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TOP Announces New Summer Leadership Opportunities

TA’s Thetford Outdoor Program (TOP) is excited to announce an expanded slate of summer leadership opportunities in 2022. This year, in addition to the program’s annual Connecticut River canoe trips, Appalachian Trail backpacking trip, and the TA trail crew, TOP is planning an advanced canoe trip in Canada and new opportunities in the school garden.

The advanced canoe trip to La Verendrye Park in Quebec will be limited to former participants of TOP’s Summer Wilderness Leadership Program who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and camping skills. In La Verendrye Park’s extensive system of lakes, students on the trip will have a true wilderness experience–paddling long distances, portaging between vast waterways, and camping in primitive campsites

In the garden, TOP will host a new summer intern program, inviting students to work and learn with TA’s school garden coordinator, Ehrin Lingeman. Ehrin will also provide a week-long day camp for students interested in working in our garden, cooking delicious farm-fresh foods, and visiting local farms in the area.
More information, including dates and enrollment information will be announced in early March. Questions? Contact Thetford Outdoor Program coordinator Leah Boch.



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