Katahdin Region Outdoor Collective

“It just feels really really good to be out here in the wild! I’m super excited to look back on these photos when I’m older and see how happy I was to be here and how excited I was.” -2023 KROC Summer Participant, age 13

No experience necessary! Students will hike, camp, canoe, and bike with beginner friendly instruction! These programs allow students to take their connection to the outdoors to the next level, develop leadership skills, and make new friends. For students in grades 6-10 these programs promise unforgettable moments and personal growth. All programs in 2024 are free and meals are provided for overnight trips. Discover the best of the Katahdin region! Registration will open in early May.

Upcoming Programs

UMaine Rock Climbing | April 10 (This program takes place after school)

Gulf Hagas Day Hike | June 27

Get To Know Kayaks & Canoes | July 11

Katahdin Woods & Waters Overnight Camping | July 16-18

Hammond Ridge Mountain Bike | July 25

Woods & Waters Mountain Bike Overnight | July 30-August 1

Overnight Canoe | August 6-8

Summer Leadership Program for 11-12 Graders | Dates TBD

What is KROC?

KROC (Katahdin Region Outdoor Collective) is a dynamic group of non-profits, individuals, businesses, and government organizations with a shared belief in the profound impact of outdoor experiences on youth wellbeing and the future vitality of the Katahdin region. Our collaborative efforts result in year-round opportunities for young individuals to foster a deep connection to nature, cultivate leadership skills, and become future land stewards.

Our KROC collaborators include:

       

American Rescue Plan Act GEER, Reverted EANS Funding received from the USDOE support the implementation of this project. The project has an award totaling $6.6 million dollars of which 100% is federally funded and directly attributed to project implementation. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by the USDOE or the U.S. Government. The USDOE provided the Katahdin Learning Project (KLP) with $101,195.52, 41% of KLP’s annual budget, to support grade 6-12 programming. This grant finances 90% of grade 6-12 programming March-September 2024.