Appalachian Mountain Club Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Teen Wilderness Adventures

March 11, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2016
To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of its Teen Wilderness Adventures (TWA) program, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is flipping the calendar to 1991 for a chance to win throw-back rates on one of this summer’s mountain and water adventures in New England and New York.

Check out the full line-up of 2016 TWA trips at www.outdoors.org/twa-anniversary.

Since getting its start 25 years ago, TWA has grown to offer 40 outdoor trips this summer with a wide range of introductory to advanced experiences—from Appalachian Trail backpacking to multisport adventures for varied combinations of hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and paddling in destinations like Acadia National Park, New York’s Catskills, and New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Teens can also earn their Wilderness First Aid certification on trips geared toward outdoor leadership training. TWA trips are available for different age groups from 12 to 18 years-old and range from five to 20 days.

TWA continues to expand and diversify with brand-new offerings for summer 2016, including:

New programs based out of Harriman State Park, one hour from New York City, including an introductory backpack on part of the Long Path, the 400-mile long-distance hiking trail that extends through much of New York State.

A girls-only mountain biking adventure to ride some of the best mountain-bike terrain in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, capping off each day with a swim in one of the pristine mountain swimming holes.

Rock climbing iconic spots in New Hampshire and Maine, including Cathedral and White Horse Ledges, Otter Cliffs, and the Precipice.

Anyone who books a TWA trip from February 8 – May 6, 2016 will be automatically entered to win throw-back rates from 1991 for programs of 10 days or less, and one person will win. Depending on the program, the special anniversary promotion offers a discount of up to 80 percent on TWA’s non-member rates.

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. AMC helps people of all ages and abilities to explore and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world. With chapters from Maine to Washington, D.C., guidebooks and maps, and unique lodges and huts, AMC helps people get outdoors on their own, with family and friends, and through activities close to home and beyond. AMC invites the public to support its conservation advocacy and research, youth programming, and care of 1,800 miles of trails. More information is available at www.outdoors.org.

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