We offer exciting, rewarding outdoor adventure education for youth ages 12-18 ranging in length from 5-20 days. Teen Wilderness Adventures combine one or more outdoor activities--like hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, --with spectacular destinations.
Adventure through the Maine Woods, along the wildest and northernmost section of the Appalachian Trail. This trip will finish at the northern terminus of the AT where we'll put our backpacking skills to the test in our summit attempt of Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine at 5,269'. For ages 15-18
Day 1: After an introductory meeting with instructors, group and parents, gear is checked and issued. After packing a lunch, the group heads to the trailhead and begins their hike to the first campsite where they learn about camp set up, cooking on a camp stove, and sleeping comfortably in the backcountry.
Day 2-5: The group makes their way through the 100 mile wilderness towards Katahdin, moving camp each day and refining their wilderness skills as they go. They will learn about navigation, camp craft, LNT, decision making and work as a team to accomplish their goal each day.
Day 6: The group will make their summit attempt of Katahdin using day packs, allowing them to move fast and light in the mountains, and increasing the likelihood of a successful summit if the weather allows.
Day 7: The group is transported back to Pinkham Notch in the morning where they will have lunch, de-issue borrowed equipment and debrief their trip before being picked up in the afternoon.