This summer, the Harris Center is offering a new hiking, camping, and citizen science adventure in the White Mountains for middle school kids (Grades 5 through 8). From July 8 to 11, this small group of explorers will set up a base camp at Dolly Copp Campground in White Mountain National Forest and day hike nearby ridges, peaks, and streams. They will also participate in the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Mountain Watch citizen science program by photographing bloom stages of mountain wildflowers. Leaders Janet Altobello (Harris Center) and Carter Judkins (Peterborough Elementary School) have spent decades hiking the trails of White Mountain National Forest and climbed all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4000-foot peaks. Altobello and Judkins agree, “We are very excited to share this experience with the next generation of hikers. Roaming the White Mountain ridges and living outside makes us come alive!”
Registration is now open! For more information on the White Mountain Wanderers or any of our other adventuresome summer programs for kids, please visit our Camp webpage.