Outing Club
at the Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center

BOC Leaders at Teens to Trails Conference

Story posted April 21, 2010

BOC Blog staff writer:  Ginger Leone

On April 4th, a group of BOC leaders traveled to Windham High School to give a presentation as part of the "Life Happens Outside" T3 Conference 2010.  The conference, which attracted 375 visitors from around the state, is a biennial event hosted by the organization Teens to Trails, a local nonprofit that provides grants and information to help Maine high schools establish outing clubs.  

The Bowdoin students ran a question-and-answer panel about college outing clubs and summer jobs in the outdoors, and showed a slideshow of awesome pictures from recent trips.  They also attended some of the other workshop sessions, including a round-table discussion of the different problems involved with establishing a new outing club and ways to overcome them.  It was a wonderful opportunity to meet other Maine outdoor enthusiasts, sing the praises of the BOC and Bowdoin to high school students, and connect with nearby groups for future programming.  They even got to meet a few newly accepted members of the Bowdoin class of 2014!

Past Teens to Trails events have included a rendezvous at Acadia National Park, which some BOC leaders helped to run.  Also, exciting upcoming Teens to Trails events include a map and compass based Adventure Race at Bradbury Mountain State Park on May 15th.