Paddle, Backpack, Camp and sleep outside, cook over an open fire or stove, and see all the Wonders of Wilderness!  Trips range from local Adirondack adventures and Northern Forest Canoe trips to world class expeditions in Montana and Canada!  Scholarships are available through Adirondack Treks.  For additional information use the links below or contact Kelly Nessle. 

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Contact Kelly Nessle for additional information at 518-251-3739 or [email protected]
Participants must be Town of Johnsburg or Minerva residents

2022 Treks Summer Trips Flyer CLICK HERE!

Northern Forest Explorers Trips in the Adirondacks

Overnight adventures for kids ages 9-15 on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Spend four-to-six days exploring the Northern Forest, paddling, camping, learning outdoor and leadership skills. Meet new friends, discover new talents and fall in love with the natural wonders of the Adirondack Park in New York, northern Vermont, New Hampshire’s North Country or Maine’s North Woods.  Total cost $575. Four scholarships for $350 offered by Treks. For program information and other scholarship possibilities see website link below.

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Website CLICK HERE!

Adirondack Mt. Club (ADK) Teen Trips in the Adirondacks

TREKS Kayaking 2015Several possibilities throughout late June to early August. Trail maintenance projects: $385 total; five Treks scholarships $150. Teen adventures: Advanced backpacking; Women in Wilderness; Paddling $599 total each; four Treks scholarships $325. ADK offers scholarships as well. More info follow the link below.

ADK Website, Teen Adventures CLICK HERE!



Montana Wilderness School
2-week backpacking/canoe rafting trips Bob Marshall Wilderness

Important to see trip descriptions and criteria at website, link below.
The Montana Wilderness School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit outdoor education organization based in Bozeman, Montana, providing multi-week wilderness expeditions for youth.

Longer 15-day expeditions open to boys and girls ages 16-18; prior wilderness experience advisable; prices range $3000-$6000
Shorter 10-day expeditions for ages 14-16; prices between $3000-$4000. Two separate $1000 Treks scholarships available; perhaps MWS can offer help as well.

Montana Wilderness School Website CLICK HERE!

Temagami Wilderness Paddle:

Burke Trip possibility (not scheduled yet).  10-day paddling July trip in Ontario. Ages 14-16. Parent transport to Toronto
Participant must show leadership experience or qualities

Deep Water Project Website CLICK HERE!


Contact Kelly Nessle for additional information about any trips at 518-251-3739 or [email protected]
Participants must be Town of Johnsburg or Minerva residents

2022 Treks Summer Trips Flyer CLICK HERE!