2019 Empower Trek

*NEW FOR 2019!*


As we spread the word about Empower Camp in 2018, we encountered many requests that we increase the scope and reach of our programs. And so we are excited to announce that we’ve heard you! 

We have designed Empower Trek for women ages 21 and older. Empower Trek is designed to ignite your inner power on the hiking trail! 

Ever consider hiking a mountain but are nervous to try on your own or not sure where to start? 

Do you go on leisurely day hikes but are ready to kick up the difficulty on your hike?


Do you want to go hiking with other empowered women while discovering and igniting your own inner power? 

...If you’ve answered YES to any of the above, Empower Trek is for you! 

2019 Empower Trek


The first ever Empower Trek will be hosted in the Adirondack Mountains September 27-29, 2019.

The program will run from a Friday evening to a Sunday morning with the highlight of the program being a hike of one of the Adirondacks high peaks on Saturday and three Empower Camp exclusive #RealChats! 

The cost per trekker is $320 and includes lodging, food and programming. Need-based scholarships are available!

Trekkers can expect to be on the trail for 7-10 hours and should be in the appropriate physical shape to take on this challenge. 

Spaces will be limited for our inaugural Empower Trek. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to be a part of Empower Trek history!

2019 Empower Trek Registration



Trekkers will stay at the Cadence Lodge in Wilmington, NY. Minutes from downtown Lake Placid and many of the hiking trails, Cadence will be an ideal place to call "home" for our trek.

Trekkers will be paired up and will share rooms for the duration of the program. 

The Hike


Our hike will launch from the Adirondack Mountain Club LOJ. We will hike in groups of four and your group will become your trail family - you stick together for every trail challenge and triumph!

We will be hiking Phelps Mountain which is the 32nd highest peak in New York State. The hike is 8.2 miles round trip and includes an ascent of 2010'. The final mile of the hike is notoriously 



Trekkers will be responsible for their own travel to the Adirondacks. Carpooling is encouraged! 

The Cadence Lodge is located approximately six hours from Buffalo at 5704 NY-86, Wilmington, NY 12997.



Meals will be served at Cadence Lodge. On the trail, trekkers will be given a bagged lunch. Trekkers are encouraged to bring extra snacks both for the trail and for downtime. You can expect to burn approx. 2,000+ calories on the trail alone, you will have an appetite!

The Agenda


Friday - Arrive before 6pm

6pm - Welcome & Dinner

8pm - #RealChat


6am - Breakfast

6:30am - Depart for trail

7am - Hike

Return to lodge by 3pm

5pm - Apps & Chats

6pm - Dinner

8pm - #RealChat


8:30am - Breakfast

9:30am - Closing Session

12am - Depart for home or optional shopping/exploring in Lake Placid