The Thrill of the Skill

Let one of America’s best sport camps propel you toward a bigger, richer life. Because nothing beats the buzz of learning something new.

Apr 1, 2004
Outside Magazine
adventure sports camps

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It's time to take your enthusiasm up a notch. We've sussed out more than 60 of the country's best adventure camps—cool schools to supercharge your surfing, skiing, cycling, and other sports. PLUS: Camps for singles; wisdom from veteran guides; and where to learn gourmet backcountry cooking, new languages, space walking, and more.

Climbing, Mountaineering, and Canyoneering
Snow Sports
Cycling and Horseback Riding
Water Sports
Running and Wellness
Sky Diving & Paragliding
Survival and Wilderness Skills
Stick Together: Getting Cliquey at a Specialty Camp
Follow Through: Sustaining Commitment at Home
Start Me Up: A Beginner's Shot at Greatness
Hold the Adrenaline: Soft Adventure Schools

Research and Reporting by Micheal Behar, Jason Daley, Lolly Merrel, and Pieter VanNoordennen

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