Appalacian Mountain Club

Youth Opportunities Program


The mission of the AMC’s Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) is to make the outdoors accessible and meaningful to urban and at-risk youth. YOP operates as a resource center for youth agencies throughout the Northeast, teaching youth workers the skills they need to independently take their youth outdoors.

Our signature Outdoor Leadership Training (OLT) prepares youth workers to lead groups on trips that are fun, educational, safety-minded, and organized. We also provide our YOP-trained members with essential support services such as free use of outdoor equipment; trip planning assistance; subsidized overnights at AMC lodging destinations; and participation in customized trips.

For more information, visit the AMC Club website.