MHA Information


Who may attend Maine High Adventure ?

Maine High Adventure is open all Scout Troops and Venture Crews, and possibly other organized youth groups. Non-BSA groups should contact the MHA office for details about attending. The minimum age requirement is Scouts must be 13 before September 1 of the attending year. At least one adult leader (age 21 or older) must accompany each crew: two or more adult leaders per crew are recommended. Coed crews must have at least one adult female leader and one adult male leader, each of whom must be at least 21 years of age. Every participant must have a current health history (within 90 days) and a current medical examination (within one year) from a physician licensed to practice medicine. Maine High Adventure will provide medical forms for this purpose in a kit of material sent to leaders after March 1. Every canoeing participant should be able to swim 100 yards easily.


Where is Maine High Adventure ?

Although your trek will involve the areas described above, your initial destination is our base camp operation - Matagamon High Adventure Base, which is located at the northeast corner of Baxter State Park on Grand Lake Matagamon, 27 miles northwest of Patten, Maine.


When to visit MHA

Anytime from mid-June until mid-August is available for summer treks. Opportunities for whitewater canoeing, fishing are best in June and early July. Crisp cool nights and warm sunny days are most frequent in late July and early August. Anytime is great for High Adventure. The optimum length of stay is 8 to 10 days to participate in a variety of adventurous activities. The minimum required length of stay is 6 days, but this also limits the trek options and program possibilities. There is no maximum length of stay. Call MHA Director, Kara Tyson at (207) 949-5260/ for available dates and information.