Spring Thing

Spring Thing Weekend is a great way to celebrate the end of the school year with Outing Clubs! Outing Clubs are invited to camp out at Adventure Bound for 1 or 2 nights and spend the weekend exploring The Forks. On Saturday, clubs can choose from various activities such as hiking, canoe expeditions, SUP excursions or a ropes course activity. In the evening, we will cook delicious meals, play field games, swim in the pool or cozy up to the campfire and eat s’mores! We invite special guests to speak about inspiring outdoor adventures and watch the Maine Outdoor Film Festival. We finish up the weekend with a full-day whitewater rafting adventure on the Kennebec River!

Registration opens March 2020

Friday, May 15th - Sunday, May 17th 2019

Adventure Bound, Caratunk ME

Program Cost

includes lunch on Sunday

Teens To Trails Registered Outing Club

$40/person (w/rafting) | $15/person (w/o rafting)

Un-registered Outing Club

$45/person (w/rafting) | $20 (w/o rafting)

Have you registered your Outing Club with Teen To Trails? $15 for the year!

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Program Details

Outing Clubs are responsible for food, camping equipment and transportation

Clubs can arrive on Friday evening or Saturday morning

Venue Amenities

Swimming Pool (unheated)

Hot Tub

Disc Golf


Game Shelf

Agenda (subject to change)


  • 5-9pm Outing Club arrival & set up camp (optional)


  • 7-11am Outing Club breakfast and free time

  • 11:00 Outing Club arrival

  • 12:00 Welcome

  • 1:00-4:00 Saturday activities (SUP, Canoe, Hike, Low Ropes Course)

  • 4:00 - 8:00 Free time and Outing Club Dinner

  • 8:00 - 9:30 MOFF

  • 7:00 - 10:00 Campfire & S’mores


  • 7:00 - 8:00 Outing Club breakfast & free time

  • 8:00 Group meeting & prep for rafting

  • 8:30 - 2:00 Whitewater rafting with Adventure Bound (Lunch provided)

  • 3:00 Outing Club Departure

Packing List

All Participants

Suggested Packing List for Spring Thing!

Required Clothing Items: Each of these categories includes layers for temperature modulation and increased warmth. It is good to have some extra layers to change into at night while your hiking clothes dry. If you know you get cold easily consider bringing extra layers. Vests are great for adding a little extra warmth


  • 2 pairs socks (1 warm)

  • Hiking shoes/sneakers


  • Hat (sun protection)

  • winter hat


  • 1 pair fleece or liner gloves

Upper Body:

  • Non-Cotton Shirt

  • Non-Cotton long-sleeve shirt (base layer)

  • Jacket

  • Raincoat

Lower Body:

  • Non-Cotton Shorts

  • Non-Cotton pants

  • Long-johns/leggings

  • 2 pairs underwear

  • Bathing suit

Optional & Encouraged:

  • Light gloves/mittens

  • Winter hat

  • Book

  • Sunglasses

  • Cards

  • Camera/Phone


Additional Advisor Items:

  • Extra sunscreen

  • Extra bug-spray (the bugs are bad this time of year)

  • Camp stove & fuel

  • Pots & pans (other cooking utensils)

  • Food & snacks for club

  • Food storage

  • First aid kit *with tick spoon (they are already out!)

  • Tarps for tents

  • Phone & charger

  • Additional trash bags for food waste

  • Permission forms (Teens To Trails & Adventure Bound)

  • Sleeping bag rated 35*F or warmer

  • Sleeping pad

  • Three-season tent & tarp

  • Spoon

  • Mug

  • Bowl

  • Bug-spray

  • Sunscreen

  • Water bottle

  • Headlamp/flashlight (with spare batteries)

  • Day pack

  • Personal medication

  • Trash bag (for wet/soiled clothing)