Give your teen a summer to remember!  Adirondack Mountain Club’s (ADK) summer teen activities offer an adventure for youth ages 13-17.  These programs not only teach valuable wilderness skills and life lessons but help foster an ethic of stewardship for our wild lands while instilling a spirit of adventure.

1. Johns Brook Valley Teen Adventure

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This four-day, three-night camping adventure is for teens ages 14 to 17. Explore Johns Brook Valley’s mountains, streams and lean-tos while we build friendship, camaraderie and outdoor skills in the Adirondack backcountry. Participants will experience hiking high peaks and learning the skills to become a proficient backpacker.

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2. Discovering the Ausable: An Aquatic Stewardship Program

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This program is a five-day, four-night adventure in camping and aquatic stewardship for teens age 13-16. Participants will explore the Ausable River watershed, while learning about aquatic ecology and participating in water quality experiments.  Participants will camp in a lean-to at Heart Lake’s Wilderness Campground while taking day trips to places along the Ausable River. This program is a partnership of ADK and the Ausable River Association (AsRA).

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3. High School Volunteer Trail Projects

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Experience working on a week-long trail project with fellow peers while camping in the Adirondack backcountry.

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4. Advanced Teen Backpacking

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Teens (ages 15-17) with backpacking experience: Take your backpacking to the next level by helping to plan, execute and lead a 45-mile backpacking trip along the Northville-Placid Trail.

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Can’t afford one of these program?  Apply for one of our scholarships.