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Partners in the Parks: Acadia National Park
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Partners in the Parks: Acadia National Park

Join faculty and staff from Florida to Maine and explore Acadia National Park. View the first sunrise in the United States, discuss literature around a campfire, see the brilliant stars in a black night sky, and hear the waves crash against the rocks. You might even floss Rockefeller’s teeth as a service project!

 Export to Your Calendar 7/21/2020 to 7/28/2020
When: July 21-28, 2020
Where: Acadia National Park
Maine
United States
Contact: NCHC Office
(402) 472-9150


Online registration is available until: 5/22/2020
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***IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE MEMBER RATE, YOUR INSTITUTION MUST BE A 2020 INSTITUTIONAL MEMBER. IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF THIS, PLEASE CONTACT NCHC USING THE CONTACT INFORMATION BELOW***

 

Please read the following before registering:

Affiliating yourself with your institution

If you are not the director of your program, or you do not hold a current NCHC Institutional, Professional, or Student Membership, and/or have not attended an NCHC program in the past year, you may not be in our new software system yet!

You must sign up as a "Contact" prior to registering for any NCHC program. 

Sign up as a Contact!

Be sure to select “Contact” when creating a username for our website. If your institution has an Institutional Membership, signing up as a "Contact" will affiliate you with your institution, and you'll receive the member discount. If you sign up for any membership aside from "Contact," you will be asked to pay for that membership fee.

You'll receive an email notification, and THEN you may start registration for the intended institute.

(If your institution is not a member of NCHC, please proceed as a "Guest.")

*Members receive a 50% discount on NCHC Partners in the Parks registration pricing!

Questions? Contact the NCHC office at (402) 472-9150 or nchc@unl.edu.

Institution Limitation for Participants

At the maximum, only two students from any one institution will be allowed to participate on an individual trip. If you are unsure if other students from your institution are signed up for the trip, please check with your school's honors office, or send an e-mail to nchc@unl.edu. 

 

Mandatory Documentation

This year, when you register, you will be required to turn in 3 forms stating your acknowledgement of different NCHC policies while you are a participant on your potential trip. To save you some time while registering, we recommend downloading these files now, digitally or physically signing them, and have them ready to be uploaded with your application.


 

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY:

facilitators will arrive in Portland, Maine on 7/20, by flying into the Portland International Jetport (PWM).  Because this is a smaller airport, there is a risk of running into problems with flights arriving on time.  For this reason, we strongly suggest that all students fly into PWM a day early (7/20).  Additionally, we advise students to avoid flights that stop at the Baltimore/Washington airport (BWI), as this airport has the reputation of frequently having issues with flights (e.g. delays, cancellations, etc.).  If students run into any problems with their flights to Portland, a backup option is to fly into the Boston Logan airport (BOS) and take the 3-hour bus ride from Boston to Portland ($30, runs every 90 minutes).  

 

DAY 1: 7/21/20 Tuesday (GET THERE AND SET UP)

·         7-9am: Tom and I will go to Walmart to pick up the perishables.

·         9-10am: Meet at hotel lobby & Introductions & Load the vans

·         10-1pm: Drive to Acadia

·         1-2pm: Lunch in Bar Harbor (Location TBD)

·         2-4pm: Set up tents, establish cook groups

·         4-5pm: Free time (explore the campgrounds)

·         5-7pm: Dinner @ Campsite

·         7-9pm: Campfire Reflections & Smores!

·         9pm – 10pm: Blackwoods Evening Ranger Program @ Amphitheatre (topics vary)

DAY 2: 7/22/20 Wednesday (SHUTTLE TOUR, EASY HIKES, RANGER TALK)

·         7-8am: Breakfast & Pack Lunch & Extra Snacks for Hikes

·         8am – 11am: Trolley Tour (2.5 hours, with 3 15-minute stops)

·         11am – 1pm: Hike Ocean Path (Easy)

·         1-5pm: Hike Jordan Pond Loop and/or Bubble Rock

·         5-7pm: Dinner at Jordan Pond House

·         7-9pm: Campfire Reflections

·         9pm – 10pm: Blackwoods Evening Ranger Program @ Amphitheatre (topics vary)

