2014 Expedition Schedule
June 23 - 27 Wabanaki West Branch Expedition
August 18 - 22 Beaver Expedition
Pick up/Drop off: We will pick up at the airport in Bangor, Maine or the bus in Bangor, Belfast or Augusta, Maine at no extra charge. Call to make arrangements.Closer by - pick up and drop off at Camp Forest.
Wabanaki Trail West Branch Expedition
June 23 - June 27
Kick off the Summer with the quintessential Maine Family Canoe Trip! Arrive at Camp Forest on Monday morning. Travel by car to the "put in" at Lobster Lake. Follow a piece of the Wabanaki Trail that Henry David Thoreau and his Penobscot guides traveled in 1853. Of Lobster Stream, Thoreau wrote, "We saw a pair of moose horns on the shore and I asked Joe if a moose had shed them; but he said there was a head attached to them and I knew that they did not shed their heads more than once in their lives."
Canoe slowly and camp along the banks. Join the West Branch and on to Chesuncook Lake while fishing, swimming and seeking the elusive Maine moose. Learn and practice primitive and canoe skills, study the Ecology of the river or work on the components of your Beaver or Eagle Badge. The journey wil end at Chesuncook where Thoreau wrote,' For my dessert, I helped myself to a large slice of the Chesuncook woods and took a hearty draught of its waters will all my senses. The woods were as fresh and full of vegetable life as a lichen in wet weather...."
Return to Camp Forest ful of photos, stories and memories that will last a lifetime!
This expedition will enhance confidence, and teamwork.
CELEBRATE MAINE WOODS FOREVER
August 18 - 22
A wonderful first expedition, the Beaver Expedition offers five days of exploring the headwaters of the Passagassawaukeg River in Brooks, Maine. The expedition begins at Camp Forest on Monday morning. After packing all the necessary gear and practicing with it a bit, we hike to Half Moon Pond and set up a primitive campsite. The week is spent exploring, fishing, canoeing, and visiting the beaver. A hike to the top of the mountain reveals a surprise. This expedition is open to all campers who are ready for a wilderness camping experience.
Deposit: $100.00 and is non-refundable.
Requirement: The Wabanaki Trail: West Branch Expedition will require a transportation waiver.
Cancellations: An Expedition may be cancelled if there are less than the required number of participants registered. Register early to ensure your spot!
Refunds: A full refund will be issued if the expedition is cancelled due to low registration. Paid fees, except registration fee, will be fully refunded if a cancellation request is made at least one week in advance.
Registration: Expedition space is limited. Spots fill up quickly. Register early to ensure your spot. Requested expedition is considered secured upon receipt of full payment.
Camp Forest Expedition/Counselor Ratio:varies according to the expedition but is no greater than 1:5.