Maine Coast Sea Kayaking Trip

Exploring the Coast of Maine

Our journey begins in the protected waters around Chewonki Neck in Wiscasset Maine, and as our skills and confidence increase, we travel to the spruce-covered islands of Penobscot Bay. Along the way we encounter seabirds, seals and, perhaps, whales. All while becoming part of the iconic Maine coast which includes busy working waterfronts, fishing boats on their rounds, and pristine pine-capped islands.

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Maine Coast Sea Kayaking Trip

Ages: 14, 15, 16
Program Type: Kayaking
Grades: 9-11
Length: 3 Weeks
Tuition: $6,000

Dates:

Session 1: June 25 – July 17
Session 2: July 21 – August 12

Discover the Bold Coast

We spend time training and preparing at Chewonki before traveling on our journey along the coast. Launching at Chewonki’s waterfront we head for Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. We each carry gear in solo expedition sea kayaks, the modern version of the Inuit skin boat, and we spend the majority of our nights on islands.

Build Skills for a Lifetime

Participants learn expeditionary sea kayaking skills, including paddling strokes, wet exits, rescue, group travel, and weather reading. As the trip progresses, paddlers acquire expertise in navigation and saltwater camping, and eventually, each takes on a leadership role. Throughout the experience, there is a strong emphasis on learning coastal ecology and maritime history. Kayaks ply waters where bigger, sailing boats may not venture, so we enjoy wonderful, more intimate, interactions with sea life.

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Meet the Director

Jen Adams

Director of Outdoor Programs
jadams@chewonki.org
1 (207) 656-5836
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Deposit Information:

A fully completed registration form, director approval, and a deposit is required to hold a program space. Deposits are non-refundable.

  • $950 per child – Full Session and Leadership Expeditions 
  • $600 per child – Puffin Program 
  • $100 per child for families applying for financial aid 

Important:

We reserve the right to cancel, delay, substitute, or revise any program itinerary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If we are forced to cancel camp programming due to COVID-19, families will be given a full refund, including their deposit.

Ready, Set, Summer!