Young Adventurers Club (YAC)
The YAC encourages and promotes children's enthusiasm for playing in Vermont's outdoor spaces.
Young Adventurers Club (YAC) outings provide an opportunity for families and their youngest hikers to get out and explore the woods at a comfortable, playful pace. Outings focus on families getting out and having fun, rather than going fast or far. While the pace may be geared more towards younger adventurers (ages 3-10), everyone is welcome!
Lauren Bierman, Bread Loaf's awesome YAC leader since October 2016, is taking a well deserved break this winter.
We hope to offer new YAC hikes in the spring or summer of 2019.
In the meantime, enjoy getting outdoors with your young hikers! It's all good outdoors in the fresh air. To review past events, Young Adventurers Club is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BreadLoafYAC.
When they are scheduled, you will find YAC MONTHLY ACTIVITIES ON OUR CALENDAR.
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!