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:

Registration at-a-glance

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:

Activities

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:

Week

Dates

Concepts

Wilderness Trips

Week 1

July 10 - 13 

Leave No Trace

 

Week 2

July 17 - 20

Outdoor Skills 

Bobcat's Kayak Cupsuptic to Mooselookmeguntic

Week 3

July 24 - 27

Stewardship 

Black Bear's Kayak Mooselookmeguntic

Week 4

July 31 - August 3

Watershed Health

Bobcat's Hiking the Appalachian Trail 

Week 5

August 6 - 10

Conservation 

 

Camper Groups

EcoVenture campers are divided into groups by their age and grade in school.

  • Grasshoppers (entering 1st grade)
  • Brookies (entering grades 2 and 3)
  • Hawks (entering grade 4)
  • Black Bears (entering grade 5)
  • Bobcats (entering grades 6-10)

 What to Bring

Please label all of your camper(s) belongings with their first and last name.

Day pack - everything MUST fit inside

 □ Water

 □ Bagged lunch and snack

Bathing suit and small towel

Rain jacket

Fleece jacket

 □ Sneakers or closed-toe sandals (like Keens)

 □ Sunscreen

 □ Plastic Whistle and lanyard 

Remember…

Employment

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 info@rlht.org.

 

Still have questions? Our Read the 2018 Survival Guide & Registration Forms