Wilderness Tripping

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Wyonegonic has an extensive out of camp tripping program in which all campers have an opportunity to participate. Each camper prepares for these trips by spending an overnight at one of our wilderness campsites on Moose Pond with their cabin-group. They use this experience to practice their outdoor living skills by canoeing across the lake, sleeping in a tent, and cooking their meals over a fire.

When the campers arrive at camp, they participate in swim and canoe skills tests which determine the types of trips in which they can participate.  At the beginning of each session, we offer many hiking and canoeing day trips where the campers prepare for longer trips. The trips are planned with a varying degree of difficulty so that each camper can choose their challenge. These day trips are a prerequisite for the multi-day trips. We offer hiking trips throughout the White Mountains of New Hampshire and southern Maine. The canoe trips are a combination of lake and river canoeing.

As the summer progresses, campers have the opportunity to go on longer trips. These trips range from overnight to week long opportunities. Here are some examples of trips we offer:

Pleasant Mountain Day Hike

Junior Camp:

  • Lake Region canoe trip
  • Day hikes around southern and western Maine
  • Overnight camping along the ocean

Intermediate Camp:

  • Canoeing Umbagog Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Day hiking and swimming in Evans Notch
  • Multi-day hiking trips in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Paddling the Allagash Waterway

Senior Camp:

  • Ocean canoe day trips in Casco Bay
  • Canoeing the Allagash Waterway
  • Backpacking the Mahoosuc Notch Trail System
  • Whitewater canoeing the Androscoggin and St Croix Rivers

Our Trip Leaders are at least 21 years old, have previous trip leading experience, and are certified in, at least, the following:

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • American Canoe Association Flatwater Canoe Instructor
  • American Red Cross Small Craft Safety
  • Leave No Trace Trainer

Along with their maps, itineraries, and emergency location information, all wilderness trips carry cell phones and satellite communicators with them. We require a one adult per four camper ratio while on trips.

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