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.
Explore some of the most striking mountainous terrain in the East. With several wilderness areas and world-famous mountain ranges, the 770,000-acre White Mountain National Forest offers some of New England's premier hiking. The group will hike three to eight miles per day while carrying all the camping gear and food, they need to stay comfortable and safe in the backcountry. As you travel from one campsite to the next, you will build friendships, teamwork, and confidence in your skills and comfort on the trail. For ages 14-16
Day 1: After an introductory meeting with instructors, group and parents, gear is checked and issued. After 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 2-3: The group works together to break down camp. Goes over their route for the day, and hit the trail for their next camp site stopping for lunch and breaks along the way. After arriving in camp, the group may play a game, or participate in team initiatives, or have some down time to reflect on their experience in the outdoors.
Day 4: The group may stay at one campsite for 2 nights, to allow them to do some "peak bagging" without the full weight of their backpack. This allows the group to move fast and light, and more easily access the incredible views the White Mountains have to offer. Day 5 & 6: The group continues to travel to more back country campsites, refining their outdoor skills, and developing friendships and enjoying scenic views along the way.