A Thoreau Exploration of Maine
Read, Write, Paddle & Hike
A Unique Learning Experience In The Maine Wilderness
Expedition to Maine
Sunday, July 12th, 6am
A Typical Day
- 6am out of tents for breakfast, pack up and break camp
- 8am shove off for a day of adventure paddling; you never know what nature will present, so the morning paddle may be interrupted by an unexpected moment to learn about ourselves, each other and the world around us.
- 10am guided reading and discussion of a Thoreau passage, presented in the context of our place and time on the river. light snack
- 12pm light but nutritious lunch
- 2pm make camp, unload canoes, haul water and wood, journal writing, reading, fishing, games
- 5pm students prepare dinner and clean up
- 7pm camp games and craft/skills, personal down time, journal writing, reading
- 9pm campfire and bed time. Some days are longer and more strenuous and many people may hit the sack between 9 & 10.
- 10pm lights out; quiet time.
The program will cost roughly $1700, broken into three payments of $500 and a fourth final payment representing the balance after travel costs and other fees are carved in stone in early spring. The first payment will count as a deposit due before Thanksgiving. The final three payments will be spaced out throughout the school year, likely late January and late March and early May. The cost includes transportation, outfitting and guide services, food and lodging while in Maine and all educational programming expenses. Students will need only a minimal amount of spending money.
Because there are a limited number of spaces, students will need to apply electronically and deliver a deposit check to Mr. Sustin. The deposit check will be for $500 (first payment), payable to Community Education Department NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 21th.