AMC’s family adventures make planning vacations easy with our all-inclusive programming.
We combine one to five days of outdoor adventure with kid-friendly mountain hospitality in spectacular settings in New Hampshire. Our experienced staff will lead a full program of activities for parents and kids ages 4 and up. Enjoy the camaraderie of other families who share your outdoor interests in breathtaking locations throughout the Northeast. For families with younger children (ages 4-6), AMC’s Wee Wanderers program provides guided activities that allow young kids to explore the outdoors at their own pace while making sure that the whole family enjoys their time in the outdoors.
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Who guides family adventures?
AMC’s family adventures are led by experienced AMC guides who come from various backgrounds, including outdoor education and environmental studies. All guides go through rigorous training and have a minimum of Wilderness First Aid certification.
What is the level of difficulty of AMC Family Adventures?
Program participants should be able to complete a moderate 4-hour day hike in a backcountry setting. Parents or grandparents will participate with children in all programs, and are in the best position to judge the abilities of children or grandchildren.
Our program staff will base each day’s activities based on group ability.
Families looking for a little more challenge may want to consider a Family Adventure with a hut overnight option. Families with younger children might consider our Wee Wanderers program. All family programs and activities have a recommended minimum age to best match ability.
Can you provide a sample daily program schedule?
7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast/rundown of day’s camp schedule and weather by staff
9:00-11:30 AM Morning activity (ex. nature walk, stream exploration, map and compass, hike, paddle, Staying Found)
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch with group
1:00-2:00 PM Free time to explore or relax
2:00-5:00 PM Afternoon activity (ex. hike to Lowe’s Bald Spot, pond studies, forest ecology, canoeing, fly fishing)
5:00-6:00 PM Social Hour
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:00-9:00 PM Evening program (ex. evening campfire and sing-along, night hike, stories from the stars, movies)
What are the meal options on an AMC family adventure?
A breakfast buffet, trail lunch, and buffet dinner, are included with your guided program package. Vegetarian options are always available. At least one kid-friendly dinner option, such as macaroni and cheese, fajitas, and chicken fingers is available daily. Dinner is usually served buffet-style so kids can eat early. 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.