Teen Adventures

AMC offers exciting and rewarding outdoor trips designed for ages 12-19, focusing on adventure, leadership, advocacy, and conservation – all in spectacular destinations.

Outdoor adventure trips combine hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, canoeing, and more. Participants learn valuable wilderness skills while gaining essential life skills.

  • Ages: 12-18
  • Length: Range from 5-20 days

 

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The Teen Voices program is an exciting partnership between AMC and The Wilderness Society, combining outdoor adventures and advocacy training. Participants develop advocacy skills and learn how to effectively raise their voices for our public lands.

  • Ages: 14-18
  • Length: 10 – 14 days

Teen Voices Programs:

Exploring the Culture of Wilderness (14 day) – Ages 16 – 18

In collaboration with The Wilderness Society (TWS), this program includes thought-provoking discussions about our nation’s history of protecting landscapes for public use and enjoyment and how policy and society enhances or exacerbates diversity, equity, and inclusion, all while backpacking and canoeing through the public waterways and wilderness areas of the White Mountain National Forest and Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Teens on this trip can expect to combine some full days hiking and canoeing with some down time to learn and share their ideas about public lands, art, conservation, and advocacy. Teens will also have the opportunity to present a personal call-to-action at the end of the trip on a topic that they choose, to an audience of AMC and TWS staff.

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Seeking Climate Resilience (10 day) – Ages 14 – 16

This fun trip is a great opportunity for teens to explore their own ideas about public lands, while taking part in a community of young people who are actively seeking to improve the relationship between people and the land. In collaboration with The Wilderness Society (TWS), this program includes thought-provoking discussions about our nation’s history of protecting landscapes for public use and enjoyment and the wellbeing of our planet’s ecosystems, all while backpacking and canoeing through the public waterways and wilderness areas of the White Mountain National Forest and Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Topics include how policy and society can promote or exacerbate diversity, equity, and inclusion in environmental issues. Teens on this trip can expect to enjoy hiking and canoeing, while also contributing to regional citizen science projects and discussing conservation, science, and advocacy. Teens will also have the opportunity to share a personal call-to-action at the end of the trip, on a topic they choose, to an audience of AMC and TWS staff.

Teen Trail crews combine the experience of learning outdoor skills with camping or backpacking – all while engaging in meaningful conservation service projects. No previous outdoor experience is necessary to try one of our trail crews.

  • Ages: 14-19
  • Length: Range from 7-20 days

 

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Featured Programs

Upcoming Activities

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Jun
Beginner Rocks and Rapids: White Mountains (5 day) - Ages 12-14
Fri, Jun 26 - Tue, Jun 30
AMC Joe Dodge Lodge, NH
This trip features rock climbing at some of the best ledges in the area, as well as two days of whitewater kayak instruction on the Androscoggin River! In addition to rock climbing and whitewater...
26
Jun
Backpack and Rock Climb: White Mountains (10 day) - Ages 14 - 16
Fri, Jun 26 - Sun, Jul 5
AMC joe dodge Lodge, NH
This trip will be a 10-day exploration of the White Mountain National Forest, from deep within Wild River Wilderness, to the famous ledges of the Mount Washington Valley. Teens on this trip will spend...
27
Jun
Hike and Backpack: Evans Notch (7 day) - Ages 12 - 14
Sat, Jun 27 - Fri, Jul 3
AMC Joe Dodge Lodge, NH
This trip is a great way to become comfortable hiking and backpacking in New England! The group will start off at a roadside campsite in Evans Notch in the White Mountain National Forest that will act...
27
Jun
Extended Backpack Expedition: 48 4000-Footers (30 day) - Ages 15 - 18
Sat, Jun 27 - Sun, Jul 26
AMC Joe Dodge Lodge, NH
This rewarding trip is an ultimate adventure. With the goal of summiting each of New Hampshire's 4,000 foot peaks, the teens on this trip will explore every corner of the White Mountain National...
28
Jun
5-Sport Adventure: White Mountains (7 day) - (Ages 12 - 14)
Sun, Jun 28 - Sat, Jul 4
AMC Joe Dodge Lodge, NH
You know you're looking for an adventure, but you're not sure what kind of sport you're looking for. How about our multi-sport adventure sampler and spend 7 days trying out hiking,...
28
Jun
Backpack and Canoe Adventure: White Mountains (7 day) - Ages 14 - 16
Sun, Jun 28 - Sat, Jul 4
AMC Joe Dodge Lodge, NH
If you can't decide between backpacking and canoeing, why not do both? Teens on this trip will spend the first four days backpacking in the spectacular Pemigewasset Wilderness and then head to...
28
Jun
Backpack Expedition: Pemigewasset Wilderness (14 day) - Ages 15 - 18
Sun, Jun 28 - Sat, Jul 11
AMC Joe Dodge Lodge, NH
This fun, exciting adventure in the famed Pemigewasset Wilderness will have participants traversing alpine ridges, fording clear mountain streams, and following historical logging roads abandoned...
05
Jul
Canoe Adventure: Northern Forest (7 day) - Ages 14 - 16
Sun, Jul 5 - Sat, Jul 11
AMC Joe Dodge Lodge, NH
What better way to experience the vast Northern Forest than on a backcountry paddling trip for 40 miles along the remote waterways of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail! Visiting Mooselookmeguntic, Upper...
11
Jul
Hike and Canoe Adventure: White Mountains (5 day) - Ages 12 - 14
Sat, Jul 11 - Wed, Jul 15
AMC Joe Dodge Lodge, NH
This trip features day hikes exploring the nearby trails in Pinkham Notch as well as a two-night, backcountry paddling trip on Umbagog Lake, near Errol, New Hampshire. The group will learn camping and...
11
Jul
5-Sport Adventure: White Mountains (7 day) - (Ages 14 - 16)
Sat, Jul 11 - Fri, Jul 17
AMC Joe Dodge Lodge, NH
You know you're looking for an adventure, but you're not sure what kind of sport you're looking for. How about our multi-sport adventure sampler and spend 7 days trying out hiking,...