Women’s Adventure programs

Find your Inner Outdoorswoman

AMC offers a variety of outdoor skills and experience programs, led by women for women, ranging from hiking, paddling, and skiing to trail maintenance. All that’s needed is a desire to connect with the outdoors.  Join one of our upcoming programs, on your own or with a friend!

About Women’s Only Adventures

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) has further expanded its women’s outdoor adventure and skills program series as these travel experiences have become increasingly popular. Interest has steadily grown over the past several years, and AMC now offers nearly double the number of women’s weekends.

Several weekends for beginners hit the trails to practice introductory outdoor skills such as reading a map and compass and basic first aid while hiking in the White Mountains or Delaware Water Gap in New Jersey. For those with more hiking experience, another trip tackles a number of well-known, moderately challenging 4,000-foot summits in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire.

All of the weekends are based at summiting lodges, located in some of the Northeast’s most spectacular outdoor settings, and each lodge has its own unique identity. In the White Mountains, AMC. Washington, is a classic for hiking the region’s highest mountains in the Presidential Range. For a traditional Maine Woods experience, AMC’s Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins features renovated nineteenth-century guest cabins, complete with wood stoves and gas lamps, nestled around a central lodge. Rustic Mohican Outdoor Center is convenient to New York City, yet a world away on a beautiful glacial lake in the 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap.
All of the weekends include comfortable lodge accommodations and freshly prepared meals.

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 from the L.L.Bean Gear Room.


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


Women’s Cross-Country Ski Adventure – January 2016 – Highland

“Both guides were wonderful – very supportive and knowledgeable. I totally enjoyed myself and learned a lot.”

Program Participant

“Supportive women’s environment, excellent leaders. We can be vulnerable and stretch and grow in our skills. Fabulous yoga and ski Olympian presentation. We had a great experience.”

Program Participant

Women’s Adventure: Paddle & Hike – September 2015 – Pinkham

“Great group of people, great guides and perfect weather! Very inclusive program!”

Women’s Outdoor Skills – June 2015 – Crawford

“All 3 (guides) friendly, knowledgeable. Great people skills!”

Program Participant

“These gals (guides) know their stuff and love to share information. Both of them are great!.”

Program Participant

“Learned a ton of new things, helpful ideas and suggestions – practical, technical.”

Program Participant

Women’s Winter Adventure – February 2015 – Pinkham

“Bright sunny days, wonderful guides, the best women!”

Program Participant

Our Staff

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.

Upcoming Programs

Lodge to Hut: Women's Backcountry Ski to Zealand

Status: Open
Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 5:30PM - Sunday, February 3, 2019 3:00PM
Activity: Instruction (Skills),Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)

Women's Adventure: Winter Sports Weekend

Status: Full
Date: Friday, February 8, 2019 6:00PM - Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:00PM
Activity: Instruction (Skills),Skiing,Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic),Snowshoeing,Naturalist

Women's Adventure: Cross -Country Ski Weekend

Status: Wait Listed
Date: Friday, February 22, 2019 5:30PM - Sunday, February 24, 2019 2:00PM
Activity: Instruction (Skills),Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic),Social Events,Naturalist

Lodge to Hut: Women's Snowshoe to Lonesome Lake

Status: Wait Listed
Date: Friday, March 1, 2019 5:30PM - Sunday, March 3, 2019 3:00PM
Activity: Backpacking,Instruction (Skills),Snowshoeing,Naturalist

Lodge to Hut: Women's Snowshoe to Carter Notch

Status: Open
Date: Friday, March 22, 2019 6:00PM - Sunday, March 24, 2019 3:00PM
Activity: Backpacking,Hiking,Instruction (Skills),Snowshoeing,Naturalist

Women's Adventure: Outdoor Skills

Status: Open
Date: Friday, April 5, 2019 5:30PM - Sunday, April 7, 2019 3:00PM
Activity: Hiking,Instruction (Skills),Specialty Skills,Naturalist

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