Teen Camps

2015 Summer Camps 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 you have 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

June 15-19                      Advanced Survival                        Ages 13-18

June 22-26        Mountain Quest: Otter Clan            Ages 11-14     

July 6-10            Mountain Teen Adventure Camp              Ages 13-18

July 13-17          Wolf Teen Tracking Adventure Camp       Ages 13-17

July 27-31                     Archery Camp                                  Ages 13-18   

August 9-15             Mountain Quest: Bear Clan                 Ages 13-18

August 10-14               Wolverine Teen Camp                      Ages 10-18



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 Some scholarship options available
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.


Leadership Training Program (previously CIT Program): We offer Leadership Training Program opportunities for kids aged 13 to 18. To register for the LTP,  push “Register Now” button above and choose Leadership Training Program option. Note: First time applicants must write a letter of application at the time of registration – make sure to have your letter written before you register.  Complete information can be found here.

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

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

For 4-7 year olds only!