Grade 11 – Biking

This group of juniors will be going on the Acadia National Park Biking Trip for Outdoor Experience. They will spend four days camping at Blackwoods Campground and exploring Mount Desert Island by bike. The itinerary will likely include a mix of riding on the paved Park Loop Road and the Carriage Trails (gentle, rolling, unpaved, but smooth, trails through the park). These routes will take the group to sites like Otter Cliffs, Thunder Hole, and Sand Beach, all offering iconic vistas of the rugged Maine Coast.

Please review the information below to ensure your child is prepared for the trip. Please feel free to contact Blake Keogh ( with any questions.

Important Dates

August 15 
Last day for Gear Requests

August 29 
Welcoming Receptions and Outdoor Experience meeting (all students are required to attend). If you are borrowing gear, this will be the day to pick it up.

September 3
Outdoor Experience begins! Please see the schedule for drop-off times and locations.

September 6
Students return from Outdoor Experience. Please see the schedule for pick-up times and locations.


Outdoor Experience health forms are now included in our Magnus Health Portal. Please log in with your Veracross username and password.

All medication must be given to trip leaders the morning of the trip. The medication must be in its original, labeled container and placed in a ziplock bag with precise instructions for administration.

Please contact our health coordinator if your son/daughter has any new health or dietary concerns since you filled out the health forms.


A complete gear list can be found on the Packing List Page. Please review it carefully and check that everything fits well. If you would like to borrow any gear, please let me know by filling out this online gear request. Please complete this as soon as possible to ensure we have gear on hand to loan.

Your son/daughter should also bring a lunch for Tuesday. No other food is necessary.