Teens and Leadership Camps

Young people build self-confidence and leadership skills through new adventures and experiences.

Updated program information for 2019 will be available in January. Please check back.

Teen Fishing Camp

Lakes provide the scene for fishing fun using the catch-and-release method. You are encouraged to bring your own pole and tackle if you wish but equipment is available for use as well. This camp features a special trip on a voyageur canoe guided by the Wargo Nature Center.

Teen Climbing Camp

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. This camp will feature two field trips. Spend one day at Camp St. Croix’s high teams challenge course and the highlight being a day trip at Taylors Falls for some classic outdoor top-rope climbing.

Teen Canoeing Camp

Embark on a canoeing excursion full of adventure and challenges! Learn and master the skills of navigating along the St. Croix River. The highlight of the week includes an overnight canoeing trip on the St. Croix River.

Teen Archery Camp

Fine tune your archery skills while learning new ones as well. Archery games and a friendly competition will be highlighted throughout the week. Instructors teach proper grip, stance and aim alignment. This camp will feature a field trip to Average Joe’s Archery. Equipment is provided.

Forkhorn II Camp (NEW!)

Partnership with Minnesota Deer Hunters Association

This advanced archery camp takes students beyond basic archery skills and offers training in bow hunting, map and compass skills, marksmanship training, tree stand safety and setup. Students will be certified in the MN Bowhunter Education Program MBEP as part of the camp. Forkhorn I or III camp, are not currently offered, there is no pre-requisite to Forkhorn II.

Teen Quest

Teen Quest is an exciting day camp program geared toward teens that want total outdoor fun! As a group quest, you will decide and plan out many of the camp activities and events throughout the week. This program develops valuable life skills such as open communication, team building, cooperation and conflict resolution.

Teen Water Adventure

It’s the hottest way to cool off this summer! Spend a full week enjoying an awesome array of water activities including canoeing, kayaking, swimming and more! One day will be spent at a water park.

Teen Bike Camp (NEW!)

We will explore the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes area on safe and fun bike paths. Campers learn basics around fixing and maintaining their bikes. The highlight of the week includes an overnight bike trip at State Park. Campers must bring a bike and helmet. Bikes will be transported by a bus trailer and locked up at camp M – F.

Leaders In Training Camp

Rise to the challenge in Leaders-in-Training Camp and discover your leadership qualities. You will learn and develop the necessary camp skills needed to lead camper activities, as well as group responsibility through activity planning. You will have opportunities to shadow counselors and assist staff in camp activities. There will be plenty of time to hang out with friends – new and old. Come experience camp from a whole new perspective!

Camp Leadership Corps

Accepted program applicants can choose three consecutive weeks or three individual weeks throughout the summer.

Grow as a leader as you help counselors facilitate camp programs. CLC is designed to build community and provide mentoring and character development. Skills learned are transferrable to camp and non-camp jobs. Preferred qualifications: Completion of Leaders-In-Training or similar leadership program.