CYCLE THE STATE – NEW YORK TO DARTMOUTH
Grades 8-11 | Weeklong: Sunday 7/14 -1:00-4:00, Monday 7/15 9:00am – Friday 7/19 3:00pm.
Ride with Mr. Pelissier and friends as we cycle and camp our way across the state. From the mountainous Berkshires to the rolling hills of our local area, we’ll pedal our way each day to a new camping site. We will travel as a community, riding, planning menus and cooking, setting up camp, and having fun together. We will learn to be be our own mechanics, and travel carrying all we need to be self sufficient. We’ll stop along our way as needed, and when something interesting catches our eye. Our travel will be on bike paths and public roads, so good riding skills are essential for this expedition.
Upon registration a packing list and further instructions will be forwarded to you. Participants must supply their own bicycle appropriate for long distance travel and carrying of both personal and group gear. Saddle bags and racks will be provided if necessary.
Grades 8-11 | Weeklong: Sunday 7/21 -1:00-4:00, Monday 7/22 – 9:00am -Friday 7/26 3:00pm.
Come join Mr. Zine and Ms. Bingham as they explore the trails, waterways and coastal islands of Southeastern Massachusetts. We will begin this five day overnight adventure on the Westport River canoeing to our first campsite on Great Island. After a hearty breakfast we’ll break camp and travel on to our next camp at Round the Bend Farm. From there we strike out over land toward Demarest Lloyd State Park, and some swimming. From here we will board a boat to Cuttyhunk Island where we will hike to our next campsite on Gosnold Island in Westend Pond. There we will spend our time exploring the natural history of the Elizabeth Islands, working for a brief spell at Cuttyhunk Oyster Farm, foraging, observing seals and other wildlife, learning camp-craft and making lifelong friends. You’ll bring with you, find, or make along the way all you need for this exciting journey. Upon registration a packing list and further instructions will be forwarded to you.
PENIKESE ISLAND RETREAT
Grades 8-11 | Weeklong: Sunday 7/28 -1:00-4:00, Monday 7/29 9:00am – Friday 8/2 3:00pm.
Join your friends both old and new on Penikese Island for a week of creativity, mindfulness, service, and fun. We’ll use their shop to create masterpieces out of wood, we’ll spin wool to make yarn, and learn to knit useful items throughout the week. We’ll cook together and eat as a “family”, while we leave the digital world behind. There’ll be plenty of time for quiet reflection and bird study on this beautiful natural space that also serves as a bird sanctuary for endangered terns and other seabirds. Your creativity will soar with them as we unplug, create, observe nature, write, and much more. Upon registration a packing list and further instructions will be forwarded to you.