The Future Stewards of Our Natural Resources

Cultivating a deep connection between our youth and the natural world is a priority, (and always has been.) 

We've created these programs to build leadership skills in our youth, to educate them on current issues facing our lakes and forest, and to build their physical skills so they may connect with nature in a variety of ways. 

Afterschool Adventures

Each fall, grades k-3 spend their afternoons outside and immersed in nature. Tuesdays are dedicated to investigating the habitats and the creepy-crawlies who live on our conservation lands. Thursdays are for trail building! Children work together to create a trail from start to finish.

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Bike & Walk to School

During the school year, we partner with AJ's Fat Bikes, Rangeley Lakes Regional School, and the Rangeley Police Department each week to encourage children to ride and walk to school. Before they can ride our trails, they have to learn the rules of the road!

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Environmental Science Camps

This summer we've restructured our camp to align with RLHT's mission. We'll still be playing in the woods and on the water BUT we'll also be learning citizen science, giving back to the community and more!

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Junior R.A.S.T.A. Riders

Join the R.A.S.T.A.'s on one of their weekly rides this summer. It's open, free and fun for all ages(parents too)! Participants pick the trails, which are on our conservation lands or nearby and learn off-road skills.

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Covid-19 Update

We are continually monitoring the coronavirus situation, and if we feel it is not safe to hold the Youth Programs, we will let all participants know by MAY 15.

If canceled, we will notify participants by email and RLHT's website. Because camp is still over 2 months away, we are hoping the virus outbreak will diminish such that we can safely carry on with the festival. But if we feel it is not safe, we will make a final decision by May 15 to allow participants to adjust travel plans.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

EcoVenture does not refund tuition for cancellations due to missed buses, forgotten registrations, incorrect scheduling, minor illnesses, behavioral problems or ‘no shows”.