Peninsula Explorers 4-H Club

A Blue Hill Heritage Trust 4-H Club for Youth on the Blue Hill Peninsula

Girl Hiking with 4-H and BHHT logosHancock County 4-H and Blue Hill Heritage Trust invite youth grades 3-8 to participate in the Peninsula Explorers Club! The focus of the club is to provide area youth with fun, educational and safe experiences in a variety of outdoor activities. Club themes may include: Winter Sports, Ice Fishing, Archery, Art, Tracking, Astronomy, Boating, Hiking, Wilderness Survival, Overnight Camping, and anything else we can think of outdoors!

ORIENTEERING is the theme of our Fall 2021 session. We will meet 4 times over the course of a month covering a range of orienteering skills taught by local experts in the field, and finish up with a Final Challenge so participants can show off all they’ve learned! Club sessions will meet at BHHT properties: Hatch Cove and Kingdom Woods.

COVID-19 precautions will be in effect for this club. We will meet in most weather conditions (as long as it’s safe), and if the weather is deemed unfit, we will reschedule. Club participants should be prepared to attend all sessions in full to get the complete experience, be ready to hike both on and off-trail, and dress appropriately for hot or wet weather conditions, sticking with the old adage: “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing”.

This club is FREE and open to any kids living in the seven towns of the Blue Hill Peninsula. (Children under the age of 8 may attend with a grownup). Space is limited to 20 kids & first come/first serve.

  • October 17, 2021: 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Map Reading & Orienteering Skills | Hatch Cove, Castine
  • October 24, 2021: 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Map Reading & Orienteering Skills |Kingdom Woods, Blue Hill
  • October 31, 2021: 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Halloween Fun Orienteering Course | Kingdom Woods, Blue Hill
  • November 14, 2021: 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Orienteering Final Challenge | Kingdom Woods, Blue Hill

This session is now full.


Register for Peninsula Explorers

Registration is limited to 20 youth. Please only register if you intend to participate in the entire program. “No shows” are harmful to the program and to youth who are on the waiting list. If you have questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your needs!