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.

Meals

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.

Testimonials

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

22
Mar
Lodge to Hut: Women's Snowshoe to Carter Notch
Fri, Mar 22 - Sun, Mar 24
AMC Joe Dodge Lodge, NH
This adventure is designed for women in search of a fun winter experience. Our trip begins with an orientation session and overnight at AMC's Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch before we strap on...
05
Apr
Women's Adventure: Outdoor Skills
Fri, Apr 5 - Sun, Apr 7
AMC Highland Center, NH
This weekend is designed for active adult women seeking to learn new outdoor skills and enjoy great hiking among good company in Crawford Notch. Participants will learn essential skills such as:...
12
Jun
Mountain Leadership School for Backpack Leaders: Women's Specific
Wed, Jun 12 - Sun, Jun 16
AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch, NH
Mountain Leadership School is the AMC's most comprehensive outdoor leadership development program. Individuals take advantage of MLS to learn to safely and confidently enjoy their wilderness...
21
Jun
Women's Adventure: Hike and Paddle
Fri, Jun 21 - Sun, Jun 23
AMC Highland Center, NH
This weekend is designed for active women seeking to learn new outdoor skills and enjoy some great hiking among good company in Crawford Notch. Participants will enjoy one day focused on hiking in...
27
Jun
Nature and Arts: Nature and Experimental Book Making
Thu, Jun 27 - Sun, Jun 30
Medawisla Lodge and Cabins, ME
We will spend time in the lodge designing and making books- Sketch Books as well as Artist's Books. These books will be filled with imagery inspired by our daily explorations out of doors. We...
05
Jul
Lodge to Hut: Women's Hike to Lakes of the Clouds Hut
Fri, Jul 5 - Sun, Jul 7
AMC Joe Dodge Lodge, NH
Join us on this exclusive women-only excursions into the wild- female hikers, female guides. These trips offer the spirit of adventure in an encouraging and supportive atmosphere! We'll begin...
19
Jul
Lodge to Hut: Women's Hike to Madison Springs Hut
Fri, Jul 19 - Sun, Jul 21
AMC Joe Dodge Lodge, NH
Join us on this exclusive women-only excursions into the wild- female hikers, female guides. These trips offer the spirit of adventure in an encouraging and supportive atmosphere! We'll begin...
18
Oct
Women's Adventure: Outdoor Skills Weekend
Fri, Oct 18 - Sun, Oct 20
AMC Highland Center, NH
This weekend is designed for active women seeking to learn new outdoor skills and enjoy some great hiking among good company in Crawford Notch. Participants will learn essential skills, such as hiking...

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