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Wilderness Trips

One of the unique features of a Walden summer is our extensive Trips program.

Every camper goes on three overnight trips that are tailored to meet the abilities of her age group. Younger girls take one-night camping trips and older girls go on mountain climbing and canoeing trips that take them out of camp for three or four days at a time.

There are many beautiful sights in Maine and New Hampshire where campers learn to appreciate a mountain view, a moose sighting, or a starlit sky on a cool summer night. The girls experience the fun and challenges of pitching a tent, cooking over a fire, and cooperating in a group. At the end of the summer, each age group takes a “pleasure trip,” designed for enjoyment and adventure.

tent campingHiking trips may include Arethusa Falls, Champney Falls, Mt. Caribou, Carter Dome, Mt. Moosilauke, Mt. Washington Range, and Mt. Katahdin.

Canoeing trips may include Sand Pond, Moose Pond, Saco River, Androscoggin River, St. Croix River, and Kennebec River rafting.

Pleasure trips may include visits to Long Lake, Scarborough, Attitash, Ogunquit, Boothbay and Bar Harbor, and Quebec.