AmeriCorps Outdoor Adventure Program*
Counties served: Lincoln, Waldo
Primary Contact: Andy Bezon, Director of Community Programs
PO Box 439, 290 US Rte 1
Edgecomb, ME 04556
Midcoast Conservancy operates the AmeriCorps Outdoor Adventure Program, a Maine Rural State program, with four AmeriCorps members. The program goals are to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity by increasing youth participation in outdoor recreation and build the organization's capacity to deliver programming with volunteers at its Community Hubs for Outdoor Adventure and Learning.
By the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing affordable access to trails and recreation gear to a minimum of 800 children ages 9-13 at six schools and four Community Hubs. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage additional volunteers who will be engaged in planning and implementing Community Hub programming.