May 27, 2020
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Trekkers Is Recipient of Donation from Camden National Bank

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Trekkers’ Executive Director Don Carpenter receives a donation from Camden National Bank Branch Manager Connie Sawyer.

THOMASTON – Trekkers, a local youth mentoring organization, was recently awarded a grant from Camden National Bank in support of the program’s multi-year expansion. Trekkers is now completing the third year of a step-wise expansion process aimed at serving twice as many students across their six community service area.

“Everyone at Trekkers is so grateful to Camden National Bank for their continued support of our students and our expanding program. This grant will help us provide mentoring relationships and more expeditionary learning opportunities to area youth,” stated Executive Director, Don Carpenter. “Camden National Bank shares our devotion to young people. They invest in the future of our local community by supporting programs such as Trekkers. We cannot thank them enough for this generous gift.”

Rockland Branch Manager, Connie Sawyer, said of the donation, “Camden National Bank is delighted to support Trekkers’ expansion project. The Bank has a proud history of providing financial support to organizations such as Trekkers in the communities where we are located. We appreciate the exceptional work that Trekkers does with local youth here in the midcoast.”

Trekkers began in 1994. Through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure based education, this unique outdoor-based program connects 7th through 12th grade students with caring adults from the community. In the coming year, Trekkers will serve more than 180 students from the six communities that make up Regional School Unit #13.

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

Trekkers is a non-profit outdoor based youth mentoring program that connects young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education.