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Adventure Bound

Unleashing Fun, Thrilling Rapids & Family Bonds

Adventure Bound

Adventure Bound in Caratunk, Maine, offers an array of exhilarating and family-friendly outdoor activities, making it a unique adventure vacation destination. Located in the heart of Maine’s wilderness, this alcohol and smoke-free campground provides a plethora of opportunities for outdoor exploration. With options like whitewater rafting on the Kennebec and Dead rivers, rock climbing, ropes courses, and inflatable kayaking, Adventure Bound caters to both families and youth groups. The center also boasts cabin tents and campsites, ensuring comfortable and hassle-free camping experiences. Whether you’re an experienced camper or new to outdoor adventures, Adventure Bound promises fun and memorable experiences in the beautiful Maine wilderness​.

Whitewater Rafting Adventures

Family-Friendly Whitewater Thrills on the Kennebec & Dead Rivers

Adventure Bound, ideally located on the Kennebec River, offers a thrilling whitewater rafting experience perfect for families and kids. The proximity to the Kennebec and Dead River takeouts makes it a prime spot for rafting enthusiasts. Here’s what to expect:

Kennebec River: Traverse 12 miles of Maine’s wilderness on the Kennebec River. The journey begins with a bang in the Kennebec Gorge, featuring Class III-IV rapids like Rock Garden and Magic Falls. After the adrenaline-pumping first half, enjoy a relaxed float, swim, or kayak in the calmer waters. The trip includes a delicious riverside barbecue and ends with a photo slideshow presentation. Trips start around 8 AM and wrap up by 2 PM.

Dead River: Experience the thrill of continuous Class II-IV rapids on the Dead River, famous for offering the most non-stop whitewater in the Northeast. Starting just below Grand Falls, this 15-mile adventure is packed with exhilarating rapids like Elephant Rock and Poplar Hill Falls. The day includes a pre-trip snack and a post-trip barbecue. Trips begin at 8 AM, with about 3.5 hours on the river, concluding around 2 PM.

Special High Water Rafting Days on the Kennebec River

For those seeking the ultimate whitewater challenge, join the “Turbine Test” days on the Kennebec River, featuring 8,000 CFS of big water action. These special dates are:

  • Saturday, June 8th, 2024
  • Monday, July 8th, 2024
  • Saturday, September 7th, 2024
  • Saturday, September 21st, 2024

Unique Multi-Day Rafting & Camping Experiences

Adventure Bound offers an exceptional two-day rafting and wilderness camping package. This all-inclusive adventure starts with a scenic trip on Moosehead Lake, followed by a night of lakeside camping with tents, sleeping pads, a barbecue dinner, and a wilderness sauna. The next day is filled with Class III-IV rapids on the Kennebec River Gorge.

Key Features of Adventure Bound Rafting Trips

  • Professional Guides: Each trip is led by experienced and licensed guides.
  • All-Inclusive Gear: From rafts to wet suits and helmets, all necessary equipment is provided.
  • Family-Friendly: Suitable for children aged 10 and above (8 for lower river trips).
  • Varied Accommodation: Options range from remote camping sites to comfortable cabin tents.
  • Engaging Activities: Beyond rafting, enjoy volleyball, hiking, kayaking, and more.

Whether you’re a seasoned rafter or looking for a family adventure, Adventure Bound in Maine offers an unforgettable experience combining the thrill of whitewater rafting with the beauty of Maine’s wilderness.

Diverse Adventure Activities for Kids & Families

Ropes Course: Challenge & Team Building

  • Low & High Elements: Combining physical and mental challenges, the course offers both low and high elements, perfect for all ages.
  • Group Dynamics: Designed to foster team spirit and personal growth in a fun, supportive environment.
  • Program Options: Available as a half-day or full-day adventure, requiring a minimum of 8 participants.

Rock Climbing: Indoor & Outdoor Thrills

  • Indoor Wall: A 30-foot climbing wall with various routes, offering challenges for all skill levels.
  • Outdoor Adventure: Outdoor rock climbing at Moxie Pond, teaching belaying and rappelling.
  • Group Size: Accommodates groups of 8 to 12, with full-day sessions.

