Camp Challenge Youth

Your kids can learn to canoe, hike, kayak and have fun outdoors with Camp Challenge Youth. Read on to learn how to sign up your teens.

    Have an outdoorsy teen looking for some fun this summer? Camp Challenge Youth Teen Trip Camps take kids ages 9 to 15 on overnight camping trips where they get to partake in the great outdoors under the supervision of Outdoor Initiative staff members. On these trips, your kids learn about geography, wildlife, camping and more. It’s a fun-filled and educational opportunity for new experiences. The cost for each trip is $75, which includes housing, transportation and all meals except the first lunch. Scholarships are available. Preregistration is required, and the trips fill up quickly. Read on to learn about this month’s campouts.

July 10–12 
During this weekend, the kids are camping out in Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park. Participants get to spend time in the river and the canyon gorge, sliding down the nature-made water chutes, going on hikes, visiting Elephant Rocks State Park (a great place to climb around on enormous pink granite boulders) and touring Ft. Davidson Civil War Historical Site where they will receive a guided tour.

July 24–26 
Instead of camping during this trip, the kids are staying in a completely solar-
powered building at Bull Shoals Lake and North Shore. From there, they get to go geocaching, canoeing, kayaking, standup paddleboarding and hiking. And as they explore nature, they’ll get to spot some elk along the way.

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