Wee Wanderers are 2-night, 3-day programs designed for families with kids ages 3-5. Our guided activities will allow young kids to explore the outdoors at their own pace while making sure that the whole family has an excellent time in the outdoors. Cardigan Lodge, which is set on a 1,200-acre reserve and offers a quiet, roads-end experience, is the ideal location for Wee Wanderers, with nature trails leading to waterfalls and a small pond for swimming.
If you have any questions about which family adventure is right for your interests and abilities, please call us and we'll connect you to program staff.
7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast/rundown of day's schedule and weather by staff
9:00-11:30 a.m. Morning activity (ex. nature walk, stream exploration, hike to a waterfall)
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch with group
1:00-2:00 p.m. Free time to explore or relax
2:00-5:00 p.m. Afternoon activity (ex. hike to waterfall, pond exploration, nature walks)
5:00-6:00 p.m. Social Hour
6:00-7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00-9:00 p.m. Evening program (examples: evening campfire &sing-along, night hike, stories from the stars, movies)
A breakfast buffet, trail lunch, and sit-down family-style dinner, including home-baked bread, soup, salad, entree, and dessert are included with your guided program package. Vegetarian options are always available. At least one kid-friendly dinner option, such as macaroni and cheese, fajitas, and chicken fingers is available daily. Dinner is usually served buffet style so kids can eat early. Staff will generally organize an activity for kids during meal time so parents can socialize and take more time to finish dinner. 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.
Wee Wanderers Family 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.