Appalachian Mountain Club

Youth Opportunities Program


The Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) is an outdoor education, professional development, and social justice program of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). Through Outdoor Leadership Training, trip planning support and access to gear lending libraries, we collaborate with youth workers, educators, and teachers so they may foster impactful and relevant outdoor experiences for their youth.

YOP partners with organizations and schools in urban and under-resourced communities that historically have faced barriers to outdoor recreation. We envision a future where more youth enjoy the outdoors, and where outdoor participation is reflective of every community, with equitable access for all.

Become a member by completing the Outdoor Leadership Training. Apply online:

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