There are still open spots in the Northern Forest Explorers program, which sends children aged 10-14 years old on 5-day paddling trips in the Adirondacks. Partial and full scholarships are given to children who cannot afford the cost ($500) of the trip.
The Adirondack trips are organized by Raquette River Outfitters in Tupper Lake, in collaboration with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Participating children are provided all of the essential camping and paddling gear.
There are two trips this summer in the Adirondacks. The first one takes place from July 24 to 28 on Long Lake and the Raquette River. The second one takes place July 31 to August 4 on Blue Mountain Lake, Raquette Lake, and Forked Lake.
The deadline for signing up is July 1. For more information, click here or contact Raquette River Outfitters in Tupper Lake at (518) 359-3228 or email@example.com.
UPDATED: The deadline for signing up has been changed from June 22 to July 1.
Photo: Northern Forest Explorers paddle the Raquette River, provided.