DB Outreach: Maine Adventure Trip for Adults

When:
July 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – July 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
2019-07-20T16:00:00-04:00
2019-07-24T10:00:00-04:00
Where:
Adventure Bound
1094 US Route 201
Caratunk
Maine 04925
Cost:
$580
Contact:
Lori Selby
(781) 956-9035

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Who: Christian Science adults of all ages and friends of all faiths

What: Explore breathtaking landscapes while rafting the Kennebec River, hike to the stunning Moxie Falls, experience kayaking and stand up paddle boards and enjoy wilderness camping under the stars. Disconnect from devices and take the time to connect with CS adults and your friends of all faiths from across the country for an Adventure in Maine’s vacation destination. We have all the adventures and challenges you’ll love. In addition to great adventures, base camp is no ordinary base camp.  You will even get a chance to have Lobster if you would like!  This guided multi-day trip is inspiring and all inclusive* – all you need to do is have the time of your life in the great outdoors.

Travel: The program starts and finishes in Caratunk, Maine. Base camp (Adventure Bound) is approximately 2.5 hours from Portland, ME and about 4.5 hours from Boston, MA. A DB shuttle is available to/from Portland, ME airport for an additional fee: $25 one way ($50 for round-trip).  Please see the Travel Form above to give us your transportation information.

DB Shuttle:
July 20, 2019 – Departs Portland, ME Airport at 1:15pm to arrive at Base Camp by 4:00pm (arrive into PWM by 12:30 p.m.)
July 24, 2019 – Depart Base Camp at 10:15am to arrive at Portland, ME Airport by 1:00pm (depart PWM after 2:30 p.m.)

Accommodations: Gender-based bunkhouses for 3 nights and gender based tents for camp-out for 1 night or bring a tent to stay with spouse during the weekend.

Level of Activity – need to be an active adult since we will be camping and white water rafting as the main activity.
There will be a licensed Maine guide in each raft when we go on the class III-IV white water rafting.  Short hike to Moxie Falls.

Registration IS OPEN!
For questions about registration only, call Mackenzie Shepherd: (303) 779-3000 ext. 138

Cost: $580 *Includes 4 nights lodging , activities, meals – starting from Saturday night dinner through Wednesday breakfast. Travel costs are not included. If you need transportation from the Portland, ME airport, let us know (Additional fee of $25 each way)

Financial Aid
Thanks to recent generous donations, DiscoveryBound is now able to offer scholarships to adults attending DB events and programs. DB can even help with up to $150 towards registration and/or up to $150 towards travel costs. Do not let finances stop you from attending this DB event! Let us know if you have a need and we will get back with you in regards to next steps.  The link to the Financial Aid form can be found at the top of this page.

Cancellation Policy
Refunds less a $290 cancellation fee, will be given to participants canceling by Wednesday, July 3rd. No refunds will be issued after this date and you will be responsible for the full registration fee.

Tentative Agenda:
Saturday, July 20, 2019

Afternoon Arrive and Check-in at 4:00 p.m. Utilize adventure center:  swimming pool, hot tub, volleyball, disc golf, hiking trails, arcade, basketball court, soccer field, campfires, game room, and projection movie screen
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Introductions/Overview of the weekend/Inspirational Sharing
8:30 pm Campfire (wood is provided), Pool, Hot Tub
10:00 pm Bunkhouse lodging (bring sleeping bag) – Lights Out

 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

7:15 am Full breakfast buffet
9:00 am Meet with your guides to discuss and prepare for your day of a morning hike to Moxie Falls and an afternoon of Kayaking on the Lower Kennebec River.
10:00 am Scenic Hike to Moxie Falls. Take an Adventure Bound bus shuttle to the trail head to Moxie Falls, Maine’s largest waterfall. This relaxing hike has great view and swimming opportunities in the natural pools above the falls.
12:00 pm Break for a picnic lunch
12:30 pm Explore the Lower Kennebec River using 2-person inflatable kayaks and stand-up paddle boards.
3:30 pm Return to Adventure Bound and utilize the adventure center
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Informal Church Service outdoors
8:00 pm Free Time: Campfire (wood is provided) and utilize adventure center
10:00 pm Bunkhouse Lodging – Lights Out

 

Monday, July 22, 2019

7:15 am Full breakfast buffet
8:00 am Lesson Study (optional)
8:30 am 2-day Kennebec whitewater rafting orientation.  Day 1 adventures consist of introductory rapids in smaller 8-ft. self-guided rafts along the East Outlet of the Kennebec River just below Moosehead Lake, with Adventure Bound staff providing support from kayaks and leading the way.  Stopping at  Ledge Falls for a picnic lunch and fun at the falls.  From there you continue on a motorboat shuttle to their remote (boat access only) campsite on Indian Pond.  The campsite will have tents and sleeping pads provided for us. Enjoy a cheese/cracker/pepperoni snack along with veggies and dip while the guides prepare dinner.
6:00 pm Lakeside BBQ

7:30 pm

10:00 pm

Wilderness sauna and a refreshing swim in the pond before a nighttime snack of s’mores around the campfire.
Tent Camping (2-3 person tents) Lights Out

 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

6:30 am Breakfast on the pond
7:30 am Depart by motorboat shuttle to Harris Station dam for Day 2 adventures for a 12-mile descent of the Kennebec river gorge with class III-IV whitewater.  Each raft (16-ft in length) of approx. 6-9 paddlers will be accompanied by a licensed Maine whitewater guide. Following the upper gorge section of rafting in the morning, we will stop along the banks of the river for a riverside barbecue.
3:30 pm Rafting trip concludes with a photo and video presentation of your rafting trip by Adventure Bound.
5:30 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Campfire (wood is provided) Utilize adventure center
10:00 pm Bunkhouse Lodging – Lights Out

 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

7:15 am Full breakfast buffet
9:00 am Debrief Weekend with DiscoveryBound
10:00 am Check out of bunkhouses, utilize adventure center amenities and depart at your leisure