COLLEGE PROGRAMS

From Outdoor Recreation Leadership courses to team building retreats, we offer customized college programs for students, teachers and athletes. A few Outdoor Rec Leaders have stayed on to become Registered Maine Whitewater Guides. Please see more information on Northern Outdoors College Programs and enjoy these team building stories and photos. Share your Maine adventure photos with #NorthernOutdoors to be featured in our taproom.

My soccer team from Wheaton College spent two nights with Northern Outdoors as a bonding activity and participated in an amazing rafting trip as well as a beautiful hike to Moxie Falls. Rating: Excellent Zuzka C. San Francisco, CA See: Video and photos of Wheaton College Women's Soccer Team on the river....

Name: Brent Arsenault Hometown: Freeport, Maine Age of First Rafting Trip: 18 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2002 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? I'm so fortunate to work and play outside in the mountains and rivers with...

Name: Sandi Howard Hometown: Windham, Maine Age of First Rafting Trip: 20 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 1997 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? Northern has a great philosophy that centers on great adventures, exploring beautiful rivers and...

“All of this is outside my comfort zone. So each activity feels like a big accomplishment.” Christa, studying for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, gets right to the heart of Keene State’s Outdoor Rec Leadership course. Led by Brent Arsenault and Sandi Howard, two veteran Northern Outdoors guides, the course...

Each year on the last Tuesday of June our Family Medicine Residency enjoys a day on the Kennebec with Northern Outdoors. We use it as a team building activity, allowing the year by year classes of residents to increase their bond as well as the overall faculty and resident group...

We're fortunate to be involved in a lot of cool things here at Northern Outdoors, and we're super excited to announce this great course now open to for public registration!Date: May 16-22, 2010 (Must Register in Advance) Outdoor Leadership Course through Keene State College College Credit Earn "Leave No Trace Certification" ...

Northern Outdoors did an excellent job facilitating training on the Ropes course. The debriefings at the end of each activity were meaningful to the work the Peer Mentors do on campus. The PMs came away from the challenge course with a strengthened group bond and a confidence in their individual...

Went to Northern Outdoors as a leader for an optional College Freshman Orientation Leadership trip. I have nothing but positive feedback about my experience there. The staff was very accommodating and patient with the students. Our trip leader, Brent, seemed to go above and beyond to make sure our group...

Most college students think that spring break is has to be sitting on a beach some where with a tropical drink in order to be fun. They are wrong. Northern outdoors hosted a class over spring break for 16 Johnson & Wales students that was unforgettable. The accomodations were perfect, our...

I recently visited Maine and Northern Outdoors (NO) as a student participating in an Outdoor Recreation class through Keene State College. We stayed at Eagle Cove in the guest houses and was impressed with the quality of the accommodations. The food was provided by NO and was top-notch. It being...

I thought the course was amazing it really opened me up to a lot of things i did not know about and overall i learned a great deal. this course really had an effect on my life and in the future i plan on making a trip for rafting, snowmobiling,...

Great trip, I could not have asked for better. The week up at The Forks and the 2 days on the river has motivated me to try and become a raft guide next summer. The Kennebec was amazing at 5,500cfs but the real treat was the 13,000cfs on The Dead,...

This is the second year I have brought my Peer Mentoring staff to Northern Outdoors for the ropes course and an overnight stay. I continued to be impressed with the program. Russell and Brent did an excellent job creatively engaging our team throughout the day. Even though most of the...

I was staying there with the JWU program. We had in amazing time and Greg was an awesome tour guide on our snowmoble trip. Thanks for everythingMeganBerkley, MARating: 5 *****Maine SnowmobilingCollege & University ProgramsGuided Snowmobile Tours...

Spent a week up at Northern Outdoors. First impressions were fantastic. A city kid going up north with no ideas as to what the place has to offer, I was blown away by the accommodations and staff. The term logdominiums was redefined upon entering the logdos. Its home away from...