College of the Atlantic—Rivers: A Wilderness Odyssey | Summer Programs

College of the Atlantic—Rivers: A Wilderness Odyssey


This intensive program for rising high school juniors and seniors begins on the College of the Atlantic campus with an introduction to the history and policy of the northern Maine woods. Students learn about the natural history, literature, conservation and psychological aspects of wilderness and river systems through readings and discussion. Participants then explore Acadia National Park and canoe down the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. These expeditions serve as a laboratory to experience and investigate group dynamics in a wilderness setting while also examining leadership, authority and community. A group presentation at session's end enables students to share samples of their writings and photographs with program peers and professors and the public.

General Info

Name College of the Atlantic—Rivers: A Wilderness Odyssey
Location Bar Harbor, ME
Year-round Contacts 800-597-9500
Program Focuses & Features Canoeing, Conservation, Creative Writing, Ecology, Exploration, Leadership, Leadership, Outdoor Education, Photography, Swimming, Watersports, Wilderness Camping, Wilderness Canoeing
Grade Range (rising grades) 11-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 16-18
Application Deadline May
Director Marie Stivers, Director
Residential Fee $2900-3100, 2 weeks. College credit.
Dates & Sessions July-Aug; 1 session, 2 weeks long


Marie Stivers, Director