contact us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

We're excited to hear what you're up to!  

P.O. Box 347171
San Francisco

415-516-9919

We are a growing NETWORK of local organizations using training and outdoor gear libraries to help connect kids to the outdoors across America. 

Summit FAQ's

What time should my flight arrive in Boston on Tuesday 10/16?

We encourage participants to arrive in Boston by mid-afternoon on Tuesday, we will meet at the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston office for a tour and dinner prior to heading to Cardigan Lodge.

When should I plan to fly home?

On Friday 10/19 we will return to Boston after Lunch for the Youth Opportunities Program's 50th Anniversary party. Discounted lodging will be provided in Boston for the night for an additional cost, so you should plan to head home anytime on Saturday. We will be providing a guide for activities in Boston and other nearby areas if you'd like to extend your trip to explore YOP's programming and this beautiful region.

What are my transportation options to get to the event?

We will be providing transportation between Boston and Cardigan lodge. We recommend using Lyft, Uber, etc. to get from the airport to the Youth Opportunities Program's office on Tuesday 10/16 and to get back to the airport on Saturday 10/20. We will collect flight information from participants to share if you'd like to arrange transportation with other participants.

Is lodging included?

Yes, lodging is included from Tuesday night 10/16 to Friday morning 10/19 at the Cardigan Lodge. There will be discounted lodging options available for an additional cost on Friday night 10/19. Please indicate if you would like to book a discounted hotel room in Boston. Feel free to stay with friends, family or find a local AirBnB option.

What do I need to bring?

Casual clothes (anticipate warm days and cool nights), shoes for a gentle hike, water bottle and something nice to wear to the Friday evening AMC anniversary party.

In addition to a notebook, materials about your organization and/or program to share, and a thumb-drive with the slides/photos for your Program Share, a full list of suggested things to bring includes: 

  • Change(s) of Clothes Warm Jacket
  • Pillow w/pillow case
  • 2 pairs of shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Pajamas/Sweats Extra socks!
  • Hat
  • Towel & Wash-cloth Toiletries Soap/Shampoo
  • Sunscreen (#15 or higher) Sunglasses Flashlight
  • Day Pack
  • Water Bottle
  • Camera
  • Shower Shoes

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Hannah Shapiro at 773-885-4986 or hannah@outdoorsempowered.org or contact Kyle Macdonald at 415-516-9919 or kyle@outdoorsempowered.org

Detailed agenda, details and guides for local activities following the Summit coming soon!