Teen Wilderness Adventures -7-day- Backpacking and Whitewater Kayaking Adventure (Ages 13-15)
Date and Time
Sunday, July 22, 2018 9:00AM - Saturday, July 28, 2018 3:00PM
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
Registration is required for this activity.
(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)
Start by exploring the wilds of the White Mountains, and then tackle New Hampshire's best whitewater. We'll begin by backpacking three to six miles each day over rugged terrain and camping each night in a tent, shelter, or low-impact back country site. The group will collectively carry everything you need to be comfortable and safe in the backcountry. Next, explore the rapids of rivers such as the Androscoggin or Saco during the day and return to the same campsite each night where you will have time to build fires and bond with new friends. Programs start on flat water to learn paddle strokes and skills, then move on to moving water, and finally Class I, II and possibly lass III whitewater! Trip planned for ages 13-15.
Day1: 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 trail. The group continues refining their outdoor skills, and developing friendships and enjoying the scenic views 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 will hike back to Pinkham Notch, where they will resupply on food and equipment and transition to the Kayaking section of the trip. They will be picked up and transported to Great Glen trails where they will get outfitted with boats and paddling equipment. They will spend their first afternoon on flat water, learning paddle strokes and how to maneuver their kayaks.
Day 5-6: Participants will have opportunities each day to challenge themselves further in rapids of increasing difficulty and excitement and on different rivers around the area. Day 7: The group returns to Pinkham where they will have lunch, de-issue borrowed equipment and debrief their trip before being picked up in the afternoon.
*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.
(best time to call: 8:30am - 4pm, Monday - Friday)
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.