Archive for December, 2013

Resort Activities 12/28-1/2 Happy New Year!!

December 27, 2013

“If you don’t like the weather in Maine…wait five minutes”
All Mainers know that you just can’t count on our weather to stay the same for any reasonable period of time. That’s why we will always try to run the majority of our activities as scheduled, rain or shine, warm or cold.
*Be sure to check the cold weather packing list at the bottom of this schedule.*

Saturday December 28th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Sunday December 29th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday December 30th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

marginal way_winter8:45-11:15am Walking Tour of the Marginal Way
Join us on a guided tour of Maine’s most famous footpath. See the sights and learn the fascinating story behind this special piece of coastline. Tour participants will need to be comfortable walking up to 2.5 miles. This is a spectacular trip that will demand the attention of your camera! Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

11:30-12:00pm Design Your Own Treasure Box for kids
For holding seashells or hidden treasures! Design and paint your own treasure box. Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

child-painting12:00-12:30pm Design Your Own Picture Frame for kids
Need a unique picture frame to hold your favorite photo from vacation? Work with assorted materials to make your very own picture frame creation! Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

1:00-4:00pm Coastal Reserve Walk
Follow Jeff as he guides you through this spectacular Research Reserve. The trails traverse through upland fields, woodlands, salt marsh, and out to a beautiful sandy beach. This is a superb spot to enjoy nature in all her seasons. Participants will also learn about coastal ecology and the history of a saltwater farm. Don’t forget your camera as this is one of the last pristine pieces of Southern Maine coastline! The walk will be about 1.5 miles long. Dress appropriately for weather conditions and bring some water. Long sleeves, pants, hat, or bug spray always helps to keep the bugs away during the summer months. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. There is a $3 entry fee for adults and $1 fee for kids ages 6-16. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Tuesday December 31st 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Wednesday January 1st 2014
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Thursday January 2nd 2014
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim

Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:45-12:45pm Beaver Ponds, Mountain Tops, and Mysterious Rock Formations
Come explore an old colonial road with an incredible landscape. This hike is 3.6 miles long and contains a natural earth and stone trail with moderate terrain. The trip will take you through some very interesting physical features not typically seen all on one trail. Participants should be in good physical condition and will need to bring a water bottle. Be sure to dress appropriately to match the weather conditions Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

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* Board games and cards can be borrowed from the storage cubby directly across from the Front Desk.

*Cold Weather Packing List*

DRESS FOR SUCCESS!
This means something a little different here in Maine. Having fun outside during the colder months in Maine is easy. Just remember, “Mainers don’t believe in bad weather…just bad clothing.” So, come prepared and enjoy the Maine outdoors!

• Always dress in layers…you can always take it off if you get too warm but you can’t put in on if you didn’t bring it!
• Long underwear, wool blend socks, and moisture wicking materials go a long way for your core layer.
• Warm boots, gloves, hats, and scarves are key to extending your outdoor playtime. Be sure your boots and gloves are waterproof if you like being dry!
• Your outer layer should be waterproof and breathable. This includes pants! Rain pants and snow or ski pants are crucial if you really want to have fun and enjoy all of Maine’s moods.
• Fleece makes for a great layering garment because of its light weight and warm characteristics.
Don’t forget a good umbrella. You only have to use it once to be worth its weight in gold.

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Resort Activities 12/21-12/26

December 18, 2013

All Mainers know that you just can’t count on our weather to stay the same for any reasonable period of time. That’s why we will always try to run the majority of our activities as scheduled, rain or shine, warm or cold.
*Be sure to check the cold weather packing list at the bottom of this schedule.*

Saturday December 21st 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Sunday December 22nd 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday December 23rd 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

marginal way_winter8:45-11:15am Walking Tour of the Marginal Way
Join us on a guided tour of Maine’s most famous footpath. See the sights and learn the fascinating story behind this special piece of coastline. Tour participants will need to be comfortable walking up to 2.5 miles. This is a spectacular trip that will demand the attention of your camera! Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

