Teen Specialty Camps

Developing leadership qualities and abilities are important life-long ingredients. Our leadership camps develop the whole person — spirit, mind, and body — through a variety of service projects, hands-on activities, and team building exercises. Our leaders of tomorrow begin with our youth of today!

Teen Quest

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Teen Quest is an exciting day camp program geared toward teens that want total outdoor fun! This program develops valuable life skills such as open communication, team building, cooperation and conflict resolution. Campers will do a variety of activities including recreational lake swimming, canoeing and kayaking along the shores, climbing, nature studies, environmental education, service projects and much more. A highlight of this program is the Thursday overnight at Camp St. Croix. Don’t miss this action-packed program!

Teen Climbing Camp

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Campers test their strategy, and skill. Each day focuses on a challenging high element such as the giant swing, the leap of faith, the bouldering wall, and the climbing wall at DayCroix. This camp is designed to build self-confidence and learn valuable skills while enjoying an unforgettable adventure. Campers spend a day at Taylors Falls climbing in the bluffs of the St. Croix.

Teen Sailing Camp

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Campers receive daily ground and water instruction in basic sailing skills and techniques, as well as boat maintenance and care. Time is spent learning skills such as rigging, jibbing, tacking, knot tying, water safety, and river etiquette. Teen sailors will operate our fleet of Opti sailboats on Lake St. Croix. Throughout the week, campers may graduate to our mid and large size sailboats.

Teen Archery Camp

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Campers discover the science behind drawing and releasing the bow while fine tuning their archery skills. Campers will receive a lesson from the pros at A1 Archery in Hudson, WI. Instructors show campers the proper grip, stance, and aim alignment to use while approaching the target. Equipment will be provided.

Teen Canoeing/Kayak Camp

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Campers embark on a canoeing excursion full of adventure and challenges! They learn and master the skills of navigating through fast moving water and reading the river as you explore along the St. Croix River. The highlight of the week includes preparations for a full day of canoeing on the St. Croix River.

Teen Water Adventure

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

It’s the hottest way to cool off this summer! Campers will spend a full week enjoying an awesome array of water activities including canoeing, kayaking, sailing, swimming and much more! Campers will also spend at day at a water park.

Teen Horse Camp

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Campers build confidence as they develop horsemanship skills. Trained instructors will teach the basics of western horseback riding. Campers will work on leading, mounting, ring work, grooming and saddling. By week’s end, groups may have the opportunity to enjoy a scenic trail ride. Campers will have a horse show on Thursday afternoon.

Teen Outdoor Living Skills Camp

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Campers develop their outdoor living skills with this exciting, hands-on specialty camp! Teens discover the finer points of preparing for a big outdoor adventure and will develop orienteering skills using a map and compass and learn about plant and animal identification. Participants will also learn a variety of useful camping skills including building a fire using flint and steel, making camp shelters, knot tying, campfire cooking and more!

Leaders-In Training

Entering grades 9 – 10 in fall, 2017

Teens rise to the challenge of Leaders-in-Training Camp and discover their leadership qualities. Participants will learn and develop camp skills needed to lead camper activities, including personal development through confidence building and responsibility management, as well as group development through activity planning. They’ll have opportunities to shadow counselors of younger campers and assist staff in their camp activities. There will also be plenty of time to hang out with friends – new and old. Come experience camp from a whole new perspective!