Taking 10 underserved, inner-city youth to an adventurous one-week long outdoor experience every year.

Every August, 10 high schoolers get an outdoor expedition opportunity of backcountry backpacking, canoeing, and kayaking in places like New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

 

Our goal is for the youth to have real hands-on experience with wilderness survival, develop leadership skills, work on team building, and have affordable access to outdoor recreational activities. 

In partnership with the Appalachian Mountain Club program, Youth Mountain Adventure Program, we collaborate in planning and organizing an expedition that challenges the youth physically, mentally, and emotionally. 

For one month, the participants train through day hikes at nearby state parks, kayaking in the city harbor, canoeing at state parks, and attending weekly meetings for planning and prep.

 

It's an adventure of a lifetime!

IMPACT

Respect the Outdoors

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Physical Strength

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Emotional Maturity

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Life Skills

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Past Outdoor Adventure Week

New Jersey

2017

NEW HAMPSHIRE 2019

massachusetts 2018

maine 2021

COMING SOON!

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