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Trekkers Hosting Midsummer Night’s Dream with Chef Melody Wolfertz at Cellardoor Winery on July 27

By Shari Closter on July 01, 2015, at 10:04 a.m.
Monday, July 27, 2015 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Rd., Lincolnville, Maine For more information: 207-594-5095; trekkers.org Trekkers is hosting Midsummer Night’s Dream, featuring a “farm to table” culinary adventure by Chef Melody Wolfertz of In Good Company at Cellardoor Winery’s Farmhouse in Lincolnville on …
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“Moontide” © Peter Ralston/Ralston Gallery

TREKKERS SUNSET DESSERT CRUISE ON JULY 12 WITH SPECIAL GUEST PETER RALSTON

By Shari Closter on June 22, 2015, at 4:19 p.m.
Sunday, July 12, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Monhegan Boat Line, 880 Port Clyde Rd., Port Clyde, Maine For more information: 207-594-5095; trekkers.org Trekkers will be hosting a Sunset Dessert Cruise, with special guest Peter Ralston, aboard the Elizabeth Ann on Sunday, July 12th. The boat will depart …
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Caption: Trekkers’ 9th Grade Team Patagonia students were joined by Joanne Campbell, Executive Vice President from Camden National Bank (4th from the right) during a recent “Short Treks” outing at Oakland Park Bowling.

Trekkers Receives Donation from Camden National Bank

By Shari Closter on June 19, 2015, at 9:20 a.m.
THOMASTON | Trekkers, a local youth mentoring organization, was recently awarded a grant from Camden National Bank in support of the Short Treks program. In a new initiative, Trekkers is incorporating a series of local Short Trek experiences for each student cohort from its six-year program. The Short Treks …
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12th Annual Law Enforcement Golf Classic, July 19

By Shari Closter on June 17, 2015, at 3:38 p.m.
Sunday, July 19, 2015 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Rockland Golf Club, 606 Old County Rd., Rockland, Maine For more information: 207-594-5095; trekkers.org 12th Annual Law Enforcement Golf Classic, July 19 at Rockland Golf Club, 606 Old County Rd, Rockland. $80 entry fee; $300 for foursome. Registration: 12pm. Tee-Off …
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A framed print of the Greg Mort watercolor, entitled “Stewardship”, will be a special door prize at the Strand event.

Trekkers Presents “Living the Art Of Stewardship” With Greg Mort on July 15

By Shari Closter on June 11, 2015, at 5:07 p.m.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland, ME For more information: 207-594-5095; trekkers.org Trekkers will be hosting a special presentation, “Living the Art of Stewardship” on Wednesday, July 15 at the Strand Theatre. Featured guest speaker will be Mr. Greg Mort, …
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Trekkers’ Class of 2015 during the graduation ceremony held on June 8th. Top Row (from left to right): Bailee Cox, Philip Atwood, Austin Jurkowski, Riley Pillsbury, Sydney Brooks, Jana Talbot, Cortney Simmons, Sam Emery, Meredith Lynt-Trekkers Program Director, Jordan Carpenter, Brian Haskell and Dylan McClean.  Bottom Row (from left to right: Matthew Ansart, Katie Jacob, Justin Robinson, Kaleb Robinson, Alayna Joyce and Lily Vachon. Not pictured: Jimmy Strong (was honored, but had to leave early)

Trekkers Graduates 18 Seniors from its Six Year Program

By Shari Closter on June 09, 2015, at 3:09 p.m.
On Monday, June 8th, Trekkers held a graduation ceremony to honor 18 graduating seniors who recently completed the six-year youth mentoring program. Leading the awards ceremony was Trekkers’ Program Director Meredith Lynt. As the students were honored, Lynt “roasted” them individually with humorous gifts and a slideshow that featured some …
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Thomaston Trek 10K Winner, Keith Drago.

Runners and Walkers Enjoy 2nd Annual Thomaston Trek

By Shari Closter on June 08, 2015, at 3:23 p.m.
THOMASTON — More than 100 people, young and old, ran or walked on a glorious June morning to celebrate Trekkers’ 2nd annual Thomaston Trek on Sunday, June 7. This year’s 5K/10K walk/run event, began and ended at the Thomaston Academy Building. The new route worked its way around the historic …
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Bessie, 1989 International Thomas Bus.

TREKKERS BUS ESSAY CONTEST

By Shari Closter on June 04, 2015, at 11:05 a.m.
TREKKERS BUS ESSAY CONTEST Trekkers is now accepting applications/essays for a chance to win an “as-is” 1989 International Thomas Bus that is specifically outfitted for educational expeditions. Features of the bus include a kitchen, library, roof rack; storage for sleeping bags, tents, musical instruments, personal gear, art supplies and more. …
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“Moontide” © Peter Ralston/Ralston Gallery

TREKKERS SUNSET DESSERT CRUISE ON JULY 12 WITH SPECIAL GUEST PETER RALSTON

By Shari Closter on June 03, 2015, at 4:21 p.m.
Sunday, July 12, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Monhegan Boat Line, 880 Port Clyde Rd., Port Clyde, Maine For more information: 207-594-5095; trekkers.org Trekkers will be hosting a Sunset Dessert Cruise, with special guest Peter Ralston, aboard the Elizabeth Ann on Sunday, July 12th. The boat will depart …
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Students and mentors from Trekkers’ Team Everest at the summit of Cadillac Mountain

