Leadership Adventure camps don’t just teach teenagers to appreciate nature, they show them how to thrive in it. These programs provide lessons in ecology and hard outdoor skills, while also allowing teenagers to gain an understanding of communication, decision making, group dynamics, problem-solving, world diversity and sustainable living.
Campers practice being leaders through their participation in outdoor adventures, focused activities, and community service. Many leadership participants consider these programs some of the most valuable experiences of their lives.
Islands and Sea Adventure, Ages 12-15
Once you have camped on a Maine coast island, you will never be quite the same! Each morning campers hop in a canoe and paddle away from their island campsite to explore the coves, islands, and inlets of Tenants Harbor. While exploring, campers discover an aquamarine quarry perfect for a refreshing swim, remote sand beaches, and lots of marine wildlife! On the final evening, campers enjoy a seaside lobster bake on shores of the island.
Campers learn skills in boating, navigation and water safety as they discover the magical world of the Maine coast. Making new friends, learning about marine ecology, cooperative living, and low-impact island camping are all essential ingredients of this awesome adventure.
- Trip Level: Advanced, campers ages 12 to 15
- Requirements: Ability to swim, comfortable on the water, good physical condition, previous camping, and canoeing experience
- Departs: From Blueberry Cove in Tenants Harbor
June 24-29, 2018
July 1-6, 2018
Ocean Adventure, Ages 14-17
Each morning campers will wake up in their cabins to the sounds of the ocean along the rocky coastline of Tenants Harbor before exploring the waters and islands of the harbor and Penobscot Bay via, kayak, canoe, and sailboat. Unique activities include hauling lobster traps, visiting pristine swimming quarries, learning outdoor skills, on short hikes, and trips to the beach. Each day ends campfire where campers share stories about their daily adventures. The last evening features a traditional Maine Lobster bake along the shores of the harbor.
July 22 – August 3, 2018
Captain's Quest Ages 14-15
Captain’s Quest was designed just for teens looking for an advanced sailing experience. Participants live on the shores of Blueberry Cove, cook some meals on the campfire and enjoy others in the dining hall. A later curfew and a later start to the day combined with sailing lessons, adventures to Monhegan Island, a pristine quarry, and a camping trip on a coastal island promise to make this a program teenagers will love! Evenings always end with a seaside campfire and s’mores.
August 5-17, 2018
Counselor in Training (CIT), Ages 14-17
The CIT program is a new two-week program at Blueberry Cove for teens looking for a leadership experience. Participants practice leadership development, build valuable outdoor skills, and discover all the ins and outs of being a camp counselor. The first week focuses on building practical skills essential to team leadership. A weekend overnight trip across the harbor to High Island features continued skill building and an opportunity to work with Maine Coast Heritage Trust on island stewardship. After returning to camp for the second week, CITs will plan lessons, shadow counselors, and lead activities for younger campers. Upon successful completion of the program, CITs may be invited to volunteer for one or two of the remaining summer camp weeks.
July 8-20, 2018