Adult Backcoutnry Adventures in Maine

Enjoy some of the best hiking, paddling and other outdoor pursuits in New Hampshire and Maine, in the company of other fun outdoorspeople. Our multi-night Adult Camps & Weekends feature comfortable accommodations, spectacular settings, and guided activities designed especially for active adults. Led by AMC's expert guides, you'll hike to breathtaking waterfalls, ledges, and even summits, paddle serene ponds, try your hand at fly fishing, and unwind in the evening over a hearty home-cooked dinner with great company.

 

Level of difficulty
Program participants should be able to complete a moderate 6-8 hour day hike in a backcountry setting. Our guides will calibrate each day's activity to the group's challenge level. Depending on the size of the group, we may split up so that there is an option of an easier and a more challenging activity.

Required Equipment
Participants will receive a program packet and equipment list at registration time. Program participants at the Highland Center have free access to outerwear and equipment in the L.L.Bean Gear Room.

Sample Program Schedule
The following is a general schedule of what you can expect on a 5-day Adult Adventure. You'll receive a complete schedule upon arrival. This schedule is subject to vary given the time of year and theme of the program.

Sunday
2:00-5:00pm Check in and Registration
5:00pm Welcome and Social Hour: Appetizers and beverages will be served.
6:00pm Family-style Dinner
7:30pm Welcome Session/Overview of the week

Monday-Wednesday: A variety of backcountry adventures and other activities will be offered each day and evening and all are optional. All hikes are rain or shine.
6:30-8:30am Breakfast Buffet
9:00am–12:00pm Morning Hike/Ski Options
12:30pm Buffet Lunch
2:00pm Afternoon Program Option
5:00pm Après Adventure Social Hour
6:00pm Family-Style Dinner
7:30pm Evening Programs: An evening program will be offered each night

Thursday
6:30-8:30am Breakfast Buffet
9:00am All Day Hike/Ski Options with Trail Lunch
5:00pm Après Adventure Social Hour
6:00pm Family-Style Dinner
7:30pm Photo Slideshow of your Week

Friday
6:30-8:30am Buffet Breakfast
9:00am Hike Option/Guided Program Option
10:30am Check-out time
12:00pm Family-style lunch and good byes!

Meals
A breakfast buffet, trail lunch, and sit-down family-style dinner, including home-baked bread, soup, salad, entree, and dessert are included in your camp package. Please notify us during registration of any special dietary requirements. We can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-free diets, and most food allergies, with advance notice.

 
 
Adult Adventures Schedule
Date Event Location Fees
(Mem/Non-mem)
Jun 25-28, 2015 Adult Adventure: Summer Hiking in the Mountains Joe Dodge Lodge and Carter Notch Hut Adult: $299/$345
Jun 27-
Jul 2, 2015
Adult Adventure Camp in Maine Little Lyford and Gorman Chairback Lodge & Cabins Adult: $830/$970
Jul 5-10, 2015 Adult Adventure Camp in Maine Little Lyford and Gorman Chairback Lodge & Cabins Adult: $830/$970

Adult Adventures are led by experienced AMC guides. Our guides come from various backgrounds, including outdoor education and environmental studies. All AMC guides go through rigorous AMC leadership training, and all have a minimum of Wilderness First Aid training.

 

Registration

Search our listings of great outdoor activities for adults and register online, or call 603-466-2727.

Custom Adventures

Create your own custom White Mountain adventure with a trusted AMC guide by your side. You choose the activity, skill level, and duration.