February Vacation Schedule for Blueberry Cove:

The program runs from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM – Tuesday, February 21 – Friday, February 24, 2023.

Cost: $200, 4-days

Staff will be in The Maine ready to greet participants by 8:15 AM and will have everyone back in The Maine in time for pick up at 3:30 PM.

All participants will spend most of the day outside so please make sure they have dressed appropriately (warm & in layers.)

In the event of inclement weather and the local university office is closed, we will cancel the program for that day and email registered families. If the weather is questionable, you can call the Blueberry Cove office at 207.491.6537 to confirm if the program is happening that day.

To register, follow this link


Possible activities may include

  • Hiking 
  • Ice fishing (weather dependent)
  • Exploring the ecology of snow and the magic of winter
  • Animal adaptations and survival skills
  • Living skills (cooking, sewing, clay)
  • Creative arts
  • Games
  • Performance Art
  • Hot chocolate!
4-H youth participating in winter activities at camp
Adult showing participants a tree

Things to bring to vacation camp at:

  • Nutritious lunch and snack each day — we have a refrigerator! (Please do not pack nuts or nut products.) High-energy foods such as trail mix, dried fruit, granola bars, and cheese are good choices that will help keep the body warm.
  • Warm clothes — dress in layers; we strongly recommend wool or synthetic materials — NOT COTTON — for all winter clothing items (especially socks, gloves, hats, and long johns)
  • Change of clothes (optional – in case first set gets soaked; cubbies are available to store extra items for the week)
  • Warm hats, mittens, scarves, etc.
  • Winter boots
  • Snow pants (no jeans)
  • Winter coat (ideally water resistant)
  • Day pack to carry lunch, etc.
  • Full water bottle

Other recommended items:

  • Scarf or neck warmer
  • Long johns — top and bottom (no more than 40% cotton)
  • extra gloves or mittens
  • extra hat
  • snowshoes (optional if you have them)

Please do not bring:

  • Anything electrical or electronic (portable games, cell phones, etc.)
  • Junk food like gum, candy, or soda
  • Money or other valuables
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Pets

Why not cotton? In cold weather, cotton clothing can be dangerous because it soaks up sweat. When the body cools, sweat-logged, cotton clothes can freeze and/or increase the likelihood of hypothermia and frostbite. Wool and synthetic materials draw moisture away from the skin keeping you dry and warm. Layering clothing is also recommended.