Tanglewood’s Adventure Trips, ages 13-15

Maine’s coastal waters and inland hills provide perfect settings to learn skills in cooperation, ecology, communication, and living lightly on the land. Adventure Trips are for those looking for a physically and mentally challenging experience or training in outdoor skills.

All trips practice “Leave No Trace” camping procedures where campers leave behind most of the usual comforts of home. Backpacking is defined as carrying your food, clothing, and shelter in a backpack while hiking from site to site. Adventure Trips are generally limited to 5-8 campers, under the guidance of two skilled and caring trip leaders. Trips are designed to build self-reliance, foster a sense of stewardship and create friendships that will last a lifetime! When youth get up close and personal with nature, they discover themselves!

Interested in the skills associated with adventure trips but not ready for taking an out-of-camp trip? During most residential camp sessions, we offer an outdoor skills focus which features all the activities and challenges necessary to build your confidence while enjoying the comforts and fun of being part of our overnight camp.

Trip options vary each summer. Keep posted each year for new opportunities.

Campers take in the views on the Appalachian Trail

Appalachian Trail, 13-15 yrs

Climbing to high altitudes and descending into deep valleys, this trip is the perfect expedition for those who really love hiking and the outdoors!

Spend 4 days along the Appalachian Trail learning all about Leave No Trace and lightweight backpacking.  This trip has followed several different routes over years including:

  • Starting at the south end of Nahmakanta Lake and continuing south to the Gulf Hagas area, covering over 40 miles of the “wildest” section of the Appalachian Trail,
  • starting at the Gulf Hagas area and following the trail southbound to Borestone Mountain,
  • or, following routes that fit the passions of our leaders.

The week is packed with personal and group challenges, great views, and lots of fun. Participants experience what it means to carry all you need on your back and have the opportunity to meet through-hikers on their way to Katahdin or Georgia!  This is a journey you will never forget!

This trip is limited to a maximum of 8 participants.

  • Trip level
    • Advanced. Good physical condition is a requirement.
  • Experience required
    • Previous hiking experience
  • Departs from Lincolnville

Ages: 13-15                   Cost: TBD for 2024       FAQs and Packing Lists

Program Dates:  July 28-August 2, 2024