Fall Outing Club Rendezvous
Due to the Closure of Acadia National Park the Rendezvous will be relocated to Adventure Bound in Caratunk.
Saturday's itinerary will remain the same and Sunday clubs may choose to explore the plentiful area trails on their own. T3 is happy to provide ideas, however there will be no formal T3 sponsored activities. Thank you for your flexibility.
Here is a list of hiking ideas - please contact us with any questions.
NEXT RENDEZVOUS: October 12-13, 2013 - Columbus Day Weekend
Sorry, the 2013 Rendezvous is FULL... Contact us to get on the waiting list.
Our biennial T3 Outing Club Rendezvous brings high school Outing Clubs from across Maine together for a weekend outdoors. During these gatherings, newer Clubs have the opportunity to camp & cook alongside more experienced outdoor leaders, fostering a sense of community among Maine Outing Clubs while each builds upon their own outdoor skills & confidence levels. We believe that this intermingling of schools will strengthen the sustainability of Outing Clubs overall. This Rendezvous has proven to be a great way for Outing Clubs to jumpstart their school year and get teens excited to plan more outdoor adventures throughout the coming year. Saturdays activies will consist of skills workshops to hone students and leaders outdoor skills for the coming year and Sunday participants will have the opportunity to hike, bike, or rock climb.
· Approx. 10:00 am arrive at Blackwoods Campground ~ register ~ park welcome ~
· 11:00 - 3:00pm - 2 Skills workshop sessions in and around campsite. Eat lunch in between
· 3:00pm- 4pm Set up camp
· 4pm prepare dinner & share evening mealtime – bring dessert to share
· 7:30pm informal evening activities & fire pit gathering
· 10:00pm ~ quiet time
· Eat breakfast ~ pull together packs & lunches ~ clean up ~ pack up
· 9:00am hiking & biking groups take special shuttle buses to trailheads ~ rock climbers walk to nearby Fabrii Parking area to meet Acadia Mountain Guides for rock climbing activities
· Return to camp by approx. 3:30pm
· Final camp clean up - load vehicles
· 4:30 depart camp
· Estimated return to Portland area 9:00pm
Deadlines for this year's Rendezvous:
Friday September 13th- Final participant numbers should be in
Tuesday September 24th, 5:30 at Cony High School- Final logistics meeting, workshop signup sheets should be returned.
Monday October 7th- All liability forms and participant information for Sundays activities.
Read about past Outing Club gatherings...