Press Release

Cappy’s Chowder House to benefit Trekkers

CAMDEN, Maine — As part of their Community Connections Night for local non-profits, Cappy’s Chowder House and Harbor View have arranged for February 26th to benefit Trekkers.

Cappy’s will donate up to half of the evening’s food sales 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, to help Trekkers continue its work with local youth from the communities of RSU 13. Trekkers is an outdoor-based mentoring program that connects young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education.

Trekkers began in 1994 as a community-based effort to reach out to middle school students from the town of Thomaston. Caring adults took groups of students camping, canoeing, orienteering and hiking in the Maine wilderness, to begin building supportive relationships with the teens through this shared outdoor experience. Since that time, Trekkers has continued to expand and now uses a 6-year mentoring model to provide year-round mentoring programs to 7th−12th grade students from all six communities of RSU #13.

This year, Trekkers is celebrating its 20th anniversary of serving local youth. Using a unique long-term mentoring model, Trekkers will provide 17 educational programs to more than 200 students this program year, in addition to mentoring, tutoring and academic support.

Anyone wishing to support Trekkers is invited to simply eat dinner at Cappy’s on February 26th from 5 pm to 9 pm. Cappy’s Chowder House and Harbor View is located at One Main Street in the heart of downtown Camden. Executive Director of Trekkers, Don Carpenter, as well as Trekkers’ Board Members and staff will be on hand at the restaurant all evening to answer questions about the organization.


If you would like more information about the Community Connections Night from Cappy’s, please call David Robichaud at (207) 236-2254 or email him at For more information on Trekkers, please call Don Carpenter at (207) 594-5095 or visit