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Community Service

Here are a list of the Base Camping trips we offer. Click the boxes to find out more about the specific trips available and the awesome Batesies who lead them!


Habitat for Humanity (Level 1)

Habitat for Humanity I:

Start your College Career of by doing something you can truly be proud of! The Habitat for Humanity AESOP trips will work on projects in the Lewiston/Auburn and Bath, ME areas. These trips will camp out of Range Pond park for the Lewiston/Auburn project or Thomas Point Beach for the Bath project. Get to know and provide great service to the local community by helping build houses for people in need! You will be able to explore and get to know your home for the next four years all while doing a great service on these trips.

Kai Payne:

Greetings, incoming freshmen! I’m Kai, and I’m a rising senior at Bates College. I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to be co-leading an AESOP trip with the chillest person of all time, Lydia Mitchell! She’s MAD cool, she’s funny, and most importantly she gets my humor, a blessing in disguise really. Anyway, I come from the dopest city in the world, yup, NYC! Yes, I like doing outside things, yes, I can tell the difference between the air of NY and Maine, and no I don’t spend all of my time in SoHo. That being said, I like NYC because it has a mixture of different cultures, vibes, and people which is exactly how AESOP is going to be! The best part though, is that we all get to go on this journey together! I can’t wait to make some lasting bonds and have a chill time. I’m pretty laid-back, love to have a good time, LOVE good jokes and awkward moments, LOVE MUSIC (A capella nerd here –>let’s make some tunes) and most importantly, I love Bates. Bates is going to be your home for the next four years, and I can’t wait for you guys to embark on that journey starting with Lydia and I! You will not regret it! Anyway, until we meet, goodbye and welcome class of 2018!

Lydia Mitchell:

Hi friends! My name’s Lydia and first of all you should just definitely pick this trip-what could be more fun and relaxing and good for the community than building some nice lil houses and hanging out by a pretty body of water. I am super excited to be leading this trip with Kai-I don’t think we’ve had a conversation together where we haven’t been laughing. He is awesome-outgoing, silly, and super laid-back. Best way to bond with Kai: notice something really specific that someone does, like wandering off to take pictures of super random tiny things, and point it out to him, and he’ll find it funny. Just a side note. I am from Boston (the actual city! In Jamaica Plain) which is definitely one of my favorite places in the world. I studied in Chile last semester which is also probably one of my new favorites. I love to travel, eat a lot of cheese, goldfish and pad thai (probably not all at the same time), and play soccer! I love meeting new people and talking about Bates because it’s just the best. I can’t wait to get to know you guys and experience Bates together!

Habitat for Humanity II:

U tryna make a difference in this crazy world?! Then join us, Emmet and Kate, in starting off your Bates career by doing something you can truly be proud of! The Habitat for Humanity AESOP trips will work on service projects in Maine. Get to know the local community and help build houses for people in need. As you build houses you will also build everlasting bonds with us and your fellow bobkittens!! SEE YOU ON AESOP CANT W8

Kate Kingsley:

Name: Katherine Grace Kingsley
Nickname: caliente catii
Major: Psych
Favorite Commons Food: Thanksgiving Dinner
Celebrity Crush: Beyoncé
Coolest Accomplishment: Bowled for PE credit
Biggest Fear: Falling down the stairs in commons
Inspirational Jam: “Ignition (remix)” – R. Kelly
Motto: Treat yo’ self

Emmet Shipway:

Name: Emmet Shipway
Nickname(s): McFly, Shipwreck
Major(s): French and Politics
Favorite Commons Food: Tollhouse Pie (microwaved for 25 seconds)
Celebrity Crush: Eva Green
Coolest Accomplishment: Slacklined across the Puddle
Biggest Fear: Sharks and elevators
Inspirational Jam: “Let’s Go” – Trick Daddy & Lil’ Jon
Motto: Life’s about livin’ not livin’ up tight 

Start your College Career of by doing something you can truly be proud of. The Habitat for Humanity AESOP trips will work on projects in the Lewiston/Auburn and Bath, ME areas. These trips will camp out of Range Pond park for the Lewiston/Auburn project or Thomas Point Beach for the Bath project. Get to know and provide great survice to the local community by helping build houses for people in need! You will be able to explore and get to know your home for the next four years all while doing a great service on these trips.

 

* Habitat for Humanity I and II follow the same itinerary.


Questions?  Contact us at aesop.bates@gmail.com or at 207-330-0610


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