From Cedar to Sea

From Cedar to Sea

Sun, Jun 30, 2024 - Sat, Jul 20, 2024  (21 days)
  Ages: 15 - 18

Come along in a journey that retraces ancient wisdom and ways from the river out to sea. We begin at Kroka preparing food and equipment for our long journey. Next we head up to Maine to the homestead of a local artisan who will teach us to carve our own wooden paddles! With paddles in hand we are ready to set off down the Penobscot River, the ancestral home of the Penobscot Nation, which we will follow all the way out into the ocean. Learning the indigenous story of relationship between people and place, we will spend a day with Penobscot guides on Sugar Island focused on native plants and crafts, visit the Penobscot reservation on Indian Island, eat a traditional meal, and learn basketry and crafts. An exciting day of white water below Indian Island will bring us to where the river becomes tidal and our rhythms shift to paddle with the tides, sail with the wind, and navigate between islands and through fog. We will learn practical leadership skills, become expert ocean navigators, and learn to set camp on the rocky shores and inlets of the spectacular Deer Isle Archipelago. Through it all, we share in the hard work and simple joys of our salty, nomadic life.

NOTE: this is a pilot program offered in partnership with NH DOE’s “Learn Everywhere” which grants high-school credits for experiential summer experiences. 


Maine Local Living School/Penobscot Maine

TUITION-SUMMER-THREE-WEEK-LEVEL-A:     $5265.00  Household Annual Income $185,000 or more
TUITION-SUMMER-THREE-WEEK-LEVEL-B:     $4455.00  Household Annual Income of $100,000 - $185,000
TUITION-SUMMER-THREE-WEEK-LEVEL-C:     $3915.00  Household Annual Income of $70,000 - $99,000
TUITION-SUMMER-THREE-WEEK-LEVEL-D:     $3105.00  Household Annual Income of $50,000 - $69,000
TUITION-SUMMER-THREE-WEEK-LEVEL-E:     $2295.00  Household Annual Income of $30,000 - $49,000
TUITION-SUMMER-THREE-WEEK-LEVEL-F:     $1890.00  Household Annual Income up to $29,000