Two Groups of Teen Trekkers Explore Acadia National Park

By Shari Closter on June 01, 2015, at 8:57 a.m.
Over two weekends in May, 28 7th-grade students, along with 26 adult and student mentors, explored Acadia National Park as part of the Teen Trekkers program. Trekkers, a youth-mentoring organization based in Thomaston, designed this expedition as a way to introduce 7th graders to new and sometimes challenging experiences alongside …
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Join Us for Trekkers’ 2nd Annual Thomaston Trek Run/Walk on June 7

By Shari Closter on May 19, 2015, at 9:13 a.m.
THOMASTON, MAINE – Trekkers will host the 2nd Annual Thomaston Trek 5K/10K Run/Walk on Sunday, June 7. This year’s event will start and finish at the Thomaston Academy/Thomaston Public Library, located at 60 Main Street in Thomaston. The family-friendly fundraiser is perfect for all ages and all levels of walkers …
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Trekkers Hosts Forum on Internet Safety on May 27

By Shari Closter on May 13, 2015, at 9:51 a.m.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland, Maine For more information: 207-594-5095; trekkers.org Trekkers is hosting a free community forum on the topic of Internet Safety on Wednesday, May 27th from 5:00 to 6:30pm at the Strand Theatre in Rockland. This …
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Trekkers’ 11th grade students at Bentley University during the 2015 College/Career Exploration.

Trekkers Students Complete Two April Expeditions

By Shari Closter on May 08, 2015, at 4:02 p.m.
Trekkers had a very busy April with 11th and 12th grade expeditions that had very different itineraries and destinations. Thirteen 11th grade students explored college and career path opportunities during their expedition. During the same week, thirteen 12th graders completed the Rites of Passage program, bringing closure to their six-year …
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Don Carpenter, Executive Director of trekkers

Trekkers Executive Director Presents at Regional Conference

By Shari Closter on April 24, 2015, at 9:36 a.m.
Don Carpenter, Executive Director of Trekkers, was a presenter at the Northeast Regional Conference of the Association for Experiential Education in Becket, Massachusetts. Over 200 attendees from around the country attended this annual conference, which was held in mid-April at the Berkshire Outdoor Center. Carpenter presented information about how Trekkers …
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The First, NA participated in Trekkers 10th grade students’ mock interviews for the Life Skills Course portion of the Cross-America Trekkers Program. During the students’ visit, they were presented with a sponsorship check from the local branch of The First in support of an upcoming fundraising event, Thomaston Trek 2015. Photo from left to right: Jake Miller, VP/Branch Manager – The First; Nathan Hersom – Trekkers student, Mariah Rackliffe – Trekkers student; Monique Bouchard, Branch Supervisor – The First; Kyle Long – Trekkers student; and Emily Carver – Trekkers Principal Program Manager.

Trekkers Students Complete Life Skills Course

By Shari Closter on April 16, 2015, at 8:22 a.m.
THOMASTON, ME – Trekkers’ 10th grade students recently completed a 4-week Life Skills Course designed to help them gain professional skills and knowledge through mock job interviews at area businesses. The Life Skills Course is part of the Cross-America Trekkers program that is offered each year to high school sophomores. …
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Trekkers’ 2nd Annual Thomaston Trek 5K/10K Run/Walk on June 7

By Shari Closter on April 07, 2015, at 2:10 p.m.
Sunday, June 7, 2015 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Location: Thomaston Public Library/Thomaston Academy, 60 Main St., Thomaston, Maine For more information: 207-594-5095; trekkers.org THOMASTON, MAINE – Trekkers will host the 2nd Annual Thomaston Trek 5K/10K Run/Walk on Sunday, June 7th. This year’s event will start and finish at the …
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“Just Teachers” Trekkapalooza “Bus Band 2015” Winner

By Shari Closter on March 31, 2015, at 10:15 a.m.
The winner of Trekkers’ 10th annual Trekkapalooza event on March 27th was Just Teachers. Winning the title of “Bus Band 2015,” Just Teachers was chosen by a combination of judges’ scores and audience vote. It was a sold-out evening, with this year’s “Battle of the Bands” competition featuring a fun …
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Trekkers staff at 2014 Business & Community Expo. (Photo credit: Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce)

Trekkers is Exhibiting at Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Expo on April 8

By Shari Closter on March 30, 2015, at 1:11 p.m.
Trekkers will be exhibiting at the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Expo at the Samoset Resort on Wednesday, April 8 from 2-7pm. The Trekkers booth will be located in the upstairs Non-Profit and Community Loft exhibit area (booth #25). Staff members from Trekkers will be on …
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Playing Jenga at St. George School, “Little Trek” Jacob (left)  with “Big Trek” Jesse Hallock

Trekkers’ Big Trek/Little Trek Spring Program

By Shari Closter on March 20, 2015, at 4:05 p.m.
THOMASTON, MAINE – Trekkers started the spring portion of Big Trek/Little Trek in early March. Big Trek/Little Trek is an afterschool mentoring program that pairs high school students with 3rd and 4th grade students from St. George School in Tenants Harbor and Lura Libby School in Thomaston. Eleven students from …
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Trekkapalooza “Battle of the Bands” on March 27 at The Strand Theatre

By Shari Closter on March 12, 2015, at 3:05 p.m.
Trekkers’ 10th annual Trekkapalooza event will be held on Friday, March 27th at The Strand Theatre in Rockland. This year’s “Battle of the Bands” competition features a Beatles theme, with each band competing to win a cash prize, playing at least one Beatles cover song. The winner, chosen by a …
 
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