Maine Wilderness Challenge

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You'll take your outdoor skills to a whole new level through hiking, rafting and rock climbing challenges in the wilderness of Maine! For girls ages 14-16.

14 15 16 2020 Domestic Outdoors
About the Trip

Get ready for the ultimate outdoor experience – at a rustic wilderness paradise located in the shadows of majestic Mt. Katahdin, hugging pristine shorelines all within Maine’s forever wild, Baxter State Park – Camp Natarswi.

For 12 days, you’ll work on enhancing and mastering your outdoor survival and wilderness skills including fire starting, shelter building, navigation, wilderness first aid and more. You’ll embark on outdoor adventures and challenges that put your skills to the test as you hike along the Appalachian Trail, white water raft along Maine’s wildest river, explore ice caves, and summit Maine’s tallest mountain, Mt. Katahdin.

You’ll make the most of your Maine experience as you challenge yourself and your group with overnight backpacking adventures, both on foot and by canoe, sleeping under the stars in Baxter State Park, all while building lasting friendships and a lifetime of memories!

Read the details below & apply 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.
  • Intermediate to advanced swimming skills are also required as well as hiking, canoeing and kayaking experience, and an interest in rugged mountain hiking.
  • Applicants should be comfortable with hiking 5-10 miles a day.

The Dates

July 6 - 17, 2020

You must be between the ages of 14 - 16 at the time of the Destination.

What to Bring

A packing list will be provided after acceptance.

The Cost

Program Fee: $2,400

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
Destinations Application Worksheet
Contact Information

Elizabeth Helton
destinations@gsmaine.org
(207) 772-1177