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Acadia IV


Trip Description

Nestled in the coastline of northern Maine, Acadia National Park is one of the most renowned scenic areas in the state. These trips will camp in group camping facilities with bathhouses and easy access to more “creature comforts,” however all participants still sleep in tents and cook on camping stoves, ensuring that you will still receive a true outdoor experince.

Days in Acadia are spent either day hiking, exploring the local town of Bar Harbor, or hanging out at the beach.  While the itineraries vary year to year based on the leaders and group interests, typical hikes might include a walk up Beehive mountain or even a sunrise hike of Cadillac Mountain.  Nights are spent hanging out around the campfire playing games, talking with you new classmates, and cooking s’mores.

Every year we typically send three trips to Acadia national park.  While they do camp in somewhat close proximity to one another, for the most part the trips stay separate in order to maintain the small group dynamic the AESOP prides itself on.

Like all other base camping trips, the Acadia AESOP is designed to be lower-intensity and is ideal for those who are excited about AESOP and being in the outdoors, but who might be less comfortable with a higher-level trip.

*Acadia I, II, III & IV share similar itineraries, but are run as separate trips.


Claire Kershko

Who’s a Bobcat? YOU ARE once you’ve signed up for Acadia IV! I’m Claire and Saratoga Springs, NY is my hometown. When I’m there I like to bet on thoroughbreds at the racetrack or venture into the Adirondacks for some lake chilling and hiking. At Bates, I’m a senior Religious Studies major and a member of the Alpine Ski Team. My favorite things about Bates are the knowledgeable professors, the no-bake cookies in Commons and 80’s dance. I never had the opportunity to go on AESOP so I’m MORE than excited to show you all what being a bobcat is really about. Of course, I am down to do some day/sunrise hiking as long as I can grab some Coffee beforehand (I got your back caffeine addicts. There will be COFFEE on this trip). So join me and my wingman Ty for quite the adventure.

Tyler McKenzie

AYO, they call me Tyler McKenzie. 22 years of age just days before you all arrive my old soul will rally and make this AESOP one to remember. As a senior I’ve spent my three years at Bates majoring in Rhetoric and Philosophy alongside being a member of the Bates Alpine Ski Team. Born in Leominster, MA but I’ve spent most of my life schlepping gear all over New England and simply enjoy the smell of crisp mountain air or the cliff framed beaches that my trip will visit come August. I’m all about being a Bobcat and being a part of the awesome community that your new home has to offer. Leading AESOP before lets you know that we’re in for a killer time, so find the Acadia trip that has a 4 right next to it and click yes for what your heart truly desires.

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