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Things to do Outdoors: Thursday, June 30

BROOKS — Camp Forest, 84 Payson Road, is a youth primitive skills camp that teaches youth outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, canoeing, cordage, knife safety and lost proofing. On Monday, July 4, campers will participate in the Brooks Parade on the Camp Forest Float. Camping sessions will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Monday, July 4. For information or to sign up contact Nicole Carbisiero at 722-3708.

DAMARISCOTTA — Chewonki Big Eddy and the Kennebec Chapter of Trout Unlimited will offer an introduction to fly fishing for ages 8 and up July 22-24. Sign up early as class size will be limited. The Big Eddy is downstream from Ripogenus Dam and has long been a world-class landlocked salmon fishing destination. Chewonki offers a range of camping options on its 75-acre facility. Contact Susan Adams, campground manager at bigeddy@chewonki.org or visit www.chewonki.org/vacations/vacations_big_eddy.asp.

ELLSWORTH — Downeast Scenic Railroad, High Street, opens at noon Saturday, July 2, for July 4 weekend. Train rides depart  Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. from Cadillac Mountain Sports on High Street in Ellsworth. Call 866-449-RAIL(7245) for reservations or check the website at downeastscenicrail.org.

NEWPORT — RSU 19 adult education will hold a state-approved hunter safety course at Nokomis High School on July 9-10 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Call 368-3290.

NEWPORT — A state-approved bow-hunting course will be held at Nokomis High School on July 11 and 12 from 6-9:30 p.m. and July 13 from 6-9 p.m. Call Newport Adult Education at 368-3290 or Harold Currier at 277-3115.

NEWPORT — A state-approved crossbow course will be held at Nokomis High School on July 14 from 6-9 p.m. Call 368-3290.

RANGELEY — Saddleback Mountain is offering a four-day Survivor Camp July 5-8 with Survivor’s Bob Crowley, winner of the CBS television series Survivor Gabon. The oldest winner of the show,  the first teacher and the first Mainer to win, Crowley and his assistant, registered Maine Guide Peter Christensen, will take participants into the woods each day for four days with a focus on fire building techniques, cooking over fires, gathering food, shelter building and navigation. Anyone age 10 and older who is able to walk in the woods for a few hours and carry a light pack, 10-20 pounds, may participate. The cost is $500 per person. For information visit www.saddlebacksummer.com. To register call  877-864-5441 or email info@saddlebackmaine.com.

ROCKLAND — A slide show talk by Tom Jamrog of Linvolnville on his adventures hiking the Pacific Coast Trail will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at the Rockland Public Library. Jamrog spent five months backpacking the length of the 2,656-mile Pacific Crest Trail, or PCT, and he’ll talk about traveling across the highs and lows of California, Oregon and Washington on this National Scenic Trail. Special accommodations for persons with disabilities may be made with 48 hours notice. Call the library at 594-0310. Admission is free.

TRESCOTT — Join naturalist Michelle Reynolds for a tree and wildflower identification workshop and walk through the Trescott trails at the Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Road 10 a.m.-3p.m. Sunday, July 24, to find and identify things that grow in our midst. Bring a brown-bag lunch. Contact Carrie Callahan at 733-2233 or visit www.thecclc.org for details, fees and to register.

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