Journey to beautiful backcountry wilderness destinations!

Advanced trips, the top-tier of our adventure program, are month-long journeys to the beautiful backcountry regions of the Adirondacks. Campers work together to set goals, plan routes through the wilderness, select backcountry campsites, and prepare family style meals. In the process campers challenge themselves and each other, growing in incredible ways all with the guidance and support of our most experienced trip leaders. There is truly nothing comparable to the life lessons and realizations that an Advanced trip can offer.

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NEW! Adirondack High Peaks (Grades 9-12)

Spend 21 days as we venture to hike 23 of the 46 peaks over 4,000 feet in elevation in the Adirondacks. This trip will develop camaraderie with your fellow adventurers, leadership skills, and confidence while also learning valuable practical skills including: map and compass, Leave No Trace Seven Principles©, backcountry cooking, and other backpacking skills. Adventurers will experience a mixture of backpacking on trails, bushwhacking, and day hikes on this advanced Adirondack hiking excursion.  

Level: Advanced

Age: Entering 9th – 12th grade

Gender: Co-ed

Duration: 25 days (21 days on trail)

What: Backpacking, Day Hiking, Bushwhacking

Where: Adirondack Park

Requirements: Willingness and interest by the participant to be immersed in nature and the camping lifestyle.  Camping experience at Frost Valley YMCA or similar experience with other program required. Please reach out to the Adventure Director at adventure@frostvalley.org if you are unsure or interested. 

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2019 Session Dates

Session 2: July 14th-August 9th

Tuition Fee: $4,000

 


NEW! Maine AT Adventure (Grades 9-12)

Lace up your hiking boots for this 25-day experience. We will trek through the northern most portion of the Appalachian Trail through portions of Maine, concluding on Mt. Katahdin. Adventurers will be fully immersed in nature, learning map and compass skills, principles of Leave No Trace Seven Principles©, backcountry cooking, and other backpacking skills. Gain confidence and develop leadership skills, all while forming a tight-knit community of fellow outdoor enthusiasts.

Level: Advanced

Age: Entering 9th – 12th grade

Gender: Co-ed

Duration: 25 days (21 days on trail)

What: Backpacking

Where: Appalachian Trail (Maine)

Requirements: Willingness and interest by the participant to be immersed in nature and the camping lifestyle.  Camping experience at Frost Valley YMCA or similar experience with other program required. Please reach out to the Adventure Director at adventure@frostvalley.org if you are unsure or interested.

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2019 Session Dates

Session 2: July 14th-August 9th

Tuition Fee: $4,170

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