downeast foxfire camp registration now open!

posted January 23, 2018

Downeast Foxfire Camp is a ten-day rowing and sailing expedition in eastern Maine that is being hosted by the Greenhorns and taught by the wonderful and talented Arista Holden. The expedition will take place from August 17th – 26th 2018. 

In addition to travelling in a Bantry Bay gig to rugged, spruce-covered islands and peninsulas, we will be celebrating the folk traditions of the Maine coast and practicing our best “Leave No Trace” camp craft techniques. Together we will learn traditional crafts, sustainable forestry techniques and island farming. Expect to be challenged, inspired and to make life-long friends as we ebb and flow along with the 12 foot tides in an environment of support, safety and encouragement. 

The course boh starts and Ends in Machiasport, Maine – 44 ̊37’15” N  67 ̊23’03” W 

The cost of this expedition is $450 which includes:

– Three meals a day with snacks
Training in:
– Traditional seamanship: rowing, sailing, navigation, knots, tide and weather
– Spoon carving and birch bark containers
– Sustainable firewood lot management
– Salt water farming
– Leave No Trace camp craft techniques
– Foxfire oral story collection
– Lots of smiles, support and spontaneous fun.

*Not Included:
Getting to/from Machiasport. (However we will help you connect with other participants to carpool)
The nearest International airport and bus station with connections to major US cities is in Bangor.

Group size: 15-25 people​

Have ​questions? Please contact:
Arista Holden
Trainer and Program Director of Downeast Foxfire Camp.
arista@greenhorns.org

Click HERE to find out more about the Downeast Foxfire Camp!