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.
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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.
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
The New Hampshire Traverse is a challenging 4 day hut to hut hike through the NH Presidential range of the White Mountains. This spectacular trip is a unique opportunity for advanced hikers. AMC huts provide comfortable bunks and delicious meals prepared for the group. This means kids do not have to haul quite as much weight over these spectacular peaks.
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.
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This full day trip, led by a few 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.
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 a quite intimidating class 3.