December 16, 2017
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Trekkers Receives Donation from Camden National Bank

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Trekkers’ Executive Director Don Carpenter receives a check from Camden National Bank Branch Manager Connie Sawyer (left), and Market Manager Jeff Charland (right).

THOMASTON – Trekkers, a local youth mentoring organization, was recently awarded a grant from Camden National Bank. This grant will be used to support the Trekkers organization as it begins the third year in a multi-year program expansion aimed at serving twice as many students across a six community service area.

“Trekkers is grateful for the ongoing support received from Camden National Bank, especially now as we continue expanding our program and serve more students,” said Executive Director Don Carpenter. “Camden National Bank shares our devotion to the youth in our community, and we are grateful for how they invest in local programs, such as Trekkers. We cannot thank them enough for supporting our students through this generous donation.”

Rockland Branch Manager, Connie Sawyer, said of the donation, “Camden National Bank is delighted to participate in this important project. The Bank has a long history of providing financial support to organizations such as Trekkers in the communities in which we live. We appreciate the exceptional work that Trekkers does and wish them the greatest success with their efforts.”

Trekkers has been serving area youth since 1994. The program connects 7th through 12th grade students with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure based education. In the coming year, Trekkers will serve more than 180 students from the communities of Regional School Unit #13.

To learn more about Trekkers outdoor-based mentoring program, please contact the Trekkers office: (207) 594-5095 or visit