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Trekkers Team Panther in front of the U.S. Capitol.

Trekkers Runs Three Expeditions in the Same Week

By Jennifer Brooks on Feb. 27, 2014, at 1:35 p.m.
Thomaston – As Trekkers celebrates its 20th year of serving local youth, for the first time ever the Thomaston based outdoor mentoring group had three educational expeditions going on at the same time. The ability of the organization to serve more students with multiple programs during the same time frame …
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Cappy’s Community Connection Dinner to Benefit Trekkers

By Jennifer Brooks on Feb. 24, 2014, at 9:52 a.m.
Treat Yourself for Trekkers! Fundraising Dinner for Trekkers Scheduled for February 26th at Cappy’s Chowder House and Harbor View in Camden As part of their Community Connections Night for local non-profits, Cappy’s Chowder House and Harbor View have arranged for February 26th to benefit Trekkers. On Wednesday, February 26th, from …
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Trekkers’ Valentine’s Day Dance Rocks the Samoset

By Jennifer Brooks on Feb. 20, 2014, at 10:15 a.m.
To the Editor: Trekkers’ Valentine’s Day Dance Rocks the Samoset On behalf of Trekkers, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to everyone who participated in our most recent fundraising event, the Trekkers’ Valentine’s Day Dance held last Friday night at the Samoset Resort. The Knox County Ballroom was …
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10th Grade Trekkers Chloe Finger and Sadie Bartlett making table decorations for the Trekkers’ Valentine’s Dance fundraiser being held at the Samoset on February 14th.

Trekkers’ “V-Day Par-Tay” Valentine’s Dance featuring ”Creatures of Habit”

By Jennifer Brooks on Feb. 06, 2014, at 11:34 a.m.
THOMASTON, MAINE – Trekkers, a nonprofit outdoor-based youth mentoring organization, is holding a Valentine’s Day Dance, “V-Day Par-Tay,” fundraising event on Friday, February 14th at the Samoset Resort. This 21 and over fundraiser will feature the live music of local rock ‘n’ roll band, “Creatures of Habit,” who are known …
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The Appleton based band “Hologram” was the winner of Trekkapalooza 2014, earning the title of “Best Bus Band”.  Photo courtesy of Tim Sullivan Photography.

Trekkapalooza a Success for the 9th Year

By Jennifer Brooks on Feb. 03, 2014, at 1:38 p.m.
On behalf of Trekkers, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to everyone who participated in our most recent fundraising event, “Trekkapalooza 2014.” In true Trekkers’ style, a community of volunteers and dedicated supporters helped contribute to the success of this year’s event. Special thanks go to the Strand …
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“Teen Trekkers and their mentors form a flotilla while canoeing at Acadia National Park.”

Trekkers hosts community meeting for 7th grade program

By Jennifer Brooks on Jan. 29, 2014, at 2:18 p.m.
THOMASTON, MAINE – Trekkers will hold its annual community meeting for the 7th grade Teen Trekkers program on Wednesday, February 5th from 5:30 to 7:00pm. The meeting will be held in the gymnasium at Oceanside West High School. The Teen Trekkers program is open to all 7th grade students living …
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Trekkers’ Executive Director Don Carpenter receives a donation from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s Branch Relationship Manager, Greg Jones.

Trekkers Receives Donation from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

By Jennifer Brooks on Jan. 23, 2014, at 3:07 p.m.
THOMASTON – Trekkers, a local outdoor-based youth mentoring organization, recently received a $500 donation from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. The donation will be used to support Trekkers’ 2014 expansion, which will include providing a total of 17 programs to 11% more students this year. Trekkers connects young people with …
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7th grade students participating in a Trekkers Day teambuilding activity called the “peanutbutter pit”.

Trekkers Day program held for local 7th grade students

By Jennifer Brooks on Jan. 16, 2014, at 2:37 p.m.
THOMASTON, MAINE – Trekkers held its Trekkers Day program on Saturday, January 11th for 7th grade students from the communities of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, South Thomaston, St. George and Thomaston. This fun-filled day gave students a chance to experience a sneak preview of life as a Trekker, while they …
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7th Grade Trekkers participate in low ropes initiatives as part of Trekkers Day.

Trekkers Day program for local 7th grade students

By Jennifer Brooks on Jan. 03, 2014, at 1:19 p.m.
THOMASTON, MAINE –Trekkers is announcing Trekkers Day 2014 for current 7th grade students living in Thomaston, Cushing, St. George, South Thomaston, Owls Head or Rockland. Led by Program Managers Meredith Lynt and Sarah Young, Trekkers Day is an opportunity for any 7th grader to preview the Trekkers program by participating …
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Trekkers Mary Carlson and Sarah Tarbox participate in a team building activity as part of the Leadership Program at Trekkers.

Trekkers’ Seniors Participate in Leadership Training

By Jennifer Brooks on Dec. 19, 2013, at 11:01 a.m.
Thomaston – On December 13th, seniors from the Trekkers’ Leadership Program participated in a two-day training at the Kieve-Wavus Leadership School in Nobleboro. Trekkers, a non-profit, outdoor-based mentoring program connects young people to caring adults through opportunities like the Leadership Program. Through experiential learning and the guidance of six adult …
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Announcing Trekkers’ Battle of the Bands 2014

TREKKAPALOOZA 2014: RECRUITING MAINE’S GREATEST BANDS!!!

