Aucocisco Waves | Ages 12–14


For our older day students, this week-long program is open to youth aged 12-14 years old.  Daily activities include an expanded sea kayaking curriculum, longer day paddles in Casco Bay, ropes course challenges, and an introduction to outdoor living skills. Waves will stay overnight in Cow Island base camps on Thursday of the program week. Students learn self, peer and community leadership skills through reflective activities and new friendships.  Every participant is sure to be challenged and engaged whether they are returning campers or new to Rippleffect.

  • June 24-28

  • July 1-3 (3 day program--no camp July 4th-5th)*

  • July 8-12

  • July 15-19

  • July 22-26

  • July 29-August 2

  • August 5-9

  • August 12-16

drop-off and pick-up details

Drop-off and pick-up is located in the Thames Street lot near SailME and the Narrow Gauge Railway. Registration and drop-off on the first day of the program is at 7:30am, and drop-off for the rest of the week is at 8am (excluding Friday). Pick-up is between 4:45pm and 5pm everyday (excluding Thursday).


Waves students will stay overnight on Cow Island on the Thursday night of their program week.  Rippleffect will provide food for Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast, and Friday lunch.  Waves students will build and then stay in “base camps” in a remote section of Cow Island and, with the support of the guides, will prepare dinner and breakfast over camp stoves for the group. Students will learn how to set up their own tents, tie tarps, keep their gear dry and safe, and cook outdoors.


Price: $495 – includes Thursday overnight on Cow Island

*Week of July 1st-3rd: $260


Financial Assistance for our Youth Summer Programs is available!

Rippleffect is committed to providing affordable, accessible programs for youth. We believe that participating in an adventure should not be deterred by financial limitations. For more information on scholarship options please click below.