Teen Expeditions

New for 2021: all our expeditions are Pay-What-You-Can!

Calling all teens ages 13-16 looking for a fun outdoor challenge this summer: Join us on an overnight expedition on Lake Champlain! Over the course of 1-2 weeks depending on your expedition, you’ll navigate your way on the lake with a team of peers and trip leaders. Each day we will travel on water by day and camp outside each night. Expeditions combine exercise, teamwork, overnight camping, wilderness skills, ecology, and history and all together give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Health & Safety

With expeditions held 100% outside, up-to-date health and safety procedures, and trained trip leaders, we are all looking forward to safe and amazing trips in 2021. Registered expedition families will be provided with regular health and safety updates before and during expeditions. Before you register for an expedition, please make sure you have reviewed our Expedition Participation Policies.

All expeditions have 12 participants or fewer and two trip leaders. Expedition leaders are trained in trip leading, wilderness skills, and first aid to ensure safety and a truly unforgettable experience.

The Outdoor Expedition Experience

What’s it like on an expedition? It is a full-time outdoor experience that runs the course of multiple days. Our expeditions take place rain or shine. In the event of high winds or lightning groups will stay on shore, otherwise each day we will work as a team as we travel by water and camp outside each night. We practice low-impact camping and there is little to no running water or bathroom access along the way. We live outside for the entirety of the expedition, sleeping in tents, preparing meals, and exploring. Each expedition member has to pitch in and work with your crew to set up camp, cook, clean up, break down camp, and rally each other along the way.

We ask that all participants come prepared for this unique experience, our expeditions can be physically and mentally challenging but the rewards of overcoming those challenges together are worth it. Expeditions on Lake Champlain are truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You will bond with a group of friends, discover your own inner strength, and connect on a deeper level with the lake and the natural world. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@lcmm.org.

Pay-What-You-Can Tuition

New for 2021, we are changing all our expeditions to a Pay-What-You-Can tuition model. Our tuition rate is calculated by staff time, maintenance, safety equipment, and the gear and supplies we need for these overnight expeditions. We fundamentally believe, however, that cost should not be a barrier for anyone to participate. To make sure everyone can join, we decided to change our tuition model this year.

When you register, you will see a preview of the standard tuition rate for your selected expedition(s). You will then be able to pay any amount towards tuition. Please pay what works best for your family and, if you can, help us make expeditions available to all. No matter what you pay, you will be registered for your expedition(s)

Cancellations & Refunds

We understand life changes and sometimes you have to cancel. If you cancel your expedition registration 14 or more days prior to the first day of your trip, you will receive a full refund of your total amount paid. To see our full cancellation and refund policy, please review our Expedition Participation Policies.

2021 Expeditions & Registration

Scroll down to browse our expeditions available for 2021. When you are ready to sign up, click any link that says “Register Now” to start your registration. If you have any questions, contact us at info@lcmm.org.