NorthernForest Explorers: For youth aged 10-14. Participants go on five-day paddling trips that support outdoor educational experiences, healthy lifestyles, cultivate leadership and teamwork skills, and fosters an understanding of the natural environment.
Program Purpose:To provide young people an opportunity to develop lasting skills and relationships with the outdoors through recreation.
Personal Account: Northern Forest Explorer Jack Skiff wrote about his participation on trips in the Adirondacks in LOCALadk Magazine Spring 2014. Read about Jack's experience.
History: Over 300 young people have participated since 2010.
Remarks from past participants:
"This experience was a lifelong one that brought us together and made us long to learn more about our surroundings..."
"I've always lived here and now I can share local benefits..."
"You learn about your friends, yourself, and nature..."
"She learned about working with others toward a goal..."
"... gained more confidence..."
"...a better leader..."
"...respect for the Outdoors and all it offers..."
Get Involved: Contact us to learn more about Northern Forest Explorers and how you can help connect our young people to the great outdoors.