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  • (10 hrs)

    Dates: Monday, June 17th through Friday, June 21st

    Location: Katahdin Woods & Waters/IAT/East Branch of Penobscot

    Ages: 13-17

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    Dates: Monday, June 17th through Friday, June 21st

    Location: Katahdin Woods & Waters/IAT/East Branch of Penobscot

    Ages: 13-17

    Join Through the Trees Registered Maine Guides and our Packrafting Guide for this incredible trip! This is a challenging and rewarding adventure, and our Guides and teens will support each other as we paddle and trek across the Maine wilderness! This trip departs from and returns to Through the Trees in Freeport, Maine.

    Itinerary:

    Day 1 - Travel in our TTT passenger van together to Katahdin Woods and Waters' Haskell Gate where we will hike 1.9 miles of the International Appalachian Trail (IAT) to Stair Falls West Camp to settle in for the remainder of the day for free time.

    Day 2 - First thing in the morning, we will pack up camp and hike 5.3 miles on the IAT to the Suspension Bridge at Bowlin camps where we will meet our packrafting Guide, Alex. We will inflate our packrafts and do a short paddle down the East Branch of the Penobscot to Big Spring Brook Camp where we will set up camp for the evening.

    Day 3 - We will pack up camp and continue paddling down river until we reach Lunksoos Camp where will camp for the evening.

    Day 4 - We will pack up camp and continue paddling from Lunksoos Camps to our vehicles at the Boat Ramp off of Mud Brook. We will pack up and drive roughly 40 minutes to lower West Branch Penobscot where we will set up camp for the evening.

    Day 5 - We will pack up camp and then spend a half day paddling Class II rapids on the lower West Branch Penobscot before heading back to TTT in Freeport.

    Activities: Hiking, swimming, pack rafting, learning how to tend to wilderness camps, campfire cooking, games

    Meals Provided:

    Day 1: Lunch, Dinner & Snacks

    Days 2-4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks

    Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks

    Sleeping Arrangements: Tents provided by TTT Guides (unless participant has a tent they would like to bring)

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced

    *Itinerary and exact locations subject to change depending on weather and other factors.

    A gear list for this week will be provided at a later date.
    Cost: $850

    Register Here

    Scholarships may be available. Click here to apply before registering if you need financial support.

    *Details/schedule subject to change due to weather and overall needs of the group to create the best experience possible.

    Cancellations made by email 30 days or more before the start of the event will receive a full refund of any payments, minus a $100 non-refundable deposit and 4.5% processing fee. 29 days or less, no refunds are provided.

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  • (1 hr)

    Are you new to Through the Trees and interested in our Homeschool Nature Immersion for your child for the 2024-25 school year…

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    Are you new to Through the Trees and interested in our Homeschool Nature Immersion for your child for the 2024-25 school year? We'd love to meet you - join a tour below to meet our staff, learn about our homeschool program and take a walk through our beautiful space!

    Register Here

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  • (1 hr 30 mins)

    Join us at Through the Trees for a wild edible plant walk through field and forest. A scavenger hunt will be offered for kidd…

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    Join us at Through the Trees for a wild edible plant walk through field and forest. A scavenger hunt will be offered for kiddos as we share tips on sustainable harvesting and edible and medicinal uses. We will make tea with some plants collected along our walk. This class is open to all ages, families welcome. This class takes place outdoors. Outhouse bathrooms are available.

    *Please bring a mug for tea!

    Cost: By Donation

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    Classes support our Youth Scholarship Fund for nature programs. Thank you!

    Payment is by donation and transferable but non-refundable. If Through the Trees cancels the event due to extreme weather or other reasons, a make up date will be offered. If a make up date is offered, refunds will not be given. Guests will be notified via email early on the morning of this class is there is a cancellation. Events/classes may be held in rain/snow, and cancelled only in more extreme weather, so please plan accordingly.

    A 4.5% processing fee is applied to all purchases.

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  • (77 hrs 30 mins)

    Join us for 4 days and 3 nights at Through the Trees! Drop off at 9:30 am on Monday 6/24 and pickup at 3:00 pm on Thursday, 6…

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    Join us for 4 days and 3 nights at Through the Trees! Drop off at 9:30 am on Monday 6/24 and pickup at 3:00 pm on Thursday, 6/27.

    Participants will learn and practice important wilderness survival skills. We will dive into building different types of shelters, knot tying and navigation/orienteering, wilderness first aid, bow making and archery. Teens will construct various types of shelters with support and demonstrations from Guides, practicing using different types of knots to secure them and learning knife and tool skills along the way. Ideal for ages 12-15.

    A gear list for this week will be provided at a later date.

    Cost: $550

    REGISTER HERE

    Scholarships may be available. Click here to apply if you need financial support.

    *Details/schedule subject to change due to weather and overall needs of the group to create the best experience possible.