11:30-12:00pm Design Your Own Treasure Box for kids
For holding seashells or hidden treasures! Design and paint your own treasure box. Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

child-painting12:00-12:30pm Design Your Own Picture Frame for kids
Need a unique picture frame to hold your favorite photo from vacation? Work with assorted materials to make your very own picture frame creation! Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

1:00-4:00pm Mountain Trail Hike
Come experience the beauty of our coastal mountains and the best views Southern Maine has to offer! The trail has moderate terrain and is 2 miles long. Participants should be in good physical condition and will need to bring a water bottle. Be sure to dress appropriately to match the weather conditions. Long sleeves, pants, hat, or bug spray always helps to keep the bugs away during the summer months. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Tuesday December 24th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

happy-holidays-cntryWednesday December 25th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Thursday December 26th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim

Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

winter trail8:45-11:45am Coastal Reserve Walk
Follow Jeff as he guides you through this spectacular Research Reserve. The trails traverse through upland fields, woodlands, salt marsh, and out to a beautiful sandy beach. This is a superb spot to enjoy nature in all her seasons. Participants will also learn about coastal ecology and the history of a saltwater farm. Don’t forget your camera as this is one of the last pristine pieces of Southern Maine coastline! The walk will be about 1.5 miles long. Dress appropriately for weather conditions and bring some water. Long sleeves, pants, hat, or bug spray always helps to keep the bugs away during the summer months. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. There is a $3 entry fee for adults and $1 fee for kids ages 6-16. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

1:00-1:30pm Sun Catchers for Kids
Hang them in your window or save them for the Xmas tree. Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

1:30-2:00pm Design Your Own Poster for kids
A chance for kids to create their own poster! Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.
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* Board games and cards can be borrowed from the storage cubby directly across from the Front Desk.

*Cold Weather Packing List*

DRESS FOR SUCCESS!
This means something a little different here in Maine. Having fun outside during the colder months in Maine is easy. Just remember, “Mainers don’t believe in bad weather…just bad clothing.” So, come prepared and enjoy the Maine outdoors!

• Always dress in layers…you can always take it off if you get too warm but you can’t put in on if you didn’t bring it!
• Long underwear, wool blend socks, and moisture wicking materials go a long way for your core layer.
• Warm boots, gloves, hats, and scarves are key to extending your outdoor playtime. Be sure your boots and gloves are waterproof if you like being dry!
• Your outer layer should be waterproof and breathable. This includes pants! Rain pants and snow or ski pants are crucial if you really want to have fun and enjoy all of Maine’s moods.
• Fleece makes for a great layering garment because of its light weight and warm characteristics.
Don’t forget a good umbrella. You only have to use it once to be worth its weight in gold.

Resort Activities 12/14 – 12/19

December 11, 2013

“If you don’t like the weather in Maine…wait five minutes”
All Mainers know that you just can’t count on our weather to stay the same for any reasonable period of time. That’s why we will always try to run the majority of our activities as scheduled, rain or shine, warm or cold.
*Be sure to check the cold weather packing list at the bottom of this schedule.*

Saturday December 14th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Sunday December 15th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday December 16th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

marginal way_winter8:45-11:15am Walking Tour of the Marginal Way
Join us on a guided tour of Maine’s most famous footpath. See the sights and learn the fascinating story behind this special piece of coastline. Tour participants will need to be comfortable walking up to 2.5 miles. This is a spectacular trip that will demand the attention of your camera! Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

12:00-4:00pm Beaver Ponds, Mountain Tops, and Mysterious Rock Formations
Come explore an old colonial road with an incredible landscape. This hike is 3.6 miles long and contains a natural earth and stone trail with moderate terrain. The trip will take you through some very interesting physical features not typically seen all on one trail. Participants should be in good physical condition and will need to bring a water bottle. Be sure to dress appropriately to match the weather conditions Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Tuesday December 17th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

wells reserve8:45-11:45am Coastal Reserve Walk
Follow Jeff as he guides you through this spectacular Research Reserve. The trails traverse through upland fields, woodlands, salt marsh, and out to a beautiful sandy beach. This is a superb spot to enjoy nature in all her seasons. Participants will also learn about coastal ecology and the history of a saltwater farm. Don’t forget your camera as this is one of the last pristine pieces of Southern Maine coastline! The walk will be about 1.5 miles long. Dress appropriately for weather conditions and bring some water. Long sleeves, pants, hat, or bug spray always helps to keep the bugs away during the summer months. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. There is a $3 entry fee for adults and $1 fee for kids ages 6-16(exact change works best). Meet by the Lobby for departure.

