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Caribou Rec. Extreme – Allagash Wilderness Waterway

Posted March 27, 2013, at 1:48 p.m.

CRX is an outdoor based program with an emphasis on encouraging kids to have fun while exercising outdoors. CRX offers exciting and healthy activities over an eight-week period ranging from white water rafting, canoeing, hiking, fishing, two-weeks of kayaking, biking, swimming and camping. CRX exposes participants to some of the most beautiful spots that Aroostook, Piscataquis, Hancock and Penobscot counties have to offer. CRX teaches the fundamental skills associated with every activity that is offered throughout this exciting summer program.

CRX is for youths entering the 6th, 7th. 8th or 9th grades, and promotes exciting recreational opportunities throughout Maine. Week 3, Kayaking Intro, will allow kids entering 5th grade to participate.

Upon registering, beginning May 1, 2013, participants will be provided a detailed itinerary and recommended gear list for each week’s activity. The Caribou Parks and Registration Department has the right to add, delete, or swap programs based upon registration demand. (Note the non-resident $125 annual fee does not apply to any CRX program)

Allagash Wilderness Waterway

June 25-June 27

Cost:$75.00 Resident $100.00 Non-Resident

This two-night three-day paddling trip on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway will expose kids to the fun opportunities that we have right in our back yard! Canoes will be our mode of transportation for both people and gear. Kids will learn the basic skills associated with traveling with gear in boats, setting up tents, and cooking over a fire. Top that all off with star filled nights around a campfire eating s’mores and telling stories. This trip will start at Michaud Farms, and conclude at the Allagash Boat Landing, stopping for two nights at the Muskie infested Allagash Falls Campsite, so bring your steel leader and favorite Muskie lures.

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