November 22, 2019
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Registrations open for Teen Wilderness Expedition

Community Author: Piscataquis County Soil
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Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District | Contributed
Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District | Contributed

The time is now to register your 12-16 year old for the Teen Wilderness Expedition! This program is offered by the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District and is a partnership with the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). Together, we have designed this exceptional 3-day, 2-night, all-inclusive adventure at AMC’s impressive Little Lyford Lodge. This year’s expedition will run from Tuesday, July 23rd through Thursday, July 25th.

The Teen Wilderness Expedition, now in its 6th year, consistently provides a summertime trip that’s new and exciting each year, where a child who loves the outdoors and one who has little to no experience hiking, canoeing or with other outdoor activities, both have fun, feel comfortable participating and learn a lot about nature and themselves.

The staff at the PCSWCD work hand-in-hand with AMC educational staff to create a program that incorporates outdoor recreation and conservation education with art, active games, writing, competitions, hands-on presentations and so much more. Does your child enjoy art? They will love our morning sketching sessions and making tie-dye shirts. Do they love to fish? They will get the chance to cast a line right alongside AMC guides during our morning fishing option. Participants will have a chance to hike with friends and take in scenic views, compete for first place in preparedness games and much more! We also build in opportunities for kids who are natural leaders to take charge and those who are not to learn and practice leadership skills.

Youth on this expedition will enjoy awesome accommodations at the beautiful Little Lyford Lodge. They will bunk in cozy cabins along the shore of Lyford Pond, enjoy great food and snacks at the main lodge and a fun-packed schedule of activities, which will all take place on the Little Lyford campus and trails.

If the fun, learning and stay at the lodge weren’t enough, this program also provides youth with an opportunity to explore various careers in the field of natural resource conservation. They will be guided through activities by PCSWCD staff, AMC staff, naturalists, resource professionals and skilled volunteers with experience working in these fields.

If you have a child ages 12-16 who would like to join us for this awesome outdoor adventure, please contact the PCSWCD for registration information at 564-2321 ext. 3, or stop by our office at 42 Engdahl Drive, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. For more information about the Teen Wilderness Expedition, please check out our website – – and our Facebook page – Additionally, you can now register online at We have partial scholarships available as well!

Registration closes as soon as we are full and we have 5 spots left!