure camps are the same, of course. There are camps offering a variety of activities from wilderness adventures or whitewater rafting to "tamer" pursuits such as guided rock climbing, high ropes and obstacles courses. Many of the more adventurous camps require group activities so your child will learn teamwork and develop team-building kills. There is little better way of building character over summer holidays (or even March Break) than for your child to throw herself into an adventure-oriented summer camp.
Some other adventure camps you can participate include animal camps, such as camps offered by zoos or conservation areas where children can learn close care of wild animals.
Of course, there are many who argue that all summer camps are, in fact, adventure camps.
Read more: In the 2010 issue of Our Kids Go to Camp, our writers explored how kids face down challenges inside several summer adventure camps.