Maine Adventure

Hike Maine’s unspoiled backcountry, swim in pristine lakes, and explore the beauty of Acadia's granite peaks and sandy beaches.

Summer in Maine is just about perfect, and Maine Adventure combines all of what we love about this beautiful part of the world.

Two weeks in Maine on the coast and in the mountains — summer doesn’t get any better. And when you consider all that we’re going to do — hiking, canoeing, swimming, rock climbing, and exploring — and where we’re going to do it — Portland, Camden, Acadia, and Maine’s lakes and mountains — well, it might just be the perfect way to spend a chunk of your summer.

Maine’s coast is justifiably famous. Picture rocky coves, gulls overhead, and seals in the distance. Imagine yourself making friends and having fun as you and your group explore on trails and on the water.

In western Maine, there’s an area of big lakes and even bigger mountains. The idea is to explore by foot so that each day offers fun adventures for the group as you talk and sing and laugh on hikes through beautiful forests and up to impressive views. Toward the end of the trip, we’ll challenge ourselves with a hike up a 4,000-foot-tall mountain. We’ll work together to get everyone to the top, and, once we’re there, we’ll celebrate our achievement.

Maine Adventure is carefully calibrated — in every way — for this age group. We want you to love every minute of Maine Adventure — the activities and the camping and the meals, the new friends and the beautiful destinations. Hiking is always done as a group, with a leader at the front and at the rear, on well-marked trails in well-known areas. Each hike builds on the previous hikes so that over the course of the trip, the group’s skills and fitness increase. Camping is always comfortable — that means that you’ll have access to bathrooms and showers. Your caring Overland leaders will create a supportive, wholesome, and fun group atmosphere, and they’ll encourage every student every step of the way. At trip end, we want you and your trip mates to look back with pride on all that you’ve done and seen over the course of your two weeks on Maine Adventure.

Good Things to Know. The group is always small — no more than 12 students — and we always have carefully chosen and thoroughly prepared leaders. The itinerary is crafted to provide just the right mix of activities — the goal is to have every student love their Overland experience. The camping is in private campgrounds and state and national parks, all of which offer full facilities, including hot showers. Meals are wholesome, nutritious, and varied… and they’re fun group projects with input from everyone and lots of guidance from the leaders. Getting to and from the trip is a breeze: Portland, Maine, is an easy drive from most points in the Northeast, and there are excellent flight options into Portland’s airport (and we provide supervision on arrival and departure so that travel days go smoothly).

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Overland offers introductory, hiking, biking, language, writing, service and field studies programs domestically and abroad for students in 4th through 12th grade.