Best Teen & Young Adult Camping & Outdoor Activities Books

Here you will get Best Teen & Young Adult Camping & Outdoor Activities Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Greyson Gray: Camp Legend (The Greyson Gray Series)

Author: by B.C. Tweedt
293 pages

View on Amazon

Before he fought to save the United States, before he battled drones in the sky, before he fought terrorists on trains, helicopters, dirt bikes, horseback, or sinking cruise ships… He went to sports camp. Kirkus Reviews declares it “always entertaining.” Foreword Clarion Reviews calls it “just basic fun,” and Publishers Weekly describes it as a “high-octane thrill fest.” Be the first of your friends to discover the first adventure of the up-and-coming, award-winning, action-packed Greyson Gray Series that follows our young, admirable hero who dares to do what is right, no matter the costs.

Sports Camp has everything twelve-year-old Greyson Gray needs to distract him from his father’s mysterious disappearance – intense athletic competition, weird friends, and a pretty girl. But when Greyson stumbles upon a terrorist’s sinister plot brewing in the observatory, a place already haunted by a chilling camp legend, he suddenly toils with two dueling worlds – one of lurking danger and mystery, the other of competition and awkward romance.

2. Greyson Gray: Fair Game (The Greyson Gray Series) (Volume 2)

Author: by B.C. Tweedt
353 pages

View on Amazon

The adventure only gets more epic from here.Buckle in! The award-winning series cranks up the intensity with “pulse-pounding action”, an “impressive, tireless pace”, and more sarcastic, witty humor as Greyson and his lovable friends discover the world is far more complicated and the terrorists far more sinister than they ever imagined.

After thwarting a major terrorist attack, the twelve-year-old secret savior of thousands, Greyson Gray, is given a new identity and forced into seclusion to hide from the Eye of Eyes – the most wanted man in the world and the leader of a rising terrorist group trying to divide the United States.

But Greyson can only be secluded so long. Drawn toward suspicious activity at the massive Iowa State Fair, Greyson and his faithful friends uncover a plot even more insidious than before – one that threatens the fibers of the nation and possibly the next president of the United States.

For Greyson, everything is on the line – his father’s whereabouts, his relationship with Sydney, and the lives of everyone he loves. With new weapons, a new rival in love, and new enemies, there’s no holding back.It’s all fair game.

3. Line: Tying It Up, Tying It Down

Author: by Adkins
WoodenBoat Publications
48 pages

View on Amazon

This is a basic primer of using line, rope, twine, string and shoelaces. Think of it as an enjoyable course in making line work for you-tying up a hammock, tying down a tarpaulin, cleating down a dockline or lashing on a cartop canoe.

As a gift for a line-challenged mate or a ready reference for your own bookshelf, this practical but beguiling how-to is a must-have. It is an essential introduction to the craft of cordage, illustrated in Adkins’ stylish but clear detail, written with wit and enthusiasm.

4. How to use a compass for kids (and adults too!): Your Little Guide to Becoming an Expert Navigator With a Trusty Compass

Author: by Henry D. Bridges
96 pages

View on Amazon

441 pages

View on Amazon

View on Amazon

This excellent hands-on guide by one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America contains a wealth of practical instruction and advice on how to build everything from a bark teepee and a tree-top house to a log cabin and a sod house.

No professional architects are needed here; and knowing how to use an axe is more important than possessing carpentry skills. More than 300 of the author’s own illustrations and a clear, easy-to-follow text enable campers to create such lodgings as half-cave shelters, beaver mat huts, birch bark shacks, over-water camps, a Navajo hogan, and a pole house.

Additional chapters provide information on how to use an axe, split and notch logs, make a fireplace, and even build appropriate gateways to log houses, game preserves, ranches, and other open areas. An invaluable book for scouts, campers, hikers, and hunters of all ages, this guide and its fascinating collection of outdoor lore “still has intrinsic value,” said Whole Earth Magazine, and will be of keen interest to any modern homesteader.

7. Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir

Author: by Maggie Thrash
272 pages

View on Amazon

Thrash has so carefully and skillfully captured a universal moment…. A luminescent memoir not to be missed. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)All-girl camp.First love.First heartbreak. At once romantic and devastating, brutally honest and full of humor, this graphic-novel memoir is a debut of the rarest sort.

Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She’s from Atlanta, she’s never kissed a guy, she’s into Backstreet Boys in a really deep way, and her long summer days are full of a pleasant, peaceful nothing …

Until one confounding moment. A split-second of innocent physical contact pulls Maggie into a gut-twisting love for an older, wiser, and most surprising of all (at least to Maggie), female counselor named Erin. But Camp Bellflower is an impossible place for a girl to fall in love with another girl, and Maggie’s savant-like proficiency at the camp’s rifle range is the only thing keeping her heart from exploding.

