Teens To Trails


We believe in this nonprofit organization’s mission – to give teens an opportunity to experience the mental, physical and spiritual benefits of being outdoors with others. Because a love of nature is something they will bring with them, wherever their trail takes them.

“If I hadn’t been in the Yarmouth Outing Club, here’s what wouldn’t have happened: I wouldn’t go into the Peace Corp. I would not be taking a job as a whitewater rafting guide this summer. I wouldn’t know how to make a tarp shelter in the snow. It’s really been a gift being in the club and I’ve loved it all.”

Yarmouth Outing Club Graduate

Teens To Trails is dedicated to eradicating trends such as childhood obesity, attention disorder and depression that have been linked to the absence of nature in the life of today’s youth. These outdoor programs help encourage healthy lifestyles and often serve as a way to establish a personal connection with nature and other teens.

“The Cheverus Outing Club has been one of the most influential experiences during my four years of high school. Joining my senior year, I have learned more about myself and peers than I could have ever imagined. It has brought me so much joy, and so many great memories to look back on.”

Cheverus Outing Club Graduate

Through these amazing programs, Maine teens discover and build upon a lifelong relationship and respect for the outdoors, learn valuable life skills and forge lasting friendships. Since its creation in 2007, this organization has created 60+ outing clubs and reached over 40,000 students. LEARN MORE