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Caribou Rec. Extreme – Baxter State Park

Posted March 27, 2013, at 2:16 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)

Baxter State Park I (entering 8th & 9th grade)

August 6 – August 8

Baxter State Park II (entering 6th & 7th grade)

August 13- August 15

Cost: $75.00 Resident $100.00 Non-Resident

Are you ready for a trip of your lifetime??? We guarantee you that every time you drive by Mt. Katahdin on I-95 you will never look at the mountain the same way again. This two-night three-day trip will test you in a way you have never been tested before. Back for its fifth year participants anxiously await this summer rite of passage. Upon arrival we bike to the famous ledge falls, a natural rockslide water fall where we spend the remaining afternoon basking in the sun and sliding down the rocks. The night caps off with a carb loading fest complete with our famous homemade meat sauce in preparation for 10 grueling hours of physical exertion. Upon completing our climb we retreat to our campsite for an eating frenzy complete with campfire stories of aching muscles and sore feet. We con-clude our trip with an exhilarating bike ride out to Togue Pond Beach where we pack up the trailer, eat, swim, and reminisce about what a great trip we had.

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