SUP Boarding & Inflatable Kayaking

  • Guided Trips: Afternoon guided trips on “SUPs” or “duckies,” perfect for exploring the Lower Kennebec River.
  • Family Fun: Available for self-guided or guided trips, including side hikes and waterfall swimming.

Hiking: Explore Maine’s Trails

  • Scenic Trails: Located in the Upper Kennebec River Valley, ideal for various hiking experiences.
  • Family-friendly Options: Trails like Moxie Falls and Pleasant Pond Mountain, suitable for all ages.

Remote Camping & Rafting

  • Unique Experience: Two-day rafting and camping adventure, offering traditional camping with a wilderness sauna.
  • Group Adventure: Minimum of 9 people, perfect for an immersive nature experience.

Kid-Friendly Outdoor Activities

  • Whitewater Rafting: Tailored rafting experiences on the Kennebec River.
  • River Float Trips: Fun-filled float trips with kayaks or SUPs.
  • Hiking Adventures: Access to picturesque hikes like Moxie Falls.
  • Rock Climbing: Indoor and outdoor climbing sessions.
  • Ropes Course: Engaging courses for team building.
  • Disc Golf & Amenities: On-site disc golf and amenities like pools and hot tubs.
  • Remote Camping: Wilderness camping experiences led by guides.

Adventure Bound in Caratunk, Maine, offers an array of activities that cater to families and youth groups looking for an outdoor adventure. Whether it’s testing physical limits on a ropes course, mastering rock climbing, or enjoying a serene hike, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Maine’s great outdoors.

Scouts, Youth Groups & Educational Programs

Building Skills & Memories

  • Scout Troop Adventure Programs: Tailored programs for scouts to earn merit badges in activities like whitewater rafting, canoeing, and climbing, with dedicated guides and testing for badge requirements.
  • School Adventure Programs: Customizable outdoor experiences for school groups, combining adventure with skills and leadership education. Activities include whitewater rafting, ropes courses, nature walks, and field games.
  • Graduation Celebrations: Unique packages for unforgettable senior trips, including rafting, climbing, and group activities, with all-inclusive meal options.

Family & Community-focused Adventures

Inclusive & Fun

  • Family Adventure Vacations: Packages designed for family fun and challenge, including rafting, camping, and various outdoor activities. Ideal for youth retreats, clubs, and family getaways.
  • Summer Camp Adventures: Enhance summer camp experiences with rafting trips, campground stays, and various activities, fostering camaraderie and adventure among campers.
  • Community Program Adventures: Supporting New England communities with outdoor recreation programs tailored for youth and families, including rafting, rock climbing, and ropes courses.

Specialized Activities for Diverse Interests & Needs

  • Youth Groups and Community Organizations: Customized adventure packages for religious youth groups, rotary clubs, and other organizations, focusing on leadership, community building, and fun.
  • Tailored Programs for Every Group: Whether it’s a day trip or an extended stay, Adventure Bound offers a range of customizable programs to fit the specific needs and goals of each group.

Why Choose Adventure Bound?

  • Diverse Activities: An array of outdoor activities, from climbing walls and ropes courses to canoe trips and wilderness camping.
  • Professional Staff: Highly trained professionals passionate about sharing outdoor experiences.
  • Resort Amenities: A large dining hall, sports courts, fields, and an alcohol-free environment cater to groups of all sizes.
  • Great Value: High-quality experiences at competitive prices, with easy booking and logistics assistance.
  • Tailor-Made Experiences: Customizable programs to suit the unique needs of each group, ensuring a memorable and impactful adventure.

Adventure Bound in Caratunk, Maine, stands out as a premier destination for groups seeking a blend of adventure, education, and fun in the great outdoors. With a wide range of activities, expert staff, and excellent facilities, Adventure Bound is an ideal choice for groups looking to experience the beauty and excitement of Maine’s wilderness.

