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Hiking & Expeditions

One of Pasquaney’s central aims is to teach boys practical outdoors skills that enable them to find comfort and self-reliance in the woods. Outdoor exploration provides excellent opportunities to build friendships, develop resilience, practice leadership, and cultivate a connection to the land that sustains and rejuvenates us. 

On most Wednesdays, the entire camp heads out to hike some of the most beautiful mountains in the New Hampshire wilderness, such as Cardigan, the Franconias, and Moosilauke. Campers hike among their age group, and itineraries grow more challenging as they build their endurance throughout the summer. 

During the second week, the boys leave for five days on expeditions. A wealth of options are available, including backpacking in the Pemigewasset Wilderness, the Kinsman Mtns. and Mt. Moosilauke, the Kilkenny Range, or the Sandwhich Wilderness; canoeing pristine Lakes Umbagog or a series of rivers and lakes in the upper Androscoggin watershed; and maintaining trails in the Crawford Notch region of the White Mountain National Forest. 

Pasquaney's youngest boys backpack the Baldfaces, a mountain range on the border of Maine that offers a rare combination of accessible paths and rocky ridges with gorgeous alpine views — an excellent introduction for newcomers. 

Finally, 16- and some 15-year-olds enjoy a capstone expedition called the Long Walk. For five days, campers base camp by the serene Nancy Brook and bus to the best day hikes New Hampshire has to offer: the Presidential Range, the Twins and Bonds, Mt. Chocorua, and more. The tradition traces its history back to 1895, and when the boys return, they are greeted with a duck dinner and a welcome-back ceremony from the rest of Camp. A similar three-day trip is offered for 14- and 15-year-olds called the Short Walk.

Explore the interactive map linked below to learn more about the various hikes and expeditions boys partake in.

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