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 23-25th OR July 25-27th
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. Normally, this trip would be reserved for older kids, but this year, strong yet young hikers can attend with a parent. There will be two main groups, with options to do more or less hiking/swimming, as we climb the Carters and Wildcat Mountains.
Dates: July 15 - 20th
Recommended ages: Children must be 10+ to go without parental supervision. All ages can enjoy this trip as long as parents and kids can carry their gear 4 miles and 1900 vertical feet to Carter Notch on Day #2. Gear includes fleece, long pants, rain gear, water bottles, headlamp, sleep gear, swim suit 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 26th
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.