Complete List of Trips

 

Backpacking

Backpacking
These trips are well suited to students that are comfortable in the outdoors. Beginners as well as those with hiking or backpacking experience are welcome. Located on various sections of the famous Appalachian Trail, as well as the western portion of the newly designed Grafton Loop Trail, participants ...
more information

Basecamp

Scenic-Rock-in-Middle-of-Lake
Katahdin, Acadia National Park, Saddleback Mountain--explore some of Maine's true treasures. Also, discover some of its best kept secrets such as the Cutler Coast, Gulf Hagas and more! These trips are a wonderful introduction to the outdoors in Maine. Basecamp trips "make home" at one site and explore ...
more information

Canoeing

Canoeing
A classic Maine experience! Enjoy open water paddling on the St. Croix river, Debsconeag Lake or Seboeis Lake. These backcountry trips paddle from campsite to campsite each night taking in the scenic beauty of some of Maine's most beautiful mountains and lakes. These trips involve rustic, backcountry ...
more information

Challenge Course

Cabin-Based-Group-Hug-CHALLENGE
Laughter is a wonderful way to bring people together! Fun, excitement and challenge characterize this experience that allows participants to interact through games, initiatives and low and high challenge course elements. Following the "challenge-by-choice" model, participants will be encouraged to step ...
more information

Cooking with Local, Sustainable Foods

GARDEN
Goat milk cheese, wild blueberries and sunchokes! Experience the vibrant local foods community in Maine. This trip will begin with an introduction to the use of local, sustainable foods on campus. We will then expand out into the community visiting farmer's markets and local businesses centered around ...
more information

Fishing

Happy-Campers-FISH
Fishing is a classic Maine activity. Participants will enjoy formal fishing instruction from some of the best local guides. Experienced anglers and beginners are both welcome. More detailed information regarding specific species and regulations will be issued upon registration for this trip.

...
more information

Local Exploration

Burnt-Marshmallow-LOCAL
Get oriented in your new backyard! Local exploration trips explore the Waterville area and neighboring communities to give participants a diverse introduction to the many resources and activities available to them as they make their new home at Colby College. Activities include, but are not limited ...
more information

Mindfulness & Meditation

Peaceful-Waterfall-MINDFULNESS
A reflective experience designed to introduce students to the practice of mindfulness/meditation. The scenic Camden Hills region will serve as home for this trip which includes guided meditation sessions each morning, light day hikes in the peaceful Tanglewood Forest and Fernald's Neck Preserve and ...
more information

Organic Farm Stay

Farm-Stay
Have an interest in learning more about local, organic foods? Have a green thumb? Then Organic Farm Stay COOT is for you! In this working experience, you will be introduced to an authentic Maine organic farm. Activities include introduction to organic farming practices, first-hand experiences with ...
more information

Painting

Painting1
Midcoast Maine provides the inspirational backdrop for this offering that is sure to spark your creative interest! Participants will stay at a campground on the coast Maine near Rockland with easy access to the Marshall Point Lighthouse, Rockland Breakwater Light and other coastal treasures. A visit ...
more information

Photography

IMG_4842
Midcoast Maine provides the inspirational backdrop for this offering which enjoys a "cross-COOT" experience with the Painting group. Participants will stay in a campground located on the beautiful coast of Rockland, Maine with easy access to the Marshall Point Lighthouse, Rockland Breakwater Light and ...
more information

Rock Climbing

Climbing
Come visit Acadia National Park and experience rock climbing along Maine's legendary rocky coast. We will be partnering with Acadia Mountain Guides (www.acadiamountainguides.com) to offer this spectacular experience.Beginners are welcome. Participants should be comfortable with heights.Personal climbing ...
more information

Sailing

Photography
Sail the Maine coast with guest instructors through the Chewonki Foundation (www.chewonki.org). This is an expeditionary style trip that allows participants to camp on classic Maine islands while exploring bays and estuaries along the way. Participants should be comfortable with water-based activities ...
more information

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayak
Paddle the Maine coast with licensed sea kayak guides through the Chewonki Foundation (www.chewonki.org). This is an expeditionary style trip that allows participants to camp on classic Maine islands while exploring bays and estuaries along the way. Participants should be comfortable with water-based ...
more information

Surfing

Surf COOT Photo
Surfing in Maine? Absolutely!

Catch some of the best waves in the state along the shores of Ogunquit. Participants will be introduced to both surfing and stand-up paddle boarding. Beginners and experienced surfers are both welcome. All gear is provided.

Strong swimming ability is a requirement ...
more information

Whitewater Rafting

RAFT
Calling all adventurers! Located in The Forks--where the Kennebec and Dead Rivers meet--this whitewater rafting and falls exploration trip is sure to thrill. Crab Apple Whitewater (www.crabapplewhitewater.com) will serve as our guide for the rafting portion of the trip--leading us down class III and ...
more information

Yoga

I-Love-COOT-YOGA
Art, science, philosophy, path to self-discovery--yoga has been described as all of these. The scenic Camden Hills region will serve as home for this trip which includes guided yoga sessions each morning, light day hikes in the peaceful Tanglewood Forest and Fernald's Neck Preserve and ample time for ...
more information