Maine Huts and Trails
Maine Huts & Trails is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to contribute to the economic, social and natural environment of Maine’s Western Mountain region by creating and operating a world-class recreation corridor for current and future generations. Our backcountry trails enhance access to beautiful lakes, rivers and forest lands, and our low impact huts provide inviting spaces that facilitate outdoor adventures and learning. This self-sustaining resource stimulates environmentally sensitive economic opportunity in the region by attracting visitors of all ages and abilities.
Our Work is:
- Creating a resource of national significance for our state and regions.
- Providing opportunities for environmental and experiential education.
- Enhancing opportunities for people-powered outdoor recreation.
- Stimulating environmentally sensitive economic development opportunities in Western Maine.
- Instilling an environmental stewardship and conservation ethic within our communities and residents.
- Ensuring perpetual year-round public access to remote and special areas along the trail corridor.
The Maine Outdoor Film Festival is proud to support the work of Maine Huts and Trails by making them a beneficiary of our festival. To learn more about their work please visit them at www.mainehuts.org.
Rippleffect envisions a Maine community where youth and adults are engaged in their community, healthy in mind, body, and spirit, and sensitive to diversity in their social and natural environment.
Rippleffect strives to connect students to the world around them, and to see the natural world underlying even the most urban of environments. We aim to help participants share the insights gleaned during programs and transfer their learning broadly to create a healthy, interdependent community in Maine. We believe that a community that is aware of and committed to addressing local social and environmental needs will be a place that thrives.
Philosophy of Mind, Body and Spirit
Our goal is to immerse participants in experiences that will stimulate all aspects of their being, challenge their creative problem solving abilities, engage them in activities that will push their physical limits and comfort zones, and invite them to explore their consciousness and inner self through solo experiences and a communion with the natural world around them. By addressing the whole of a young person, we are confident that they will develop leadership and life skills to become a healthy, effective person and community member.
The Maine Outdoor Film Festival is proud to support the work of Rippleffect by making them a beneficiary of our festival. To learn more about their work please visit them at www.rippleffect.org.