Camper makes wood shavings for kindling
Camper Paddling
Campers using a map and compass

At one of our remote campsites, Woodscraft campers will learn the skills of the traditional Maine Guide and  backcountry travel and camping. Summer days at camp are filled with personal and group challenges and skill-building in axemanship, backcountry cooking, canoeing skills,  hiking and backpacking, map and compass, wilderness survival, tree and wildlife identification, and much more! 

The program is led by outdoor professionals who are dedicated to passing along the skills and wisdom of the Maine woods to the next  generation. It takes dedication and practice to become a Junior Maine Guide, which is the highest outdoor skills award available to a young person in Maine, and recognized by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Begin working toward this prestigious award this summer by enrolling in a Woodscraft Path program at your age level, including Junior Maine Woodscraft, Maine Woodscraft, or the Junior Maine Guide Program.