Military Teen Adventure Camps
Would you like to spend time whitewater rafting, hiking, rock climbing, winter camping, backpacking, exploring the environment, running ropes courses, or practicing wilderness skills? What if you could do these activities with other military youth just like you?
Military teens (14-18 years old of Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, and Retired personnel) will have an opportunity to participate in adventure camps at little to no cost. These high energy, high adventure, and high experience camps are planned across the United States from Washington to New York and the states in between. This is the perfect chance for you to experience the outdoors as you never have before!
Each camp offers a unique outdoor experience that will allow you to build your leadership, self-confidence, and teamwork skills while engaging with the outdoors. Camps have funding available to assist with transportation costs.
Camps for youth with special needs (mental, physical, and emotional) are planned in New Hampshire. Opportunities to camp as a family are available in Kentucky. There is something for everyone!
How to Register
Are you interested in registering for a Military Teen Adventure Camp? Spend some time looking at all the options by exploring the Camps by Date or Camps by Location pages. You’ll find camp dates, the number of openings, types of activities offered, and a brief camp description.
Registration for each camp is handled by the hosting state. The link for further information and registration as well the contact for each camp is shared on the following pages. If you have questions about a particular camp, contact the person listed for each camp opportunity.
Please note that specific camp details, including dates, may change based on conditions and availability.
Military Teen Adventure Camps are the result of a partnership funded by the Department of Defense between the Office of Military Community and Family Policy and the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture through a grant/cooperative agreement with Purdue University.