Adventures, Skills & Certifications

Adventures in the Arts:

 Adventures in the Arts allows you the opportunity to engage in the creative energy of the earth. Through the eyes of a child we look closely at nature to discover the intricacies, patterns and beauty before us. We will engage in a human powered activity such as paddling, hiking, skiing or snowshoeing. Feeling our muscles and paying attention to the voices within will give us insight into ourselves, our challenges and our coping mechanisms.  Working with an artist we will combine our nature and human connection to create authentic pieces of art born from deep within our soul...connecting the human and natural world.

"The natural world is my inspiration. I feel at home among the trees, waterways, mountains and plants that inhabit the planet." Nancy Zane, Founder North Star Adventures

Community Connections:

As the founder of North Star Adventures I am a collaborator.  I believe in synergy and that the sum is always greater than its parts. When  communities work together, all of their individual parts can create amazing opportunities for folks of all ages and abilities.  I realized that community-connecting is an integral part of who I am and what I do, from working with many talented artists to becoming a business sponsor for the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust.  My Community Connections page highlights these collaborative efforts, keeps you updated on service projects and opportunities, and is the place where you work with me to design your personalized adventure.

Certifications: Check our schedule to join a certification class. We offer the following certifications throughout the year. If you have a group of ten or more please call to schedule a private training.

  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • AHA First Aid & CPR
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
  • Maine Recreational Guide Training

Outdoor Skills: Looking to learn a specific outdoor skill?  North Star Adventures offer a variety of skills classes to enhance your knowledge and increase your fun in the outdoors.

  • Navigation
  • Outdoor Cooking and Menu Planning
  • Fundamentals of Canoeing
  • Fundamentals of Sea Kayaking
  • Fundamentals of Backpacking

Maine Outdoor Adventures:

Experience Wild Maine with a Licensed Maine Guide.

The natural world is a catalyst for personal growth and change. Human powered activity is our mode of transportation. We travel via foot, kayak, canoe or cross-country skis.

Our intention is to give you a peak experience. Push you out of your comfort zone just a little (not to the panic zone) and give you the tools you need to succeed.

You don’t have to climb big mountains or paddle dozens of miles in 20 knot wind. Everybody’s threshold and experience is different. We offer programs for all abilities. If you don't see something for you...contact us and we can create your own unique custom program.


Women's Adventures:

I believe in the power of the natural world to create a avenue for healing, building self confidence, overcoming obstacles, creating meaningful relationships, and building trust in ourselves and others. Through North Star Adventures you will gain the confidence to push outside your “comfort zone” in a safe and supportive group setting.  As you learn the value of intrinsic reward and begin to trust your instincts you will begin the journey to discover your authentic self.

Wedding Adventures:

Celebrate your marriage in a unique way. Maine offers you and your wedding party incredible outdoor adventure opportunities.  Kayak the rocky coast of Maine and spend the night on an island. Backpack the mountains of Maine's Katahdin region and hike part of the Appalachian Trail. Canoe wilderness lakes and camp on secluded sand beaches. Cross-country ski with hut-to-hut options. Our nightly accommodations can range from wilderness camping to quaint New England B&B's. We can also design your own multi-option trip. Do you possess a sense of adventure?  Do you want a trip north of ordinary? Do you want to create memories that you will cherish forever? Give me a call and start planning your adventure of a lifetime. You may also visit me on the Knot.