This 4-day, 3-night island retreat will bring women together to share an outdoor adventure and explore the islands and coast of Maine in new ways.
This is your opportunity to challenge yourself, inspire your creative spirit, and connect with the landscape as well as a supportive and adventurous group of women. Under the leadership of Peals Wrobel, a fierce and feted veteran instructor of Outward Bound with more than 44 years of field experience, this expedition will include rowing and sailing our 30 ft open vessel sailboat, as well as drawing, thoughtful discussion, and self-reflection.
No sailing or former outdoor experience is required. But a sense of humor and adventure most certainly are!
DATES: August 14th to 17th, 2020
Arrive 9:00 AM August 14. Depart 2:00 PM August 17.
Start and Finish at our Wheeler Bay base, near Spruce Head, ME.
Participants will be introduced to chart and compass navigation, small boat seamanship, weather observation, rowing, and anchoring. Participants will spend their evenings in a cozy, yet rustic, cabin on a remote island off of Midcoast Maine. Island living includes swimming, hiking, writing, drawing, campfires all while sharing stories and meals with your tight-knit crew. Each woman will have the chance to participate in a classic Outward Bound solo experience, designed to offer space for spiritual connection, self-reflection, and contemplation.
The coast of Maine, with its intricate and indented shoreline, is a unique segment of the North Atlantic seaboard. It is renowned among sailors for its picturesque beauty, abundant bays and harbors, rocky islands, and quiet coves. Our cruising area covers nearly 200 linear miles of the Maine coast, with countless rivers, bays, and islands to explore. Maine’s coastline is rich in history. The rocky, spruce-covered islands are the summits of a prehistoric mountain range, and generations of inhabitants have made their livelihoods here evidence left behind on the islands reveals the historic presence of indigenous Abenaki camps, pre-colonial the fishing grounds, post-colonial timber and farming operations, and early 20th-century granite quarries. Cold, nutrient-rich waters flow from the Canadian Maritimes and make the Gulf of Maine home to a wide range of sea birds, harbor seals, porpoises, and whales.
If you would like to speak with a specialist about details of this expedition, please contact Brett Wagenheim at 207-466-4701.