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!


  

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 

 

 

July 17-20, Timberframing for High School Students Class at Hidden 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 19-20 - Wilderness First Aid at Maine Sport

  • The best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavors and pursuits. Wilderness First Aid is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. It is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures. The course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience. Maine Sport Outfitters Rockport, ME 04856 - United States. More info

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.

August 2 - Baxter Outdoors Downeast Lakes 5 Miler

  • Baxter Outdoors is proud to partner with the Downeast Lakes Land Trust in presenting the first race of the 2014 New England Trail Run Series, The Downeast Lakes 5-Miler. In this scenic lakeside trail run, racers will run the length of Little Mayberry Cove on a wooded single track hiking trail and will return on a wider motorized vehicle trail. The total length of the course is 5.1 miles. Learn More!

August 2nd - Join NRCM for a Paddle on Megunticook Lake

  • Please join NRCM for a leisurely paddle on beautiful Megunticook Lake in Camden on Saturday, August 2nd from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. The event is free and paddlers of all experience levels are welcome.Bring along your bag lunch and your kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard for a relaxing day on one of Maine’s most spectacular lakes. If you need to rent a boat for the afternoon, Maine Sport Outfitters on Route 1 in Rockland (just four miles away) has great deals on daily rentals.We will gather at 10:00 a.m. at the Megunticook boat launch on Route 105 in Camden, on the west side of the lake. We’ll depart in our boats at 10:15. After a leisurely paddle around the lake, we will break for lunch at Fernald’s Neck Preserve around 12:00 noon. After lunch, you will have the option to continue paddling or enjoy a nature walk in the Preserve. We will finish our paddle around 2:00 p.m. at the same boat launch from which we started. Be sure to bring your own boat and life preserver, a brownbag lunch, plenty of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Info and registration.

 

August 3rd to 7th - Wilderness First Responder 5-Day at Hurricane Island

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The 5-day format is for individuals and sponsors with less time available for on-site training and requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation. $975.00 Hurricane Island, ME 04841. More info

August 23rd - Maine Outdoor Film Festival 2014 Premiere in The Forks

  • Join us in The Forks for the premiere of the 2014 Maine Outdoor Film Festival shown under the stars at Three Rivers Whitewater! Inspire you next adventure, support Teens To Trails and have an incredible outdoor weekend all in one! More information and tickets here.

August 28th- Bow Ties and Bean Boots Benefit

  • Join Teens To Trails for our first annual fundraiser Bow Ties and Bean Boots Thursday August 28th from 6-10 at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough. Enjoy refreshments and great food from food trucks El Corazon and Mainely Burgers while practicing your hand at a variety of lawn games and enjoying local music and bidding on many exciting outdoor themed auction items! Learn more and purchase tickets here.

September 6 - Baxter Outdoors Mt. Abram Ascent

  • On the eastern flanks of the White Mountains, this 5-mile race will take runners up and over the nearly 2,000' summit of Mt. Abram affording them dramatic views of the neighboring Speckled Mountain Wilderness and Mahoosuc Range. Taking place on ski trails and single track hiking trails, racers will gain over 1000' of elevation in this mountainous course designed to challenge racers while entrenching them in the solitude of Maine's wilderness. Learn more!

September 16th-21st 5-Day Wilderness First Responder at Maine Sport

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The 5-day format is for individuals and sponsors with less time available for on-site training and requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation. Maine Sport Outfitters - Gay Island Lodge Friendship, ME 04547 More info

