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Teen Programs

Teen programs are open to youth ages 14-18.

Teens are welcome to attend all day programs as well. Please check our Program Calendar for more information.

Teen Outdoor Adventure Details


The Teen Outdoor Adventure is a multi-day backpacking trip in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We hike among some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, sleep in tents and AMC huts, eat delicious backpacking food prepared along the trail and by Hut Croo, and challenge ourselves with the support of the entire group.  No previous hiking experience required!  Just a sense of adventure and desire to challenge yourself.

The Teen Outdoor Adventure is offered at no cost to our families thanks to the fundraising efforts of our board and generous community support. In addition, On Belay provides food, and the clothing and equipment necessary for each participant. We are able to do this in part because of the amazing generosity of AMC's Youth Opportunities Program.

Teen Outdoor Adventure 2019: August 6-9

This year, we're headed to the Presidential Range of the White Mountains.  We'll begin at the AMC Highland Center to gear up and get to know each other.  From there, we'll start our hike following the Crawford Path part of the Appalachian Trail.  Along the trail multiple four thousand footers await.  Much of our route is above tree-line and will afford spectacular views.  We'll also have the chance to summit the highest peak in the Northeast, Mt. Washington.  We'll be staying in two of AMC's High Mountain Huts: Mizpah Spring and Lakes of the Clouds.  This is sure to be an amazing trip!

How to Register

Registration for the Teen Outdoor Adventure is open to teens ages 14-18 who have attended at least one On Belay youth program before the start of the trip.  Registration will be open from April 1 to April 30, 2019.  Please register online between those dates.  This trip has a limited number of spaces.  Registered teens will be selected via lottery at the close of the registration period.  Registration closed for 2019

You will be notified by phone on May 1, 2019, if your teen is selected to participate.  Once the trip is full, all other names will be drawn and added to the wait list.  Those on the waitlist will be notified by email with the spot they hold on the waitlist. Please note: If your teen is selected we will ask you to confirm their ability to participate. If, at that time, your teen is unable to participate, we will draw a new name from the waitlist.


For questions about registration or participation requirements, please email

For a glimpse into a Teen Outdoor Adventure and the impact it has in our teens' life, check out the video below. Many thanks to Phil Vaughn and his crew at Windows to the Wild for joining us on our adventures with the AMC.  We encourage you to check out more of the fantastic work of Windows to the Wild at NHPTV.

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