Acadia National Park was AMAZING!


It’s a month later, but we had an AMAZING time at Acadia National Park this summer!  We braved a high ropes course (some of us were braver than others, meaning everyone was braver than Mike), climbed Cadillac Mountain, sea kayaked around Bar Island, watched meteors fall by Sea Wall, and found all sorts of great things while tidepooling.


Dinners were cooked (even lobster for one patrol one night!), rain fell on our head, our SPL did geologic dances (we have video!), rabbits attempted to steal food at our campsite, we saw old cars, and great times were had!


Can’t wait for next year’s trip!

Acadia National Park – Day 3

For Day 3, we woke up late and had breakfast.  We then went to Echo Lake.  A few of the leaders climbed straight up the Echo Lake Trail (four ladders!) while the Scouts and a few leaders went directly to swim in Echo Lake, where everyone ended up eventually.  It was a hot day, and the usually cold lake was perfect!

That evening, we drove to Bar Harbor and kayaked out around Bar Island and one of the Porcupine Islands.  We saw the beautiful islands, plus the departure of a cruise ship and A BALD EAGLE!

Back to Day 2!

On to Day 4!

Acadia National Park – Day 7

We woke up bright and early, catching a beautiful sunrise at 5 AM on our way out of the campground.  It was then a loooooooooooooong drive back to New Jersey.  Part of our group stopped at the World’s Largest (Rotating and Revolving) Globe in Yarmouth, Maine, another car stopped at the Palisades in New Jersey, and everyone arrived back at the shed by dinner time.

Great summer trip, can’t wait to see where we go next year!

Back to Day 6!

Acadia National Park – Prep Day

The night before the summer trip, we showed up at the shed to pack for the trip. We loaded the trailer and James put a call into Skippy to figure out how to set up the tent. The Scouts then “went to sleep” around 11 PM to get ready for a 4 AM start…

On to Day 1!

Acadia National Park – Day 1


Our first day, we drove double digit hours from New Jersey up to Maine.  It was quite a trip, and we found some fun places to stop once we were in Maine, then pulled into Seawall Campground.

We set up camp, cooked dinner, and they got poured on.  Fun start to a week of camping!

When the rain died down a little, we went to the nearby Wonderland Trail and went exploring some of the tidepools as the dark came in.  Great first day!

Back to Prep Day

On to Day 2!

Acadia National Park Summer Trip – 2018

For 2018, we went on a week long adventure to Acadia National Park in Maine! While up there, we went poking through tidepools, climbed through a high ropes course, sea kayaked around Bar Harbor, climbed Cadillac Mountain (and then Dorr Mountain, because why climb one mountain in a day when you can climb two?), explored the park’s loop road, wandered through Bar Harbor (and out onto the sand bar), and went to the Seal Cove Auto Museum in the rain. We also watched meteors fall, watched a sunset at a lighthouse, ate lobster, waded through puddles, and fought lobsters for ice cream. What a great week!

Check out the pictures from the different days below!

Acadia Day 0 – Getting ready at the shed
Acadia Day 1 – Travel Day
Acadia Day 2 – Acadia Arial Park High Ropes Course
Acadia Day 3 – Echo Lake and Sea Kayaking
Acadia Day 4 – Cadillac Mountain Hike
Acadia Day 5 – Park Loop Road and Bar Harbor
Acadia Day 6 – Seal Cove Auto Museum and Tidepooling
Acadia – Day 7 – Traveling Home

Mountain Man Camp 2018

Magnus had a great time at Mountain Man Camp!  Held July 29 to August 2 at Roosevelt Scout Reservation, this camping experience for 14 year olds and up teaches you how to survive using old fashioned frontier living skills.

Some of the skills that were covered this year were dutch oven cooking, knife throwing, tomahawk throwing, animal tracking, SAR tracking, edible plant identification, fire building, bow drills, throwing sticks, silent movement, natural camouflage, black powder shooting, cordage making, and more!

If you’re 14 or older next summer, consider going to Mountain Man Camp!

Mountain Man Camp

Magnus had a great time at Mountain Man Camp!  Held July 29 to August 2 at Roosevelt Scout Reservation, this camping experience for 14 year olds and up teaches you how to survive using old fashioned frontier living skills.

Some of the skills that were covered this year were dutch oven cooking, knife throwing, tomahawk throwing, animal tracking, SAR tracking, edible plant identification, fire building, bow drills, throwing sticks, silent movement, natural camouflage, black powder shooting, cordage making, and more!

If you’re 14 or older next summer, consider going to Mountain Man Camp!