7th Grade

Trekkers offers fifteen 7th graders and 15-20 caring adults from the community the opportunity to explore Acadia National Park in May. Students and adults who participate take part in a pre-trip, 3-week orientation program where they are involved in team-building initiatives, small group discussions, and an extensive canoe orientation. Students are separated onto three teams of 5 that include 6-8 adults and a facilitator. On the trip each team goes hiking and canoeing and is given a chance to share their experience in small group discussions throughout the weekend. The goal of the Teen Trekkers program is to provide a shared wilderness experience for students and community adults as a way to lay the foundation for on-going relationships to occur throughout the rest of their high school years.


7th Grade News and Expedition Reports:
Enrollment Now Open for Trekkers 7th Grade Program

Enrollment Now Open for Trekkers 7th Grade Program

As of November 28, Trekkers has officially opened their 7th grade application process to all current 7th grade students living in Thomaston, Cushing, St. George, South Thomaston, Owls Head and Rockland. The enrollment period will extend from November 28, 2017 to the deadline of February 2nd, 2018. A… Read More

Trekkers 7th Grade Announcements!

Trekkers 7th Grade Announcements!

Last month on October 31st, Trekker’s staff hosted an afternoon of fun and festive activities that introduced every 7th grader from Oceanside Middle School and St. George School to Trekkers. Any 7th grader who is interested in finding out more information about becoming a Trekker this spring, we woul… Read More

7th Grade Teen Trekkers Embark on Six-Year Journey

7th Grade Teen Trekkers Embark on Six-Year Journey

Teen Trekkers Team Osprey at Blackwoods Campground. Trekkers, an outdoor-based mentoring organization based in Thomaston, has accepted 40 new 7th grade students into the Teen Trekkers program. Trekkers’ unique model follows students over a six-year period that starts when students are in the 7th… Read More

7th Grade Teen Trekkers Embark on Six-Year Journey

7th Grade Teen Trekkers Embark on Six-Year Journey

Teen Trekkers from Team Atlas at Acadia National Park in 2016. We have accepted 40 new 7th grade students into our Teen Trekkers program. Our unique model follows students over a six-year period that starts when students are in the 7th grade and ends at high school graduation. Through an extensive network… Read More

We started the day off right at the Oceanside Middle School gym with lots of fun games. This epic game of knee tag had all four teams competing to be the last one standing

Local 7th Grade Students Participate in “Trekkers Day” Program

We started the day off right at the Oceanside Middle School gym with lots of fun games. This epic game of knee tag had all four teams competing to be the last one standing Thirty one 7th grade students participated in Trekkers Day on January 7, 2017.  Trekkers Day is an opportunity for 7th graders to preview t… Read More

Enrollment Now Open for Trekkers 7th Grade Program

Enrollment Now Open for Trekkers 7th Grade Program

As of December 1st, Trekkers has officially opened our 7th grade application process to all current 7th grade students living in Thomaston, Cushing, St. George, South Thomaston, Owls Head and Rockland. Our enrollment period will extend from December 1st to our deadline on February 13th, 2017. Any stud… Read More