Summer camps include many more activities than just camping.
With summers off from school, teenagers can enroll in summer camps to fill their time, learn new skills and make new friends. A variety of residential summer camps exist throughout the United States and Canada. Some are traditional summer camps where guests enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities. There are also many summer camps that focus on specific areas and skills, like academics, art and technology.
Whistler Adventure Camp
Located in Whistler, British Columbia, the Whistler Adventure Camp is geared for 13 to 17 year olds. The program lasts for five weeks, during which participants spend much of their time outside. The goal of the camp is to introduce participants to many different outdoor activities, including mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing and snowboarding. Through their participation in these activities, teens will develop their leadership abilities, social skills and their independence.
Participants go on three-day camping trips every other week where they learn survival skills, first aid and wilderness safety. On evenings and weekends, participants can choose from activities like white water rafting, paintball, excursions to Vancouver and skiing.
Tamwood International Camps
3rd. Floor 909 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z-2N2 Canada
The Brewster Academy Summer Session is designed to help teenagers improve their academic skills and prepare them for the upcoming school year. The program is six weeks long and participants focus on one core class, like English, ESL or math, and two elective courses, like graphic design, science or ESL video production. In addition to the academics, participants also engage in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, canoeing, rafting and rock climbing.
This camp is designed to discover and utilize the learning style of each participant to ensure academic success. Along the way, participants enjoy adventures, develop their creativity and improve their teamwork.
80 Academy Drive
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
New York Film Academy
The New York File Academy offers eight different teen camps throughout the summer months that focus on film-making, 3D animation, broadcast journalism, acting, screenwriting, musical theater, music video creation and video game design. These camps vary in length from one to six weeks, and are held in several locations throughout the world, including New York City, Boston, Paris and Florence.
The camp provides a rigorous schedule for participants and requires full-time participation and a commitment to the assigned projects. While participants spend three to five hours a day in the classroom or in a studio, the camp ensures that they still have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the host city’s sights.
New York Film Academy
100 E. 17th St.
New York, NY10003
iD Tech Camp
The iD Tech Camp has three two-week camps designed for teenagers: the Gaming Academy, the Visual Arts Academy and the Programming Academy. Gaming Academy attendees can choose from programs focuses on improving their modeling and animation, programming game consoles or learning different video game creation software. The Visual Arts Academy offers courses that focus on film production, photography or web design. The Programming Academy teaches participants develop web or phone applications or programming in C++.
The iD Tech Camps are offered at more than 60 college and university campuses throughout the United States and Canada.
iD Tech Camps
42 W.Campbell Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008