All Youth Programs

Rippleffect programs help youth build confidence and make new friends by exploring Cow Island and paddling in the local waters of Casco Bay. Our programs offer something for everyone! Join us for the adventure.
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Youth Leadership Summit (YLS)

Overview This program was the first program that Rippleffect offered in 2001, and it continues to offer students the unusual opportunity to learn life leadership skills, recognize individual potential and… Read more >


Cow Island Environmental Leadership Program (CELP)

Overview This twelve-day adventure for high school students focuses on what it means to be an environmental leader through active community service and environmental stewardship. The CELP program culminates in… Read more >

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Girl’s Leadership Week

This all-girls adventure includes many of the same activities as Classic Cow, but this program focuses on helping girls find confidence and courage through leadership. Read more >

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Aucocisco Zephyrs (Ages 8-10)

Overview This week-long program is for our youngest participants, youth aged 8-10 years old. Daily activities include exploring our island campus, climbing our rock wall, riding our zip line and… Read more >

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School Leadership & Orientations

Overview Rippleffect school orientations and leadership programs are intended to instill students with a sense of confidence and cohesiveness as a class. We customize each program based on your school’s… Read more >


ROLE After School Programs

Overview Rippleffect Outdoor Leadership Education (ROLE) brings the best of Rippleffect’s curriculum to local middle schools during the fall, winter, spring and late spring quarters of each year. Our guides… Read more >

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Project Graduations

Overview Cow Island Project Graduations are an exciting, substance-free adventure for seniors following their graduation from high school. These overnight programs are planned in collaboration with the school and focus… Read more >


Cow Islanders (Ages 11-13)

Overview In this week-long overnight program, Islanders will sea kayak, explore the Cow Island challenge course, play intensely fun games, and learn wilderness camping and cooking skills. Students will put… Read more >

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Cow Journeys (Ages 13-16)

Overview Cow Journeys combines the magic of the Cow Island experience with the excitement of exploring nearby islands on a two-night paddling trip. Ride our zip line, build a raft,… Read more >

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Aucocisco Ripples (Ages 10-12)

Overview This week-long program is for youth aged 10 to 12 years old.  Daily activities include sea kayaking excursions to neighboring islands, group challenges and games, and exploration of our… Read more >


February Break Day Camp

Overview When is it? 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM February Break: February 20-23, 2018 (Tuesday-Friday)  Where is it? Students will be picked up and dropped off at the Rippleffect office (159… Read more >

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Aucocisco Waves (Ages 12-14)

Overview 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… Read more >


April Break Program

Overview When is it? 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM April Break: April 16 – April 20, 2018 (Monday- Friday)   Where is it? Students aged 11-13 will be picked up… Read more >


Youth Community Programs

Overview Rippleffect is committed to providing outdoor adventure and experiential education in outdoor classrooms to Maine youth.  We regularly work with community organizations to set up specialized adventures or team… Read more >