Facilities and lodging

The program is hosted by the Appalachian Mountain Club at its facilities in mountains of New Hampshire and Maine.

Founded in 1876, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Guides for this program live and work at Appalachian Mountain Club lodges, including the Highland Center at Crawford Notch:

the Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch:

and the Gorman Chairback Lodge in Maine:

Guides also hike to high mountain huts to carry out programs for guests.

Employee Housing:

Astronomy and Nature Guides will be living in AMC Employee Housing at their host facility. Housing varies at each facility, but you can expect:

  • A room with at least one roommate
  • Access to bathrooms, laundry facilities, wifi
  • Meals provided (some staff housing has access to kitchens, others do not).
  • Beautiful hiking trails, mountains, and lakes right outside your door!

Typical Nature and Astronomy Guide rooms at the AMC Highland Center: