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Education and Outreach

Kids and Families

Whether you’re home on a cold, blustery day wishing you could get outside, or trying to plan your first day hike as a family – this is the page for you!

The Appalachian Trail is a Trail for all – young and old, experienced and novice alike. That means it’s a Trail for you, too!

Here you’ll find resources for kids and families to help you learn about and explore the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, including:

  • The A.T. Adventure Book
  • ATC’s Family Hike Planning Guide
  • Suggestions of family-friendly day hikes along the A.T.
  • Games and activities to play on the Trail or in your backyard!

Explore the trial with your family


Skill Development and Training

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is committed to helping create a new generation of A.T. stewards. In the face of the growing impacts of climate change, population growth, energy development, and other threats, we believe that we must engage the full spectrum of society and strive to incorporate groups that are underrepresented among ATC staff, A.T. visitors, and ATC constituents in order to continue to preserve and protect the Appalachian Trail.

To help us achieve this mission, we offer a variety of programs to help people who are interested in careers in conservation develop the skills they will need to preserve and protect the Appalachian Trail and our public lands. By offering opportunities ranging from two-day skills workshops to year-long advisory council commitments, ATC hopes to inspire and train the future leaders of conservation.

Jobs and Internships See Training Opportunities