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  • (2 hrs)

    Are you feeling depleted and like you have nothing left to give? Are you stressed, overwhelmed and in need of some slow, peac…

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    Are you feeling depleted and like you have nothing left to give? Are you stressed, overwhelmed and in need of some slow, peaceful and restful time that is just for you?

    Come fill your cup! Whether you are the primary caregiver for a child, spouse or parent, or just needing to replenish yourself, this time to recharge is for you. In the heart of nature, find peace, healing and connection. Allow the forest and a gentle and welcoming community of others to nourish your mind, body and soul.

    Meet Guide Nichole at the parking lot of TTT and start with a circle activity to get to know one another, followed by time to walk, talk and explore nature, participate in a mindfulness activity together and conclude with a quiet moment of reflection. Activities offered may include Sit Spot, journaling, nature art, solar tea infusion, fire with tea in cooler months and other offerings to connect with the seasons. You will leave feeling grounded and refreshed!

    What to bring/wear:

    • Water bottle

    • Journal and writing utensil

    • Insect Repellent

    • Comfortable walking shoes

    Self-care Sundays are once per month! Join us on July 28th, August 25th, September 29th, October 13th, November 17th and December 15th too!

    Cost: By Donation

    REGISTER

    Classes support our Youth Scholarship Fund for nature programs. Thank you!

    Payment is donation-based and transferable but non-refundable. If Through the Trees cancels the event due to extreme weather or other reasons, a make up date will be offered. Guests will be notified via email early on the morning of this class is there is a cancellation. Events/classes may be held in rain/snow, and cancelled only in more extreme weather, so please plan accordingly.

    A 4.5% processing fee is applied to all purchases.

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  • (10 hrs)

    Join us Monday through Thursday (July 15-18) for some epic adventuring around Maine! Meet at Through the Trees in Freeport an…

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    Join us Monday through Thursday (July 15-18) for some epic adventuring around Maine! Meet at Through the Trees in Freeport and ride in our van to various locations for some summer fun, then back to Freeport for pick up. Each day we head to a new place. Our group will be exploring islands, doing a river float, going on waterfall adventures and getting some salty beach time on the Maine coast! Bring a friend or make some new ones, pack a lunch and prepare for an unforgettable and wild week! For Ages 11-15.

    A gear list for this week will be provided at a later date.

    Cost: $450

    Register Here

    Scholarships may be available. Click here to apply before registering if you need financial support.

    *Details/schedule subject to change due to weather and overall needs of the group to create the best experience possible.

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  • (2 hrs)

    Are you feeling depleted and like you have nothing left to give? Are you stressed, overwhelmed and in need of some slow, peac…

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    Are you feeling depleted and like you have nothing left to give? Are you stressed, overwhelmed and in need of some slow, peaceful and restful time that is just for you?

    Come fill your cup! Whether you are the primary caregiver for a child, spouse or parent, or just needing to replenish yourself, this time to recharge is for you. In the heart of nature, find peace, healing and connection. Allow the forest and a gentle and welcoming community of others to nourish your mind, body and soul.

    Meet Guide Nichole at the parking lot of TTT and start with a circle activity to get to know one another, followed by time to walk, talk and explore nature, participate in a mindfulness activity together and conclude with a quiet moment of reflection. Activities offered may include Sit Spot, journaling, nature art, solar tea infusion, fire with tea in cooler months and other offerings to connect with the seasons. You will leave feeling grounded and refreshed!

    What to bring/wear:

    • Water bottle

    • Journal and writing utensil

    • Insect Repellent

    • Comfortable walking shoes

    Self-care Sundays are once per month! Join us on August 25th, September 29th, October 13th, November 17th and December 15th too!

    Cost: By Donation

    REGISTER

    Classes support our Youth Scholarship Fund for nature programs. Thank you!

    Payment is donation-based and transferable but non-refundable. If Through the Trees cancels the event due to extreme weather or other reasons, a make up date will be offered. Guests will be notified via email early on the morning of this class is there is a cancellation. Events/classes may be held in rain/snow, and cancelled only in more extreme weather, so please plan accordingly.

    A 4.5% processing fee is applied to all purchases.

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  • (10 hrs)

    Dates: Monday, August 5 through Friday, August 9

    Location: Katahdin Iron Works in Maine - Hiking Gulf Hagas & White Cap Mounta…

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    Dates: Monday, August 5 through Friday, August 9

    Location: Katahdin Iron Works in Maine - Hiking Gulf Hagas & White Cap Mountain

    This four-night adventure is great for teens who are ready for a challenging, fun and immersive experience deep in the Maine woods. This trip will take us off grid in the 100-mile Wilderness on the AT (Appalachian Trail), and we will be carrying all our gear and food to support us for the five days we are in the wilderness. This is an incredible adventure you won’t want to miss!

