Wilderness Voyageurs Summer Camp

Wilderness Skills & Kayak Camp

Wilderness Voyageurs

About the Kayak & Wilderness Skills Summer Camp

Old Quarry Ocean Adventures collaborates with Island Heritage Trust and instructor Carino Higgins to offer 3-day and 4-day learning adventures for children 10-16 years old. The wilderness/kayak camp will focus on learning wilderness techniques as well as developing leadership, communication and team building skills.

Wilderness/outdoor skills, kayaking skills, navigation skills, making new friends & working as a team, and FUN are all part of what children will get out of the Wilderness Voyageurs experience.


The Wilderness Voyageurs Experience

Wilderness/Kayak Camp covers team building games, fire building, connection with nature, chart and compass skills, outdoor cooking, trip planning, paddling and kayak rescue skills, kayaking the Stonington Archipelago, camping at Old Quarry campground, camping on an island, story telling under the night sky, and exploring by kayak.

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Campers will have an outdoor adventure exploring local islands and learning essential wilderness kayaking skills such as rescue techniques, paddle strokes, matchless fire starting, navigation, camp cooking, camping at Old Quarry, and other outdoor skills.

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Campers will work on more advanced skills including self and assisted rescues, navigation, outdoor leadership, and wilderness skills. We will also go island camping in the Stonington Archipelago and learn to paddle board.


Meet Our Camp Instructors

Carino Higgins has extensive experience as a backpack instructor and trip leader for youth groups and adults, and has taught youth groups the basics of kayaking. Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified, Carino has also led other youth groups including bicycling, hiking, camping, winter camping, snowshoeing, canoeing, and orienteering.


Session Dates, Drop-Off & Pick-Up Times, Lunch Info & What To Bring To Camp

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  • Session 1: July 5-7 (3-day)
  • Session 2: July 17-20 (4-day)
  • Session 3: August 7-9 (3-day)
  • Session 4: August 14-17 (4-day)

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  • Overnight camp: Drop-off day: Drop off at 9:00 am
  • Overnight camp: Pick-up day: Pick up at 3:00 pm

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Overnight camp: Send a lunch and snacks with your child on day one/drop-off day, or you can order a box lunch from Old Quarry (367-8977) the day before the camp session. All other food is provided.

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View and print the What To Bring Guides for a list of food, footgear, sleeping/toiletries, clothes and other items. Equipment is available for sale and rent in the Old Quarry campstore. Please leave electronics at home (cheap cameras are ok).


Camp Registration Forms & Information

Print, fill out, and sign the forms appropriate to the camp your child will attend below. Mail the completed forms to Old Quarry (or drop them off) along with a non-refundable deposit (see appropriate camp registration forms below for deposit amount). The remaining camp price will be due prior to or on the first day of camp when you drop off your child.

Wilderness/Kayak Camp price includes kayak rentals, a campsite, a certified Maine Guide, supplies, and food. Send a lunch and snack with your child for day one (or order a box lunch from Old Quarry the day before).

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  • 3-day Camp: $299 each / 10-15 years old
  • 4-day Camp: $399 each / 11-16 years old

The age range has some flexibility at the Director’s discretion. Maximum of 12 children per session.

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3-day & 4-day Overnight Camp:

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Old Quarry Ocean Adventures, Inc.
130 Settlement Road
Stonington, ME 04681


Wilderness Voyageurs Camp Reviews, In the News, Testimonials

“Thank you to Kristie Marks, Registered Maine Guide/outdoor educator; Bill Baker, owner of Old Quarry Ocean Adventures, and Island Heritage Trust for their wisdom and initiative in creating the kayak adventure camp (AKA Wilderness Voyageurs Camp) for students entering fifth-through-ninth grade this summer. It was a very powerful, fun experience for my 13 1/2 year old grandson, per his telling. That age group is crucial in the development of social skills, ecological awareness, self-confidence and leadership potential. Kristie’s professional skills and sensitivity to the young people were a joy to witness. She, Jake (assistant), Old Quarry and Island Heritage Trust made it happen. Let’s hope it’s only the beginning of such opportunities for local and seasonal young people.”

Island Ad-Vantages, August 15, 2013

“I registered my 2 granddaughters and 2 grand nieces for the first ever Kayak Camp from 7/31 to 8/2 at Old Quarry. They are 8/9/10 and 11. The first day was spent learning skills and then Thursday it was of to Hell’s Half Acre to spend the night, returning Friday at 4pm. They spent all of Friday kayaking etc in the pouring rain. I could have been greeted by 4 more delighted girls on Friday, although somewhat soaking wet and very tired. Their instructors could not have been better. Every camper was riveted to Kristy’s every word. They thought she was the best. I asked them to rate the experience on a scale of 1-10. All four of these city kids said it needed to be 100. I was thrilled and thought for the price per child it was truly a great experience. I can’t recommend this place more highly. The girls did!”

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Old Quarry Ocean Adventures, Inc.

Old Quarry Ocean Adventures

130 Settlement Road
Stonington, Maine 04681

Lat 44° 10.27′ N / Lon 68° 38.34′ W


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