This year, the second annual Teens to Trails conference showed a marked increase in participation in both exhibitors and teenagers. The three of us had a booth set up to promote our programs that get teens out of doors: Teen Wilderness Adventures, A Mountain Classroom, and Volunteer Vacations. There were good number of other exhibitors comprised of summer camps, environmental agencies, colleges and universities in
This year Teens To Trails also included a variety of “how-to” workshops ranging from fly fishing to wilderness first aid. Emily offered a workshop on White Mountain Mammals and was equipped with a variety of skulls and pelts. In the afternoon, Alex and I conducted an awareness workshop on Leave no Trace ethics in which we introduced the seven principles of minimal impact camping through a few games and activities.