North Country Outdoor Adventure Camp
Join ELC Outdoors for a weeklong exploration along the NFCT North Country adventure! This program will take participants down the river through whitewater waves, in the trees on a 12-element ropes course, and on the calm water of the Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge. We will explore many different facets of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a 740 mile water trail that follows Native American travel routes from New York to Canada. Participants will gain a host of new skills, enhance their sense of adventure, and have FUN!
Day 1- We will start off the week by soaring through the trees on our 12 element aerial challenge course, complete with two zip lines! The rest of the day will be filled with teambuilding group games and the chance to explore ELC’s wooded campus before enjoying the evening around the campfire. Participants will spend the night in cabin tents overlooking Dixville Notch.
Day 2- Is an introduction to whitewater sports! We will paddle whitewater or inflatable kayaks down the class II Errol rapids and learn how to navigate the river safely. The group will practice whitewater rescue strategies and play games and swim in Bragg’s Bay. The day will finish off with a BBQ dinner at the campus while we watch the sunset over Mount Kelsey and Fishbrook Ridge
Day 3- In the morning the crew will pack up and head to Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge for an overnight canoe trip on a beautiful and serene section of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Participants will learn the basics of canoeing and have the day to explore the lake, play games in the canoes, and set up a backcountry campsite. The group will hang out by a campfire and sleep in tents on an island or the shore of the lake.
Day 4- After a morning of exploring the secluded campground and learning backcountry skills, our younger groups will spend the afternoon leisurely canoeing across the lake back to the ELC base. Our older age group will spend a second night in the backcountry, preparing for Friday’s trip down the class III/IV Rapid River.
Day 5- The grand finale of the week is a day of rafting with ELC’s whitewater guides! The group will fill 6-person boats and ride the rapids. Depending on the age group, participants will ride class II rapids on the Androscoggin River at the Pontook Reservoir or class III-IV rapids on the Rapid River both whitewater highlights of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The day will be full of waves, swimming, splashes, and games! We will return to the base where campers will be picked up to return home.
This trip includes all activities, meals, and accommodations.
Program Dates/Age Groups
June 26-30 (13-16) Class III/IV Rafting
July 2-6 (10-13) Class II Rafting- All Girls Group
July 23-27 (10-13) Class II Rafting
August 14-18 (13-16) Class III/IV Rafting
Transportation while on the trip is included. Further transportation may be provided – please discuss with ELC representative.
Cost $695.00 per student a 10% donation from proceeds will go to NFCT.
Please be advised a minimum trip participation of five is needed for departure.