Adult Adventure Camps

 

Adult Adventure Camps

Get outdoors with AMC

Enjoy some of the best hiking, paddling and other outdoor pursuits in New Hampshire and Maine, in the company of other fun outdoorspeople. Our multi-night Adult Camps & Weekends feature comfortable accommodations, spectacular settings, and guided activities designed especially for active adults. Led by AMC's expert guides, you'll hike to breathtaking waterfalls, ledges, and even summits, paddle serene ponds, try your hand at fly fishing, and unwind in the evening over a hearty home-cooked dinner with great company.

Adult Adventure Camps

About Adult Adventures

Level of Difficulty

Program participants should be able to complete a moderate 6-8 hour day hike in a backcountry setting. Our guides will calibrate each day's activity to the group's challenge level. Depending on the size of the group, we may split up so that there is an option of an easier and a more challenging activity.

Required Equipment

Participants will receive a program packet and equipment list at registration time. Program participants at the Highland Center have free access to outerwear and equipment from the L.L.Bean Gear Room.

Meals

A breakfast buffet, trail lunch, and family-style dinner, including home-baked bread, soup, salad, entree, and dessert are included with your guided program package. Please notify us during registration of any special dietary requirements. We can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-free diets, and most food allergies, with advance notice.

Sample Program Schedule

The following is a general schedule of what you can expect on a 5-day Adult Adventure. You'll receive a complete schedule upon arrival. This schedule is subject to vary given the time of year and theme of the program. A variety of backcountry adventures and other activities will be offered each day and evening and all are optional. All hikes are rain or shine.

Sunday

2:00-5:00pm Check in and Registration
5:00 PM Welcome and Social Hour: Appetizers and beverages will be served.
6:00 PM Family-style Dinner
7:30 PM Welcome Session/Overview of the Week

Monday-Wednesday

6:30-8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Morning Hike/Ski Options
12:30 PM Buffet Lunch
2:00 PM Afternoon Program Option
5:00 PM Apres Adventure Social Hour
6:00 PM Family-Style Dinner
7:30 PM Evening Programs: An evening program will be offered each night

Thursday

6:30-8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet
9:00 AM All-Day Hike/Ski Options with Trail Lunch
5:00 PM Apres Adventure Social Hour
6:00 PM Family-Style Dinner
7:30 PM Photo Slideshow of Your Week

Friday

6:30-8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet
9:00 AM Hike Option/Guided Program Option
10:30 AM Check-out time
12:00 PM Family-style lunch and goodbyes!

Upcoming Programs

Adult Adventure: Ski and Snowshoe Weekend
Status: Open
Date: Friday, January 19, 2018 2:00PM - Sunday, January 21, 2018 11:00AM
Activity: Skiing,Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic),Snowshoeing
Adult Adventure: Ski and Snowshoe Workshop
Status: Open
Date: Friday, February 2, 2018 2:00PM - Sunday, February 4, 2018 11:00AM
Activity: Skiing,Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic),Snowshoeing
Adult Adventure: Snowshoe & Spa
Status: Open
Date: Friday, February 9, 2018 5:00PM - Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:00PM
Activity: Hiking,Snowshoeing,Yoga
Adult Adventure: Snowshoe along the AT at Mohican
Status: Open
Date: Friday, February 16, 2018 3:00PM - Sunday, February 18, 2018 2:00PM
Activity: Hiking,Snowshoeing

Testimonials

"Absolutely superb! A very full, rich day. This program has both breadth and depth; we saw a wide variety of plants but also got a lot of information on selected species. Instructors were truly excellent."

Program Participant
(2013)

"Good hikes, great guides, good folks, good fun. Don't see a reason or a way to improve!"

Program Participant
(2013)

"This hike exceeded my experience because of valuable lessons learned even apart from nature lessons. Strength of the instructor included Nancy's knowledge of natural history; helpfulness at all levels of the experience - hiking, teaching, encouraging us when we needed it!"

Program Participant
(2013)

Our Staff

Adult Adventures are led by experienced AMC guides. Our guides come from various backgrounds, including outdoor education and environmental studies. All AMC guides go through rigorous AMC leadership training, and all have a minimum of Wilderness First Aid training.