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Camps by Location

Camps by Location

The camps below have been funded through Extension-Military Partnership funds held at Purdue University to respective land-grant universities. States, communities, and higher education institutions are following local and national restrictions related to COVID-19, which has resulted in the cancelling of all camp opportunities in 2020. These will be rescheduled to 2021. This website will be updated as we receive information, but we encourage you to follow the information from the specific land-grant university below.


Colorado Rocky Mountain Adventure Camps 

Dates: June 15-18; June 22-25;   

July 6-9; July 13-16, 2020  

Participants: 200 Maximum

Ages: 14-18

Are you ready for high adventure? Join us at Rocky Mountain Adventure Camp at Colorado State University Mountain Campus – Pingree Park nestled in the Rocky Mountains at 9,000 feet. We offer world class hiking to surrounding peaks including a B-17 Air Force crash site from 1946, challenge course and white water rafting. Combine this with our Strength- based Leadership Training and you will have the best camp ever for Military Teens! Our counselors are fabulous, facilities incredible, and the food is great. Meet other military teens from across the nation. Request to join our closed Facebook page for the latest information, updates, registration information and to see what families say about our camp

Registration Opens May 30 (TENTATIVE) 

Contact: Vanessa Tranel, 719-251-0926,  


Joint Reserve Component Teen Leadership Summit

Dates: June 14-19, 2020 

Participants: 120

Ages 14-18

This 6-day, 5-night experience offers teens an opportunity to grow and develop not only in their own leadership abilities, but also as reserve component military youth. Reserve component teens will experience high adventure elements including a climbing wall, zip-lining, whitewater rafting, and other high adventure activities. Youth participate in skill building activities like the Great Wahsega Challenge and camper choice activities that range from kayaking, hiking, swimming, basketball, and craft making. Teens will have opportunities to meet other military youth from around the globe and share experiences while making new friends. The objective of this summit is to introduce military teens to not only their parent's military service branch, but also to the growing joint nature of their work.

Islands Military Teen Leadership Summit

Dates: July 12-17, 2020 


Ages: 14-18

At the Islands Military Teen Leadership Summit, teens are encouraged to safely explore the boundaries of their comfort zone with our beach and traditional camp activities. Campers choose their own adventures ranging from science, outdoor cooking, shark dissection, kayaking, herpetology, and fishing and nets workshops. Participants experience "island life'' through a marsh boat ride, seining and nets, biking, and leadership workshops. On Thursday teens travel inland to experience the world-famous Okefenokee Swamp either from a propelled boat or canoe. Youth will enjoy the beach and its many surrounding ecosystems during this 6-day 5-night experience.

More information on Georgia Camps can be found at:


Contact: Marilyn Huff-Waller, 706-542-4444,



Red River Gorge Rock Climbing, Rappelling, and Canopy Excursion – Campton, KY.

Dates: October 1-4,2020

Participants: 30 slots (15 parent/child teams)

Join us for an action-packed rock climbing and rappelling outdoor quest in the world famous Red River Gorge! Filled with soaring cliffs and majestic arches, Red River Gorge is an awe-inspiring place to visit. This rugged region attracts visitors from all over, but it is beloved by Kentuckians and known all over the world over to rock climbers. Join us as we race at speeds up to 55 MPH soaring 300 feet over the Gorge on the zipline and canopy tour. Participants will climb some of the most challenging cliffs in KY as well as hike up mountains with breathtaking views! Meet other military family members, and participate in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

Ocoee Whitewater Rafting, Climbing, Rappelling and Outdoor Adventure – Ocoee, TN;

Dates:  July 24-27 (Postponed); September 4-7, 2020

Participants: 50 slots (25 parent/child teams)

Ready for the experience of a lifetime? This FREE, 4-day high-adventure expedition, takes place in the vastness of the Blue Ridge Mountains of East Tennessee! Work as a team with other military families as you experience whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River,
filled with the highest class rapids as well as the Class 5 Olympic stretch of the Summer 1996 Summer Olympics. Continue the epic journey of exploring the mountains by speeding down a 1,000 ft. zipline, rock climbing and giant swing for the finale! This camp focuses on teamwork, improving communication and leadership. Meet other military teens and parents and participate a high adrenaline experience for the ages!

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Contact: Tyrone Atkinson, 859-218-1546 ,