Youth Hikes

Guineafowl Adventure Company provides experience-based outdoor learning that can be adapted to fit any age, experience, or fitness level. 

More Green Time, Less Screen Time!

Guineafowl Adventure Company provides experience-based outdoor learning that can be adapted to fit any age, experience, or fitness level.  The goals of our programming are to build an individual and communal awareness and appreciation of nature, the wilderness, and the outdoors while fostering strength, social engagement, and a healthy awareness for how to recreate responsibly by learning Leave No Trace practices and principles.  

For a long time, research has shown how impactful getting into nature can be for kids and teens.  Now even more than ever, with technology taking most of our adolescents’ time, disconnecting and shifting perspective from a screen to the great outdoors is extraordinarily beneficial.

We help to foster a stronger connection to nature and create bonds with outdoor activities that will engage children, adolescents and teens to spend more time outdoors exploring as they continue to grow.  During these sessions, we provide fundamental understanding of Leave No Trace principles and practices and how to apply in both the back- and front-country.

How do we facilitate it?

In-school programming
Participants will interact with their environment through exploring the outdoors via guided hikes, meditation, journaling, photography and other media.
Enrichment programming
We put together training programs that anyone can do, adjusted for time, experience and athleticism, to help build stronger hikers.
School vacation camps
Guineafowl knows dozens of hikes locally and up in the White Mountains that are appropriate for kids of all ages.
Summer camp sessions
Highly qualified guides accompany you from start to finish. Our guides are CPR/AED/First Aid certified via Red Cross, & Wilderness First Aid certified via NOLS.
Day hikes
Explore the wilderness with a like-minded group of adventurers. Make real connections to nature and your fellow humans within a social setting.
Join us in adventure!
Because, just like Guineafowl, we don’t believe in leaving anyone behind.

Current Offerings

ACE Winter Hiking Club

Youth Trek
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$159 - $295
Winter hiking is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the views offered by a leafless landscape, the crispness of the air, the way the forest sounds, and warming up on a cold day. Hike local wilderness areas such as the Middlesex Fells Reservation and the Western Greenway, led by an experienced guide. Engage […]

Youth Arts & Exploration Day Camp

Join Kyle and Dave for a week of art creating & nature exploring!

We're guiding the next generation of nature-based creatives and responsible hikers through experience-based youth day-camps.

Campers will travel to different habitats across northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, exploring the natural world and creating art focused on their surroundings.

Each day we will travel to a unique and beautiful landscape and allow kids to learn about their environment while creating art in different media.

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Acera February Vacation Camp

Are you looking for a unique and enriching experience for your children during the February break? Acera, a pioneer in individualized, project-based learning since 2010, has just the solution for you. We are thrilled to announce our February Vacation Camps, running from Tuesday, February 20th to 23rd, 2024. Get ready for an adventurous break filled with fun and learning! Guineafowl is running it's Art & Exploration Camp at Acera this week as a special Winter Edition, click on the registration link to sign up!

Acera Summer Vacation Art & Exploration Camp

The Acera Summer STEAM Camp is a creativity-based arts and sciences day camp where children can nurture their natural desire to inquire, create, and innovate. With emphases on critical thought, creative problem solving, and integration of content areas, our diverse program offerings inspire all types of learners and thinkers

Summer Fenn Summer Vacation Art
& Exploration Camp

Summer Fenn is where you’ll find kids unplugged, active and outdoors. It’s a place where they are warmly welcomed each morning by familiar faces and new friends, and returned home with memories to cherish… A place where every child can try new things, make new connections, and feel valued just as they are. Summer Fenn is where kids thrive.

GENERAL REGISTRATION OPENS: MONDAY - JANUARY 8TH, 9AM

The Advent School City Remix
Summer Camp

During the two-week sessions, designers build off the theme to create an experience uniquely theirs! They set out to explore the city, cool off at a splash pad, and visit local engineers, scientists, and artists to gather inspiration. Industry leaders discuss concepts with the students, and the designers share their creations with friends and family at the Design Expo.

GENERAL REGISTRATION BEGINS: 7/08 – 7/19

Youth Program Testimonial

"We at Acera School have been beyond happy with the Outdoor Exploration program that Guineafowl Adventure has brought to our school. Dave has crafted a cohesive & thoughtful curriculum based on Leave No Trace principles and has brought groups of students in grades 4-6 and 7-11 on hikes every week. Students grew their awareness and appreciation of nature, as well as their self-confidence to succeed in challenging outdoor environments. The class culminated in an exciting final hike up in the White Mountains, which every student was well equipped to complete, and everyone had a blast! Students reflected on their experience through writing, photography, and even a creative rap about how to be a respectful hiker. We're really happy with the program so far and would highly recommend them to anyone!"

Faith Blake | Enrichment Programs Manager | Acera School

We're here for the next generation

All of our Youth Programs are perfect for:

  • Independent schools wishing to incorporate outdoor education into their curriculum,
  • Scout Troops who would like consistent outdoor activity for their troop, but may not have the time, resources or transportation to do it on their own,
  • Private parent groups interested in getting their kids outdoors exploring
  • Individual families looking to grow their time outdoors and build their kids strength and awareness of nature.

Please feel free to contact us through our website to schedule a call to learn more about these programs and how we can get your children closer to nature.

CONTACT US FOR YOUTH EVENTS
*Guineafowl Adventure Company is fully insured and permitted as a commercial guide in the White Mountain National Forest through the USDA Forest Service. Owner and Lead Guide David Fatula has years of experience coaching kids across volunteer and paid positions. All employees of Guineafowl who work within our youth programs have youth education, mentoring or coaching experience (sometimes all of the above) and all standard safety clearances including a CORI screen, SafeSport abuse prevention certification and CDC Concussion certification. Additionally, all guides are CPR / AED and First Aid certified through American Red Cross and have at a minimum Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training through NOLS Wilderness Medicine. Safety is our utmost priority, especially when working with youth.
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