Affordable Recreation and Travel
The mission of Maumee Valley Adventurers is to educate and empower people of all ages, cultures and economic backgrounds by providing and advocating for affordable recreational and travel opportunities.
Maumee Valley Adventurers is an Ohio Nonprofit 501(c)3 organization
We’ve taken the best of the former Hostelling International-Toledo Area Council and created a new organization, Maumee Valley Adventurers.
MVA continues a 40+ year tradition in northwest Ohio, with programming such as:
- The 13-week winter Travel Circle series in cooperation with Metroparks
- Bike tours, which are also our main fundraisers
- Weekly hikes or group rides
- Outreach to support youth groups interested in travel and cultural exchange
- And a full calendar of social activities to bring people together
MVA started in July 2012 when the former HI-Toledo Area Council was dissolved in a national reorganization of Hostelling International USA. We wish our friends at HI-USA all the best with their new, unified organization, and we hope to partner with them in the future as a local “Friends of Hostelling” organization.
HI has helped MVA get started with a loan, which was converted to a grant when our federal tax exempt status was approved. HI has also given us the first of what we hope will be many grants to provide quality programming in the Toledo Area.
Membership is not required to attend Travel Circle programs or to participate in one of our activities.
MVA is a new group of old friends. We intend to build on our legacy with new and exciting programs. We hope that you will be part of it.
We hope you will join us at a special, low rate of just $10 per year.
Scott Carpenter, President
Keith Webb, Vice-president
John Starr, Treasurer
Nancy Grover, Secretary