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The 5 Best Summer Camps for Outdoor Kids

Childhood is the perfect time to solidify your kids' love of the outdoors. These camps are here to help.

The 5 Best Summer Camps for Outdoor Kids

Photo: Courtesy of Sanborn Western Camp

When it comes to plotting the perfect summer for your kids, balance is key. Aim for a mix of unstructured outside play time—backyard sprinkler tag, rambling along local trails, tire swings—and organized adventures that will give them the skills and support they need to take their love of the outdoors well into adulthood. These five picks do an admirable job.

Sanborn Western Camps
Wild Whatcom
Western Spirit Cycling
Otter Bar Kayak School

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