New birds, new friends, new experiences

Each year the American Birding Association and its partners offer some fantastic events for young birders, enabling them to get out, discover more about birds, and go birding with others in their age group. Attending workshops, conferences, camps, and conventions gives these young people a unique opportunity to experience birding, learn about bird ecology and identification, and just have fun with their peers.

Registration for 2024 ABA camps is open! Scholarships are available.

Camp Surfbird February 23-25, 2024

Camp Surfbird is a new, unique overnight camp experience designed specifically for youth ages 13-17 to enjoy the San Diego Bird Festival to the fullest. Working together, San Diego Audubon and the American Birding Association have planned an unforgettable weekend for young birders to gather and explore the region with like-minded peers.

Camp Colorado June 23-30, 2024

Join us as we explore Colorado from grassland to glaciers. From the shortgrass prairie of northeastern Colorado to the aspen groves and alpine tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park, Camp Colorado has it all!

ABA Adventure at Acadia National Park July 7-12, 2024

The ABA is partnering with the National Parks to provide an amazing adventure for younger birders, ages 9-12, with an accompanying adult. This unique experience provides an all-inclusive birding vacation set in the pristine landscape of Schoodic peninsula in Acadia National Park with all the comforts of private cabin lodging...

Camp Delaware Bay August 1-8, 2024

Our Camp Delaware Bay visits many of North America’s most celebrated birding hotspots at the peak of shorebird migration. From Cape May to Bombay Hook NWR and all around the Delaware Bay, we’ll bird the beaches, bayshores, marshes, and woodlands, finding a wonderful variety of species.