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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Program intended for grandchildren from 8 - 11 years of age.

Make memories with your grandchild in naturally and historically rich Down East Maine as you create adventure in the outdoors through the traditional pastime of letterboxing, with the beacons of the region’s many lighthouses lighting your way. Together, exercise mind and body as you combine elements of orienteering, art and puzzle-solving in an outdoor treasure hunt in pursuit of letterboxes hidden among rocky beaches, fossil beds and hiking trails. Seek out several letterboxes each day, make your own letterboxing stamps and create and hide you own letterbox for future letterboxers to discover. Along the way, explore bogs, a tree farm, a Civil War cemetery and four lighthouses, and go whale-watching aboard a schooner in the Bay of Fundy.


• Your letterbox hunt takes you to the easternmost point of the continental U.S. and into Canada to President Franklin Roosevelt’s summer cottage on Campobello Island.
• Design and create your own distinctive letterboxing stamp and place your own letterbox in the area for others to seek out.
• Visit four of Down East Maine’s iconic lighthouses during the week and step aboard the schooner Ida C. Lore for a whale-watching voyage.

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Walking 2-3 miles per day over rocky, uneven terrain.

Coordinated by Cobscook Community Learning Center.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
18 Field trips
8 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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