Teen Specialty Camps

Developing leadership qualities and abilities are important life-long ingredients. Our Teen 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!

Leaders In Training Camp

Entering grades 10 – 11 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 and event organization. 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!

JR. COUNSELOR PROGRAM: Take the next step in your journey to becoming a young leader at Camp Heritage! Campers need to complete one session of L.I.T’s and must be entering 10th or 11th grade. Following L.I.T. graduation, campers will receive a Junior Counselor Application. Candidates will be selected through an application and interview process.

Teen Fishing Camp

Entering grades 6 – 8 in fall, 2017

Don’t let this camp be “the one that got away”! The Rice Creek Chain of Lakes provides the scene for shoreline fishing fun. Campers learn new techniques in casting; lure choice and fish identification. With some luck, kids will bring home pictures of their “trophies.” Campers are encouraged to bring their own pole if they wish but fishing poles, tackle and bait are provided. This camp features a special guided trip on a voyageur canoe provided by the Wargo Nature Center.

Teen Canoeing Camp

Entering grades 6 – 8 in fall, 2017

Campers embark on a canoeing excursion full of adventure and challenges. Advanced safety drills and games will be taught and played on the water. Paddling techniques and teamwork will be essential in this fun camp. Campers learn the skills and importance of reading the river map as they plan their trip. The highlight of the week includes a full day of canoeing the St. Croix River!

Teen Archery Camp

Entering grades 6 – 8 in fall, 2017

Campers discover the science behind drawing and releasing the bow while fine tuning their archery skills. Archery lessons take place on and off-site. Campers will receive a lesson from the experts on their field trip to Bwana Archery. Instructors teach proper grip, stance and aim alignment. Equipment will be provided.

Teen Climbing Camp

Entering grades 6 – 8 in fall, 2017

Campers test their strategy and skill through new fun challenges! Each day focuses on a new element or challenge including knot tying, safety and team work. This camp is designed to build self-confidence and teach valuable skills while enjoying an unforgettable adventure. Campers spend a day at Camp St. Croix’s high teams challenge course. This camp will feature two field trips. The highlight of the week is a full day trip at Taylors Falls climbing the bluffs on the river.

Teen Outdoor Adventure

Entering grades 6 – 8 in fall, 2017

Campers strike out on a bold adventure of climbing and canoeing as they test their strength, strategy and skill through a week of their favorite outdoor activities. The essential skills of map reading, knot tying and outdoor cooking will be taught early as the group plans their trip. This exciting camp allows kids to create and implement a fun outing through the exploration of their favorite outdoor activities. Previous experience climbing and canoeing is beneficial. This camp will feature on overnight trip of climbing and canoeing on the St. Croix River!