The first section of the A.T. opened in Warwick in 1931, six years before the official opening of the entire Appalachian Trail. The Town has been welcoming hikers ever since and was named an A.T. Community™ in 2012.
The Town of Warwick is centrally located on the A.T. between High Point in New Jersey to the west and the Bear Mountain Bridge in New York to the east with easy road access to this entire 65 mile section. The Village of Greenwood Lake in Warwick with many hiker amenities can be accessed directly from the A.T. using the Village Vista Trail. The Pochuck, Wawayanda and Wildcat Shelters on the AT are easily accessed from Warwick and can be used in planning section hikes (no reservations or permits required).
Boy Scouts of America
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. The BSA’s goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. In the Village there are two Troops: 121 and 477 (see below).
Boy Scout Troop 121 accepts ages 11 and up Meets on Thursdays from 7 – 8:30 pm at the GWL American Legion Contact: Rob Jacobs – Committee Chairrjacobs@docutrend.com
Boy Scouts Ages 11 and up Meets on Thursdays from 7-8 pm at the GWL Middle School Contact: Michele Striso – Committee Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
GWL Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of the USA aims to empower girls and to help teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, and through activities including camping, community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring practical skills. Girl Scouts’ achievements are recognized through rank advancement and by various special awards such as the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. Membership is organized according to grade, with activities designed for each level. For more information, please contact: Mabel Greslik email@example.com
Greenwood Lake Coalition
Greenwood Lake’s Community Coalition will assist people in working together to create a community where all youth can develop into caring, healthy and productive adults without the problems created by alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug use. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenwood-Lake-Coalition/252586201451090l; •http://gwlpolicedept.wordpress.com/greenwood-lake-coalition/; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
GWL Soccer Club
The Greenwood Lake Soccer Club, a member of the East Hudson Youth Soccer League, is a not-for-profit organization which began in 1976 with nine players and three volunteers. Our Club has grown to the current enrollment of approximately 150 players and young adults and includes a ten (10) month recreation season. The vision of our Club is to provide a positive environment for the development of our youth, build soccer skills and ability, character, self-esteem and a love of the game. Travel and Recreation Soccer for ages 4-14. Runs September through June. Contact: Katheleen Holder – Coordinatorholderkatheleen@yahoo.com