The Colby-Hume Center, located seven miles from campus, is a 10-acre parcel of land with 450 feet of shoreline on Messalonskee Lake. A boathouse there is used by the men's and women's crews and the sailing club team. Woodworking and blacksmith shops located at the Center are used by students during January for Jan Plan courses. The property was given to Colby in 1991 by Dr. Alan and Dorothy Hume, who maintain a residence there. The center may be used by faculty and staff members for cookouts, swimming, croquet games, horse-shoes, swimming, canoeing, and various other activities.