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Registration Open for TOP Summer Leadership Programs

The Thetford Outdoor Program has planned another summer of exciting outdoor leadership adventures for 2023!

Registration is now open for six different multi-day wilderness trips and experiences, including: paddling the Connecticut River, backpacking the Appalachian Trail, a “GLOW” experience for women (or anyone who identifies as a girl or woman always or sometimes) with hiking, rock-climbing, and more; a new “Vermont Adventure” providing a variety of local outdoor adventures; and a trail crew work experience maintaining and improving Thetford trails.

In each of these experiences, students will learn a variety of outdoor skills while spending time unplugged and connecting to the natural world. TOP Summer provides a safe space for both new and experienced adventurers, and is an exceptional opportunity to build connections and develop leadership skills.

All students are welcome and encouraged to join TOP this summer for one or more wilderness leadership experience. Need-based scholarships are available. To learn more and register visit the TOP Summer Leadership home page, or contact Thetford Outdoor Program Coordinator Scott Ellis at [email protected].




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