Adventure Camp at Gordon College's La Vida Center

La Vida at Gordon College offers summer adventure experiences for kids and teens on the North Shore

La Vida Adventure Camp provides adventure experiences in a safe environment that encourages youth to expand their horizons in healthy ways. Our mission is to build character and a positive self-identity. To foster this learning and growth, we use small groups with a high staff-camper ratio, personal discovery, team-building, experiential learning and adventure activities.

Each week-long session is held on the Gordon College campus and is for ages 10-15. Drop off is 9 a.m. and pick up is 4 p.m.

Each camper is placed in a small group of 10-13 kids with two trained counselors and a counselor in training. In addition, activity specialists lead our adventure activities. Staff are past and present Gordon College students along with other carefully selected, trained, caring adults. Counselors in training are high school students that show maturity and a desire to invest in younger campers. Adventure Camp's primary concern is seeing to each camper's physical, emotional, and social needs. For that reason, we limit our camper-to-staff ratio to 5:1 or lower.

Campers enjoy activities including team-building, low and high ropes course, rock climbing, canoeing, and mountain biking. 14- and 15-year-old campers also have an option to do an off-campus experience in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for part of the week. 15- to 18-year-old campers have the option to do an 8- or 10-day trip to the Adirondacks in NY.

2019 Session Dates:

  • Week 1: June 24–28
  • Week 2: July 1–3, 5 (no Treks option, 20% discount - see below)
  • Week 3: July 8–12
  • Week 4: July 15–19 (no Treks option)
  • Week 5: July 22–26
  • Week 6: July 29–August 2 (no Treks option)
  • Week 7: August 5–9


  • 10-13 Year-old Program - $400
  • 14-15 Year-old On- or Off- Campus - $420
  • 14-15 Year-old Adventure Treks - $500
  • July 4th week - 10-13 Year-old Program - $320
  • July 4th week - 14-15 Year-old On- or Off-Campus - $336
Adventure Camp 10-13 year-old: $400/week
Adventure Camp 14-15 year-old On- or Off-Campus: $420/week
Adventure Treks 14-15 year-old: $500
July 4th week: 10-13 Year-old Program: $320
July 4th Week: 14-15 Year-old On- or Off-Campus: $336
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