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Beginner Rocks and Rapids: White Mountains (5 day) - Ages 12-14

Date and Time

Friday, June 26, 2020 9:00AM - Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:00PM


AMC Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, North Country,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


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 kayaking, teens will practice basic camping skills and spend time getting to know their group. This trip is ideal for those who have done little to no rock climbing or white water paddling and are excited to find out what the fuss is all about! Day 1: After arriving at Pinkham Notch Visitor's Center, the participants will get to know each other, playing games, packing their gear and preparing for the trip with the instructors, before eventually having lunch at the Pinkham Notch Trading Post. After lunch, the group will leave Pinkham Notch for their road accessible camp site near the famous Kancamagus Highway. The day's activities will end with a beautiful hike nearby, before the group returns to camp for dinner prep. Day 2-3: The group will meet their Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School Guides at nearby ledges to learn and practice basic rock climbing skills, and have a great time challenging themselves, and encouraging one another! Day 4: After packing up base camp, the group will head back to Pinkham Notch to meet their whitewater kayaking guides at Great Glen Trails, just down the road from the Visitor Center. The guides will instruct participants on boat safety and maneuvers while they practice those skills in a flatwater pond. Day 5: Shuttling up to Errol, New Hampshire with their guides, the participants will use the skills they learned the day before, to paddle class I & II sections of the Androscoggin River! Once they finish the paddle, the group will return to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center for clean-up, good-byes, and departure at 3PM.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Youth: $1,700 member / $1,888 non-member
*Instruction, all meals from lunch on the first day through lunch on the last, camping fees, group camping and cooking gear, during trip transportation, and the ability to borrow some personal gear as needed.

Click map for driving directions
Learning to paddle on the Androscoggin River!


Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Whitewater
Rock Climbing

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge






(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)

AMC Field Staff are passionate about the outdoors and have the training necessary to prioritize safety. Certified in wilderness medicine, and trained in outdoor leadership and risk management, AMC Field Staff provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They lead fun trips while teaching important life and outdoor skills. They follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.