Teen Camps

Challenge and Exploration

We Get Your teen Off the Couch and Outside

Don’t know what to do with your teenager this summer? WE DO! Camp Canaan’s summer camps for teens are designed to empower your teenager through activity and service. We have two great opportunities for your teen, both of which embrace the great outdoors and are filled with both physical and spiritual activities.

Your son or daughter may have a servant’s heart and enjoy working with our younger campers as part of our Counselor in Training program. Or maybe your adventuresome teen would rather face physical challenges in the wilderness as a participant in our action-packed Teen Leadership Camp program.

Our teen summer camp programs have different elements, but both options achieve great results! Leadership development is at the heart of both programs as are the key fundamentals are discipleship, personal challenge, relationship development, discovering self-identity in Christ, spiritual, social and physical growth.

Whether living at Camp Canaan or trekking through the wilderness, we know your teen will return home inspired and enthusiastic about the next challenges in their lives.

A group of teens wearing back packs pose before starting a hike.


Get off the couch and on the trail with us this summer on one of our premier adventure-based leadership journeys! Our outdoor leadership trips are an incredible opportunity for your son or daughter to be physically and spiritually challenged to grow in a community of fellow adventurers.  This journey helps your child build character and self-identity while sharing their gifts and talents. Designed for campers ages 13-16.

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Three counselors in training hiking

Counselor in Training Program

Our CIT (Counselor in Training) program for teens near Charlotte, NC is an exhilarating leadership program that perfectly blends all the elements of camp life. CIT tasks include administrative jobs and maintenance around the camp to leading groups and playing games with our summer campers. Our Counselor in Training summer camp program provides your teen a hands-on opportunity to learn service and leadership while getting a true look into the working life of a summer camp. Designed for campers ages 14-16.

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