June 24 - 28 Passagassawaukeag River Expedition - The Passy
July 29 - August 2 High Alpine Appalachian Trail Hike
August 19 - 23 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.
Passy River Expedition
June 24 - June 28
Kick off the Summer! Arrive at Camp Forest on Monday morning. Camp at Beaver Camp and hike to the top to see the head waters of the Passy. Travel to the "puy in". Canoe the river and camp along its banks. Learn and practice primitive and canoe skills while you learn of the Ecology of the river. Work on the components of your Beaver or Eagle Badge. This expedition will enhance confidence, and teamwork. Canoe the Passy to Belfast. Plan your triumphant home going from Belfast Harbor.
High Alpine Appalachian Trail Hike
July 29 - August 2
Cost: Camper alone: $ 750; Parent or additional sibling $300
Arrive at 4 pm Sunday at Camp Forest. Early rise to travel to the Bigelow Mountains of Maine. Hike on the Appalachian Trail and go fishing in Maine’s highest trout fishing pond while learning about high alpine ecology and Leave No Trace ethics, a challenging hike for the beginner but the views and the fishing are well worth it! Spend one or two nights on the mountain then hike down to go canoeing, fishing and camping on historic Flagstaff Lake. Return Friday to debrief at Camp Forest for a Saturday morning return home..
August 19 - 23
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 Passagassawaukeag River Tripand the High Alpine Appalachian Trail Hike 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.