ALL Ages-11-to-13 Ages-12-to-14 Ages-13-to-15 Ages-14-to-16 Ages-15-to-18 Ages-6-10 Ages-9-to-10 Ages-9-to-11 Capstone Climbing-and-Caving Day-Camp Introductory Mountain-Biking Multi-Element NEW Ocean Rites-of-Passage SPACE-OPEN Whitewater Wilderness-Skills
From Cedar to Sea
Sun Jun 30 - Sat Jul 20, 2024
(21 days)
Ages 15 - 18

Come along in a journey that retraces ancient wisdom and ways from the river out to sea. We begin at Kroka preparing food and equipment for our long journey. Next we head up to Maine to the homestead of a local artisan who will teach us to carve our own wooden paddles! With paddles in hand we are ready to set off down the Penobscot River, the ancestral home of the Penobscot Nation, which we will follow all the way out into the ocean. Learning the indigenous story of relationship between people and place, we will spend a day with Penobscot guides on Sugar Island focused on native plants and crafts, visit the Penobscot reservation on Indian Island, eat a traditional meal, and learn basketry and crafts. An exciting day of white water below Indian Island will bring us to where the river becomes tidal and our rhythms shift to paddle with the tides, sail with the wind, and navigate between islands and through fog. We will learn practical leadership skills, become expert ocean navigators, and learn to set camp on the rocky shores and inlets of the spectacular Deer Isle Archipelago. Through it all, we share in the hard work and simple joys of our salty, nomadic life.

NOTE: this is a pilot program offered in partnership with NH DOE’s “Learn Everywhere” which grants high-school credits for experiential summer experiences. 

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On Misty Isles: A Lake Champlain Kayak Expedition
Sun Jun 30 - Sat Jul 13, 2024
(14 days)
Ages 14 - 16

Steeped in history and culture, the blue-green waters of Lake Champlain offer perfect conditions for a long-distance sea kayak expedition. Stretching south-north from Vermont to Canada, the 125-mile-long lake has more than 500 miles of shoreline and 70 islands with protected coves for camping, high cliffs for jumping, and abundant fish to catch.  We begin the week at Kroka Village where we will practice kayaking in the pond, and work on the farm to harvest and prepare food for the journey ahead. Once the hatches are full, we load our sea kayaks and depart for Whitehall, NY - the southernmost point of the lake. Each day we make progress Northward in tune with currents and wind while stopping to swim, visit the Lake's many museums and historical sites, and take in the breathtaking views of the Green Mountains and Adirondacks. At night we make camp on the lakeshore or on its islands, cook dinner over the open fire, and take in the starry night skies. We will revel in the joys of expedition life, tell stories of old times, and if the winds are with us - and we can summon the willpower to do so - complete the end-to-end sea kayak expedition all the way to Canada!

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Acadian Crossing: A Sea Kayak Odyssey
Sun Jul 28 - Sat Aug 10, 2024
(14 days)
Ages 14 - 16

Standing sentinel at the farthest outreach of Penobscot Bay, the “Island at the Top” is a secret part of Acadia National Park that few know about and even fewer get to visit.  Our sea-faring tribe will hike to the top of her hills, swim in her fresh-water pools, and scramble the steep rocky outcroppings of her rugged coast – but to reach her shores will require 30 miles of island hopping as our sea kayaks doge the wind, waves, fog, and tidal currents, each testing and building our skills. We’ll dive into the history of the region, of colonial settlers, of lonely lobstermen and shipwrecked boats, of the indigenous who came first, and take in the pristine beauty and nature of Maine's farthest reaches. Come along on an adventurous paddle that is a feather in the cap of any sea kayaker!
 

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Treasure Island
Sun Aug 4 - Sat Aug 17, 2024
(14 days)
Ages 11 - 13

For novice - intermediate buccaneers

 

Come one and all for a two-week treasure-hunting adventure! We will form our crew and head to the coast of Maine where we will take to the sea in voyageur canoes modeled after those that have been navigating northern waters for thousands of years. On the first day, we will travel a short distance across a sheltered bay to our first wilderness island home. We will sail from camp to camp, practice fire building, and create wilderness crafts.  There will be islands to overtake and explore, coves to brave cold waters in, and tidal pools to investigate. We will forage for mussels, fish for mackerel, and harvest shells and special seaweed. Everyone will come away from this week having witnessed beautiful sunsets and made lasting new friendships. Sign up to uncover some of the mysteries of the sea!

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