camden-maine-hiking-trail12:45-3:45pm Mountain Trail Hike
Come experience the beauty of our coastal mountains and the best views Southern Maine has to offer! The trail has moderate terrain and is 2 miles long. Participants should be in good physical condition and will need to bring a water bottle. Be sure to dress appropriately to match the weather conditions. Long sleeves, pants, hat, or bug spray always helps to keep the bugs away during the summer months. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Wednesday December 18th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

marginal_snow8:45-12:45pm Old World River Trek
We will travel along the back roads through beautiful farmland and quaint home sites on route to an inland preserve. Once there, we will follow a 2 mile trail that leads through a majestic old world forest and along the banks of Southern Maine’s most historic river. Here, you will learn the history of the river and story behind the historic house that sits upon the hill. Participants will need to be in good physical condition in order to complete the trail in a moderate walking pace. With incredible forest trails, beautiful river views, and a historic estate, this trip has it all! Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. There is a $3 entry fee for adults. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Thursday December 19th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:45-11:15am The Marginal Way Made Slow and Easy
Experience this coastal pathway at a pace just right for you. This trip is opened to all ages and is designed for those who want to enjoy the views by slowly walking or sitting along the path at their own leisure. This path is fully paved and abounds with benches for those who want to relax and take it all in. Walk the whole path or just enough to get to the next beautiful vista. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure and don’t forget your camera! This trip is limited to the first 10 people to sign-up.

xcountry ski12:15-3:15pm Pastures of the Past and Ridgeline trails
Walk the trails that meander through forgotten pastures and southern ridgelines. Learn the story behind some of Maine’s earliest settlements. Participants can expect to walk up to 2 miles while exploring the trails. Trail conditions vary from grassy and flat to rocky and slightly inclined. Be sure to dress appropriately to match the weather conditions and bring some water. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
*Board games and cards can be borrowed from their new storage cubby directly across from the Front Desk.

***We also have a selection of lawn games that can now be signed out from the Front Desk. The games are located in a storage container behind building 1, next to the basement entrance. Games include: badminton, soccer, football, horseshoes, bocce, and more!

*Cold Weather Packing List*

DRESS FOR SUCCESS!
This means something a little different here in Maine. Having fun outside during the colder months in Maine is easy. Just remember, “Mainers don’t believe in bad weather…just bad clothing.” So, come prepared and enjoy the Maine outdoors!

• Always dress in layers…you can always take it off if you get too warm but you can’t put in on if you didn’t bring it!
• Long underwear, wool blend socks, and moisture wicking materials go a long way for your core layer.
• Warm boots, gloves, hats, and scarves are key to extending your outdoor playtime. Be sure your boots and gloves are waterproof if you like being dry!
• Your outer layer should be waterproof and breathable. This includes pants! Rain pants and snow or ski pants are crucial if you really want to have fun and enjoy all of Maine’s moods.
• Fleece makes for a great layering garment because of its light weight and warm characteristics.
Don’t forget a good umbrella. You only have to use it once to be worth its weight in gold.

Resort Activities 12/7-12/12

December 4, 2013

“If you don’t like the weather in Maine…wait five minutes”
All Mainers know that you just can’t count on our weather to stay the same for any reasonable period of time. That’s why we will always try to run the majority of our activities as scheduled, rain or shine, warm or cold.
*Be sure to check the cold weather packing list at the bottom of this schedule.*

Saturday December 7th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Sunday December 8th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday December 9th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

winter hike marginal8:45-11:15am Walking Tour of the Marginal Way
Join us on a guided tour of Maine’s most famous footpath. See the sights and learn the fascinating story behind this special piece of coastline. Tour participants will need to be comfortable walking up to 2.5 miles. This is a spectacular trip that will demand the attention of your camera! Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

