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Family Camping for Beginners: Cardigan Lodge

Date and Time

Friday, July 10, 2020 3:00PM - Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:00PM


Cardigan Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

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


Have you ever wanted to try out camping with the whole family but did not know where to start? Join us for an introduction to family camping. Friday afternoon we gather at Cardigan Lodge to collect camping supplies and venture (not too far) into the woods to set up a backcountry tent site. We will set up tents, head out for a hike, cook our meals on camp stoves and share camp stories before retiring to our tents for the night. We will follow techniques to Leave No Trace© of our visit and share plenty of helpful tips to plan your own camping adventures in the future. Designed for families with children ages 6-10.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $159 member / $183 non-member
Youth: $59 member / $79 non-member
Child: $39 member / $59 non-member
*Backcountry campsite at Cardigan on Friday and Saturday evenings All meals from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day Instruction and leadership by AMC Guides. Use of tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cook ware, cook stoves, and daypacks

Past participants say...

I would definitely recommend this program to a friend! I was extremely pleased with the quality family time while learning useful camping skills." Participant '18 "It was an overall excellent experience. Our highlight was cooking together and singing by the fire." Participant '16

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Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destination

Cardigan Lodge






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


AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.