Pathfinder trips are designed for high school age campers who have little or no experience. These trips offer a sampling of activities so campers can “try out” many different moderate level adventures to find which ones they like best. Campers step out of their comfort zones, try new things, gain confidence, and learn about themselves in the process.

The idea behind this is that campers may not know what they like to do and they can try many adventure activities in order to figure out which ones are best fit for them. While there are many activities in each trip there is at least one activity that is meant to be the highlight of the trip. This allows campers to lean toward something they may be interested in while also stepping out of their comfort zone a little and trying something new.

West Virginia White Water

(Grades 8-10) Available Sessions 1 & 3

Tuition Fee: $2100

Spend two weeks rock climbing, caving, and (of course) whitewater rafting in the world-renowned New River Gorge. With over 25 years experience running this trip, West Virginia is a great introduction to what adventure can offer. *Participants must be comfortable in water and know how to swim.

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Ace General Waiver
Lake Waiver
FROST VALLEY YMCA Adventure Trip Programs


Vermont Voyager

(Grades 8-10) Available Session 2

Tuition Fee: $1995

Learn to sail with us on Lake Champlain in beautiful Burlington, Vermont. In addition to learning to sail, we’ll climb the rock faces nearby and hike on the beautiful trails that Vermont has to offer. *Participants must be comfortable in water and know how to swim.

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FV AdventureTrip Programs
Adventure Spirit Release & Assumption Form
Vermont Voyageur Biking Waiver
Local Motion Rental Agreement-v4

Maine Coast

(Grades 8-11) Available Sessions 2, 3 & 4

Tuition Fee: $1995

Acadia National Park, here we come! From rock climbing on Otter Cliffs to hiking the highest peaks in the National Park.  After 5 days of land-based adventures, we will join certified Maine kayak guides for 4 days of island camping and exploring Maine’s coastal islands in tandem sea kayaks.

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FV Adventure Trip Policies
AMG Acadia Waiver & Release Form