Founded in 2006
Adirondack Youth Climate Summit

Group Expectations

Group Expectations

Pre-Summit Checklist

  • E-mail the Youth Climate Leadership Coordinator, Garrett Marino, at that your group is interested in attending.
  • Identify the team who will attend the summit
    1. remember 4-6 PEOPLE make up a team which includes students, teachers, and other chaperones
  • Fill out the Google Registration Form with each attendees’ information
  • Download and distribute Health & Photo Release Forms. We prefer for you to send us SIGNED scanned copies of the forms before the summit, but if this presents a barrier you are welcome to bring them with you day-of to registration.  *if you do not have access to a printer, contact Garrett and he can send you physical copies*
  • We are asking all groups to watch the Our Climate Our Future video together before coming to the Summit (length is 45 minutes, you can watch in segments OR as a full video)
  • Review the 2023 AYCS agenda on the Youth Climate Program webpage once posted. To get a sense of the agenda from past summits, please check out our 2022 agenda.

What to bring to the Summit:

  • SIGNED copy of Health & Photo Consent Form
  • Mask
  • Note taking materials (i.e. notebook & pen, computer, tablet, or phone)
  • Camera/smartphone to document Summit experience
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Warm clothing layers & winter shoes (some workshops will be outside)
  • Optional: pocket money to shop at The Wild Center gift shop

At The Summit:

  1. Full attendance on BOTH DAYS of the Summit.
  2. Once the agenda is released, determine who in your team will attend which workshops (we encourage team members to split up and attend different workshops).
  3. Work together on Day 2 to develop a Climate Action Plan and timeline for your group.


  1. Take some time to reflect on your experience at the Summit & rest after 2 big days!
  2. Keep The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Leadership Coordinator, Garrett Marino ( updated with your Climate Action Plan progress, needs, etc. on a monthly basis
  3. Work hard to successfully implement your Climate Action Plan!