Sea to Summit: Maine Hiking Challenge

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Set out on amazing hiking challenges throughout Maine and New Hampshire, from Acadia National Park to the White Mountains, and finally summitting the majestic Mt. Katahdin. For girls ages 13-16.

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About the Trip

Set out on an amazing hiking challenge throughout Maine and New Hampshire – for a full two weeks!

First, you’ll explore Maine’s beautiful and dramatic coastal shoreline. You’ll hike rocky headland trails that are the highest of those along the Atlantic coastline of the United States. We will camp in the natural beauty of the crown jewel of the north Atlantic, Acadia National Park. While there, visit Bar Harbor, the gateway to Acadia National Park and a destination for visitors from around the world.

For part two of the hiking challenge, you’ll head to the White Mountains on the Maine/New Hampshire border and set foot on the Appalachian Trail, the longest hiking-only footpath in the world! You’ll hike the alpine terrain in the White Mountains home to stunning waterfalls, relaxing swimming holes, and incredible wildlife, such as moose, black bear, loons, fox, turkey, and rainbow trout; and experience the north woods of Maine. You’ll set out on the rugged and challenging northern point of the Appalachian Trail.

Finally, you and your new Girl Scout sisters will wrap your hiking adventure by summiting Maine’s tallest mountain in Baxter State Park, and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, the majestic Mount Katahdin.

See a video of what to expect here!

Where You Go

Millinocket, Maine

What to Know

  • Participants must be physically fit upon arrival for strenuous outdoor activities and must possess a willingness to have new adventures and try new things including exploring caves, rivers, forests and mountains.
  • Applicants should have the ability to work well with others and enjoy outdoor adventures in a primitive setting.
  • Interest and experience in the outdoors and outdoor activities is required as well as wilderness camping experience (non-car) and basic to intermediate camping skills.
  • Applicants should be comfortable with hiking 5-10 miles a day.

The Dates

July 11-July 24, 2022

You must be between the ages of 13 - 16 at the time of the Destination.

What to Bring

A packing list will be provided after acceptance.

The Cost

Program Fee: $2,075

(The actual cost of this Destination is $2,700, but all girls who participate will receive a $625 scholarship, thanks to a generous grant.)

Program Fee covers all program expenses during the event. It does not include personal spending money or transportation to and from Bangor, Maine (BGR).

A $250 deposit will be due immediately upon acceptance. (It's part of the fee, not in addition to it).

Download Application Forms
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Contact Information

Elizabeth Helton
(207) 772-1177