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The Piscataquis County Soil and WaterConservation District (PCSWCD) has a great opportunity for youth who love the outdoors, love to have fun, and want to enjoy an incredible North Woods experience.
The PCSWCD is partnering with the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) for a Teen Wilderness Expedition. We are looking for youth ages 12 to 16 who want to join us as we explore the mountains, hillsides, lakes, rivers and forests of the North Maine Woods.

Regan King of Dexter Kayaking on Long Pond during the PCSWCD Teen Summer Camp.
This trip will take place from Wednesday, July 15th through Friday, July 17th. On this trip, youth will spend three days and two nights at Little Lyford Lodge, owned and operated by AMC. At the Lodge, District staff and AMC’s Piscataquis Education Coordinator, Dawna Blackstone, will provide opportunities for youth to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, all while learning about the natural resources surrounding them and the importance of conservation.
Activities for the Teen Wilderness Expedition trip will include kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, swimming, trail walks, camp fires and much more. We will also spend our days with local experts that will provide demonstrations and presentations about native fish species, Maine wildlife and even a natured-themed watercolor painting lesson.
In addition to these fun activities and presentations, youth attending the Teen Wilderness Expedition trip will also enjoy cozy accommodations in the guest cabins at Little Lyford Lodge, delicious food, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks while being surrounded by the friendly lodge staff and the beautiful scenery.
Last year, the PCSWCD held our first annual trip to Little Lyford Lodge and the youth that joined us on the trip had a blast. Little Lyford offers a unique North Woods setting, perfect for making lifelong, summertime memories with friends and soaking up the natural beauty.
The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District works in the community to educate residents on how to protect and conserve their natural resources. Over the years and through our partnership with AMC, the trip has evolved into a hands-on learning experience doing just that. Through educational efforts such as our Teen Wilderness Expedition, the PCSWCD has engaged many youth to get out and explore the natural world and has inspired future generations of environmental stewards.
To register for the Teen Wilderness Expedition through the PCSWCD, call 207-564-2321 extension 3, email at info@piscataquisswcd.org or visit our office in the USDA Service Center at 42 Engdahl Drive in Dover-Foxcroft. Spaces for this trip are limited.