After 17 years as Trekkers’ Executive Director, Don Carpenter has decided to step down. Don, 45, informed the board of trustees of his plans in advance of its scheduled board retreat earlier this month. He will officially step down in February of 2016, ending nearly 18 years at… Read More
    THOMASTON – The 11th annual Law Enforcement Golf Classic will be held at the Rockland Golf Club on Sunday, July 13th. Proceeds from the Law Enforcement Golf Classic support local youth organizations in the Midcoast. In keeping with the mission of the event, this year’s… Read More
    Trekkers, a local outdoor-based youth mentoring program, will celebrate its 20th anniversary by welcoming travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux to the midcoast on Wednesday, July 16. The evening’s events will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception for Theroux at the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland. Following… Read More
    Trekkers is kicking off its 20th anniversary celebration by hosting a Gallery Opening at the Maine Lighthouse Museum on Tuesday, July 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Featured at the opening will be 50 one-of-a-kind pieces of… Read More
    Thomaston, ME – On March 23rd, twelve Junior and Senior Oceanside High School students and three adult Career Mentors, completed the first workshop in a new Trekkers’ program called Success through Employment and Educational Development or SEED. SEED is a pilot program developed by Trekkers to help 11th… Read More
    THOMASTON – On behalf of Trekkers, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to everyone who contributed to the success of this year’s Photo Treks program. This expeditionary learning program took our students to three of Maine’s largest cities and allowed these young people a chance to… Read More
    THOMASTON – On March 13-14th, 11 Oceanside High School juniors and six adult mentors from the Trekkers’ Leadership Program participated in a two-day training at the Kieve-Wavus Leadership School in Nobleboro, with a focus on conflict resolution. Trekkers, a non-profit, outdoor-based mentoring program connects young people to caring… Read More
    Trekkers was pleased to be selected as one of the recipients of this year’s Community Connections fundraising dinners. We want to thank the folks at Graffam Brothers for creating this fundraising event, and are so grateful to the management and staff at Cappy’s Chowder House and Harbor View… Read More
    Trekkers is holding its 9th annual Trekkapalooza event Saturday, January 25th at The Strand Theatre. This year’s “Battle of the Bands” competition will feature six fun and energetic acts. The line-up includes five bands who are new to Trekkapalooza this year. Making their debut performance will be the… Read More
    On behalf of Trekkers, I would like to thank the Rockland Elks Lodge #1008, and three of its members, for volunteering their time to rebuild a roof rack for Bessie, our 1989 International Thomas Bus, and building storage compartments for Lucy, our newest mobile classroom. My sincere thanks… Read More
    THOMASTON – Trekkers, a local youth mentoring organization, was recently awarded a grant from Camden National Bank in support of the program’s multi-year expansion. Trekkers is now completing the third year of a step-wise expansion process aimed at serving twice as many students across their six community service… Read More
    Trekkers, a local youth mentoring organization, will welcome Maine poet Richard Blanco back to the Midcoast for a poetry event at the Strand Theatre on July 17th. Chosen as the 2013 inaugural poet, Blanco has published three books including Looking for the Gulf Motel, which received this year’s… Read More
    THOMASTON, MAINE – On June 3, Trekkers held a graduation ceremony for the 19 high school seniors who recently completed Trekkers’ six-year youth mentoring program. Trekkers Executive Director Don Carpenter hosted the awards ceremony where he “roasted” each student individually through humorous gifts and a slideshow, sharing unique… Read More
    THOMASTON, MAINE – Trekkers recently received a $2,500 grant from the Knox County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to support the expansion of the Leadership Training program for 11th and 12th grade students. The leadership program is offered to junior and senior Trekkers who… Read More
    (THOMASTON) The Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) of Maine recently awarded a $32,445 grant to Trekkers for the expansion of its preventive youth mentoring services in midcoast Maine. JJAG is a volunteer group that helps the Governor and the Legislature “craft effective responses to the problems of juvenile… Read More
    (Thomaston) Sixteen Oceanside High School freshmen and seven adult mentors recently explored our country’s history and culture, while traveling to Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. They were participating in Trekkers’ “Ride Through History” expedition – a 10-day journey of experiential education and group relationship building. Trekkers is a… Read More
    During April vacation, 14 Oceanside High School juniors and 3 adult mentors boarded the Trekkers bus for a 10-day exploration of colleges and universities. Trekkers’ College/Career Exploration exposes students to the variety of opportunities that are available after high school. The program helps prepare them for the competitive… Read More
    Eighteen high school seniors completed a five day “Rites of Passage” expedition last week, to conclude their six year Trekkers experience. An integral part of the expedition is a 36-hour wilderness solo. This solo is an opportunity for students to remove themselves from the stress of senior year… Read More
    Trekkers’ “Pedal to the Port” – the 5th Annual Ride for Relationships – is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th. This destination bike ride is a primary fundraising event for Trekkers’ youth mentoring programs. This year’s ride will once again feature a 12-mile family-friendly loop along the St. George… Read More
    THOMASTON, MAINE – Trekkers held its final student leadership training of the year on March 22nd-23rd. The youth-mentoring organization recently expanded its Student Leadership Program, tripling the yearly trainings for 11th grade students who wish to serve as mentors for their younger Trekker peers. Trekkers offered… Read More