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The time is now to register your 12 to 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). This is a 3-day, 2-night adventure at AMC’s impressive Gorman Chairback Lodge. This year’s expedition will run from Tuesday, July 17th through Thursday, July 19th. The Teen Wilderness Expedition, now in its 5th 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 the natural world and themselves. The Teen Wilderness Expedition program offers something for everyone. The PCSWCD designs this program to encourage all youth to connect with the outdoors either through outdoor recreation, art, games and more.
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, fun games, writing, hands-on presentations and so much more. 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 to 16 who would like to participate in this outdoor adventure, contact the PCSWCD for registration information at 564-2321 ext. 3, or stop by the office at 42 Engdahl Drive, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. For more information about the Teen Wilderness Expedition, check out the website at and Facebook page at Additionally, you can now register online at Partial scholarships are available. Registration closes as soon as the Expedition is full, so don’t delay, register today.