Saturday, December 8 to Saturday, June 8, 2013; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, Maine
Contact: Carrie Callahan; 207-733-2233 ext 322
Saturdays, 10am-2pm, beginning September 29 and through the school year
Outdoor Adventure Club instills youth with a lifelong appreciation for the natural world and the skills necessary to safely and respectfully enjoy it. The club will meet every Saturday during the school year (beginning September 29, 2012) to give kids a weekly outdoor experience that brings together learning, fresh air and exercise, camaraderie and fun – both on the CCLC fifty-acre campus and local trails in every kind of weather.
Club members will learn wilderness survival skills for being outdoors in the woods, on mountains and waterways, such as:
· Map and compass reading, GPS & Geocaching
· Lost Person Scenario
· Building a survival kit, packing a backpack
· Leave No Trace principles and practices
· Winter wilderness survival
· Environmental ethics
· Water and boater safety
· Rock climbing
· Snowshoeing & cross-country skiing
· Plant identification
· Animal tracking
· Canoeing & kayaking
· Overnight adventures and hikes throughout Maine
Transportation: possible carpooling/bussing to be arranged from Calais and Machias, depending on number of students enrolled
Instructor: there will be two instructors, one for each of the age groups:
Bobbi-Jo Bourdeau of Washington County graduated in 2012 from the University of Maine at Machias with a BS in Outdoor Recreational Management and a minor in Psychology. She was the assistant director of MWR for the United States Navy, established local youth leadership groups as an AmeriCorps volunteer, and has worked in many local schools and with many local non-profit organizations. She and her son live in Jacksonville Maine and together enjoy being outside as much as possible. You can usually find them in a tent, on a bike, in a boat, up a mountain, or around a campfire. Bobbi-Jo will lead ages 8 through 12.
Michael Giudilli was born in Oswego, New York on the shores of lake Ontario and is a recent graduate of the University of Maine at Machias Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management Program. He has gathered a great deal of work experience in the outdoor education field, including as the Assistant Program Director at Greenland Point Center, as an Education intern for the National Park Service, and as the Program Director for the Deer Lake Wilderness School in Killingworth, CT. These work experiences, along with Michael’s extensive outdoor experiences on have spurned my passion for outdoor education. Michael will lead ages 13 through 18.
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
No. classes: varies
Ages: clubs are open to two age groups – 8 to 12 and 13 to 18 – for youth of all skill levels with a strong desire to learn and explore while showing respect for you fellow club members, your leaders, and the environment. No previous experience in the outdoor/wilderness environment is required.
Class fee: $5 per class
Special instructions: bring lunch & snacks! (Parents and students will receive an application packet that will describe what will be required for the club adventures.)
Registration deadline: please call Carrie at 733-2233 ext. 322 to sign up!