Make lasting friendships and explore amazing places!

Pioneer trips, the fourth tier in our Adventure program are designed for campers who are looking for a more challenging trip where they can put their leadership skills into practice and start teaching their peers backcountry hard skills. Pioneers make lasting friendships and explore amazing places sea kayaking, backpacking, climbing and sailing.

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White Mountains Hike and Climb (Grades 9-10)

Travel to the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire and experience some of the most amazing vistas on the east coast. Backpacking and climbing in the White Mountains will offer challenging experiences that will build confidence and character along with creating friendships that will last a lifetime.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Age: Entering 9th and 10th grade
Gender: Co-ed
Duration:12 days total (9 days on trail)
What: Backpacking, Climbing
Where: White Mountains National Forest, New Hampshire
Requirements: Willingness and interest by the participant to be immersed in nature and the camping lifestyle. Camping experience at Frost Valley YMCA or with other program preferred.

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2018 Session Dates

Session 1: July 1st – July 13th
Session 3: July 29th – August 10th

Tuition Fee: $2,200


Vermont Voyager (Grades 9-10)

The Vermont Voyager takes place on the stunning Lake Champlain. Campers will learn to work as a team and master skills as we spend days sea kayaking and sailing. Join us on this trip as we create memories and lasting connections to friends and the outdoors.
** Participants must be comfortable in water and know how to swim **

Level: Intermediate
Age: Entering 9th and 10th grade
Gender: Co-ed
Duration:12 days total (9 days on trail)
What: Sea Kayaking, Sailing
Where: Lake Champlain Burlington, Vermont
Requirements: Willingness and interest by the participant to be immersed in nature and the camping lifestyle. Camping experience preferred but not required.  

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2018 Session Dates

Session 2: July 15th – July 27th
Session 4: August 12th- August 24th

Tuition Fee: $2,095