Camping & Lodging at Adventure Bound

A Family-Friendly Wilderness Escape

  • Remote Wilderness Camping: Experience the essence of traditional camping with boat-access-only remote sites. Enjoy nights by the campfire, cookouts, and the tranquility of Maine’s wilderness.
  • Cabin Tents: Ideal for family or group camping, these spacious cabin tents can accommodate 8-10 people. Equipped with bunks and mattresses, they offer a blend of outdoor adventure and home-like comfort, making them perfect for families seeking a hassle-free camping experience.
  • Traditional Tent Camping: For those who love classic tent camping, our sites provide all the outdoor essentials. Each site includes picnic tables, campfire rings, and ample space, adding a touch of Maine’s wilderness charm to your stay.

Immerse Yourself in Nature with Comfort & Convenience

  • Lodge Amenities: After a day of outdoor adventures, retreat to the comforts of our main lodge, complete with amenities to enhance your camping experience.
  • Family-Friendly Facilities: Utilize our adventure center facilities, including hot showers, campground bathrooms, a gas grill, a dining tent, a swimming pool, and a hot tub.
  • Kid-Friendly Camping: Our alcohol and smoke-free campground is designed with families in mind, offering a safe and fun environment for children and teenagers to explore and enjoy the great outdoors.

Unique Camping Experiences for Unforgettable Memories

  • Remote Camping and Rafting Package: A unique two-day rafting and camping adventure. Camp in comfort at our remote sites, with tents and sleeping pads provided, along with lakeside BBQs, wilderness saunas, and stunning sunsets.
  • Teaching Nature to Kids: Adventure Bound’s location is perfect for teaching children about nature. Engage in nature walks, fishing, and interactive learning along the Kennebec River and through our interpretive hiking trails.
  • Pack and Play with Ease: We’ve got you covered with amenities like bedding, bathroom linens, and cooking essentials. Just bring your personal items, and enjoy a carefree camping experience.

Camping Made Easy & Fun for Families

  • Activity-Rich Environment: With a range of activities like whitewater rafting, hiking, and various water sports, families can plan their adventure-filled days effortlessly.
  • Amenities and Comforts: Our campground’s amenities, including a volleyball court, basketball court, disc golf, pool, and hot tub, ensure there’s never a dull moment.
  • Convenient Meal Options: Take a break from cooking and enjoy meals served in our adventure center, or utilize our communal propane grills for a more traditional camping dining experience.

Adventure Bound in Caratunk, Maine, provides a camping experience that blends the thrill of wilderness adventures with the comforts of modern amenities. Whether you’re looking for an immersive remote camping experience, the simplicity of traditional tent camping, or the comfort of cabin tents, Adventure Bound caters to all preferences. Ideal for families and groups, it’s a place where unforgettable memories are made in the heart of Maine’s breathtaking landscapes.

Discover the Thrill of Adventure Bound

Get ready for an unforgettable outdoor experience at Adventure Bound, Maine’s exclusive destination for youth and family adventure vacations. Located in the heart of Maine’s wilderness in Caratunk, this center offers a plethora of activities suitable for all ages and experience levels.

Why Adventure Bound?

  • Variety of Activities: Engage in whitewater rafting, rock climbing, ropes courses, and more, suitable for all ages.
  • Family-Friendly: Designed for families and youth, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Comfortable Camping: Choose from cabin tents and traditional campsites, perfect for any camping style.

Prepare for Your Adventure

  • Advance Booking: Secure your spot and desired activities by calling (207) 672-4300.
  • Local Exploration: Enjoy nearby hiking trails, scenic waterfalls, and various river activities.
  • Relax and Unwind: Utilize the on-site amenities, including pools, hot tubs, and sports facilities.

Stay Connected

  • Contact and Location: Reach Adventure Bound at (207) 672-4300 or visit them at 1094 US-201, Caratunk, ME 04925.
  • Online Information: For more details on activities and accommodations, visit Adventure Bound’s website.

Join Adventure Bound for an unforgettable experience in Caratunk, Maine, where adventure and nature come together.

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