Adventures for Families
Our all-inclusive programming make planning family vacations easy.
We combine outdoor adventures with kid-friendly mountain hospitality in breathtaking locations throughout the Northeast. Our experienced staff lead a full program of activities for you and your kids, enabling you to enjoy the camaraderie of other families who share your outdoor interests. For families with younger children (ages 4-6), our "Wee Wanderers" program provides guided activities to help young kids explore the outdoors at their own pace, while ensuring that the whole family enjoys their time in the outdoors.
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.
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.
|7-8 a.m.||Group breakfast, with a rundown of the day’s camp schedule and weather|
|9-11 a.m.||Morning activity, such as a nature walk, stream exploration, hike, or paddle|
|12-1 p.m.||Group lunch|
|1-2 p.m.||Free time to explore or relax|
|2-5 p.m.||Afternoon activity, such as a hike to Lowe’s Bald Spot, pond studies, forest ecology, canoeing, or fly fishing.|
|5-6 p.m.||Social hour|
|6-7 p.m.||Group dinner|
|7-9 p.m.||Evening program, such as an evening campfire and sing-along, sharing stories, or taking a night hike.|
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.