Acadia I

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.

Kaitlin McDonald

HeyO, my name is Kaitlin and I come from the Strong. Aka Long Island, New York…which is where I get all of my sick dance moves from. When I’m not finding an elevated platform to fist pump on top of, you can find me putting side paneling on houses for Bates Build Habitat for Humanity . Having trouble picturing a girl with a hammer? Don’t underestimate the power of the she! I’m a Sociology major at Bates, meaning I study people—and why they do the things that they do. Like why are you reading this? Because you’re interested. So come chillllllll! And have a really really really good time.

Danny Birkhead

YoYoo! My name is Danny, hailing from the Dirty-T, Tyngsboro, MA. As a member of the ManOps (all-male a Capella group), I have a reputation of melting hearts. But don’t worry, I’ll make sure yours
won’t skip a beat. Ya see, I’m an EMT. Worried about my masculine heat? Nah, I’m cool as ice. I founded the Bates Curling Club. And the cherry on top? I’m a Neuroscience major and can read your mind. Don’t be scared, I can read that you wanna come chill!


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