Advanced Teen Backpacking
June 30-July 5
This five-night backpacking adventure is for teens ages 15 to 17. Take your backpacking skills to the next level by having an opportunity to plan, execute and help lead a 45-mile backpacking trip along the Northville-Placid Trail in the High Peaks Wilderness. Along the way we will build friendship, camaraderie and outdoor skills to become a proficient backpacker. This program is for participants who already have backpacking experience.
Cost: $575 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, transportation during the course, all meals, and use of group equipment (tents, stoves, cook sets, etc.).
Discovering the Ausable: An Aquatic Stewardship Program
This aquatic science program is for teens ages 13-16. Participants will explore the Ausable River watershed, while learning about aquatic ecology and participating in water quality experiments. The groups stays in a lean-to at Heart Lake’s Wilderness Campground while going on field trips everyday in the Ausable River Watershed.
Cost: FREE ($75 App. Fee); includes instruction, transportation during the course, all meals, and use of group equipment (tents, stoves, cook sets, etc.).
Young Members Weekend at Johns Brook Lodge
Johns Brook Lodge has been reserved for young members to come together and explore the High Peaks Region. Enjoy the comforts of the backcountry lodge and delicious food, make new friends, and get some hiking in! This social and recreational program is geared for people in their 20’s and 30’s and includes two nights lodging and six meals. We’ll spend our time enjoying the comfort of the backcountry lodge, making new friends, exploring the Johns Brook Valley and High Peaks Region, as well as learning and practicing Leave No Trace skills and ethics.
Cost: $165 (members receive 10% discount); includes meals, and lodging for 2 nights.