About North Star Adventures

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Our Expertise & Commitment

The North Star – Polaris, sits almost directly above the North Pole. It 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 is designed to meet you where you are at physically and emotionally. We will set a course for success and help you to achieve those goals.

About Nancy Zane

Nancy Zane is the founder and visionary of North Star Adventures. She brings 25 years experience in cultivating outdoor leaders.

As a former college educator, avid outdoor enthusiast, and medical professional she creates a physical and emotional safe place for you to explore the outdoors and expand personal comfort zones.

Prior to founding North Star Adventures she oversaw leadership development programs, developed and taught Adventure Education courses, and taught national certifications at Unity College in Maine.

"I gain my strength from natural places. When I feel overwhelmed, bound in indecision or angry, I escape to the woods to regain my sense of self, to get grounded, and to get in touch with what is most important in my life. I reset my compass and move forward. Embracing the sounds, smells, colors, light, and feeling of nature is the catalyst the moves me."   Nancy Zane

Nancy's Credentials:

  • Wilderness EMT
  • Leave No Trace Master Educator
  • Maine Recreational Guide
  • Maine Sea Kayak Guide
  • American Heart Association, First Aid & CPR Instructor
  • National Registry EMT-B

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

–Helen Keller

"When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."

–Aldo Leopold

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nancy's organizational, technical and leadership skills are stellar. Beyond that she brings a deep love of nature, a kind and compassionate demeanor and a great sense of joy and fun which is absolutely contagious! Along with self growth and personal discovery you are guaranteed to bring home wonderful long lasting memories."

- Pam Gallik Educational Consultant