By Jennifer Brooks on Dec. 11, 2013, at 4:51 p.m.
Thomaston – Trekkers tenth annual Trekkapalooza concert will showcase a diverse and talented set of Maine-based acts in an energizing and fun “Battle of the Bands.” Trekkers is opening up two spots at this year’s event for bands with a unique sound and style that can add to the already …
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Trekkers New Special Projects Coordinator, Rose Swan

Trekkers adds one new staff person, two new projects!

By Jennifer Brooks on Dec. 06, 2013, at 4:57 p.m.
Thomaston – Trekkers, a nonprofit outdoor-based youth mentoring organization, continues its six year expansion with the addition of a Special Projects Coordinator. Rose Swan, a Dixfield, Maine native, has joined the Trekkers staff to coordinate two new projects for local youth. In the role of Special Projects Coordinator, Ms. Swan …
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Trekkers 9th grade students visit Windward Gardens to honor veterans.

Trekkers Students Spend Veterans Day Doing Community Service

By Jennifer Brooks on Nov. 26, 2013, at 2:51 p.m.
THOMASTON, MAINE – Over Veterans Day weekend, eight 9th grade students and three adult leaders from Team Puma set out on a short expedition. After spending one night at Camp Kieve in Nobleboro, the group performed a community service project at Windward Gardens in Camden and ended the weekend skating …
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Trekkers in the Leadership Training Program using teamwork to ascend the stockade fence.

Trekkers 11th Graders Participate in Leadership Training

By Jennifer Brooks on Nov. 21, 2013, at 10:31 a.m.
On November 16th, 11 Oceanside High School juniors and six adult mentors participated in a three-day leadership training through Trekkers, a non-profit, outdoor-based mentoring program that connects young people to caring adults. Held at the Kieve-Wavus Leadership School in Nobleboro, ME, the training serves as the starting point for students …
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Trekkers students and mentors practice yoga during Fitness Treks Expedition

Yoga Classes to Benefit Trekkers

By Jennifer Brooks on Nov. 14, 2013, at 11:07 a.m.
(Rockland, ME) During the Thanksgiving week, local yoga instructor Rachel Nixon and Trekkers are teaming up to celebrate community wellness and the spirit of giving back. Nixon will donate all profits from three yoga classes to the Thomaston-based non-profit Trekkers. The classes are open to the public by donation, and …
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Don Carpenter, Executive Director, pictured with student volunteers at the Trekker’s “Bid Big, Laugh Loud” Auction.

Trekkers Thanks the Community for its Support

By Jennifer Brooks on Nov. 13, 2013, at 11:48 a.m.
On behalf of the Trekkers staff, students, families and the Trekkers’ “Bid Big, Laugh Loud” Auction committee, I want to express my sincere gratitude to all the local businesses and individuals who helped make our November 9th auction such a success. With the community’s support at this recent event, 80 …
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Don Carpenter, Executive Director of Trekkers pictured with Jim Cummings, Executive Director of Urban Trekkers in Camden, NJ.

Trekkers Executive Director Presents at International Conference

By Jennifer Brooks on Nov. 08, 2013, at 3:32 p.m.
Don Carpenter, Executive Director of Trekkers, was a presenter at the 41st International Conference of the Association for Experiential Education in Denver, Colorado. Carpenter, along with Jim Cummings from Urban Trekkers of Camden, NJ, presented a workshop titled, “A Long-Haul Approach: Relationship-Building, Experiential Education and Character Development in Rural and …
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Maine Humorist Tim Sample will perform at Trekkers’ Auction on Nov. 9.

Trekkers’ “Bid Big, Laugh Loud” Auction is November 9th

By Jennifer Brooks on Oct. 31, 2013, at 11:15 a.m.
Thomaston – On Saturday, November 9, Trekkers will host its annual auction at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. The event will feature silent and live components, beginning with a preview and silent auction bidding at 6:00. This year’s “Bid Big, Laugh Loud” Auction will begin at 6:30 with Auctioneer Bruce …
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“Trektoberfest” is a Hit with 9th Grade Trekkers

By Jennifer Brooks on Oct. 25, 2013, at 12:41 p.m.
After spending 14 days on a multi-state expedition last summer, Trekkers’ Team Puma students reunited once again, for a day of fun and friendship they called “Trektoberfest.” On Sunday, October 13, twelve 9th graders from Trekkers’ Ride Through History program spent the day with four adult mentors, taking advantage of …
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Trekkers Thanks Supporters of Autumn Masquerade

By Jennifer Brooks on Oct. 22, 2013, at 1:42 p.m.
On behalf of the Trekkers’ staff, students and their families, I would like to thank everyone who made the Autumn Masquerade Fundraiser such a success. Held at The Speakeasy on Saturday, October 19, the Autumn Masquerade was a fun dance party to raise funds and awareness for Trekkers. The event …
 
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