Wilderness outing program to be offered to St. Lawrence County 4H members this summer
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:49 am

Camp Overlook is bringing back a wilderness outing program to their offerings for St. Lawrence County 4-H members this summer.

Previously called Adirondack Experience Program, the new program, MAAPs, is made of up of three different trips each with a different level of difficulty.

Pathfinder, the entry-level class for weeks 2, 3 and 5, is for all ages and will introduce campers to hiking and backcountry skills.

Alpine Adventurers, the more advanced level offered week 1 and 6 for ages 11-plus, is a more rigorous course and includes a two-night/three-day backpacking trip into the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks.

Mountaineers, the most intensive course offered only week 4, is for those campers looking for a serious challenge this summer. It is a 5-day backpacking trip in the Adirondack Park. Campers will arrive at camp on Sunday and get acquainted will their trip leaders, an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and a collegiate athlete and aspiring 46er, as well as the other Mountaineer campers. The Mountaineer program is available for campers ages 13-plus with a passion for the great outdoors. Mountaineers will tent on camp property for the first night before venturing into the Adirondack wilderness for the remainder of the week. Campers will compete a fun, challenging, and rewarding 5-day backpacking trip in the Adirondacks High Peaks, traveling from the Adirondack Loj at Heart Lake to John Brook in Keene Valley over a number of the 46 high peaks. Upon return to camp, they will have the option to relax with a swim or celebrate their trip by taking a trip on the zip line.

Info, registration: 4hcampoverlook.org/summer-camp/maaps/, 518-483-4769.