Teen Camps and Teen Backpacking Trips

2015 Summer Camps for Teens 

and Adventure Trips for Teens


As they mature into teenagers, campers may choose to become CITs, or teen campers, or both.  This is a powerful choice.  Both pathways provide different kinds of learning.  However, if you wish to deepen your skills and become closer to nature, we highly recommend joining the teen camp experience. 

Our teen camps offer an opportunity to go far beyond the edge of what the camper has done before. We offer skills in outdoor living, archery, advanced survival, backpacking, naturalist knowledge, stealth movement, mixed martial arts, and more. These are skills that are unique and ultimately provide a pathway to get closer to the heart of nature. The teen camps offer a community of other teenagers who are connected to nature, supportive to each other, and deeply engaged in the passion for learning new skills. In these camps, you will be challenged at a level unreachable by younger groups and you will continue developing your knowledge and skills at new levels that are not taught in our other camps.

Our backpacking trips offer your teen the chance to climb mountains, swim in ice cold waterfalls, move in the shadows, develop your aim, agility and speed, develop leadership with your peers, gather plants from the wild for food and medicine, build advanced shelters, make fire by friction, meet the elements, and laugh into the night around the fireside after a long day of living outdoors.

Whichever challenge you choose, we create a community to support you, encourage you and bring you farther than you ever dreamed possible.


Camp Schedule 2015

Jun 15-19              Teen Outdoor Leadership Program/CIT Training        Ages 13-18

Jun 22-26             Mountain Quest (Backpacking Trip): Otter Clan          Ages 11-14

Jul  6-10                Advanced Survival Skills                                                  Ages 13-18

Aug   3-7               Mountain Quest (Backpacking Trip): Bear Clan           Ages 13-18

Aug 10 -14           Mountain Teen Adventure  Camp   – FULL(Waitlist Option)    Ages 13-18

Aug 10-14            Wolverine Teen Camp                                                          Ages 11-18

Aug 17-21              Archery Camp                                                                      Ages 13-18   

See also the CIT page for more information about how to apply for Counselor in Training Counselor in Training Program  (All weeks) 


Registration Information

Regular Camp Times: 9:00am-3:00pm
Extended Day Care: 8:00am-5:30pm*

Regular Camp Cost: $215 for PWC members, $240 for non-members.  Mtn. Quest Camps: $600 for PWC members, $575 for non-members  Mtn. Teen Adventure: $700 for members, $725 for non-members 
Extended Day Care: 8:00am-5:30pm* Cost: $20 early care; $35 after-care
*Extended Day pick-up times are 4pm or 5:30pm. Because our Extended Day program activities may take place at various sites throughout the camp, campers will not be available for pick-up between these scheduled times. Please plan accordingly.

Questions? Call our office at (919) 489-0900.

Piedmont Wildlife Center is located at Leigh Farm Park, near the intersection of NC-54 and I-40. Click here for directions.

For 4-7 year olds only!