Set off on one of the world's most famous footpaths as we explore the Taconic range during this beginner backpacking trek. Trek over rugged mountains that dominate the skyline of western Massachusetts, and absorb stunning views of the Housatonic Valley, the Berkshires, and the Catskills. Take advantage of the endless opportunities for personal growth and meaningful time in nature with friends.
This itinerary includes four days and three nights of backpacking. Participants can expect to carry an internal frame pack weighing 35-45 pounds while traveling up to eight miles per day.
Wildwood Teen Adventure Trips immerse teens entering grades 9-12 in the natural wonders of some of New England's most beautiful areas. All trips focus on developing a love of the outdoors, but each trip takes a unique approach. A wide variety of trip options accommodate many interests and levels of outdoor experience. Teen Adventure Trips begin with a half day of team-building and orientation at Wildwood. Groups then travel to destinations around the Northeast. Along the way, they'll participate in a variety of outdoor adventures, learn the basics of Leave No Trace camping and trekking, and meet with conservation professionals to participate in hands on environmental study or service. Groups are small and co-ed, with two leaders and between 5-10 teens. Participants practice hands-on skills in conservation and outdoor living and develop knowledge of the region's natural history.
Wildwood utilizes electronic submission of health forms through CampDoc.com. Within 48 hours of registering for camp, an invitation will be sent from CampDoc requesting you to create a profile. Your login will be the email address of parent/guardian from the first page. Please notify the office for changes. Forms need to be completed by May 15. The Camp Handbook with packing list can be found on our website, updated each spring. Health forms must be submitted by May 15, 2022. Refunds are not given for participant dismissal, failure to attend, absence, or sick days. If the camp must cancel a session, you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel on or before May 15, a refund of all but the $100 non-refundable deposit will be made. After May 15, no refund is available.