On Sept 28-30, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and a partnership of conservation and youth-serving organizations will co-host the Massachusetts Youth (MY) Trail Summit.

This is a hands-on opportunity for students, educators and service leaders to learn about public lands, outdoor recreation and the importance of effective conservation practices.

The summit will take place at Bascom Lodge at Mount Greylock and will offer invaluable career skills for participants age 16 and older through a variety of stewardship activities and advocacy work.

Participants will experience Trail maintenance, Leave No Trace principles and interpretive hikes while connecting with a new group of friends.

By creating this training opportunity and inviting youth, educators and youth-serving organization leaders, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy hopes to connect and foster new partnerships that will develop youth skills and create connections for volunteer and employment opportunities.