Upcoming Trips

School Year 2018 – 2019


September: 2018

When: September 8, 2018 and September 9 (COMPASS – Wild) 

What: Canoeing 

Where: Ipswich River  – Canoeing and kayaking has fast become one of Americas favorite pastimes. Inexpensive and easy to learn, it’s the sport of choice for people of all ages! Once you try it, you’ll agree that there is not a better way to exercise, and enjoy the outdoors. 

This stretch of the river runs through a National Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, scenic wetlands, and Bradley Palmer State Park and Willowdale State Forest! 


October: 2018

When: October 12 – 13, 2018 

What: Camping

Where: Harold Parker Sate Forest is a located in Andover, Mass, only an hour north of Boston. With 35 miles of trails, 11 ponds, and dozens of campsites, there’s something in this Central Hardwood-Hemlock-White Pine forest for everyone.


November: 2018

When: November 17, 2018  

What: Hike

Where: Mount Monadnock stands alone above southern New Hampshire at 3165 feet. In fact, it’s name is Native American for “stands alone”. It has a bare rocky summit due to forest fires between 1801 and 1815 and is reported to be one of the most climbed mountains in the world at 125,000 people per year.

This mountain was a favorite of Ralph Waldo Emerson who wrote a poem about climbing it as well as Thoreau who used to camp there frequently. There are many trails to the summit from all directions ranging from steep to gentle. These include the White Dot Trail, Monadnock-Sunapee Trail, Marlboro Trail, Red Spot/Old Ski Trail, Cascade Link, Spellman Trail and Pumpelly Trail, to name a few.


December: 2018

When: Friday, December 2018

What: Ice Skating

Where: The Boston Common Frog Pond sits at the heart of Boston Common, the oldest and most treasured public park in the United States. It is a winter ice skating rink and learn to skate school. 


February: 2019

When: Saturday, February 9 – 11, 2019

What: Snow Shoe two night overnight

Where: Noble View Outdoor Center’s 358.5 acres of rural solitude maintain the ambiance of the original 1800s New England farmstead. A quiet, pristine mountaintop location offers breathtaking views of the Pioneer Valley east to Mt. Wachusett.


School Year 2017-2018

June: 2018

When: TBA

What: Canoeing 

Where: Ipswich River  – Canoeing and kayaking has fast become one of Americas favorite pastimes. Inexpensive and easy to learn, it’s the sport of choice for people of all ages! Once you try it, you’ll agree that there is not a better way to exercise, and enjoy the outdoors. 

This stretch of the river runs through a National Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, scenic wetlands, and Bradley Palmer State Park and Willowdale State Forest! 

May: 2018

When: Friday, May 11, 2018

What: Ropes Course

Where: At Ramblewild, the focal point is a central wooden platform about ten feet above ground from which eight aerial obstacle courses originate, meandering from tree to tree at various heights through the forest. Each course consists of 15-17 elements (high wires, zip lines, balancing logs, rope ladders, cargo nets, suspended bridges, etc.) that meander through a pristine hemlock forest.

April: 2018

When: Saturday April 8, 2018

What: Hike and Games

Where:  Purgatory Chasm State Reservation – A unique natural landmark, Purgatory Chasm runs for a quarter of a mile between granite walls rising as high as 70 feet. Popular with picnickers and rock-climbers alike, the Chasm is believed to have its origin in the sudden release of dammed-up glacial meltwater near the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 14,000 years ago.

Trails lead to a wide variety of rock formations, with such romantic names as The Corn Crib, The Coffin, The Pulpit, Lovers’ Leap and Fat Man’s Misery.

March: 2018

When: Friday, March 2 – Sunday March 4, 2018

What: Snow Shoe two night overnight

Where: Noble View Outdoor Center’s 358.5 acres of rural solitude maintain the ambiance of the original 1800s New England farmstead. A quiet, pristine mountaintop location offers breathtaking views of the Pioneer Valley east to Mt. Wachusett.

December: 2017

When: Friday, December 8, 2017

What: Ice Skating

Where: The Boston Common Frog Pond sits at the heart of Boston Common, the oldest and most treasured public park in the United States. It is a winter ice skating rink and learn to skate school. 

