CLAWS 2018 is fully enrolled—thank you!!

—a field environmental philosophy adventure that takes students above treeline for 2 days of elemental wilderness hiking and “thinking outside.”

Claws will depart Northampton on Sun. July 1th at 10am, drive to New Hampshire’s White Mountains, spend the afternoon setting camp at the Barnes Field Campground, and then explore the Peabody River watershed. We’ll camp out, wake up (Mon. 7/2), ascend the incredible King Ravine Trail (stopping to explore ice caves) to the Mount Adams and Madison saddle. Then we’ll rest, feast and lodge at the festive AMC Madison Hut.

After a big breakfast on Tuesday morning (7/3) Claws will walk the exposed alpine ridges from the top of Mount Adams to the top of Mount Washington, and spend the night at AMC’s Lake in the Clouds, On July 4th, we’ll descend the heights and return to Northampton in the afternoon, in time for your family cookout.

NOTE: Parents are welcome to participate in the Claws program.



Claws is a a 4 day, 3 overnight session with a tuition of $500.

Tuition for Claws includes everything except students’ gear and trail food.

If you would like to reserve a spot, please use the registration link. You will receive a confirmation and the registration materials by email; registration is complete when Biocitizen receives by postal mail (not emailed pdf) your completed registration forms.

Biocitizen, 1 Stage Rd. Westhampton, MA 01027

If you would like to learn more, please call 413.320.0522 and speak with Biocitizen director Kurt Heidinger

Register Now!


Kurt Heidinger



Starts at 10am


July 1-4, 2018