September 20 - Downeast Adventure Race

  • Time: 8:00am.
    Location: Washington County Community College, 1 College Drive, Calais, ME
    Registration: Pre Registration Required, Early Bird Deadline August 29th, Full Price Deadline September 17th
    Contact: Christopher Woodside, cwoodside@wccc.me.edu, 207-214-3152
    Website: http://www.wccc.me.edu See Website for More Information
    The Downeast Adventure Race is a four part race that involves 12.3 Miles of Mtn. Biking, 3.6 Miles of Whitewater Canoeing, 2.3 Miles of Running, and 2.9 Miles of Sea Kayaking. This is an event for all skill and experience levels and can be done as an individual, a 4 person relay, as a 3 person team or, new this year, as a relay team of 2 where 1 member does the land portions of the race and the second member does the water portions of the race. Also if you don't fit neatly into any of these categories you can always sign up in Open Division, (this can be any combination of people doing each section) The race also includes navigation and team challenges
    Limited Equipment Available to Rent: First Come First Served Basis
    Pricing: Early Bird: $25/Person, Full Price: $35/Person (Support Person not included in race fee; i.e team of 3 with support person would pay $75 Early Bird or $105 Full Price)

September 26 - Association of Maine Outing Clubs Advior Conference

  • Join us for our second advisor conference September 26th at the brand new LLBean paddling center in Freeport. The day will feature time on the water in a sample Outing Club trip, as well as round table discussions on important Outing Club topics ranging from student leadership, fundraising, sustainability, trip planning and more. More information and registration information to follow.

September 26-28th and 3rd-5th - Maine Outdoor Leadership/Recreation Guide Preparation Course at LLBean

  • Our comprehensive six-day course will teach you everything you need to be an outdoor guide, including information about the business of guiding, outdoor safety and risk management. In our six-day guide preparatory course, you'll learn a range of technical guiding skills to prepare you for leading day and overnight trips for backcountry camping, backpacking, snowshoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, canoeing and more. Our course is taught by Registered Maine Guides who'll share their wisdom and guiding experiences. You'll learn the foundational concepts of guiding and all the necessary outdoor skills you'll need for safely leading clients in the Maine woods. They'll review the various laws governing the outdoors and how to prepare for canoeing, hiking and winter camping trips. You'll practice lost-person scenarios and be trained in search-and-rescue techniques – essential for responsible guides. You'll also learn map skills and how to effectively use a compass and GPS. You'll round out your knowledge with instruction on reading the weather, plus tips on trip planning, camp cooking and Leave No Trace® principles. And even if you're not planning to be a guide, our course is simply the best way to enhance your outdoor skills and knowledge. Friday 9/26 5 p.m. - 9 p.m, Saturday 9/27 9 a.m. - 5 p.m, Sunday 9/28 9 a.m. - 5 p.m, Friday 10/3 5 p.m. - 9 p.m, Saturday 10/4 9 a.m. - 5 p.m, Sunday 10/5 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. More info

September 26-28th - Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

  • Get outside and play at one of many outdoor events taking place over GMOW weekend around the state. Learn more and find an event near you: http://greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org/

October 4- Northern Outdoors 10k

  • Best known for its whitewater opportunities, The Forks is also home to an impressive collection of scenic trails. The Northern Outdors 10k will follow a 6 - mile section on one such trail, the FAST trail (Forks Area Scenic Trail). The FAST Trail, which also doubles as the historic Old Canada Road, hugs the eastern shore of the Kennebec River, intermittently dipping into the surrounding forest. The terrain is relatively flat and oftentimes over gravel, but the trail does have a significant amount of rolls and is sure to get your blood pumping. Shuttle transportation to the start of the one-way course will be provided by Northern Outdoors. The race will finish back at the lodge/parking area. Learn More! 

November 14-17th WAFA to WFR Bridge at LLBean

  • The WAFA to WFR Bridge course upgrades the Wilderness Advanced First Aid to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) in 4 days. This course must be taken within 3 years of receiving the WMA International WAFA certification or an equivalent from another provider. The WFR is the definitive medical training course for all outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. This course may be used as a recertification for those holding a current WFR certification or equivalent from another provider whose original WFR training was at least 64 hours in length. Current WMA International Wilderness EMTs may also use this course to recertify the wilderness portion of their certification. $329.00 Course in Freeport Maine. More info

 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!