The AVA has two special programs for youth. Click on the links below to find information about each program.

Master Program
Teams of youth and adults participate together in 6 sanctioned AVA events during a twelve month period to earn Master Program awards. Any "team" of at least one youth, capable of participating under their own power, and an adult, may participate. Ideal for families and youth groups.

Walk-Together Program
Youth Program "Walk-Togethers": the UpState PathFinders will work with youth groups, (such as the councils of the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America,) to put on "Walk-Togethers." The youth group declares one of the club's events as its official "Walk-Together" and the members, family, and leaders all participate together in the official activity. Many groups participate for a unique award. To find out about having a "Walk-Together" for your group, contact the UpState PathFinders @ or the AVA's National Youth Coordinator at