Camping for a Cause

Camping for a Cause
  • October 9, 2020 - October 11, 2020

  • 5:00 pm  to  11:00 am

Our annual Camping for Cause event is a FREE action-packed weekend in Acadia National Park that celebrates the role of science education in our understanding and appreciation of the great outdoors. This year, we’ve partnered with Klean Kanteen and Leave No Trace to help make the event better than ever before!

While there’s no cost to attending, please register using the form below so that we set aside and assign campsite that’s big enough for you and your group. You will be responsible for your own camping gear and most food except dinner for Saturday. Our sponsors will be hosting a community BBQ that night complete with s’mores around the campfire!

When you arrive on Friday, also be prepared to sign-up for your preferred field trips. There’s a lot to choose from thanks to our dedicated volunteers and park rangers! Once you register, stay tuned for email updates with the full activity guide.

Itinerary Sneak Peek:

Take a hike through old growth trees as we listen and look for signs of birds and mammals. This outing is led by Tom Johnson, one of our former seasonal instructors who just completed his degree in Ecology.

Join Professor Jill Homer to learn more about the region’s original inhabitants and their ways of life, including visits to sacred sites that have been preserved by park specialists.

Bugs, snakes, rodents, oh my! Park Ranger Sarah Thomas will help us dig deep into local geology and soils. You’ll learn about the creatures that live underground and why it’s important to protect these hidden habitats.

Plant specialists from the park will be joined by our own Flora Founder for this sunrise trek through a nearby meadow. Learn about wildflowers and the abundance of diversity that makes our native prairies so crucial to the area.

Participants will hike the Masters Trail in late afternoon to reach a scenic overlook as the sun starts to set. Robert Green, the park’s resident photographer, will help you capture the colors and wonder of this magical time of day, both big and small.