8. American Girls Handy Book: How to Amuse Yourself and Others (Nonpareil Books)

Author: by Lina Beard
480 pages

View on Amazon

Explore, hike, discover, be crafty and have fun with friends or alone, indoors or outside! Written for children in 1893, and valuable for both kids and adults today, here’s a magical cornucopia of projects, devices, toys, gifts, dolls, recipes, decorations, perfumes, wax and clay modeling, oil and water-color painting and games, all with clear and practical directions for how to make and play them.

Vintage Americana by the Beard sisters, two of the founders of the girls scouting movement (when they weren’t campaigning for women’s rights).As Anne M. Boylan writes in her foreword, Healthy and spirited, the American Girl thinks nothing of taking a ten-mile romp’ through woods and fields with a group of friends, and collects flowers and leaves for preservation or presentation to friends and relations.

Above all, however, the Beards’ girl is handy. She can make a hat rack, a screen, or a bookshelf; fashion a macrame hammock or a cornhusk doll; and draw, paint, sculpt, or decorate a roomBy emphasizing what girls can do, The American Girl’s Handy Book presents a portrait of girlhood that is vigorous, active, and full of possibilities.

9. Deep Creek or Bust: A Memoir of Girl Scout Camp

Author: by Deborah Laird Meeks
June 2, 2021

View on Amazon

The year is 1966.Seven teenage girls meet at the primitive Girl Scout camp of Camp Mountain Meadows, on Greenhorn Mountain, in the Sequoia National Forest. The Cardebanngiebarlys patrol is created by using a syllable from each of their names, then the fun begins.

The counselors teach survival skills required to go on the most rugged and adventurous hike offered at the campa backpack trip to Deep Creek, the coveted natural swimming hole with a rock slide. Of all the skills the girls learn, they discover through teamwork the most valuable survival tool of allfriendship.

Piggy is struggling with shyness but overcomes it with the help of her friends by the end of the two-week camping experience. Getting dirty is part of the fun!

10. Celestial Journal Unlined: Unique Black Paper Sketch Book || Gold and Dreamy Premium Designed Diary

Author: by Paper Panda Press
108 pages

View on Amazon

2018 Colorado Book Awards finalist in the Creative Nonfiction and National Bestseller and Honorable Mention Award Winner in the Outdoor Literature category of the 2017 National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) A beautiful book about family and finding a way to achieve more than you ever thought possible.

Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling authorErik Weihenmayer has a long history of turning obstacles into adventures. Born with a rare condition that blinded him as a teenager, he never let his diagnosis hold him back from a full life.

As an athlete, explorer, speaker and activist, he has opened the eyes of people around the world to what’s possible. In 2001, he became the first blind man to climb Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. In 2005, he co-founded his nonprofit organization, No Barriers, to empower others to overcome adversity and achieve their biggest goals.

This special edition of No Barriers introduces kids to the incredible true story of Erik’s most terrifying journey: solo kayaking the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon. Erik and his friends form a courageous crew to do battle with some of the harshest elements nature has to offer.

12. The Field and Forest Handy Book: New Ideas for Out of Doors (Nonpareil Book)

Author: by Daniel Carter Beard
448 pages

View on Amazon

Enjoy the great outdoors through the folksy wisdom in this classic companion to camping, exploring, and hiking. This Handy Book was written in 1906 by a pioneer of the scouting movement, Daniel C. Beard, whose great passion was making boys and girls feel at home in the great outdoors.

Then, as now, the reward is to experience nature’s wonders while fostering self-sufficiency and independence. That is what The Field and Forest Handy Book provides. There are chapters on packing a horse, on sewing clothes and moccasins, on camp cooking, on building piers and boats, making sleds and kites and birdhouses, crafting snow houses, and much more.

Everything imaginable for all ages to have some serious fun. Daniel Carter Beard was a founder of the scouting movement in America and wanted kids to enjoy the out-of-doors as much as he did. In his books, Beard helped preserve invaluable folkways that can instill self-reliance and a deeper appreciation of natureall while having a world of fun.


Alive: The Story Of The Andes Survivors (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Author: by Piers Paul Read
Turtleback Books
416 pages

View on Amazon

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Records the struggles and sufferings of the young Uruguayans during the ten weeks following an airplane crash in the Andes.

14. The Art of Survival: A 5 Minute Adventure Devotional for Teens

Author: by Eric Ballard
195 pages

View on Amazon

224 pages

View on Amazon

View on Amazon

Pass on a love of gardening and nature to children with these 35 fun and rewarding outdoor and indoor projects. Gardening for Kids is full of inspirational ideas to get your kids excited about nature. Dawn Isaac shows you how to sow a wheelbarrow vegetable garden, make cress caterpillars, build an insect hotel, or plant a sunflower alley in your own backyard, using everyday objects and recycled junk.

There are chapters on creative containers, from teapots to rainboots, windowsill gardening of foods such as cress and beans, and beautiful nature crafts that can be made indoors. Whether your outdoor space is big or small, or just a balcony or even a window ledge, these fun and creative ideas will keep your kids entertainedand learning about gardeningall year round.