Young Adventurers Club (YAC)
The YAC encourages and promotes children's enthusiasm for playing in Vermont's outdoor spaces.
Bread Loaf's YAC Leader: Lauren Bierman
Lauren’s first memory of hiking was a family hike for Thanksgiving in the White Mountains, where they stayed overnight in a hut with all her cousins. She remembered how freeing it felt to be in the woods for those days, and she’s been hooked ever since. She was trained as a Wilderness First Responder, a Maine State Trip Leader, and has spent 6 ½ weeks on the Appalachian Trail with nine 13-year-old girls. in 2016, she started the Little Hikers Hiking Group to help encourage kids to get outside and explore the forests, and to help parents reconnect with their love of hiking. Lauren lives in Bridport with her husband and their two wildly energetic boys.
YAC Trail Clean Up Day, Sept. 30, 2018
What a terrific day for trail maintenance on the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) in Wright Park! We cleared brush, learned how to use hand saws, learned all about invasive species and why it's important to clear them out, and most importantly, spent the day outside in nature with great friends!