Summer Youth Programs

Announcing our Summer Programs for July & August 2020! Our team has put together a variety of tracks for students to join, in addition to Trekkers’ regularly scheduled one-on-one and cohort meetings. All programming is developed following the latest recommended safety protocols and information and each track has a limited number of spots available. Please use our registration request form below. Let’s have a great summer!

July-August 2020

Social Justice & Community Action

Tuesdays • July 14 – August 18

LEARN MORE ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE & COMMUNITY ACTION

Description: A 6-week program exploring racism and other issues facing the world and local community through art, discussion, and volunteering and discovering ways to affect change on a local level.

Gear: journals

Location: Locally, with one day in Portland. Transportation required.

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, afternoons, July 14 – August 18

SKATE CLUB

Tuesdays • July 14 – August 11

LEARN MORE ABOUT SKATE CLUB

Description: Skate club – affectionately dubbed “Trek Deck” – will be a weekly club where students will meet as a group and learn how to skateboard at various locations around the Midcoast. The goal of this program is for students both to learn a new hobby and become immersed in the culture of skateboarding.

Gear: Skateboard and helmet (if you do not have either of these items, please note this in the additional comments and we will respond to you about acquiring gear.)

Locations: Gilford Butler Skate Park, Thomaston Grammar School Skate Park. At week 4, we hope to take the students to the Bath Skate Park, the largest skate park in Maine.

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, 2:30-5pm, July 14-August 11

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE & WELLNESS

Wednesdays • July 15 – August 19

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUTDOOR ADVENTURE & WELLNESS

Description: A 6-week course that includes yoga, rock climbing, paddle boarding and white water rafting. Students will dive into understanding and learning about their individual self-care needs through a variety of techniques, group conversation and individual reflection.

Gear: Materials provided

Location: Various locations in Maine

Dates and Times: Wednesdays all day, July 15 – August 19

SAILING

Thursdays • July 16 – August 13

LEARN MORE ABOUT SAILING

Description: A 6-week sailing course through The Apprenticeshop in which students will get out on the water, learn basic skills (like knot-tying, rigging, navigation), and see their hometown from a different perspective.

Gear: : Materials provided

Location: The Apprenticeshop public dock

Dates and Times: Thursdays all day, July 16 – August 13

Partnership: The Apprenticeshop

Culture Through Cooking & CONVERSATION

Thursdays • July 16 – August 13

LEARN MORE ABOUT CULTURE THROUGH COOKING

Description: Discussion-based dinners where students explore the cultural history of regions around the world through the preparation and sharing of various traditional foods.

Location: TBD

Dates and Times: Thursdays 2-6pm, July 16 – August 13

Climbing Camden Hills

Fridays • July 17 – August 14

LEARN MORE ABOUT CLIMBING CAMDEN HILLS

Description: Rock-climbing in Camden Hills, through a partnership with Equinox Climbing. Students will get outside, learn new or build on their climbing skills, and become familiar with local landmarks.

Gear: Provided

Location: Camden

Dates and Times: Fridays, 12-5pm, July 17 – August 14

Partnerships: Equinox Climbing Guides

Kayaking

Friday/Saturday • July 24 & 25

LEARN MORE ABOUT KAYAKING

Description: A two-day experience: Day 1- Learn to paddle on Hosmer Pond. Day 2- Explore islands off of Owl’s Head with Maine Sport Outfitters, from Ship to Shore Beach out to Monroe Island. Land, hike, eat lunch and paddle back.

Gear: Provided

Locations: Hosmer Pond and Owl’s Head (near Ship to Shore Lobster)

Dates and Times: Friday/Saturday, July 24 & 25. If spots fill, we will offer additional dates.

Partnership: Maine Sport Outfitters

Please use the following form to request to register for any of our Summer Programs. A Trekkers staff member will confirm each student’s spot via email and provide more detailed instructions.

 


Questions about any of our Summer Programs? Please send us a message!