EcoVenture Youth Camp
Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust and EcoVenture is looking forward to another action-packed season in the great outdoors and we cannot wait to share it with you!
EcoVenture is about having fun outdoors while learning how to protect the lakes, mountains, rivers and forests in our backyard. Guided by our dedicated staff, the activities will:
- Engage the hearts of campers as they explore and connect to the natural world.
- Develop a stewardship ethic as campers begin to understand the impacts their choices have upon the rest of our natural world.
- Educate and encourage campers to be physically active and make healthy choices around what they eat and drink.
- Promote the development of team building and problem solving skills.
To register your camper for EcoVenture:
1. Download the 2018 Survival Guide & Registration Forms here:
*New in 2018* If your child will be attending an overnight, you must fill out this authorization form:
2. Complete the Registration Forms (the last six pages of the Survival Guide)
3. Obtain your camper's immunization record
4. Return the forms, immunization and payment to RLHT.
Kfoury EcoVenture Scholarships
The Ed and Patty Kfoury EcoVenture Scholarship was founded in 2014 to provide long-tern financial stability to EcoVenture. These funds are raised and appropriated annually to provide lower tuition to families in the Rangeley community. Families who live and work in the Rangeley community are encouraged to apply for a scholarship if cost is an obstacle to their camper attending.
Download the Kfoury Scholarship Application here:
- Ed & Patty Kfoury EcoVenture Scholarship Form - PDF
- Ed & Patty Kfoury EcoVenture Scholarship Form - Fillable PDF
Each day at camp is action-packed! Engaging in new age appropriate adventures each day, campers forge new friends and explore the natural world. They will be hiking, playing and exploring in the woods and waters, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and much more.
Again this year EcoVenture will feature three overnight backcountry trips for our Black Bears and Bobcats. Campers must sign up at time of registration and there is an additional $37 fee per trip.
Programming for 2018:
July 10 - 13
Leave No Trace
July 17 - 20
Bobcat's Kayak Cupsuptic to Mooselookmeguntic
July 24 - 27
Black Bear's Kayak Mooselookmeguntic
July 31 - August 3
Bobcat's Hiking the Appalachian Trail
August 6 - 10
EcoVenture campers are divided into groups by their age and grade in school.
What to Bring
Please label all of your camper(s) belongings with their first and last name.
□ Day pack - everything MUST fit inside
- Backpacks with chest and waist straps will provide the best experience for campers
- Campers in grades 1–3 should bring 32 oz of water
- Campers in grades 4 or higher should bring 64 oz of water
□ Bagged lunch and snack
- Please no lunch boxes or ice packs.
- Pack items that do not need to be refrigerated or warmed
□ Bathing suit and small towel
- Pack a small towel. Larger towels absorb water and weigh down backpacks.
- We recommend microfiber towels that pack down, dry quick and are lightweight.
- Place these items in a plastic bag that can contain moisture after water activities.
□ Rain jacket
- Even on sunny days a rain jacket is great protection from wind.
□ Fleece jacket
- Fleece insulates even when wet AND dries quickly.
- Avoid cotton as it absorbs moisture from perspiration and from external sources such as rain. Once wet it becomes useless, perpetuating the campers coldness.
□ Sneakers or closed-toe sandals (like Keens)
- Campers should not wear open-toe sandals, flip-flops, Crocs or other sandals.
- Campers who do not have appropriate footwear will be unable to participate in many of our program areas. Parent/Guardian will receive a call requesting appropriate footwear.
- SPF 30 or higher
□ Plastic Whistle and lanyard
- To be worn each time campers leave campus. Please teach your camper it is a tool, not a toy.
- We recommend a lifeguarding whistle, Fox 40 or a similar.
Even our youngest campers must be able to carry their backpack not only on short walks but long hikes (like Bald Mtn). We remove any unnecessary items before hiking.
Backpacks should NEVER weigh more than 1/3 of the camper’s weight.
We hire our staff for their enthusiasm, creativity, supervision skills and outdoor skills. All employees undergo a thorough background check. We provide staff with intensive training that includes, but is not limited to; child development, safety procedures, First Aid and CPR, risk management and water safety. If you are interested, please submit a resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.