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P.O. Box 347171
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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


Who should attend the 2018 National Summit?  Most of the summit is designed primarily for staff and managers of OEN member programs and for those utilizing a train-the-trainer and gear library/support model.  Please check the Summit Agenda for details regarding sessions and ask if you are interested in attending. 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
If you're flying, best to arrive at Boston's Logan Airport, and travel with us to New Hampshire.  If you live in New England you can choose to meet us in Boston or drive straight to Cardigan Lodge. 

What time should I arrive at the site and when will I be departing?
A casual welcome reception and tour of the YOP Gear Library in Charlestown/Boston will welcome participants on Tuesday, October 16th.  We will depart together that evening for New Hampshire in vans provided by our host, the Appalachian Mountain Club.  Shuttles will bring everyone back to Boston in time for the YOP 50 year anniversary celebration on Friday evening, October 19th. 

Is lodging included?
Yes, lodging includes shared dorm style accommodations, but participants are asked to bring sleeping bags, pillows and towels. 

What else do I need to bring?
Casual clothes (warm can be foggy and windy on the coast, or plenty warm from one day to the next) for daytime, shoes for a hike, water bottle and something nice to wear to the Thursday night reception and lighthouse tour.  

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: 

  • Sleeping Bag/Linens 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 Kyle Macdonald at 415-516-9919 or