White water rafting on YMCA Adventure Trip

Adventure Trips


These six-day, five-night adventure trips are designed for campers ages 11 to 15 years old. Teens gain independence, strengthen self-confidence, develop group-living skills, demonstrate respect for the environment and one another, learn positive decision making and continue character development.

Campers are dropped off at Camp Lincoln on Sunday at 5 pm and will return to camp for pick up at 6 pm the following Friday. All overnight adventure trips have a 1:5 Counselor to camper ratio with a maximum of 10 campers per trip.

Bikes and Beaches

June 21 to 26
Cost: $550

Travel to Cape Cod and one of the islands. Days will be spent exploring on bikes, lounging on the beaches, tossing Frisbees and greeting the summer with style. On average, our group will be biking 10-15 miles per day. Two nights are spent in the Youth Hostel on one of the Islands and the other two nights are spent tent camping near the water at Nickerson State Campground. Evenings will be spent cooling off in the water, playing games and preparing meals.

Quebec Adventure

July 5 to 10 or August 9 to 14
Cost: $575

Spend the week experiencing the culture and excitement of Quebec's capital city, shopping on the Rue St. Jean, navigating Canada's exhilarating rapids and visiting the waterpark. We will reside in the historic youth hostel in Old Quebec City with kitchen accommodations. Campers will have the opportunity to work with our staff to prepare evening activities for the trip. All campers must travel with their current passport.

Harbor Island Hopping

July 12 to 17
Cost: $550

In Boston Harbor, many islands exist and each one is unique. Travel by motorboat and personal watercraft from one island to another and learn about the natural and cultural history of the harbor. Exploring tidal pools, walking along traffic-free shorelines and camping in tents on the secluded islands will lead to adventures unknown.

The Maine Event

July 19 to 24
Cost: $550

This traditional adventure continues to set out and discover the rugged coast of Maine! Climb the majestic granite cliffs and paddle around Mount Desert Island with professional guides. Then, head to Bar Harbor and explore the carriage trails on bikes and relax by the sand. The week is spent taking in the beauty and adventure that Acadia National Park has to offer. We will be spending the nights next to a campfire preparing meals, telling stories and playing games while tent camping at Seawall Campground.

Rock and River

July 26 to 31
Cost: $550

Campers, grab a paddle and harness! We will be heading off for a wild adventure. The experience starts with classic rock climbing routes in Pawtuckaway State Park. Campers work with our staff to plan a group day hike in the White Mountains. This hike’s mileage and route will be determined as a part in this planning process. We will be tent camping at both Lafayette State Campground and at the Adventure Bound Campground in Maine. From Adventure Bound, guides lead us in a fun day riding the rapids of the renowned Kennebec River! Evenings are spent next to a campfire preparing meals, telling stories and playing games.

Amazing Race

August 2 to 7
Cost: $550

Traveling throughout the northeast, the group will be in search of clues to reveal the location of their next adventure and campsite. The group will experience unique, fun, historical and amazing locations one clue at a time. Nights will be spent in tents at campgrounds and days will be spent chasing clues on foot and by bus in search of the final prize.

White Mountain Exploration

August 16 to 21
Cost: $550

Travel north with us to take in some of the majesty of the most rugged mountains in New England! Campers will be tent camping in the middle of the White Mountains at Dry River Campground. Day hikes will consist of exploring Franconia Notch and summiting one of New Hampshire's 4,000 footers. Hikes will range from five to eight miles per day or less. After a week of tent camping and hiking, we will take to the tree tops for a zip-line canopy tour and hit up North Conway on the way home to unwind! Evenings will be spent next to a campfire preparing meals, telling stories and playing games.

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