Sea Kayaking Skills

This class is designed for those who want to gain the skills and confidence to safely execute a full day sea kayaking trip with friends or family. We will focus on paddle technique, re-entries, towing, and navigation. Session 1 will be on Unity Pond. Session 2 we will launch from Stockton Springs. After consulting our group and charts we will decide the location for session 3. Session 1: Introduction to Equipment: Paddles, Kayaks, PFD’s, Safety Gear, Clothing, and Repair kits … Read More

Map & Compass: Staying Found

Sunday, April 30th 9am – 4pm | All ages and abilities 12 and under accompanied by an adult. In this world of electronics it is easy to lose site of the importance of using basic tools. Map & Compass is an example of this more basic technology. It does not require satellites or electricity to keep charged and can save your life. Plus its fun to learn and fun to use! Do you like to spend time in the woods? … Read More

Staying Found with Map & Compass

In our world of electronics, you may ask why Map & Compass…it is so…primitive! The push of a button on a cell phone, GPS or PLB (personal locator beacon) is easy, convenient, more accurate, universal, no need to add or subtract declination…no need to think! While the world of electronics makes our lives easier, it does have its limitations. Tree cover, remote location, cost, and battery life, are the most common reasons our devices may fail. A basic base plate … Read More

Why Map & Compass

In our world of electronics, you may ask why Map & Compass…it is so…primitive!  The push of a button on a cell phone, GPS or PLB (personal locator beacon) is easy, convenient, more accurate, universal, no need to add or subtract declination…no need to think! While the world of electronics makes our lives easier, it does have its limitations. Tree cover, remote location, cost, and battery life, are the most common reasons our devices may fail. A basic base plate … Read More

Why I Chose North Star Adventures

During the North Star Launch Party in January someone asked me why I chose North Star for the name of my program. “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 … Read More