A whitewater retreat to the Penobscot River with the East Grand middle school students. Students hiked to Blue Berry Ledges and took part in whitewater canoeing and rafting. Canoe the Wild oversaw the whitewater canoeing. Elbridge Cleaves, Scott and Wayne Daggett provided river safety and canoe retrieval at the Big Eddy. Five veteran Outdoor Ed students took on leadership roles assisting Tammi Matula & Jill Plummer with planning, cooking and serving meals, setting up and taking down camp and cleanup. Sam Plummer who graduated from East Grand School in 2017 shared with the students his experience in high school and the benefits of getting out of your comfort zone for growth and opportunity. Many parents and others assisted with the retreat as well.
Photography Workshop with Downeast Magazine and Canoe the Wild on the Allagash. While it rained and the wind blew most of the time we were out there, we did manage to take some pictures of wildlife and an amazing sunrise and sunset. Keep an eye out for our 2023 scheduled canoe trips including another photography workshop.