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Geared toward outdoor adventure for teens ages 13-18, these overnight programs take campers to various destinations. Love to bike? Enjoy the solitude of a small island? Whatever you choose, you’re sure to create friendships that last a lifetime.

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April Update: Friends Academy Summer Programs are still planning to run as scheduled at this time. If we have to cancel any programs to comply with state/CDC guidelines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will offer all families a full refund.

CYCLE NEW ENGLAND – DUBLIN, NH TO DARTMOUTH

Grades 8-11 | Weeklong: Sunday 7/12 1:00-4:00pm, Monday 7/13 9:00am to Friday 7/17 3:00pm

Friends Academy Expedition CampRide with Mr. Pelissier and Ms. Furtado as we cycle and camp our way across New England. From the Dublin School at the base of Mount Monadnock to the rolling hills of our local area, we’ll pedal our way each day to a new camping site. We will travel as a community, riding, planning menus and cooking, setting up camp, and having fun together. We will learn to be our own mechanics, and travel carrying all we need to be self sufficient. We’ll stop along our way as needed, and when something interesting catches our eye. Our travel will be on bike paths and public roads, so good riding skills and endurance are essential for this expedition. We carry all of our gear, and aim to travel at about ten miles per hour throughout the day.

Upon registration, a packing list and further instructions will be forwarded to you. Participants must supply their own bicycle appropriate for long distance travel and carrying of both personal and group gear. Appropriate gearing for road travel, and at least a rear bike rack are required. Saddle bags will be provided if necessary.

Cost: $795/week

EXPEDITION SOUTHCOAST

Grades 8-11 | Weeklong: Sunday 7/19 1:00-4:00pm, Monday 7/20 9:00am to Friday 7/24 3:00pm

Come join Mr. Zine and Ms. Bingham as they explore the trails, waterways and coastal islands of Southeastern Massachusetts. We will begin this five-day overnight adventure on the Slocum River, canoeing from there up to our first campsite on Little River. We’ll canoe and hike to our second night’s stay at Round the Bend Farm. In the morning, we will board a boat to Cuttyhunk Island where we will hike to our next campsite just off of Westend Pond. There we will spend our time exploring the natural history of the Elizabeth Islands, working for a brief spell at Cuttyhunk Oyster Farm, foraging, observing seals and other wildlife, learning camp-craft and making lifelong friends. You’ll bring with you, find, or make along the way all you need for this exciting journey. Upon registration, a packing list and further instructions will be forwarded to you.

Cost: $795/week

CYCLE MARTHA’S VINEYARD

Grades 8-11 | Weeklong: Sunday 8/2 3:00-6:00pm, Monday 8/3 9:00am to Friday 8/7 3:00pm

Do you love to ride, but you’re not sure that you want to ride across New England? This might be the camp for you! We’ll set up our base at a campground on Martha’s Vineyard and do various day trips from our site. We’ll ride to see the cliffs and shops at Gay Head, spend some time in Vineyard Haven and Edgartown, and truly get to experience the Vineyard at an up-close and personal level. We’ll explore beaches, bike trails and backroads as we pedal our way through this historic island world. Our travel will be on bike paths and public roads, so good riding skills and endurance are essential for this expedition.

Upon registration, a packing list and further instructions will be forwarded to you. Participants must supply their own bicycle appropriate for long distance travel and carrying of both personal and group gear. Appropriate gearing for road travel, and at least a rear bike rack are required. Saddle bags will be provided if necessary.

Cost: $795/week

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