FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2015
The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) has expanded its summer slate of more than 30 guided vacations for families with kids of all ages and levels of outdoor experience, from preschoolers to teens. AMC’s newest offerings in New Hampshire and Maine are part of a progressively more challenging range of experiences for families as they gain confidence in the outdoors and kids get older.
New for this summer, AMC is offering families an introduction to backpacking, expanding Wee Wanderers weekends for kids ages 3-5 to the White Mountains, and giving young adventurers a taste of lodge-to-hut hiking on a shorter duration trip from Highland Center Lodge.
To see the entire line-up of AMC’s summer Family Adventures, visit www.outdoors.org/familyadventures.
AMC’s continuum of guided programming grows with the family. For families with preschoolers and kindergartners, short walks to waterfalls and pond exploration near the comforts of a lodge are a good starting point for an outdoor weekend. The choices for school-aged kids as a first or next outdoor adventure are many, whether going on a week-long family camp, hiking to a mountain hut for an overnight in the backcountry, or camping in a tent. Older kids ready for even bigger challenges will find exhilaration in tackling high summits, hut-to-hut trips, and multi-sport adventures.
Guided AMC Family Adventures this summer include:
AMC’s guided Family Adventures include all lodging, meals, and guided activities. Rates vary based on program length, activity, and location. Rates start at $148 each for adult non-members ($129 AMC members) and $35 for child non-members ($29 members) for the two-night Introduction to Camping program. Five-night lodge-based Family Adventure Camps start at $699 each for adult non-members ($599 members) and $419 for child non-members ($379 members). Child rates apply to ages 3-12; youth rates are available for ages 13-17. Families can take advantage of discounted member lodging and program rates while supporting AMC’s mission with the $75 annual family membership.
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.