Penobscot River Adventure

Penobscot River Adventure

July 20 – 27, 2024

Day 1: Preparation

Saturday, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Cobb School

  • Arrive at Cobb with items from packing list
  • Issue and organize gear
  • Learn how to pack and how to keep your gear dry
  • Menu planning and organizing food for travel

Day 2: Depart for Maine


  • Depart from Cobb at 8:00 am
  • Drive to Sebomook, ME
  • Camp at Roll Dam Campsite

Days 3-7: Paddling the Penobscot River Corridor

Monday – Friday

  • Practice camping and survival skills
  • Implement the principles of Leave No Trace
  • Learn proper paddling & steering techniques
  • Learn to right a capsized canoe
  • Explore Lobster Lake
  • Climb Lobster Mountain
  • Learn to read a topographic map
  • Learn about the geology & landscape

Day 8: Return to Connecticut


  • Drive back to Connecticut
  • At Cobb, de-issue and dry gear

Details & Application

Registration is now closed!

The Penobscot River Paddling Adventure is open to children aged 11 – 15 years. We welcome Cobb students and young alumni as well as students from other Montessori Schools of Connecticut member schools. Space is limited to 11 campers.

Campers can join this 7-day the Penobscot River Paddling Adventure for $2000 per person, this includes all activities, food, lodging and transportation.

Camping and backpacking gear will be provided through the program.

Registered campers will be sent a packing list detailing the required personal gear.

Questions? email us at

Important Registration Information: A camper is considered preliminarily registered once the Cobb School Montessori, Inc. receives the initial registration information, and deposit.  A camper’s final acceptance, enrollment, and participation in a camp session is contingent on your full and timely payment of the remaining balance, the completion of the Enrollment Agreement, and all other required documents and waivers, Cobb Adventure Program’s review of your submitted registration, including all required (completed and/or signed) forms and information.

The Cobb Adventure Program welcomes all camper applicants to its programs and is able to accommodate camper participation in a variety of circumstances. However, our remote wilderness locations, high adventure activities, and delayed access to front-country medical care may, in some cases, result in CAP declining admission or ongoing participation because of medical or health concerns.