Penobscot People & Places: Work. Learn. Connect
Our people, our homeland, our culture, our values--the Penobscot Nation invites you to experience all of this and more during our 2013 voluntourism vacation package. This trip features a unique blend of culture, recreation, and a meaningful work project.
Our work theme this year centers on the tribe's natural resources protection efforts. Projects may include
working on the majestic Penobscot river or in the tranquil forests of northern Maine. Our goal is to provide participants with a transformative experience as they learn about the visceral relationship between the Penobscot people and the natural world.
But this voluntourism experience is more than "all work and no play." It also includes educational and recreational activities such as a guided community tour, a canoe trip on the Penobscot River, and events steeped in Penobscot culture and tradition.
The package includes meals, four nights lodging, and all cultural and recreational activities and is offered through a partnership between the Penobscot Nation, Four Directions Development Corporation, and the Abbe Museum.
Dates: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 through Saturday, July 27, 2013
Abbe Museum members receive a $50 discount.
Use these links to learn more:
Application Form (Due May 1, 2013)
In the words of past participants...
I enjoyed and felt honored to watch our Penobscot [trip] leaders transform when they entered the river. I could sense an eagerness and excitement to launch the canoes and be on the River. Every one of them projected a “completeness” and confidence when the canoes left the shore – it was like watching birds take flight and soaring, it was magical and it was very special to see. - Phil S. (2012)
It was so enjoyable to be in a mode of curiosity and discovery and learning. - Anne P. (2012)
I learned about the history, landscapes, and management issues on the river, and now better understand the deep connection between it and the Penobscot people. - Rebecca C-W (2012)