Mountain and Sea Adventure Week
For ages 13 - 18
You will spend approximately half of the week in a coastal area sea kayaking, hiking and rock climbing followed by canoeing and hiking in
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and Baxter State Park.
"Two voices are there - one of the mountains, one of the sea - each a mighty voice."
Get your adventure on some of Maine's best terrain. The first half of the week focuses on outdoor adventures near or in Acadia National Park . Learn the ropes and rock climb on spectacular cliffs overlooking pristine lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. Paddle by sea kayak or canoe to offshore islands where you can sample edibles from the sea as we learn about the natural environment and how to better preserve it. The last days are spent rock climbing, rappelling, paddleboarding and enjoying time with new friends. This is a great opportunity to learn about many different outdoor activities in a short time. Meet new friends, learn camping skills, land and sea navigation skills, and basic boating and climbing skills in this challenging and fun-filled seven day trip. Sea kayaking programs will be led by ACA certified instructors and all rock climbing will be taught by PCIA or AMGA certified instructors. No experience required. Limit: 12
SAMPLE ITINERARY MOUNTAINS AND SEA
Day 1: Arrive in Orono, Travel to Acadia for an afternoon of learning rock climbing skills
Day 2: Spend the day paddling on a mountain lake and hiking to a nearby summit.
Day 3: Get out on the ocean in a sea kayak to explore local islands and coastal nooks and crannies.
Day 4: Climb and rappel in Acadia National Park on spectacular sea cliffs. Travel to the Katahdin region.
Day 5: Hike Katahdin or an adjacent summit if weather precludes the big K.
Day 6: Day 6: Group choice adventure day. As a group decide whether to climb, hike, canoe, or to mix it up.
Day 7: Return to Orono to rest up for the next week or head home.
Campers will sleep in tents separated by gender. We stay in public campgrounds.
Overnight campers join the leaders in preparing delicious, healthy camp meals. Vegetarian options are available as well. Sample evening meals include pasta with sauce and salad, vegetable stir fry w/ chicken side.
MEETING / PICK UP LOCATIONS FOR ROCK & RIVERS CAMP
Meets at Alpenglow Adventure Sports / Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School at 92 Main St. (Route 2), Orono, ME, unless otherwise announced. Meeting time on the first day (Sunday) is 11:00 a.m. Pick up will be at the same location at 11:00 a.m. on the final day (Saturday).
WANT MORE? YOU CAN COMBINE THIS CAMP AND SAVE OFF EACH ADDITIONAL CAMP
Up to six weeks of rock climbing and adventure camps can be combined for greater savings. Create your own sequence of adventure. The possibilities are nearly limitless, just like the fun! Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.
USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15th, 10% to February 15th and 5% discount to March 15th.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
__ Day pack – appx 30L (1800 ci)
__ Backpack or duffel bag large enough to hold all your gear
__ 20 - 30 degree sleeping bag
__ 72” x 24” ground pad or inflatable pad such as ThermaRest
__ Crazy Creek camp chair (optional)
__ 2 one-quart water bottles
__ Hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers
__ Insulating inner layer of clothing such as polypropylene
__ Insulating middle layer of clothing such as fleece or wool
__ Lightweight, loose fitting long pants that dry quickly
__ Warm socks (wool)
__ 2 tee shirts
__ Rain jacket and pants
__ Headlamp or flashlight
__ Journaling supplies (optional)
__ Sunscreen / lip balm
__ Insect repellent
__ Unbreakable cup, bowl, spoon and fork
__ Toilet kit (toothbrush, comb, etc)
__ Camera if you want