Chewonki is thrilled to unveil the Katahdin Woods and Waters Expedition for Maine teens. This unique wilderness trip will take place June 28-July 10 in the region surrounding the East Branch of the Penobscot River within the Katahdin Woods and Waters Recreation Area. The expedition will be free thanks to a generous grant from the Quimby Family Foundation. Current Maine high school sophomores and juniors with demonstrated leadership ability and some experience in the outdoors are eligible to apply for a spot. Eight students and two alternates will be selected. The application deadline is March 15. Chewonki leaders will guide students through legendary territory currently being considered for a new national park and national recreation area. While acquiring the skills of wilderness travel by canoe and enjoying the spectacular setting, students will also learn from conversations with a variety of expedition “guests” who will share their perspectives on the national park and recreation area proposals and other changes facing the North Woods. “We are very pleased to be able to provide a select group of Maine teens with this opportunity,” says Vice President Greg Shute, who is planning the trip. “They will experience the magnificent East Branch from a canoe while gaining an understanding of the complex issues residents of the region face as they consider the possibility of a new national park. This will be a very unusual, cross-disciplinary wilderness adventure–one I’m sure the students and their trip leaders will never forget.” Start your online application on-line here! If you have questions, feel free to call Chewonki at 882-7323 or email email@example.com.