Want to develop your backcountry leadership skills? Would you like to learn or improve upon trail work skills, community service, and volunteer experiences? Want to go a step further and grow as a leader in the outdoors? If so, the Appalachian Mountain Club's Outdoor Leadership & Conservation Semester is perfect for you!

A Leave No Trace Master Educator course and a Wilderness First Responder certification course are part of the curriculum, and will provide you both the experience and the credentials to pursue both careers and advanced personal skills in the outdoors.

Wilderness Backpacking and Canoeing skills will be learned, practiced, and mastered. Advanced trail work training and the opportunity to build upon your skills while completing a variety of trail projects are an integral component of this expedition as well.

Students will engage in intensive community building through rugged wilderness travel adventures all over the Northeast- from Northern New Hampshire, to the Delaware Water Gap. The program will start and end at AMC's Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Locations throughout the program may include but are not limited to: *Camp Dodge Volunteer Center in Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire the White Mountains and Presidential Range, Noble View Outdoor Center in Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley, and  Mohican Outdoor Center in New Jersey's Delaware Water Gap.

At all locations an AMC facility will be utilized as a jumping off point for "spiking out" in the backcountry. All travel expenses while on course are covered in full by the enrollment fee.

Related Listings

AMC: 7-Day Backpack and Whitewater Kayaking

Greenville, ME  -   Summer Program
When backpacking, we camp at designated tenting areas and learn Leave No Trace techniques to protect wild and beautiful areas. For kayaking, you will navigate ... (more)

AMC: 20-Day Leadership Training Backpack

Gorham, NH  -   Summer Program
AMC Teen Wilderness Adventures is a unique summer outdoor program in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine. Teen Wilderness Adventures let you discover more of the ... (more)
Show More

Participant Reviews

Write a Review

This program hasn't been reviewed yet. Write the first review!

Participant Reviews

Write a Review

This program hasn't been reviewed yet. Write the first review!

Request More Information

Close Icon

Want More Information about AMC's Teen Wilderness Adventures: Outdoor Leadership & Conservation Semester (Ages 17-22)?

Your request will be sent directly to Appalachian Mountain Club Teen Wilderness Adventures.

I am a:
By submitting this form I confirm that I am at least 13 years of age and give my consent to be contacted by Appalachian Mountain Club Teen Wilderness Adventures by email as well as by phone and/or mail (if provided).