Achieve your dreams

Explore deep nature
with skilled mentors

Challenge your physical and mental boundaries

have the time of your life!

North Star Adventures inspires personal growth, self-awareness, creativity and wellness through outdoor experiences.

Develop and enhance your natural leadership abilities and style through Maine outdoor adventures.

Find your true North

The North Star - Polaris, sits almost directly above the North Pole and is a reliable gauge of North if you find yourself lost on a clear night without a compass. Sometimes we all need to refocus and right our own ship. North Star Adventures is designed to reinvigorate your life, help you chart a new course or recommit to a passion or project, and strengthen your leadership and community building capacity.

North Star Adventures programs will exceed your expectations. The product and culmination of 25 years experience in Maine outdoor adventure leadership education, our programs bring best practices in outdoor leadership education to you in fun, challenging and amazingly beautiful environments.


“Nancy’s passion for the beauty and solace of nature, her cracker jack competency in guiding and wilderness first aid and her kindness and thoughtfulness to everyone make her a guide extraordinaire. And did I mention that she is one of the most humble people you’ll ever meet?”      

~ Leslie Stein M ED


“In my experience, Nancy Zane is a master planner with any activity she has been involved with. I’m amazed at her ability to lead and manage events/outings seemingly effortlessly.”      

~ Lainie Kertesz, Johnny's Selected Seeds


“Nancy’s ability to connect with clients and students on a person level is impeccable. Her genuine and caring demeanour allowed me to reach my full potential as a climber, backpacker and paddler. She created a comfortable environment that pushed me out of my comfort zone to realize my full potential. Nancy is an incredible coach, mentor, instructor and friend. Thank you for everything!”      

~ Mike Froehly Instructor, National Outdoor Leadership School