Eco-Retreat and Facilities

| Published on April 1, 2012
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Cow Island offers 26 acres of serene natural beauty in the middle of Casco Bay, Maine. Our island campus features:

Island Facilities:

  • Professional solar powered kitchen
  • Four composting toilets
  • Four large yurts and one canvas house tent on platforms
  • Heated and solar powered indoor and outdoor meeting space
  • 30′ x 40′ outdoor deck
  • Historic Spanish American war era battlements
  • Private dock and deepwater moorings
  • Tables, chairs, serving and flatware for 150 people
  • 200 person event tent
  • 50 person event tent
  • Public camping area
  • Opportunity and Endeavour – our aluminum work boats

Island Adventure:

  • Fleet of 70 sea kayaks and gear
  • 400′ zip line
  • Climbing tower
  • Low and high challenge course elements

Island Sustainability:

  • Organic garden, managed by students, staff and volunteers
  • 1.5 mile graded trail system
  • Large fields and secluded open spaces
  • Rainwater catchment systems
  • Private coves with sandy beaches