Schenectady Chapter Teen Trails Scholarship

Since 1986, thousands of volunteers have worked with trained ADK trail crew leaders to give back to the trails they use by completing trail maintenance and reconstruction projects all over the Adirondacks and Catskills.

In 2017, thirteen trail projects have been reserved for high school aged teenagers (ages 14-17) who want to spend a week in the woods camping in the backcountry and experiencing trail work. Each year, the Schenectady Chapter of ADK sponsors a local teen, providing the $275 fee so they can participate at no cost.


Must be between the ages of 14 and 17 and live in the Schenectady Region. Must have an interest in nature and outdoor activities; be willing to camp out in the backcountry and to participate in a physically & mentally challenging trail project.

To apply:

Click on the ADK webpage, below, for choices and to submit your application for the Scholarship. Please choose “Scholarship Page” to access the Schenectady Chapter Teen Trails Scholarship.

Applications must be received by April 15, 2017.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jacqueline McGinn, Teen Trails Project Coordinator, at or 518-281-3673.