November: 2017

When: November 10, 2017  – (Friday – Veterans day. No School)

What: Hike

Where: Mt. Watatic – Mount Watatic is a 1,832 foot mountain located on the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border, at the southern end of the Wapack Range of mountains. Nutting Hill Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ashburnham, MA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate.

October: 2017

When: Saturday October 6-7, 2017

What: Camping and hiking

Where: Harold Parker Sate Forest is a located in Andover, Mass, only an hour north of Boston. With 35 miles of trails, 11 ponds, and dozens of campsites, there’s something in this Central Hardwood-Hemlock-White Pine forest for everyone.

September: 2017

When: Friday September 22- Sunday September 24, 2017

What: Camping and hiking

Where: Mount Cardigan – Mt. Cardigan is a prominent bare-rock summit in the towns of Orange and Alexandria in western New Hampshire. While its peak is only 3,155 feet (962 m) above sea level, it has extensive areas of bare granite ledges and alpine scrub, giving it the feel to hikers of a much higher mountain.

Welch and Dickey Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thornton, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from February until October.


July and August Opportunities:

2018 YOP Teen Summer Opportunities


School Year 2016 – 2017

October: 2016

When: Sunday October 2, 2016 

What: Hike

Where: Mt. Watatic – Mount Watatic is a 1,832 foot mountain located on the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border, at the southern end of the Wapack Range of mountains. Nutting Hill Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ashburnham, MA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate.


When: Saturday, October 29, 2016

What: Hike

Where: Mount Cardigan – Mt. Cardigan is a prominent bare-rock summit in the towns of Orange and Alexandria in western New Hampshire. While its peak is only 3,155 feet (962 m) above sea level, it has extensive areas of bare granite ledges and alpine scrub, giving it the feel to hikers of a much higher mountain.


November: 2016

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

What: Officers’ trip. Team building and hiking. 

Where: Lowell- Dracutt -Tyngsboro State Forest


When: Saturday, November 19, 2016

What: Orienteering (Compass Reading)

Where: Ward Reservation to Herald Parker. Climb a hill for great views extending from the surrounding Merrimack Valley to the Boston skyline


December: 2016

When: A Friday after school in December

What: Ice Skating

Where: Boston Frog Pond


January: 2017

When: Tuesday, January 24th, 3:00pm – 5:30

What: Twitter Live Scavenger Hunt

Where: Lowell, MA


February: 2017

When: Monday, February 20 – Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What: Snow Shoe overnight

Where: Noble View Outdoor Center’s 358.5 acres of rural solitude maintain the ambiance of the original 1800s New England farmstead. A quiet, pristine mountaintop location offers breathtaking views of the Pioneer Valley east to Mt. Wachusett. 


March: 2017

When: Saturday Night, March 11, 2017 (night skiing – 12:30pm – 11:30 pm)

What: Ski / Snowboard / Tube

Where: Mt. Gunstock, NH


April: 2017

When: Saturday April 1 or 8, 2017 (TBA)

What: Hike and Games

Where:  Purgatory Chasm State Reservation – A unique natural landmark, Purgatory Chasm runs for a quarter of a mile between granite walls rising as high as 70 feet. Popular with picnickers and rock-climbers alike, the Chasm is believed to have its origin in the sudden release of dammed-up glacial meltwater near the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 14,000 years ago.

Trails lead to a wide variety of rock formations, with such romantic names as The Corn Crib, The Coffin, The Pulpit, Lovers’ Leap and Fat Man’s Misery.


May: 2017

When: May 19 – 20th

What: Camping and hiking

Where: Harold Parker State Forest


June: 2017

When: TBA

What: Canoeing 

Where: Ipswich River  – Canoeing and kayaking has fast become one of Americas favorite pastimes. Inexpensive and easy to learn, it’s the sport of choice for people of all ages! Once you try it, you’ll agree that there is not a better way to exercise, and enjoy the outdoors. 

This stretch of the river runs through a National Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, scenic wetlands, and Bradley Palmer State Park and Willowdale State Forest!