Appalachian Mountain Club Offers Family Adventure Camps For 2010 Summer Fun!
America’s oldest conservation and recreation organization, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is offering 12 Family Adventure Camps throughout July and August.
Adventures including fly fishing the AMC’s 66,500-acre Maine Woods conservation land, remote canoeing, exploring the summit of Mt. Washington, hut hiking along the Appalachian Trail and rafting on the Androscoggin River. Guided activities will include easy-to-moderate hikes and hands-on naturalist programs such as pond studies, forest ecology, and wildlife watching. AMC Family Adventure Camps are a great fit for kids ages 5-12 and are based at four AMC lodges in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Maine’s Moosehead Lake Region, each of which offer access to local trail networks and ponds. Camps at both lodges spend an overnight stay at one of three different AMC huts.
“Families with younger kids can opt for lower-elevation Zealand Falls Hut or Lonesome Lake Hut, and older or more experienced families can take a moderately challenging hike to Mizpah Spring Hut, located just below tree-line.” All-inclusive package rates vary by location and start at $590 for adult non-members and include five-nights’ accommodation, all meals (dinner includes fresh baked bread, soup, salad, entree, and dessert), and guided programs and instruction. At Highland Lodge, guests also have free use of the L.L. Bean gear room.
Child rates apply to ages 12 and under and start at $350 per child. AMC members receive discounted rates.
Visit Appalachian Mountain Club for schedules, dates and details. To make reservations call (603) 466-2727.