Serious Skills for Boys & Girls

Beginning on July 6th, the Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to present our annual schedule of summer children’s programs! “Serious Skills for Boys & Girls” is a series of free educational activities for children ages 10-16. Programs meet at the Grand Lake Stream School Building on Thursdays from 9:30 am – Noon.  Be sure that children arrive prepared for outdoor activities, rain or shine, and bring a water bottle.

July 6 – Shelter Building – Learn how to build different styles of survival shelters, and create your own in the community forest.

July 13 – Little River Canoe Trip (9:30 – 3 pm) – Join DLLT Education and Outreach Manager Colin Brown for a day-long paddle down Little River and out into Big Lake.  Children must bring a lunch and an older pair of shoes.

July 20 – Trail Construction – Help DLLT staff extend an existing trail, and learn different trail construction and maintenance techniques.

July 27 – Fly Fishing on Grand Lake Stream – Join Registered Maine Guides for a half day fly fishing experience on the famous Grand Lake Stream!

August 3 – Cordage, Rope, and Knots – Learn about different types of natural, plant-based cordage, and how to create your own rope!  Children will learn how to tie essential knots, and will create their own survival bracelets.

August 10 – Introduction to Trapping – Join DLLT Executive Director David Montague as he teaches how to trap several different species of animals, and the many styles of traps used.  Children will build their own primitive survival traps.

August 17 – Overnight Backpacking Trip – Join DLLT Education and Outreach Manager Colin Brown and DLLT Volunteer Roxzanna Montague for an overnight backpacking adventure in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest!  Parents must contact DLLT for more details – (207) 796 – 2100.