Trip Day TuesdayPosted by on June 28, 2017

“Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world”

Fernwood Cove campers and counselors embarked on their first trip day of the summer Tuesday morning.  Trips departed for the beautiful Maine mountains, rivers, ocean and State Parks.  Seventh and eighth grade campers left for their overnight camping experience Monday afternoon to allow for a full day of activities Tuesday.  The rest of camp left for their adventures right after breakfast Tuesday morning.

Overnight Trips

Each camper has the unique opportunity to learn how to pitch a tent, make a fire, cook over a stove, and of course make s’mores.  Overnight trips can be as far away as Acadia National Park and as close as on the camp property.  No matter how near or far campers learn to problem solve, learn new skills, and believe in the skills they’ve learned at camp.

Day Trips

Day trips happened throughout Maine and parts of New Hampshire.  The tripping coordinator works to ensure that campers are put on trips that coincide with the choices they selected before summer started.  This week campers:

  • Jumped into rivers
  • Climbed the cliffs of Acadia National Park
  • Slid down natural waterslides
  • Built a grade level team at a ropes course
  • Hiked beautiful mountains
  • Explored State Parks
  • Boogie boarded in the ocean


Trip day Tuesday always ends with a sweet treat and maybe even a nap on the car ride home before returning to camp in time for a shower, dinner, and age group activities.

Trip days are a way for the Fernwood Cove community to come together.  Campers and counselors are grouped with people outside of their age groups and bunks.  These unique experiences allow the camp community to bond in a way that is unlike any other, and is part of what makes Fernwood Cove extraordinary.