Unforgettable Teenage Adventure: Exploring the Thrills of Adventure Camps

Caiden Orosco06 Jul, 2023

In 2019, the Pew Research Foundation established a new generational class to post-date the Millennial Generation called “Gen Z”. The Gen Z generation refers to those born between the years of 1997 to 2012. This puts today’s teens between the ages of 13-18 squarely in the middle of the Gen Z classification.

With the COVID travel restrictions of the past 2 years finally lifted, teens are more excited than ever to get back out there and explore the world. In fact, the perfect teenage adventure consists of the ultimate vacation. 65% of Gen Z’ers surveyed stated they would rather go on their dream vacation than purchase a new car. 

But what if a vacation could be more than just a monetary splurge? What if a summer adventure camp could help your teen practice leadership, form lasting friendships, and allow them to step out of their comfort zone into a life-changing experience?

Read below to learn more about Adventure Camps and outdoor adventure activities from Bold Earth. 

Why Should You Choose Bold Earth?

A study done by the Collage Group found that 57% of Gen Z vacationers favor excitement over relaxation. A vacation should also be a memorable life event.

Bold Earth is so much more than just an average summer camp. We offer an unforgettable teenage adventure experience for teens between the ages of 13-18. Our summer camps for teens let them explore the world in unique and exciting ways. 

Our Bold Earth adventure camps transcend a normal vacation or traditional outdoor camp. They are a journey that lets teens immerse themselves in the distinct cultures and environments of each place they visit. Beyond that, they also help instill confidence and independence in teens while positively impacting their outlook on life and the world around them. 

A teenage adventure with Bold Earth is one that sparks personal growth. It’s also an opportunity to build relationships and a community with other like-minded teens in small and inclusive group settings. Your teen will also be mentored and guided through their journey by an experienced and trusted leadership team

2023 Upcoming Bold Earth Adventure Camps

Physical and emotional safety are top priorities for all of our teenage adventure participants. We also foster an environment of stewardship and service at the heart of every trip. 

Ready to learn more about our thrilling adventure camps and summer adventure camp excursions? Here are just a few of our amazing teenage adventure trips coming up this Summer.

Ultimate Hawaii

Experience Hawaii in a whole new way with our Ultimate Hawaii summer adventure camp. This 18-day adventure camping trip explores the Kona, Hilo, and Kohala coasts of Hawaii. It is available for students in 10th-12th grade levels.

Students will have access to 3-person tent accommodations and bathrooms at designated campgrounds. Teenage adventure participants will take part in both environmental and social community service activities. Teens can also take part in exciting outdoor adventure activities such as:

  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Ziplining
  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking 

There are two teenage adventure camp date ranges to choose from. Select the 6/30/23 – 7/17/2023 or the 7/21/2023 – 8/07/2023 travel dates. The cost is $5,888 not including flights or other transportation costs. 

Costa Rica Discovery

Costa Rica Discovery offers cultural immersion galore for teens. The 14-day teenage adventure excursion is suitable for those in grades 7-9 and features hostel, guest house, and eco-resort accommodations. Teens will learn about Costa Rica’s culture and ecosystem.

Enrolled students will take part in community service and humanitarian projects as well. Costa Rica’s vibrant landscapes and tropical environments offer many exquisite exploration opportunities such as for hiking for teens. Teens can also experience thrilling outdoor adventure activities like:

  • River Tubing
  • Surfing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Ziplining

Costa Rica Discovery also has two teenage adventure camp date ranges to choose from. Select the 6/29/23 – 7/12/2023 or the 7/15/2023 – 7/28/2023 travel dates. There is a total cost of $4,888, excluding flights and other transportation expenses.

Alps Adventure

The Alps Aventure is a 14-day hiking for teens excursion in grades 8-10. This outdoor adventure camp is a feast for the eyes. Take in the majesty of the Swiss Alps firsthand by hiking directly through them and crossing through Italy, Switzerland, and France on foot. 

Accommodations include 6 nights in hostel chalets, 4 nights in mountain huts with showers, and 3 nights of camping. All tents and technical equipment will be provided by Bold Earth. 

Take part in immersive outdoor adventure activities including:

  • Via Ferrata (protected climbing route)
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Canyoneering
  • Hut-to-Hut Hiking

It takes place from 7/16/2023 – 7/29/2023 with a cost of $5,188, not including airfare and other travel costs. 

Ecuador and Galapagos

Explore Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with our 16-day teenage adventure journey for grades 9-11. Get up close and personal with indigenous species like the famed Galapagos Tortoise with a lifespan of 150 years, along with penguins, sea lions, and other animal inhabitants. 

Engage in community and humanitarian service projects like teaching English to students at a nearby school. Accommodations include 4 nights in bamboo cabins with clean water and bathrooms, as well as 11 nights in bed-and-breakfast-style authentic lodgings.

While you’re here, you’ll also have access to many outdoor adventure activities like:

  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Whitewater Rafting

It takes place from 7/01/2023 – 7/16/2023 with a cost of $5,988. Airfare and other travel costs are the responsibility of the student’s family.

Iceland: Fire and Ice 

Feeling especially brave and bold when it comes to your summer adventure camp options? Then, the Iceland: Fire and Ice adventure camping excursion is the one for you. This outdoor adventure camp gives students 9th-11th grade 14 glorious days to experience all the best of Iceland’s colorful landscape. 

The trip includes 11 nights of camping in comfortable tents and 2 nights of private hostel accommodations. While visiting this idyllic land you’ll see geysers, icebergs, and waterfalls. You’ll also be able to partake in glacier hiking for teens and visit real hot springs. 

  • Backpacking
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Sightseeing

The cost for this cool teenage adventure is $5,688, excluding any airfare/transportation costs. It runs from 6/30/2023 – 7/13/2023.

Explore More Amazing Teenage Adventure Camps With Bold Earth Today

This is just a small sampling of the teenage adventure travel packages you can find on our website. You have many options when it comes to summer camps for teens. But none are quite as thrilling and captivating as Bold Earth. 

Bold Earth has been around since 1976 and during that time, we’ve served over 20,000 teens and their families across the globe. We believe in fostering close-knit communities, promoting personal growth, and maximizing fun through our international teen travel programs. 

Contact us for more info or enroll your teen in one of our many immersive travel programs on our website today. 


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