12:00-4:00pm Beaver Ponds, Mountain Tops, and Mysterious Rock Formations
Come explore an old colonial road with an incredible landscape. This hike is 3.6 miles long and contains a natural earth and stone trail with moderate terrain. The trip will take you through some very interesting physical features not typically seen all on one trail. Participants should be in good physical condition and will need to bring a water bottle. Be sure to dress appropriately to match the weather conditions Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Tuesday December 10th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

wells reserve8:45-11:45am Coastal Reserve Walk
Follow Jeff as he guides you through this spectacular Research Reserve. The trails traverse through upland fields, woodlands, salt marsh, and out to a beautiful sandy beach. This is a superb spot to enjoy nature in all her seasons. Participants will also learn about coastal ecology and the history of a saltwater farm. Don’t forget your camera as this is one of the last pristine pieces of Southern Maine coastline! The walk will be about 1.5 miles long. Dress appropriately for weather conditions and bring some water. Long sleeves, pants, hat, or bug spray always helps to keep the bugs away during the summer months. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. There is a $3 entry fee for adults and $1 fee for kids ages 6-16(exact change works best). Meet by the Lobby for departure.

12:45-3:45pm Mountain Trail Hike
Come experience the beauty of our coastal mountains and the best views Southern Maine has to offer! The trail has moderate terrain and is 2 miles long. Participants should be in good physical condition and will need to bring a water bottle. Be sure to dress appropriately to match the weather conditions. Long sleeves, pants, hat, or bug spray always helps to keep the bugs away during the summer months. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Wednesday December 11th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:45-12:45pm Old World River Trek
We will travel along the back roads through beautiful farmland and quaint home sites on route to an inland preserve. Once there, we will follow a 2 mile trail that leads through a majestic old world forest and along the banks of Southern Maine’s most historic river. Here, you will learn the history of the river and story behind the historic house that sits upon the hill. Participants will need to be in good physical condition in order to complete the trail in a moderate walking pace. With incredible forest trails, beautiful river views, and a historic estate, this trip has it all! Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. There is a $3 entry fee for adults. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Thursday December 12th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).


8:45-11:15am The Marginal Way Made Slow and Easy

Experience this coastal pathway at a pace just right for you. This trip is opened to all ages and is designed for those who want to enjoy the views by slowly walking or sitting along the path at their own leisure. This path is fully paved and abounds with benches for those who want to relax and take it all in. Walk the whole path or just enough to get to the next beautiful vista. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure and don’t forget your camera! This trip is limited to the first 10 people to sign-up.

coastal trail April 2013 002

12:15-3:15pm Pastures of the Past and Ridgeline trails
Walk the trails that meander through forgotten pastures and southern ridgelines. Learn the story behind some of Maine’s earliest settlements. Participants can expect to walk up to 2 miles while exploring the trails. Trail conditions vary from grassy and flat to rocky and slightly inclined. Be sure to dress appropriately to match the weather conditions and bring some water. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
*Board games and cards can be borrowed from their new storage cubby directly across from the Front Desk.

***We also have a selection of lawn games that can now be signed out from the Front Desk. The games are located in a storage container behind building 1, next to the basement entrance. Games include: badminton, soccer, football, horseshoes, bocce, and more!

*Cold Weather Packing List*

avoid-hypothermia-1DRESS FOR SUCCESS!
This means something a little different here in Maine. Having fun outside during the colder months in Maine is easy. Just remember, “Mainers don’t believe in bad weather…just bad clothing.” So, come prepared and enjoy the Maine outdoors!

• Always dress in layers…you can always take it off if you get too warm but you can’t put in on if you didn’t bring it!
• Long underwear, wool blend socks, and moisture wicking materials go a long way for your core layer.
• Warm boots, gloves, hats, and scarves are key to extending your outdoor playtime. Be sure your boots and gloves are waterproof if you like being dry!
• Your outer layer should be waterproof and breathable. This includes pants! Rain pants and snow or ski pants are crucial if you really want to have fun and enjoy all of Maine’s moods.
• Fleece makes for a great layering garment because of its light weight and warm characteristics.
Don’t forget a good umbrella. You only have to use it once to be worth its weight in gold.