Fall Outing Club Rendezvous
Our T3 Outing Club Rendezvous events bring 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 strengthens the sustainability of Outing Clubs overall. These fall Rendezvous weekends have 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.
THE 2015 ACADIA RENDEZVOUS was a huge success!
Teens To Trails & Acadia National Park again co-sponsored a fall weekend for Maine Outing Clubs over the Columbus Day Weekend. Space was limited for this event under a special-use permit for Seawall Campground. Nine high school groups came together to camp, hike, and rock climb in one of the nation's premier national parks!
PARTICIPATING OUTING CLUBS:
Cape Elizabeth High School
Cheverus High School
Cony High School
Mt. Ararat High School
Mt. Desert Island High School
Nokomis High School
South Portland High School
Wiscasset High School
Yarmouth High School
Thank you to:
Acadia National Park
Acadia Mountain Guides
Bowdoin College Outing Club
Gail Scott-Parizer & Michael Parizer
Friends of Acadia
Jane B. Cook 1992 Charitable Trust
Maine Path & Paddle Guides
National Park Service Cost Share Challenge
... and our volunteer trip leaders & Bowdoin Outing Club members who donated their time and energy to helping these Maine teens spend a fall weekend outdoors!
THE 2015 ACADIA RENDEZVOUS
OCTOBER 10TH-11TH, Columbus Day Weekend, Acadia National Park
***note: schedule is subject to change, because the best thing about a plan is that you can change it. ***
5:30pm - Seawall Campground open for Acadia Rendezvous group
10am arrive at Sewall Campground
Welcome, Set up Camp, Lunch, etc.
Afternoon workshops & Exploring Seawall area
Evening speakers - Outing Club alumni share their experiences.
Dinner, informal activities, s'mores, etc.
6:50am sunrise & breakfast
pack up camp to head to the Eastside of the Park!
8:30am Exploring the park on foot & rock! Trail lunches on your own.
Hikers to trailheads. Rock climbers to Otter Cliffs
4:00pm Acadia Rendezvous activities end. Regional bus to leave.
Read about past Outing Club gatherings...