Peak Pursuits is a non-profit organization in Portland, Maine. Our mission is inspiring youth to be environmental and community stewards through outdoor adventure. We help kids develop backcountry skills while working as a team, giving back to the community and learning about sustainability. Instead of kids going home to play video games or being left without supervision, they will now have the opportunity to play in the outdoors, run around, get their hands dirty and develop fundamental life skills.
There are many great places to discover around Portland, including state parks, nature presrves or the shores of Casco Bay. We want our participants to see how easily accessible they are and inspire them to explore further. Peak participants may discover these places by hiking, biking, climbing, kayaking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Through our expeditionary-based curriculum participants not only become successful backcountry travelers, but they also learn to work as a team, serve their community and live healthy sustainable lives.
Skills covered may include first aid, leave no trace, camp etiquette, orienteering, navigation and much more. Our curriculum also incorporates day and overnight trip to explore further into the New England area, including Acadia, the Bold Coast, Baxter State Park, or the White Mountains.