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Several East Grand Students with the Outdoor Education program and the 8th grade ALEKs program (on line math intervention program), took part in a five day trip to Sugarloaf to ski and snowboard. One of many outings offered through the school’s Outdoor Education program.

Students with the East Grand Outdoor Education Program recently took part in an overnight wintercamp outing in the Danforth area.  Students took part in the planning, packing and leading of the outing. Students divided into groups of two and three, built snow shelters (no tents), warming and cooking fires and made their own meals. Kim led the night hike (bushwhack) map and compass hike. This June, East Grand Students take part in a week long whitewater canoe trip on the Bonaventure River ,Quebec. this will be Dave’s 14th trip on the river. We have room for a few students. Contact Dave  if interested.

Location: Danforth Maine Area

Description: Hosted by the East Grand Outdoor Education Program and sponsored in part by Ski Rack Sports of Bangor, the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust, and First Wind, the race is designed to get teens and adults outside for some good wholesome physical activity while travelling through rugged and remote eastern Maine wilderness. This 17+ mile race includes a 1.5+ mile off trail compass run, 9+ mile Mt. biking, 7+ miles of canoeing, an extra challenge or two along the way and a climbing wall challenge back at the school’s gym. Note: last year’s extra challenge  was the ‘Bog Challenge’. What started as a high school race eight years ago has grown to include a division for adults, Jr./Sr. and relay teams for those who want to enter but do not want to do the entire course. Divisions are as follows, race in pairs in the high school boys, girls, mixed; Adult men, women, mix; Jr./Sr. The open division can by solo, teams of any size, relay, kayak or canoe. In short, anything that doesn’t fit into the other divisions can compete in the open division.  All proceeds benefit the School’s outdoor education program.  Entry fee is $20.00 per person which includes trophies, t-shirts, lunch and over $1,000.00 in prizes for youth divisions. Advanced registration is required. This is our seventh adventure race with 63 competing  last year. Level of difficulty: While the race will be physically challenging. It is not beyond the reach of those who are in reasonably good physical condition. For more information and to download forms on line. Please visit the school’s website at http://www.eastgrandschool.org or call race coordinator Dave Conley at 551-8729

"East Grand Adventure Race"

"The bog Challenge"