    Itinerary:

    Day One: Travel from TTT to Katahdin Iron Works camping area, set up base camp

    Day Two: Start our thru hike at the trail head by The Hermitage in the 100-mile wilderness. We will hike roughly 5.2 miles to the Carl A. Newhall Lean-To where we will set up camp for the evening

    Day Three: Pack up camp and hike 6.2 miles to the Logan Brook Lean-To where we will set up camp for the evening

    Day Four: Pack up camp and hike 1.5 miles to the trail head and drive back to base camp to celebrate our accomplishments and relax at base camp for the evening.

    Day Five: Pack up base camp, explore Gulf Hagas - the Grand Canyon of Maine! - and head back to TTT in Freeport, ME

    Activities: Hiking, Swimming, learning how to tend to base camp and wilderness camps, campfire cooking

    Meals Provided:

    Day 1: Lunch, Dinner & Snacks

    Days 2-4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks

    Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks"

    Sleeping Arrangements: Tents at base camp and tents at Lean To camping sites

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced

    *Itinerary and exact locations subject to change depending on weather and other factors.

    A gear list for this week will be provided at a later date.


    Cost: $750

    Register Here

    Scholarships may be available. Click here to apply before registering if you need financial support.

    *Details/schedule subject to change due to weather and overall needs of the group to create the best experience possible.

    Cancellations made by email 30 days or more before the start of the event will receive a full refund of any payments, minus a $100 non-refundable deposit and 4.5% processing fee. 29 days or less, no refunds are provided.

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  • (10 hrs)

    Join us Monday through Thursday (August 12-15) for some epic adventuring around Maine! Meet at Through the Trees in Freeport …

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    Join us Monday through Thursday (August 12-15) for some epic adventuring around Maine! Meet at Through the Trees in Freeport and ride in our van to various locations for some summer fun, then back to Freeport for pick up. Each day we head to a new place. Our group will be exploring islands, doing a river float, going on waterfall adventures and getting some salty beach time on the Maine coast! Bring a friend or make some new ones, pack a lunch and prepare for an unforgettable and wild week! For Ages 11-15.

    A gear list for this week will be provided at a later date.

    Cost: $450

    Register Here

    Scholarships may be available. Click here to apply before registering if you need financial support.

    *Details/schedule subject to change due to weather and overall needs of the group to create the best experience possible.

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  • (9 hrs)

    Monday, August 19 through Thursday, August 22

    Join Through The Trees and Adventure Bound on a unique four-day rafting and camp…

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    Monday, August 19 through Thursday, August 22

    Join Through The Trees and Adventure Bound on a unique four-day rafting and camping experience in Maine. Included on this adventure is camping for one night at Adventure Bound's remote campsite on Indian Pond accessed by boat. Participants will enjoy freshly prepared meals and a wilderness sauna at this remote site! The other 3 nights will be spent in cabin tent accommodations at Adventure Bound, where we will have access to hot showers, pool, hot tub, disc golf, basketball court, and more.

    This trip departs from and returns to Through the Trees - we will ride together to Adventure Bound in Caratunk, ME together.

    Day 1 - Travel in our TTT passenger van to Adventure Bound. Settle in, use Adventure Bound's amenities, sleep in cabin tents that night.

    Day 2 - First thing in the morning, we will head to Moosehead and launch our rafts on the East Outlet, paddling through some smaller rapids, ending in Indian Pond, 3 miles away. After lunch, the rafts (called Bucket Boats) are clipped together using rope and then attached to the motor boat, which hauls a magnificent line of blue boats 7 miles down Indian Pond to the Overnight campsite. Set up tents, swim, enjoy a snack, and later dinner cooked over the open fire. Enjoy the wilderness sauna after if desired!

    Day 3 - A hearty breakfast is served, gear is packed up and everyone gets back into the bucker boats to be hauled by motorboat 2 miles to our bigger white water rafting adventure on the Kennebec! Lunch is served riverside and then we head back to base camp at Adventure Bound to enjoy the amenities (pool, etc). Sleep in Cabin tents this night.

    Day 4 - Breakfast, take our time packing up and then we begin our drive back to Freeport - but not without a stop at a swimming hole or shorter hiking adventure along the way!

    About Adventure Bound Remote Site Trip - https://www.adv-bound.com/adventure-bound-overnight-trip/

    Location: Indian Pond, Kennebec River, The Forks

    Cost: $750

    Register Here


    Cancellations made by email 30 days or more before the start of the event will receive a full refund of any payments, minus a $100 non-refundable deposit and 4.5% processing fee. 29 days or less, no refunds are provided.

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  • Through The Trees

    “It was so nice to connect with people in nature over tea and share and learn together about the full moon. The releasing ceremony was just what I needed to get rid of what no longer serves me and make room for more positive things in my life. I left feeling lighter and with a great sense of peace and contentment.”

    Full Moon Class Participant

  • Through The Trees

    “We did forest bathing and learned about trees and sustainable use of tree parts for tea and tinctures. It really helped me feel centered and grounded, and I can’t wait to try making Tree tea at home.”

    Tree Medicine & Mindfulness Class Participant