Outdoor Life

All campers participate in our Backcountry Leadership Program (B.L.P.) in which they learn skills such as:

  • Map and compass reading
  • Packing and dressing for extended backpacking and river trips
  • Set-up, use and care of tents and stoves
  • Backcountry cooking
  • Low impact camping

Additionally, all campers, regardless of the session length, have the opportunity to take part in mountain, river and biking adventures. Every week there are voluntary hiking and mountain biking trips for interested campers.

Climb Up Cube from Camp Moosilauke on Vimeo.

Starting at age twelve, campers can also volunteer for multiple night backpacking trips in the White Mountains and in Baxter State Park in Maine. They can also kayak, canoe, and raft on rivers such as the Androscoggin, Rapid, Saco, Connecticut, Pemi, and the Rouge (in Montreal) and on Newfound and Umbagog Lakes.

Kayaking the Androscoggin from Camp Moosilauke on Vimeo.

Moosilauke prides itself on the quality of its outdoor adventure activities, and the people who staff it. Our trip leaders are all certified Wilderness First Responders and have years of experience in the backcountry.

Additionally, all campers, regardless of the session length, have the opportunity to take part in rock climbing, hiking, river and biking adventures. Every week there are voluntary climbing, hiking and mountain biking trips for interested campers. In terms of climbing, Moose campers boulder and top rope at the famous crags in Rumney, New Hampshire, which is only fifteen minutes from campus.