AMOC Trip Lottery
I owe Teens to Trails a great deal of gratitude for arranging for this most spectacular experience. From the peaceful, stream-side trek, to the challenging trails to surrounding summits, this trip had it all. Thanks to Teens To Trails for making this happen for the Bucksport Outing Club!" - Matt Morrisson Bucksport OC Advisor.
The AMOC Spring Trip Lottery is now open!
(Scroll down for the entry form)
It will be drawn Wednesday, March 22nd at noon.
To enter the lottery you must be logged on with your Outing Club T3 User account and be a member of AMOC.
Below you will find the description and details of each trip. Some have set dates, some are flexible, some are free of charge and others at a discounted rate. All trips require that you provide your own transportation, food and outdoor gear unless otherwise noted. It is a pretty sweet deal! All we ask in return is for you to keep us posted on how the trip goes and share stories and pictures so that we can share them with our supporters and in our newsletters. You may enter for as many trips as you like, but can only be drawn for one.
Here are the descriptions of the opportunities:
1) Casco Bay Sea Kayaking or Paddleboarding excursion with Portland Paddle
Head onto the waters of Casco Bay for a 2-3 hour paddling trip with Portland Padde. You can choose between sea-kayking or paddle-boarding. The trip will depart from Portland Paddle's main stie at the East End Beach in Portland. The instructors will customize the trip to meet with your program's goals and the experience level of the group. Possible destinations within a short paddle of the East End Beach include Fort Gorges (a historic civil-war fort surrounded by water), the working waterfront of Portland harbor, and the Presumpscot River estuary. All necessary gear will be provided. Trip should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance and must take place on a weekday between May 26 - October 16. Cost: $10 per participant. Note: Sea-kayaking (24 ppl max), Paddle-boarding (15ppl max). www.portlandpaddle.net
2) Rock-climbing at Salt Pump Climbing Co
Rock-climbing is here to stay! Join Salt Pump this spring for a 3-hr climbing event for 10-12 students. $15/person including 1.5 hours for climbing safety/technique instruction. Dates to be worked out with Salt Pump staff (must be over by 4:00pm). http://www.saltpumpclimbing.com/
3) Overnight at the Midcoast Conservency's Hidden Valley Nature Center
Come enjoy a two night hut rental at Midcoast Conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature Center. HVNC comprises of 1,000 acres, rich with a variety of habitat and terrain including over a mile of shore front on Little Dyer Pond. Miles of multi-use trails, rolled groomed XC ski trails, several rustic huts and tent sites are available for you. Trails are knit together to give you access to one of the most ecologically diverse and undeveloped tracts of forestland in the Midcoast. https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/
4) Weekend Stay at Chewonki's Big Eddy Campground
A world-class site for Landlocked salmon, trails all around the campsite and paddling options for beginners – experts. One free weekend (Friday and Saturday night) stay before school ends at Chewonki's Big Eddy Campground on the West Branch of the Penobscot River. No group size limit - camping area able to accommodate large groups of tenters. Access to an abundance of nearby hiking, canoeing, rafting, fishing and other recreational activities in this special "neck of the woods" just outside of Baxter State Park. A good trip for beginner, intermediate, or expert clubs depending on recreational choices.
4) Canoe Day Trip & Instruction with Maine Path & Paddle Guies
Maine Path & Paddle Guides will lead a 1-day canoe paddle on a river or lake in your area with Master Recreational Guide, David Butler. This is a great introduction to canoeing. Your club with get paddling skills instruction, water safety and an equipment overview. This trip will begin with a waterside session and then your club will head out into the water and have some fun paddling and enjoying Maine's wonderful waterways. Trip is available throughout the 2017 season. David will work with your Outing Club to choose a time and destination. $5/student. Max participatns: 16 pax including students and advisors.
BIG THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS FOR THEIR OFFERINGS (PAST & CURRENT):
Appalachian Mountain Club
Acadia Mountain Guides
Eastern Mountain Sports
Hidden Valley Nature Center
Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area
Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Maine Forest Yurts
Maine Huts & Trails
Maine Path & Paddle Guides
Old Quarry Ocean Adventures
Outdoor Sport Institue
Salt Pump Climbing Co.
Seaspray Kayaking & Maine Registered Guide