Teen Wilderness Adventures-7-Day-White Mountain Backpacking (Ages 14-16)
Date and Time
Sunday, August 5, 2018 9:00AM - Saturday, August 11, 2018 3:00PM
White Mountains, NH,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH United States
Registration is required for this activity.
(best time to call: (best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday))
Explore some of the most striking mountainous terrain in the East. With several wilderness areas and world-famous mountain ranges, the 770,000-acre White Mountain National Forest offers some of New England's premier hiking. The group will hike three to eight miles per day while carrying all the camping gear and food, they need to stay comfortable and safe in the backcountry. As you travel from one campsite to the next, you will build friendships, teamwork, and confidence in your skills and comfort on the trail. For ages 14-16
Day 1: After an introductory meeting with instructors, group and parents, gear is checked and issued. After lunch the group heads to the trailhead and begins their hike to the first campsite where they learn about camp set up, cooking on a camp stove, and sleeping comfortably in the backcountry.
Day 2-3: The group works together to break down camp. Goes over their route for the day, and hit the trail for their next camp site stopping for lunch and breaks along the way. After arriving in camp, the group may play a game, or participate in team initiatives, or have some down time to reflect on their experience in the outdoors.
Day 4: The group may stay at one campsite for 2 nights, to allow them to do some "peak bagging" without the full weight of their backpack. This allows the group to move fast and light, and more easily access the incredible views the White Mountains have to offer.
Day 5 & 6: The group continues to travel to more back country campsites, refining their outdoor skills, and developing friendships and enjoying scenic views along the way.
*Prices include instruction, transportation during the course, all meals from lunch the first day through lunch the last day, group equipment (tents, stoves, pots/pans, etc.), and all camping fees during the program.
Chelsea brings twelve years of adventure programming experience to her role at the AMC. She began leading wilderness trips for teens in 2006 and went on to work in both field and program leadership positions around the United States and South America. Chelsea joined the AMC in the role of Teen and College Adventure Programs Manager in the summer of 2016. Chelsea holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from University of North Carolina in Asheville.