Maine Coastal Chillin’ II

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.

Abby Zwetchkenbaum

Nick Name: Z-baum
Last Name Pronunciation: Zwetch-Can-Bomb
Never Seen With: Pants
Never Seen Without: Big, Curly Hair
Bates Activities: Tour Guiding, Theater, Bates Authors’ Guild
Major: English
Commons Creation: Baked Apple
Obsession: Riverdance
The Perfect Date: February 28th
Signature Dance Move: Shopping Cart Mermaid
Whodunnit: Colonel Mustard with the Wrench in the Dining Room.

Nick Auer

Nick Name: Yes, Nick is my name…
Last Name Pronunciation: Ow-Urrr (hour)
Never Seen With: Cantaloupe
Never Seen Without: Big, Curly Hair
Bates Activities: A cappella, Theater
Major: Theater
Commons Creation: Elaboration on French Onion Soup
Obsession: Scotch-Tape (don’t even get me started on Duct)
Signature Dance Move: Spinning on Head
The Perfect Date: December 22nd
Whodunnit: Mrs. White with the Rope in the Billiard Room.


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