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Our 6 Favorite Winter Camps Across America

Posted by Jason Mellet on Feb 5, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Jason Mellet

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The USA is chock full of winter camp activities for children, students, and campers that make memorable school vacations in the chilly weather. Here are a few of our favorite winter camps across America, from sea to shining sea: 

1. WildQuest Winter Camp (NH)

The environmentally-focused WildQuest winter day camps at New Hampshire’s Prescott Farm offer kids aged 4-14 an exciting slate of activities to enjoy the wonders of winter weather: snowshoeing, s’mores, sledding, winter games, animal tracking, snow crafts, a frozen pond, maple sugaring, campfire stories, and much, much more!  Your child (or children) will enjoy a fun-filled week of outdoor play during February break while developing ecological awareness and nurturing their connection to nature.

2. YMCA Camp Minikani (WI)

Few Wisconsin sleepaway winter camps can offer the same level of adventure as Camp Minikani. Over four days and three nights away from home, campers will gain a sense of independence under the guidance of camp counselors while enjoying activities such as the “New Year’s Eve, Eve, Eve” camper-created carnival and dance party and a field trip to Sunburst Ski Area (in Kewaskum, WI) for snowboarding, skiing, and snow-tubing.

3. Forest Home Winter Camp (Southern CA)

Forest Home is among the nation’s best winter overnight camps for families of faith. Located in Forest Falls, CA, Forest Home offers age-specific Christian winter programming for students of all ages. Campers will enjoy a weekend of fun, friendship, and a renewed relationship with their Heavenly Father away from daily distractions like smartphones, homework, and practice. There’s no room for boredom among the interactive team challenges and dynamic skills classes at Forest Home. Activities range from sled runs to zorbing and laser tag to small group Biblical teachings.

4. Mt. Hood Meadows Youth Camp (OR)

Is your kid into winter sports? The three-day youth winter camps at Meadows Learning Center cater to campers from Oregon and Washington with the goal of creating passionate, life-long skiers and snowboarders.  The kids skiing and snowboarding camps are for children aged 7-14, and will meet daily for coaching, lunch, and more coaching based on ability level and age.

5. Camp Evergreen (MA)

February winter camps at Camp Evergreen make school vacation fun, no matter what mother nature provides. The natural wooded surroundings are a great place for adventure and creative fun. From walks on a frozen lake to ice fishing, ice skating, and snow fort building, Camp Evergreen has it all. Your camper(s) will also be able to enjoy learning how to tap maple trees to make their very own maple syrup!  Inside, an old school arcade, arts and crafts projects, and the game room keep the fun going while the kids warm up for more chilly weather activities.

6. Connected Camps Winter Camps (Virtual!)

If you don’t leave near the first five camps on this list, don’t fret! Connected Camps hosts virtual winter camps for kids aged 8-13 that will ignite your child’s digital creativity and suit a wide range of interests. Campers can choose topics that might send them off to design worlds, craft stories, survive and thrive, build adventure maps, code turtles, create epic builds, and more while making friends and learning valuable skills. The goal of every camp is to ignite passion for learning, cooperation, and creation.

Looking for more winter camps to choose from? Check out Camps With Friends and explore the thousands of options among all of our partnered camps for every season!

Topics: west, northeast, Adventure Camp