Kids’ Camping Compendium - 405 Magazine

Kids’ Camping Compendium

Summer is coming; plan ahead for your kids to have a blast at summer camp.


Summer is coming! Days are warm, nature is filling the great outdoors with color and life … and schools are out, so kids should have plenty of time for adventures. If you’re looking for a camping experience where they can make some great memories, one of these options should be perfect.

► Oklahoma

Boy Scouts – Last Frontier Council

Camp George Thomas

45456 County Street 2520, Apache | 405.286.6497

Ages 6 and up

Mastering new scouting skills plus outdoor adventure


Camp Cadence

14150 S Pine, Edmond | ​405.348.7469

Ages 5-16

Indoor and outdoor horse-riding activities, no experience needed


Camp DaKaNi

3309 E Hefner, OKC | 405.478.5646

Ages 11-17

Activities include kayaking, paintball and rappelling


Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma

Camp Tallchief

9733 Camp Tallchief, Skiatook | 800.707.9914

Grades 1-12

Activities include horse riding, swimming, learning to paddle and crafting


Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma

Camp E-ko-wah

E1660 Rd, Marlow | 405.528.4475

Grades 1-12

Camps include princess, scientist, little mermaids, ponies and floaties and Triwizard tournament



New Life Ranch Summer Camp

160 New Life Ranch, Colcord | 918.422.5506

Grades 3-12

Activities include horse riding, rock climbing and canoeing


Red River Drum & Auxiliary Camp

13528 Scenic Highway 77, Ardmore | 580.745.2014-201

Grades 7-12

Activities include music and band activities; swimming is optional


Shepherds Fold

185 River, Avant | 918.263.3622

Grades 2-12

A Christian camp and retreat center offering outdoor activities


Shiloh Camp for disadvantaged youngsters

440 NE 70th, OKC | 405.858.7011

Ages 8-16

Activities include art sessions, group sports, singing, dancing and fishing


Sky Ranch

Cave Springs

7750 S 655, Quapaw | 800.962.2267 or 918.542.1547

Grades 1-9

Activities include horse riding and swimming



Sooner Youth Camp

Lake Murray State Park135 | 28 Scenic Highway 77, Ardmore

Open to those entering 7th grade in fall through graduating high school in spring 2018

Activities include basketball, swimming and team sports


US Sports/Nike Camps

Various locations in Oklahoma | 800.645.3226

Offering softball, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, swimming and tennis camps


YMCA Camp Classen

Arbuckle Mountains

10840 Main Camp Road, Davis | 580.369.2272

Ages 7-12

Activities include archery, horse riding, hiking and canoeing


YMCA Camp Takatoka

32701 East 660, Chouteau | Westside YMCA 918.446.1424 | Camp Takatoka 918.476.5191

Ages 7-17

Activities include archery, climbing wall, swimming, canoeing, fishing, volleyball, hiking, tubing, wakeboarding and water skiing


► Colorado

Avid4 Adventure

Multiple Colorado locations | 800.977.9873

Grade PreK-12

Teaching kids of all levels to climb, paddle, bike, hike and thrive outdoors – offering overnight camps and teen leadership programs in Bailey and Evergreen, Colorado


Rocky Mountain Soccer Camps

100 S Dewey, Victor, CO | 719.689.5547 or 720.394.5257

Ages 4-17

► Kansas

Cosmosphere Aerospace Camps

1100 N Plum, Hutchinson, KS | 620.665.9323

Grade 6 and above

Activities include astronaut training, solar system study and building robots



► MIissouri

Eagle Sky Christian Camps

1 Eagle Sky, Piedmont, MO | 573.278.3288

Ages 7-18

Christian summer camp offering countless activities including water volleyball and giant Jenga



1353 Lake Shore, Branson, MO | 417.266.3000

Ages 6-18

Christian summer camp offering over 70 activities


Missouri Military Academy

204 N Grand, Mexico, MO | 573.581.1776 ext. 321

Ages 7-12

Offering summer academy, leadership and confidence camps