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Co-Ed Summer Camps at ANA

Summer Camps at Army and Navy Academy are designed to enrich each participant’s character through academic pursuits, recreational activities, and leadership training.

Be Bold This Summer!

Looking for a fun and challenging summer adventure? Summer at Army and Navy Academy offers co-ed campers daily training, recreational activities, unique off-site trips, and teambuilding exercises to instill pride and self-esteem, while re-inforcing good character, leadership traits, and responsibility.

High School Summer Leadership Camp

Camp Challenge is the Academy’s flagship summer leadership development program. Campers gain invaluable life skills while taking part in recreation activities, and team challenges that reinforce accountability, discipline, respect, and other traits that set the foundations of success.

2-Week Programs | 4-Week Programs | JROTC credit-eligible

Middle School Summer Leadership Camp

Camp Challenge LDP is for Middle School Summer Cadets who are just beginning to explore their leadership potential or interest in JROTC. The camp includes formal leadership instruction in addition to “Foundations of Success” subject matter. Summer Cadets will attain invaluable life skills, including self-confidence, team-building, accountability, discipline, and respect.

2-Week Programs | 4-Week Combination

Camp Elective Options

Both high school and middle school 2-week session applicants get to choose their elective:


Warrior Aviation

Computer Science

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


Contact Mike Basista
Associate Director of Admission, Camp Challenge

Camp Information!

~ William M. (Camper)

“The camp gives you experiences. You’re always doing something adventurous, fun, or challenging.”

Guided by the mission of the Army and Navy Academy, the ANA Summer Programs’ philosophy provides pathways and opportunities for all summer campers to:

  • Value the active pursuit of knowledge and strive for their realization of individual potential
  • Develop a sense of self-discipline, leadership, and respect for others
  • Acquire personal honor and pride in themselves and in their community
  • Build cultural awareness through diversity
  • Develop positive self-esteem and an increased sense of accomplishment

ANA offers co-ed motivational summer leadership, academic, and recreation camps that encourage active involvement, accountability, skill development, and personal growth.

Initially established in 1943 as Camp Pacific for Boys, Army and Navy Academy (ANA) Summer Programs now offers co-eds campers from around the world, unique summer leadership training programs in addition to academic and recreation camps, all taking place on the beautiful Army and Navy Academy coastal campus.

Overseen by dedicated staff focused on mentoring campers in a supportive environment, ANA classes and activities concentrate on developing good character, leadership skills, and responsibility while enhancing confidence in all campers. Receiving staff support and guidance when necessary, campers meet challenges and share experiences with their peers that help instill pride and a sense of responsibility.

This emphasis on instilling the attitudes and traits that promote personal growth is what makes our high-challenge, high-reward summer programs truly unique.