Summer Youth Programs
Thank you for a great summer! This year’s newly added Summer Programs included a variety of small-group, in-person sessions for students to join, in addition to Trekkers’ regularly scheduled one-on-one and cohort meetings. All programming was developed following the latest recommended safety guidelines. See our COVID-19 Guidelines and Resources.
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.
Location: Locally, with one day in Portland. Transportation required.
Dates and Times: Tuesdays, afternoons, July 14 – August 18
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
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
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
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.
Dates and Times: Thursdays 2-6pm, July 16 – August 13
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.
Dates and Times: Fridays, 12-5pm, July 17 – August 14
Partnerships: Equinox Climbing Guides
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.
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
Questions about any of our Summer Programs? Please send us a message!