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NextGen Forest Ambassadors

We're looking for leaders ages 14-16 to serve as the next generation of forest ambassadors! Apply now through December 10, 2018.

Three teens in the forest, text reads NextGen Forest Ambassadors


.....gain new friendships.......build hiking & camping skills.......enhance your leadership abilities.......become a social media influencer.......be inspired by amazing outdoor leaders.......make a difference for your generation and for the forest.......and get paid $250!.....


  • 20 ambassadors ages 14-16 will be selected to participate in two nights of EXPERT-LED CAMPING and a 1-night excursion to the Len Foote Hike Inn - a rustic, backcountry lodge accessed by a 5-mile guided hike through CHATTAHOOCHEE NATIONAL FOREST in North Georgia.
  • Get introduced to OUTDOOR STEWARDSHIP and receive HANDS-ON TRAINING to help you CONNECT AND INSPIRE others.
  • Camping and hiking FUN round out with a YOUTH SUMMIT where you will lend your POWERFUL VOICE to find ways to connect other young people to the public lands that BELONG TO YOU.
  • Commit to 20 hours of creatively SHARING your outdoor STEWARDSHIP EXPERIENCES and UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES and receive a $250 stipend!
  • BE INSPIRED, learn new skills or enhance existing ones. All levels of experience are WELCOME - no outdoor skills or gear are required, and there’s NO COST to participate.  

Download a NextGen Forest Ambassadors Flyer.


Ambassador Training & Youth Summit Dates:  April 4-7, 2019

  • Thursday - Arrive 3:00-5:00pm for camp set-up, campfire program at Amicalola Falls State Park
  • Friday - Camping and outdoor skill-building, Leave No Trace principles, evening campfire program
  • Saturday - Hike through Chattahoochee National Forest, arrive at Len Foote Hike Inn for Youth Summit
  • Sunday - Return hike to Amicalola Falls State Park, afternoon program and close out

Location:  Chattahoochee National Forest, Amicalola Falls State Park, Len Foote Hike Inn (*transportation scholarships are available)

Who can apply:  All young people ages 14-16 from North Georgia and the Atlanta area

Deadline to apply:  (extended) December 10, 2018




Proud sponsoring organizations:

 Sponsoring organizations for NextGen Forest Ambassadors