Founded in 2006
Adirondack Youth Climate Summit

Register for the AYCS

Join us in celebrating the 13th, annual Adirondack Youth Climate Summit (AYCS) at The Wild Center on November 8 & 9, 2023!
The Summit combines informative plenary sessions and workshops in a fun atmosphere for a powerful 2-day educational experience to accelerate change in the lives, schools and communities of young people taking action for the climate.

Register for the AYCS

What’s Included: All meals (breakfast, lunch, & dinner on Day 1; breakfast and lunch on Day 2), materials, and conference costs are underwritten by sponsors. Transportation and accommodations (if necessary) are NOT included. Please visit the accommodations page for more info on lodging available in the area.

The Summit is aligned with Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards. Click here for a video of the summit experience.

How can my school/group participate?

Step 1: Contact Garrett Marino, Youth Climate Leadership Coordinator, at or text/call (315) 742-7229 to let us know you have a group interested in attending the summit.

Step 2: Identify a team of 4-6 people to represent your school/group.  Teams should be comprised of:

  1. Interested high school students
  2. Members of school faculty/ homeschool adult chaperones; members of school facilities staff and/or members of school administration

Step 3: Fill out the Google Form Registration as a group.

Step 4: Download and distribute Health & Photo Release Forms to each member of your group. 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*

Can I help Plan the Summit?

If you are a high schooler in Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, or greater tri-lakes area, we would love your help planning the 2023 Adirondack Youth Climate Summit! We have weekly meetings on Sundays from 6-8 pm at the Shipman Youth Center in Lake Placid. Pizza dinner is provided! Sign up here or contact Garrett Marino (contact info below) for more info

How can I stay updated leading up to the Summit?

We will be sending out updates via e-mail to registered groups registration, agenda, and what to expect.

You can also stay connected leading up to the summit via our facebook page (Youth Climate Program), instagram (@Youthclimate), twitter (@TWCYouthClimate) and by signing up for our monthly Newsflash.

Who can I contact with questions?

Please contact Garrett Marino, Youth Climate Leadership Coordinator at or text/call 315-742-7229 for any additional information or questions about the Adirondack Youth Climate Summit.

Want to be a Youth Climate Summit Sponsor?

If you are interested in helping financially support the Adirondack Youth Climate Summit, please email Jen Kretser, Director of Climate Initiatives, at