Extending Our Classroom to the Outdoors
Wilderness trips are a highlight of the Maine Coast Semester experience, allowing students to connect with nature and each other in a deep and meaningful way.
After three weeks of classes on Chewonki Neck, students split into small groups and head off into the wilderness with a trained Chewonki Wilderness Trips leader and at least one faculty member to learn outdoor skills, explore a new part of Maine, and get to know semester-mates, teachers, and leaders in new ways. These adventures are challenging but beginner-friendly.
Maine is home to wild seasonal changes, from hot summer days to frozen winter nights. Depending on the season, we embark on hiking, paddling, camping, skiing, and kayaking trips – wherever adventure and discovery call us into the wild.