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November 2018

Custom Certification Courses

November 27, 2018 @ 8:00 AM - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Is your organization, team or community looking for a CPR, First Aid, Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid class? Contact North Star Adventures to book your course today. All courses are taught by Nancy Zane. Nancy is a WEMT and teaches emergency medicine at the Waldo County Technical Center. She is also a Maine Recreational and Sea Kayak Guide, and a Leave No Trace Master Educator. She has been working and playing in the backcountry for over 25 years!…

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June 2019

Custom Adventures: Create Your Personal Maine Experience

June 30, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - November 25, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map

North Star Adventures will work with you to create your own custom paddling (lake, river or ocean), hiking, biking, backpacking, skiing, snowshoeing or multi-sport adventure.We offer private instruction for one as well as group events for up to twelve. Prices vary according to lodging and location. Are you looking for a remote primitive experience or are you more interested in staying at an inn or base camp and venturing from there? Half, full and multi-day excursions are available.  When possible…

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July 2019

Sunset Paddle for Two

July 6 @ 8:00 AM - September 1 @ 5:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$75

This private event, designed for you and your significant other, is an evening to remember. We will begin your special night with a lakeside dinner made from local organic ingredients and a small fire to warm your souls and spirit. Paddling into the sunset, sparkling water, and stargazing will cap off your perfect evening.  Swim among the stars, experience the sunlight as it dances off the water, and connect on a visceral level to the energies of the dark. Let…

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August 2019

Fall Foliage Tours

August 15 @ 8:00 AM - November 2 @ 5:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
New England fall foliage

Let North Star Adventures plan your perfect fall foliage tour.  Known for vibrant colors Maine offers a variety of options for viewing this spectacular event. You can travel by boat to explore the lakes, rivers, or coastline. You can travel by foot and see rolling hills, mountains, lakes, and ponds. Your trip can be self-contained (you carry your gear on your back or in a boat), or it can be supported (we transport your gear from Inn to Inn or…

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September 2019

Adventures in the Arts: Sea Kayaking and Nature Journaling

September 7 @ 8:00 AM - September 8 @ 5:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$425

Sea Kayaking and Nature Journaling on Penobscot Bay!  Last year we offered nature journaling as a full day program. It was so much fun that everyone decided that we needed to make it an overnight. Spend the day in the company of Harbor seals, osprey, guillemots, eiders, loons, and cormorants.  Launching from Castine Maine we will spend the day observing and recording the tranquility of Maine islands and critters that make them their home. By night we can enjoy the…

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MaineSong: Songwriting + Paddling

September 13 @ 3:00 PM - September 15 @ 5:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$325

Songs can delight, awaken empathy, celebrate our sense of place, express our individual and collective stories, spark transformation, and offer healing. They are also fun… and a little magic! Join North Star Adventures staff and guest instructor, Sara Trunzo, for a weekend immersion (September 13-15, 2019) into song, nature, community, and our personal journeys on the shores of beautiful Lake Winnecook. Participants will craft, refine, and share their music and lyrics through a variety of solo, collaborative, and group exercises.…

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Goldsworthying with Jim Macdonald

September 27 @ 4:00 PM - September 29 @ 3:00 PM
$525

Maine woods + Creativity + Playfulness = Goldsworthying! Join artist Jim Macdonald and guide Nancy Zane for a creative and fun weekend of lake and woods exploration! Inspired by the work of British sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy, we will take to the woods and create. The premise is simple- to enter the natural landscape with an artist's eye and create with materials at hand using only our hands. The art we create will be chronicled by the pictures…

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October 2019

Adventures in the Arts: October Knitting Retreat

October 11 @ 2:00 PM - October 13 @ 5:00 PM
Pocomoonshine Lake Alexander, ME United States + Google Map
$475

Spend a glorious October weekend in Maine on a remote lake surrounded by vibrant colors and glistening blue water. Explore the brilliance of the Maine woods in autumn.  Let Maine guide Nancy Zane take you on a quiet paddle in the waters of Pocomoonshine or, perhaps hike the water's edge.  Immerse yourself in the peaceful grace of the water, colors, sounds, sights and smells of mid-October. Observe the wildlife as they migrate south or prepare for the long Maine winter…

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November 2019

Wreath Making

November 9 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$55

Bring the garden inside! Spend a cool November day in the presence of the garden. We will be creating beautiful wreaths from colorful dried materials. These wreathes will brighten your winter day. Delight your friends or family with a special gift from the heart! Once you learn the basic technique for making a wreath you are limited only by your creativity! It's easy, fun and satisfying! Colors and plant material will vary from what is pictured below.  As well as…

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January 2020

Design your own adventure

January 1, 2020
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May 2020

Women’s Outdoor Skills Workshop

May 16, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$75

Do you love outdoor adventure but, don't have the confidence or skills to plan your own trip?  Do you feel intimated by those with more experience?  Spend the day with Maine Guide Nancy Zane and learn the basics of trip planning, clothing and equipment selection, menu planning and navigation.  With over 25 years of experience in Adventure Education Nancy is a wealth of knowledge. She has camped, hiked, biked, climbed, paddled, and skied in just about every type of weather…

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On Water Medical Scenarios & Emergency Management

May 23, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Castine, Maine Castine, ME United States + Google Map
$75

Join North Star Adventures for a day of medical scenarios, and sea kayak emergency management on the water. If you are a paddler and have a minimum of basic first aid certification then this course is something you will want to check out! This is a great way to dust of the rust and practice those skills you learned when you took your first aid class. Practice your wilderness medical skills in the environment in which you recreate or work. …

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June 2020

Backcountry Medical Scenarios

June 13, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$75

Do you have a current WFA, WFR or EMT certification?  Are you a backcountry medic, guide, outdoor leader? This field based course is designed for those with a current WFA certification or higher. Spend the day practicing your Wilderness Medical skills in Camden Hills State Park. We will  meet at the Maiden Cliff Trailhead at 8:00 am.  Our will hike will begin at the Maiden Cliff Trailhead. From there we will continue on the Ridge Trail to Ocean Lookout and…

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