Teen Wilderness Trips

Epic Adventures in Maine's Wilderness



 

Wilderness Trips with Through The Trees

Join us in the Maine Wilderness for the adventure of a lifetime! Whether you're hiking through the incredible 100-Mile Wilderness, rafting the waters of the Kennebec, exploring Gulf Hagas (the "Grand Canyon of Maine"), cooking s'mores over a campfire and laughing with friends, or practicing new and honed wilderness skills right in the beautiful woods of Freeport - you're sure to have a blast. 

Our Wilderness Trips combine multiple activities, such as canoeing, white water rafting, pack rafting, hiking, tent camping, backpacking, and wilderness skills like fire building, campfire cooking, shelter constructions, knot tying, knife and tool use and wilderness first aid. Epic Adventure Weeks include daily outings to locations such as beaches, waterfall hikes, islands and more.

Our Registered Maine Guides work hard to make our trips and outings fun, exciting, challenging, supportive and safe for everyone. Push past your comfort zone for a thrilling and transformational experience, with Guides and teens supporting you the whole way. Don't miss out - sign up for your Maine adventure today!

Through The Trees will provide a detailed gear lists prior to each trip.

Wilderness trips and adventures will be held rain or shine.



Upcoming 
Teen Wilderness Trips

  • (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

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    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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  • (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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  • (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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  • (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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 "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."
-Neale Donald Walsh

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