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Maine Island Adventure

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Maine Island Adventure

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Workshop Description

Craving a summer adventure that challenges you and nourishes your soul? Join Hurricane Island Outward Bound for an unforgettable long weekend exploring the pristine beauty and rocky shores of Burnt Island and the surrounding islands of Muscongus Bay. This unique 3-day adventure blends outdoor activities like sailing, rock climbing, and sea kayaking with moments for scenic hikes and quiet reflection. Master new outdoor skills under the guidance of our expert instructors and bond with fellow adventurers over delicious, family-style meals. We’ll enjoy a traditional Maine lobster bake, picnic lunches on hidden coves, hearty camp breakfasts, and local food and wine. Then after a full day of fun, you’ll wind down in our cozy bunkhouse accommodations or pitch your tent and sleep under the stars. Return from your island escape with newfound resilience and a heart full of summer memories!

Please note that this trip is for participants aged 40+.

Minimum number of participants: 6
Maximum number of participants: 10

More about Hurricane Island Outward Bound

Founded in 1964 as Outward Bound’s first sea-based school, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School (HIOBS) is a non-profit educational organization that serves people of all ages through challenging wilderness expeditions in Maine, Florida, the Bahamas, and Central America. As one of 10 independent Outward Bound Schools in the U.S., HIOBS represents one of the top educational brands in the nation focusing on character development, leadership, and service. To learn more, visit   

This workshop includes:

  • 2 night accommodation on Burnt Island
  • Transportation to/from Burnt Island
  • All expedition gear required for activities
  • Instruction by world-class Outward Bound instructors
  • Two breakfasts
  • Three lunches
  • Two dinners, including a classic Maine lobster bake

Not included: Transportation to the initial meet location.

Frequently Asked Questions

What about transportation?

We’ll meet at Hurricane Island Outward Bound’s Wheeler Bay base camp in Spruce Head, Maine, and transit to our departure point together.

What should I pack?

Generally, you’ll want to pack clothing and items needed for camping and outdoor adventure. Please note that temperatures on a Maine island are typically 5-15 degrees lower than the mainland. We encourage everyone to bring a rain jacket and an insulating layer if the weather turns rainy. Be sure to include swimwear for a dip in the ocean. Hurricane Island Outward Bound will provide all gear required for activities. More information and a full packing list can be found on the course page.

What happens if the weather doesn’t cooperate?

Hurricane Island Outward Bound does not usually cancel trips due to inclement weather. However, hurricane advisories or forecasts of severe weather, will result in a cancellation. If Outward Bound cancels your trip, you will receive a full refund. All refunds will be in the form of the original transaction. Outward Bound is not responsible or liable for other expenses incurred by the participant as a result of such a cancellation.

Do I need prior experience with any of the activities?

Your motivation to learn new skills and work with others is just as important as what you already know. Many of our participants have never spent an extended period of time in the wilderness. From the moment you arrive, your instructors will teach the skills necessary to be safe and successful.

What kind of meals can I expect?

We’ll enjoy a traditional Maine lobster bake, picnic lunches on hidden coves, hearty camp breakfasts, and local food and wine. All food/drink is included in the cost of the trip.


The payment is 50% refundable in the event you must cancel, as long as the cancellation is made 30 days before the trip. After that time, your payment is non-refundable UNLESS the trip is cancelled for weather reasons (see the FAQ). Alternatively, 100% of your payment will be refunded if a replacement can be found prior to the trip.

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