Maine High Adventure

The scouting experience of a lifetime


About Maine High Adventure, BSA

For almost 50 years, Maine High Adventure has been providing customized, fully outfitted, youth led trips for Scouting, Venturing and Explorer groups of all kinds. Participants have come from across the country and the world to experience the type of back country adventure that is becoming more and more scarce each day. Maine High Adventure takes the headaches out of your logistics...all you need to bring is your personal gear and Maine High Adventure will provide the rest, including food, camping equipment, transportation, and a fully-trained "Matagamon Guide" who will accompany your group throughout the duration of your experience.

Grow your group's teamwork, leadership and outdoor skills! Take part in the tremendous program that is MAINE HIGH ADVENTURE.

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Maine High Adventure Program


Backcountry Canoe Travel

Maine High Adventure offers multi-day treks through out some of the nations most beautiful and historically rich forests and waterways. Travel lakes, rivers and streams within almost 4 million acres of working forest that is the North Maine Woods. Each crew's backcountry trek is individually designed to match the desires, abilities, interests and preferences of the group.


Historic Field Visitations

Maine High Adventure treks can include travel to many historic sites within the North Maine Woods. Treks with Maine High Adventure offer historic interpretation and visitation of some of Maine's most famous and industrious logging sites of it's past including The East and West Branch Penobscot rivers, St. Croix river as well as the Allagash waterway.

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Wildlife Observation

Take part in witnessing some of the nation's densest wildlife areas. "More Moose than people" is a common saying in the north Maine woods and holds its truth! Maine High Adventure offers interpretation from your guide on the many plants and animals you will encounter during your trek.

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Whitewater Canoeing

Like everything the Maine High Adventure program offers, optional white water canoe travel allows your crew to really put those Scout skills to the test!
Maine has some of the nation's most reputable whitewater from entry level features all the way to professional challenge.
The Maine High Adventure program offers our participants a choice in safe class 1, 2 or 3 white water difficulty along their trek. These can be challenging days but well worth the adrenaline rush!


Backcountry Cooking

You have to eat good when you are on the trail!
The Maine High Adventure program teaches every participant skills, safety and etiquette around the camp fire.
Some lunches and snacks are better kept simple on the trail but dinner during Maine High Adventure treks is cooked each night over an open fire.


Custom-Designed Treks

Maine High Adventure offers entirely custom trek designs and itineraries to every crew. Crew members explain their priorities and preferences to the Maine High Adventure trip planner and treks are individually designed for every crew on their first day.


What those who have experienced Maine High Adventure really hae to say!

"I found the adventure exhilarating and the coaching fulfilling. As a Guide I had the opportunity to teach skills to scouts that in turn teach others. MHA values its employees. At MHA you truly are family."

Matthew Zeliff - Former Guide

"MHA's trip planning is personalized to the crew. My unit has been to MHA five times with different crews. Each trek was uniquely different...and all were great!!"

Jim Minner - Scouting Leader and long-time MHA friend

" MHA is the best way to learn how life really should be!"

Will Larcom - Former Chief Guide & Asst Base Director


Come work with us!

Maine High Adventure Staff

Maine High Adventure is always seeking qualified, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team of trip leaders, trip planners, drivers and base staff! Please contact Maine High Adventure via this website, the Katahdin Area Council website or by phone at 207-949-5260!


Contact Us

P.O. Box 1869 Bangor Maine 04402



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