MBS Expedition is a unique student orientation program. This trip is designed to provide the incoming students in the UMaine Business School with the opportunity to meet other first year students within their major, explore the wilderness, go rafting on the west branch of the mighty Penobscot River, and to get a great college experience at the beginning of college. New students camp, eat, interact, and explore Maine with UMaine Business School’s faculty, and student trip leaders from the Maine Bound Adventure Center. This opportunity to interact with the Maine outdoors and UMaine community will leave you with lasting friendships, a memorable experience, and connections that will accelerate your sense of belonging to the Business School.
We will leave campus on Friday afternoon for our excursion into the Maine woods. Our base camp is the 60-acre Penobscot Outdoor Center, with its amazing views of Mt. Katahdin, great campsites with a group campfire ring, and outdoor volleyball courts. You will spend the main part of Saturday at an adventure activity of your choice, then return back to camp in the evening for group activities, games, and dinner. On Sunday we will go WW rafting on the Penobscot River before returning to campus.
Date: September 7-9th, 2012
Where to meet: Please meet in the Recreation Center Parking Lot at 4:30 pm, with bags packed. We will have a registration table, and vehicles to load you gear in.
Meals: Family-style breakfast and dinner; individual lunch. All meals provided.
Please mail forms to 5795 Maine Bound Adventure Center, Orono, ME, 04469 or fax to 207.581.1719.
For further assistance please email Lisa Carter.
MBS Expedition Trip Details
Friday September 7: Leave for camp at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday September 8: Choose your own adventure from a list of activities (below).
Sunday September 9: Whitewater rafting on the “Gorge” section of the Penobscot River. Return to UMaine by 3:30 p.m.
Adventure Activity Choices:
Each activity will be guided by a Maine Bound student instructor and/or Business School Faculty/Staff.
Hiking: Choose from a strenuous hike up Mt. Katahdin or a casual hike up with breath taking views up Sentinel Mountain or Turner Mountain, all in Baxter State Park.
Canoeing: Flatwater paddling through the Debskoneag Lakes or class I/II water along the West Branch of the Penobscot River.
Rock Climbing: Rock climbing and rappelling at Fat Man’s Woes.
White Water Kayaking: Basic movement and paddling class in flat water. If the group is ready, we will kayak down class II rapids named Horse Race.
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding: We’ll try a fast-growing sport that requires minimal equipment and is loads of fun, on beautiful Ambejejus Lake.
Sea Kayak Clinic: Rescues, paddling strokes, and maneuvers will be covered during this activity in a flat water lake.
Back Woods Bouldering: A fun bouldering adventure in the woods near Debskoneag.