It's wonderful to see our kids have the opportunity of a lifetime, and to do it right in our own back yard!

Aroostook county and Western New Brunswick youth entering 6th through 10th grade will have the opportunity to go Backpacking Baxter State Park coming up on Thursday, June 25th through Sunday, June 28th.

Caribou Wellness & Recreation Department

This three night outing will take youth into the back-country of Baxter State Park, where youth will  camp in lean-toes, fly-fish remote trout ponds and swim in crystal clear waters.

Participants should to have a large backpacking style backpack, follow a strict gear list and be expected to help carry group items.  Fly-Fishing instruction provided, but participants are not required to fly-fish.

Think you child would love the chance to get outdoors and enjoy all that Maine has to offer?  There are a limited number of backpacks available on a first come first serve basis.

Cost is $75.00  for Residents and $100.00 for Non-Residents.

For more information about this program and other programs offered,  please call the Caribou Wellness & Recreation Center at 493-4224.

This message is brought to you by the Caribou Parks & Recreation Department and Power of Prevention.