As ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) continues to monitor the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), ADK has developed the following risk management protocols for in-person programs which include our day hike and trailless backpacking series. The risk of contracting COVID-19 during an ADK program cannot be eliminated, but we have identified mitigation strategies to reduce that risk in a pre-vaccine environment. With those strategies in place, we believe the risk can be managed appropriately.

Advanced Teen Backpacking – FULL

June 26-30

This five-day, four-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 proficient backpackers.  This program is for participants who already have backpacking experience.

Cost: $599 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, transportation during the course, all meals, and use of group equipment (tents, stoves, cook sets, etc.).

Please call 518-523-3441 to be placed on our waitlist.


Yes, She Can: Girls Outdoor Adventure

July 7-11

This 5-day adventure, based out of ADK’s Heart Lake Program Center, is for girls ages 15-17. Join ADK educators and guides for paddling, hiking, and more in the beautiful Adirondacks. Meet women who work in the outdoor industry, try your hand at a variety of outdoor pursuits, and make new friends along the way.

Cost: $599 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, transportation during the course, all meals, and use of group equipment (tents, stoves, cook sets, etc.).

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Teen Paddling Adventure

July 13-17

Teen Paddling Adventure is a 5-day experiential, cooperative group canoe-camping experience for teenagers between 15-17 years old with the shared responsibility of camp chores, cooking, and decision making while practicing Leave No Trace skills and ethics.  We’ll spend our time learning about safe flatwater travel, honing our paddling skills, and discussing the rich natural history of the Adirondacks.  This program is great for teenagers who have had some experience paddling and are eager to learn how to plan and execute their own excursions in the future.  It will be led by two of ADK’s professional staff.

Cost: $599 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, transportation during the course, all meals, and use of equipment (tents, stoves, bear canisters, etc.)

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Discovering the Ausable: An Aquatic Stewardship Program

July 20-24

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 group stays at ADK’s Education Yurt Village at Heart Lake’s Wilderness Campground while going on field trips every day 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.).  Application required.

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Johns Brook Valley Teen Adventure

July 29-August 1 – FULL

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 proficient backpackers.

Cost: $399; includes instruction, transportation during the course, all meals, and use of group equipment (tents, stoves, cook sets, etc.).

Please call 518-523-3441 to be placed on our waitlist.


Registration: 518-523-3441

For more information on the programs above, please contact:

Tyler Socash, Education Programs Coordinator
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone: 518-523-3480, ext. 120
tyler@adk.org


2021 Young Members Weekend at Heart Lake

August 13 – 15

This social and recreational program will be based at the Wilderness Campground at Heart Lake in Lake Placid, NY, and is geared for people in their 20’s and 30’s. We’ll go over our personal goals and interests on Friday as we get to know each other and split into smaller groups for Saturday’s high peak hikes, with flexibility to make this weekend as adventurous as you’d like! Good physical fitness is required due to rugged terrain. Previous hiking experience strongly recommended. Participants will need to provide their own tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and other personal gear.

Cost: $115 nonmember, ADK members receive 10% discount. Includes parking at HPIC, shared campsite for 2 nights, and 6 “to-go” meals provided by the Adirondak Loj and Hungry Hiker.

Questions? Email Stephanie at stephanie@adk.org with any questions.

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Submit the following forms and proof of health insurance by July 30:
Combined Acknowledgement of Risk, Release of Liability, and Medical History Form
Photo/Video/Audio Release Form