April 20, 2024 | 7:00 am

Island Campus Trips

CAPS Students on Allen Island

Please join us on Colby’s Island Campus for our 2024 trip series.

We are presenting a series of single and multi-day trips this year. Mark your calendars with these dates and check back for registration!

 

Saturday, April 20, 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Join us on Allen Island as we conduct an Island Campus clean-up along the trails and coastlines. Supplies and lunch will be provided. Motorcoach transportation available from Waterville with multiple pick-ups along the route. Open to students, families, and alumni.
Register here.

 

Sunday, May 5 (11 a.m departure)–Monday, May 6 (3 p.m. arrival) Enjoy astrophotography and witness the Eta Aquarids Meteor Showers on Allen Island. Bring your camera, tripod, binoculars, or small telescopes for this nighttime adventure! Meals will be included and various housing options available (limited space). Meet in Port Clyde. Open to Colby families and alumni.

 

Saturday, June 1, 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Catch the tail-end of the spring shorebirds migration as we walk the shorelines and island trails; bring your binoculars, cameras, and hiking boots. Lunch will be provided. Motorcoach transportation available from Waterville with multiple pick-ups along the route. Open to families and alumni.

 

Friday, June 7, and Sunday, June 9, 7 a.m.–4 p.m. During Reunion Weekend, join us for an excursion to the Island Campus, including staff-led walking tours. Bring your camera and your hiking boots. Lunch will be provided. Motorcoach transportation available from Waterville with multiple pick-ups along the route. Open to families and alumni.

 

Sunday, July 14, 7 a.m–4 p.m. Join us on the Island Campus for a restorative workshop that will  include small group activities like nature journaling, yoga, and maybe a small drum circle. You’ll have some free time for island exploration. Lunch will be provided. Motorcoach transportation available from Waterville with multiple pick-ups along the route. Open to families and alumni.

 

Sunday, July 28, 7 a.m.–6 p.m. The puffins are calling! Join us for some free time on Allen Island for exploration or a hike, and then a boat tour around Eastern Egg Rock to view the puffins. Lunch will be provided. Motorcoach transportation available from Waterville with multiple pick-ups along the route. Open to families and alumni.

 

Friday-Sunday, August 9–11, 12:30 p.m–4 p.m. We have a wonderful writer’s retreat weekend planned. Utilize the open spaces and coastal beauty for inspiration and time to outline, write, and converse with other writers; some small educational sessions are included. Inclement weather locations will be available for writing space. Meals will be included and there will be various housing options available (limited space). Meet in Port Clyde. Open to families and alumni.

 

Sunday, August 25, 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Join us for the first annual Island-Teering Challenge! You’ll be challenged to some orienteering and puzzle-solving as you explore Allen Island’s meadows and forests. Work individually or as a two-person team. Lunch will be provided. Motorcoach transportation available from Waterville with multiple pick-ups along the route. Open to families and alumni.

 

Saturday, September 7, 7 a.m.–6 p.m. It’s BioBlitz Day! Join us as we scour Allen Island for pollinator plants and insects and capture the data using iNaturalist. Data collected as part of this BioBlitz will be provided to scientists who are conducting research on the island. Lunch will be provided. Motorcoach transportation available from Waterville with multiple pick-ups along the route. Open to families and alumni.

 

Friday, September 20, 7 a.m.–4 p.m. During Homecoming weekend, join us for an excursion to the Island Campus. We’ll learn more about Allen Island’s working dock and how the fishing and lobstering communities, Allen Island staff, and others utilize these docks. You’ll have some free time for walks as well. Lunch will be provided. Motorcoach transportation available from Waterville with multiple pick-ups along the route. Open to families and alumni.

 

Saturday, October 5, 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Join us on Allen Island for the final trip of the year as we conduct another Island Campus clean-up along the trails and coastlines. Supplies and lunch will be provided. Motorcoach transportation available from Waterville with multiple pick-ups along the route. Open to students, families, and alumni.

 

Looking for more ways to stay connected?
Be sure to catch our new “Engage With Colby!” Podcast wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. We’ll be covering the Island Campus as well as spotlighting our faculty and alumni. Podcasts are posted monthly.

 

Lastly, if you’re interested in receiving more information about Colby’s Island Campus events and programs, please let us know. We’ll place you on our Friends of Allen and Benner Islands email distribution list so you won’t miss any announcements.

 

For questions or more information, please contact Geneva Longlois-Marney at [email protected].