Program Area Summer 2012: Maine
TAC courses are designed to be the most active and comprehensive outdoor expeditions available. Come learn technical skills, explore the phenomenal Maine Coast, and experience the adventure of a lifetime. These courses are for motivated, fit individuals who seek a challenging learning experience.
Thorfinn’s mission is to provide uncontrived expeditions that are challenging, physically active, and incorporate outstanding technical skill training.The TAC courses are our most intense offering. You must be physically fit and prepared to fully participate! We will assist you with training and preparing pre-course. For a more relaxed adventure look into out Adventure Travel Expeditions (ATE)
5-day Adolescent Expedition (Ages 16-19) geared towards High School Juniors and Seniors
The 5-day Adolescent course is tough! It is an all-out sprint. Only the motivated should apply. Learn technical sailing, paddle boarding, climbing and expedition skills. Hands on training will be balanced with an aggressive route plan that will allow for both sea and land based adventures. Course themes include leadership, teamwork, environmental awareness, technical skill acquisition, physical fitness, and a particular focus on preparing for the next stage of life (i.e. college/gap year etc.). At the end of this course you will feel tired and satisfied with how much you learned, accomplished and experienced.
Activities: Expedition sailing, stand up paddle boarding, rock climbing (through Atlantic Climbing School), trail running, hiking, island community visits
Skills taught: Boat handling/seamanship, sail trim, steering, navigation including tides/currents, weather, expedition planning, group dynamics/leadership, backcountry cooking, Leave No Trace principles/Trainer course, rock climbing, SUP paddling, basic emergency medicine, risk management, Maine Coast natural/cultural history
W/LNT Trainer certification
Max Participants: 5
Dates: July 2-6, August 6-10
More About Thorfinn Expeditions
People need to adventure. Thorfinn Expeditions facilitates challenging and inspiring programs that foster a greater sense of self, physical fitness, and environmental appreciation. With our exceptional staff and equipment, we have the adaptability and experience to run adventure-based programs for any individual or group. From our retail shop to our outdoor programs, we embody fun, teamwork, learning, and perspiration.