Kennebec Paddle and Climb Adventure Camp
July 28 - August 3
A fun filled week of adventure in the Kennebec River region of Maine. This remote and wild region of Maine is home to rugged mountains, great white water rivers, and the rich Native American history and legends of the Penobscot Nation.
This trip is a great trip for teens looking to learn to paddle and climb.
After learning some basic canoe skills campers will strap their gear in their boats and point their canoes down the West Outlet of the Kennebec River into Indian Pond. From our campsite on Indian Pond we will hike over to Moose Mountain to climb and rappel on the open rock domes of what we call “Little Yosemite.” Day four finds us back in the boats for a trip down Indian Pond. If the wind cooperates this can be a fast sail! If time allows we travel to Moxie Stream to swim in clear mountain pools where you can relax your muscles in shallow Jacuzzi-like river potholes. The next morning will find us rock climbing on the wild cliffs above Lake Moxie.
If you are not tired yet, the final leg of our journey brings us back for more rock climbing, rappelling, and a wild tyrolean traverse (rope bridge) on the sea cliffs of Acadia National Park.
SAMPLE ITINERARY FOR PADDLE AND CLIMB HIGH ADVENTURE CAMP
Day 1: Arrive in Orono, Travel to Parks Pond, learn paddling techniques.
Day 2: Paddle from the West Outlet of the Kennebec River to Indian Pond.
Day 3: Hike to and climb Little Yosemite Dome.
Day 4: Paddle from Indian Pond to Harris Station Dam.
Day 5: A short lake swim or paddle to rock climb on the shore of Lake Moxie.
Day 6: A final day of climbing and paddle boarding in Acadia.
Day 7: Return to Orono to rest up for the next week or head home.
WHERE DO THEY CAMP
Campers will sleep in tents separated by gender. We stay in backcountry campsites and public campgrounds on this trip.
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, etc.
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).
YOU CAN COMBINE THIS CAMP AND SAVE 50.00 OFF EACH ADDITIONAL CAMP
Want more than a week of adventure. 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!
__ 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
* rental available
Make your adventure last even longer
and save an additional $50.00 off each successive camp.
Want more than a week of adventure? 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!