Overnight Programs

Our overnight programs teach local students skills to help cope with challenging situations, recognize their individual potential, and become an effective leader among their peers and in their community. Participate in a sea kayaking expedition in Casco Bay, learn the basics of how to be an outdoor wilderness guide, or join peers in a leadership adventure on Cow Island. Choose your own adventure with Rippleffect and have an unforgettable summer experience while learning valuable life skills.


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 >


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 >