Outdoor Opportunities and Happenings Calendar

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Our T3 Partners and friends share upcoming events with us that would be great fun for Outing Clubs and individual teens ... and we gladly pass them along to you!  We leave it up to you to search out details of these activities and get up-do-date information by following the links provided.  Have fun!


 

2014

Ongoing LLBean Skills Workshops and Outings

Interested in a custom skills workshop for your club afterschool or one weekend? LLBean would be happy to work with you to design what you are looking for. Contact Laurie Gilman at 207-552-7733 or LGilman@llbean.com for more information 

 

April 5, 10:00 - 1:00 at Lincoln Canoe and Kayak, Five spices: Unlimited potential

  • Join one of Lincoln's lead guides and proud foodie, Greg Fishbein for what is sure to be a memorable morning. Coastal island camping by kayak can be a challenge but what if you're looking forward to a delicious spread to refuel your aching MSR stoves and Banks Fry-Bake pans. Participants receive 10% off purchase.Maximum of 12 participants. Sign up here. FREE

April 13th, 10:00 - 1:00 Great Maine Bike Swap at University of Maine (Orono)'s New Balance Student Rec Center

  • Bicycle Coalition of Maine's "Great Maine Bike Swap": find a bike that fits your needs, sell or donate your used bike, or purchase parts, accessories and helmets from local bike shops participating! To sell you must register your bike online  (bikemaine.org) beforehand and drop them off April 12th between 5-7. For more information and details about costs, see bikemaine.org! 

April 26th & 27th - ACA Swiftwater Rescue in Millinocket 

  • This 2-day format includes hands-on practice time and advanced rescues including the essentials of river philosophy, hydrology, wading, swimming, throw rope use, use of rescue PFDs, mechanical advantage, and more. This course is the most comprehensive training for paddling trip leaders. More information Tuition: $225.00
    Lodging (optional): $74 for cabin stay at NEOC
  • If you plan to spend time in the backcountry you need to be prepared. Fast paced and hands-on, this two-day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel and work in the outdoors. This course is pre-approved by such organizations as: the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other governmental agencies. More info Tuition: $250.00 for tuition and course materials.
    Optional Camping: $20 (Please see Policies & Information to find out more about lodging.)
April 27th, 10:00 - 1:00, Great Maine Bike Swap at the University of Southern Maine Sullivan Recreation and Fitness Center
  • Bicycle Coalition of Maine's "Great Maine Bike Swap": find a bike that fits your needs, sell or donate your used bike, or purchase parts, accessories and helmets from local bike shops participating! To sell you must register your bike online  (bikemaine.org) beforehand and drop them off April 11th between 4-7. For more information and details about costs, see bikemaine.org! 

May 1st - Reel Paddling Film Festival brought to you by NFCT & Partners

May 10th, Shop Lincoln Canoe and Support Your Favorite Non-Profit!

  • Teens To Trails is so lucky to receive a percentage of our Lincoln Canoe and Kayak's sales for the day. If you need to replace your fleet of canoes, Saturday May 10th is the day to do it! Or perhaps get some last minute Mother's Day shopping done!
  • Lincoln Canoe and Kayak is located at 8 Varney Road in Freeport and you can check out their beautiful products at http://www.paddlelincoln.com/

May 10-11th - The Spring Thing in Caratunk/The Forks

  • Join us for a weekend of rafting, hiking, canoeing, biking and trail work! We will be based out of Adventure Bound in Caratunk for this fun weekend.  Contact us if your club is interested in attending and check here for updated information.

May 3-4 & 10-11, Sea Kayak Guide Prep Course brought to you by Lincoln Canoe and Kayak

  • Lincoln Canoe and Kayak is generously offering a significant discount to Outing Club advisors, students and T3 members! Email info@teenstotrails.org to get the code and sign up on www.paddlelincoln.com
  • May 3-4 and 10-11 | Lincoln Outdoor Center (LOC) is offering one Sea Kayak Guide Course. The course is a combination of classroom time and on water experiential learning split over two weekends. The course is designed to provide leadership training for outdoor program trip leaders and to prepare guide candidates for the Maine Sea Kayak Guide Exam. Our courses will train and instruct participants in the knowledge and skills required to lead single or multi-day sea kayak trips on the Maine Coast.
  • This is a nationally recognized program that trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings. The 80-hour curriculum includes standards for urban and extended care situations. Special topics include but are not limited to: wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, plus advice on drug therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making, not the memorization of lists. This course is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Half of your time will be spent completing practical skills, case studies and scenarios designed to challenge your decision making abilities. Adult CPR is included in this course. More information.
    Tuition: $645.00 for tuition and course materials.
    Optional Camping: $100 (Please see Policies & Information to find out more about lodging.)

May 16 - The Maine Outdoor Film Festival at Cony High School

  • Join us for an evening of exciting outdoor films from Maine and around the world and inspire your next outdoor adventure! Tickets on sale here or available at the door.  $8 in advance $10 at the door. More about the festival.

May 28-31, 2014 Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) at Chewonki

  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid is a comprehensive medical training course designed for outdoor recreationalists or wilderness trip leaders who venture into moderately remote and challenging environments. The content is significantly more detailed than the Wilderness First Aid course, including emphasis on common critical body system problems and environmental topics. Cost: $400, $525 with room and board. More info.

June 2-5, 2014 WAFA to WFR Bridge (Wilderness First Responder) at Chewonki

  • The WAFA to WFR Bridge course upgrades the WMA™ Wilderness Advanced First Aid to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) in 4 days. This course must be taken within three years of receiving the Wilderness Medical Associates' WAFA certificate. The WFR is the definitive medical training course for all outdoor professionals and enthusiasts.Cost: $400, $525 with room and board. More info.
  • NOTE: Full Wilderness First Responder Course, May 28-June 5, 2014. Tuition for those taking both courses for WFR certification: $675, or $900 with full room and board.

July 17-20, Timberframing for High School Students Class at Hiddent Valley Nature Center

  • The 4 day workshop begins with standing trees, a model and drawing and finished with a completed cabin!
  • Learn post and beam basics in a hands-on setting
  • Experience the entire process from felling trees to the finished product
  • See trees turned into beams with a portable bandsaw mill
  • Experience working with hand and power woodworking tools
  • Assemble a beautiful cabin you have helped create
  • There is a competitive application process and a recommendation from a teacher or guidance councelor is required. No previous experience necessary. $100 fee includes lunch and materials. 
  • Email info@hvnc.org for more details or check out www.hvnc.org!

July 25–27 -Northern Forest Canoe Trails Waterway Work Trip, Rangeley Lakes Regional Logging Museum, ME (phase 1)

  • Do you like meeting fellow paddlers? Improving a world-class water trail? Eating good camp food and paddling in scenic locations? Join us for a work trip weekend on the Trail. For detailed project descriptions, locations, schedules, and to register, visit NFCT Waterway Work Trips.

August 1–3- Northern Forest Canoe Trails Waterway Work Trip, Rangeley Lakes Regional Logging Museum, ME (phase 2)
  • Do you like meeting fellow paddlers? Improving a world-class water trail? Eating good camp food and paddling in scenic locations? Join us for a work trip weekend on the Trail. For detailed project descriptions, locations, schedules, and to register, visit NFCT Waterway Work Trips.

Teens To Trails does not specifically endorse or take responsibility for the events listed in “Outdoor Happenings.” They are simply events we have come across that we think might interest you!