Lake Placid Outing Club
Fun. Friends. Free.
LPOC is an outdoor organization providing a safe, positive, lifelong learning experience for our youth through wilderness activities. LPOC builds self-esteem through the satisfaction of achievement while having fun in the mountains. All Club activities foster teamwork, caring for others, and stewardship of the environment.
I'm Going on a Trip
Johns Brook Lodge
Kids and adults alike hike into Johns Brook Lodge (3.5 miles one way) to stay two nights while hiking 46ers, playing in the brook, eating delicious meals, exploring, meeting new friends....the possibilities are endless.
Dates: July 17-19th OR July 24-26th OR August 12-14th
Recommended ages: Children must be 10+ to go without parental supervision. All ages can enjoy this trip, as long as parents and/or kids can get their gear into the lodge. Gear includes clothing, pillowcase, sleeping bag, snacks, water bottle,and headlamp. A pillow and wool blanket are provided, as are all meals.
White Mountains, NH
This five night, six-day hiking extravaganza scales some tough peaks in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It starts with a drive to Pinkham Notch, NH, where they'll spend the night at Appalachian Mountain Club's Shapleigh House at Highlands Lodge (all facilities are AMC and serve excellent meals; Highlands has hot showers, towels, and bedding). The group will spend the next three nights at Mizpah Spring (3800), Lakes of the Clouds (5050) and Madison Spring (4800) Huts (high huts have cold running water, three wool blankets, need sleeping bag liner or sheet, t-shirt makes a perfect pillowcase and last day clean shirt). Fifth night is spent at an AMC Base Lodge again with hot showers, towels, and bedding. Peaks climbed in order are: Jackson (4062), Pierce (4310), Eisenhower (4760), Franklin (5001), Monroe (5384), Washington (6288), Clay (5533), Jefferson (5712), Adams (5774) and Madison (5366). This is a stunningly beautiful traverse that LPOC has very successfully made on average every three summers since 1993.
Dates: July 7-11th
Recommended ages: Suggested age is 12+. Gear includes fleece, long pants, rain gear, water bottles, headlamp, sleep gear, swimsuit with small pack towel, and their share of the group trail lunch food.
This full day trip, led by Matt Levenson and 2-3 other experienced guides at the family-owned Adirondack Rafting Company, offers a thrilling yet safe experience on the whitewater of the Indian River and Hudson River Gorge.
If your child has participated in 6 or more trips this summer, (1 volunteer day equals 3 trips), then mark your calendars for this epic day on the water.
Date: Sunday August 25th
Recommended Age: Under 10 must be accompanied by a parent. Kids as young as 5 have gone, but they must be able to sit in a boat for a long period of time. Water level is generally low in August, but the rapids can be quite intimidating class 3.