DAY 3: 7/23/20 Thursday (WHALE WATCH TOUR IN BAR HARBOR & RANGER TALK)

·         7-8am: Breakfast & Pack Lunch

·         8:00am – 10:30am: Mr. Rockefeller’s Bridges (Ranger Program)

·         11am – 12pm: Picnic Lunch in Bar Harbor (Village Green or Agamont Park)

·         12pm – 2pm: Free time to explore Bar Harbor (Mt Desert Island Ice Cream)

·         2:30pm – 6:00pm: Whale Watching Tour

·         7-8pm: Dinner @ Campsite

·         8-9pm: Campfire Reflections & Dutch Oven Dessert!

 

DAY 4: 7/24/20 Friday (SERVICE DAY & BIG HIKE & RANGER TALK)

·         7-8am: Breakfast & Pack Lunch & Extra Snacks for Hike

·         8-12pm: SERVICE PROJECT (Trails Drop-In via Friends of Acadia)

·         1-2pm: Picnic Lunch (location TBD)

·         2-6pm: Hike (Jordan Cliffs Loop 5mi)

·         6-8pm: Dinner @ Campsite

·         8-9pm: Campfire Reflections & Smores!

·         9pm – 10pm: Blackwoods Evening Ranger Program @ Amphitheatre (topics vary)

DAY 5: 7/25/20 Saturday (KAYAKING & HIKING DAY)

·         8-9am: Breakfast & Pack Lunch & Extra Snacks for Hike

·         9-10am: Peregrine Falcon Watch (observe nest – open from 9-12)

·         10-2pm: Hike Beehive Loop (2 miles)

·         2-4:30pm: Harbor Kayak Tour

·         5-7pm: Dinner in Bar Harbor (Location TBD)

·         8-9pm: Campfire Reflections & Smores!

·         9-10pm: Stars over Sand Beach (Learn about Acadia’s Night Sky)

DAY 6: 7/26/20 Sunday (HORSEBACK RIDING & HIKING DAY)

·         8-9am: Breakfast & Pack Lunch & Extra Snacks for Hikes

·         10-12pm: Hike Beech Mountain Loop (South Ridge – Echo Lake)

·         1-3pm: Hike Flying Mountain Loop (Somes Sound)

·         4-6pm: Horseback Riding (Day Mountain Summit)

·         6-8pm: Dinner @ Campsite

·         8-9pm: Campfire Reflections & Dutch Oven Dessert!

DAY 7: 7/27/20 Monday (FINAL PROJECTS & CADILLAC SUNSET)

·         8-9am: Breakfast

·         9-12pm: Free time (shop for souvenirs?)

·         12-1pm: Lunch @ Campsite

·         1-4pm: Free time (work on final projects)

·         4-6pm: Final projects

·         6-7pm: Dinner @ Campsite

·         7-8PM: Drive UP TO CADILLAC MOUNTAIN FOR SUNSET

·         9-10PM: Campfire & Smores!

DAY 8: 7/28/20 Tuesday (PACK UP AND HEAD BACK TO PORTLAND)

·         8-9am: Pack up camp

·         9-11am: Breakfast at Restaurant (Location TBD – maybe Jordan’s?)

·         11-2pm: Drive to Portland (airport drop off by 3pm)

*Note: Facilitators will stay at the Fairfield Inn for one night, flying home tomorrow.  Students are welcome to stay another night, if desired, at their own expense. 

 

 

Program Size 13 Students
NCHC Member Price $750 (does not include airfare)
NCHC Nonmember Price $1500 (does not include airfare)
Deadline to Register May 21, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

If you have any questions regarding your trip specifically, please contact your trip facilitator listed below. They will be sending you more information regarding what to pack, and any supplies you may need for your trip.

 

Trip Facilitator

Kelley Torregiante, Hillsborough Community College

Thomas Klee, Hillsborough Community College

 


 

Refunds

All requests for refunds MUST be submitted in writing to the national office and RECEIVED no later than thirty days in advance of the trip departure date.

  • Received prior to 30 days before trip departure:          Full refund, less a $50 per person administrative fee
  • Received within 30 days before trip departure:            No refunds granted

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