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Maine Coastal Chillin’ I


Trip Description

The (aptly named) Maine Coastal Chillin’ trip explores the sites of Maine’s coast (and beaches!) just south of the Brunswick/Bath area. On this trip, you’ll take excursions to the Morse Mountain conservation area, as well as to nearby Popham Beach State Park. You’ll have the opportunity to go on some very accessible day hikes in the surrounding area, as well as plenty of chances to hang around and explore the local beaches.

Situated just a short drive from the Bates Campus itself, the Hermit Island area is a popular destination for Batesies throughout the rest of the school year. We love it so much in fact, that we hold our bi-annual Clam Bake (a student favorite) right there at Popham Beach.

Like all other base camping trips, the Maine Coastal Chillin’ 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.

*Maine Coastal Chillin’ I & II share similar itineraries, but are run as separate trips.


Milly Aroko

Mildred Aroko, better known as Milly to all Batesies is a 20 year old Rhetoric major from Salem Mass. This past year she spent the fall in Sydney Australia and loved it so much she decided to kick it there for the year! Although her Aussie accent isn’t as solid as we’d all hope for it to be, her British one is spot on! She lives and breathes Bates allday errday. You can find this Batesie struttin’ her stuff on stage with the student run club The Robinson Players, volunteering with local Lewiston kids, bustin the sickest beats every Friday night in commons and polishing students resumes at the Career Development Center. Her WARNING: She is extremely energetic, loud and oh-so-excited to be an AESOP leader so please protect your eardrums…at all times!

Josh Arenstam

Josh hails from the Big Easy, and just takes life that way, easy. A linguaphile, he’s studying French and German at Bates. But that’s not the only thing he loves. His major passion in life is knitting. (Weird, right?) Hey, and if you’re nice enough, you might even be the recipient of one of his yarn-y creations. No promises though. With his time divided between running KnitWits, Bates’ only varsity knitting team and the college’s club sailing team, that doesn’t leave much room for stitching and purling. Anywho, he’s excited to meet all you new Bobkittens and introduce them to the wonderful life of Bates!

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