What’s New for 2019!

Improving Robin Hood every year is a personal obsession carefully considered each fall and winter. What can be done to further enhance our already dynamic program? What new and meaningful challenges can we add to inspire campers to further reach outside their comfort zones? Read about our exciting additions so far for 2019:

Learn to Ocean Sail Course and Cruise (ages 15-18)

Two weeks | July 7- July 20
Optional Week 3 PADI Scuba Certification Course |  July 21-28

We are pleased to announce an Learn to Ocean Sail Course and Cruise, with cruising among the hundreds of islands and harbors along the coast of Maine.

Program highlights:

-Two  weeks cruising aboard a 40’ sailboat sailing among the islands and Harbors of Penobscot Bay Maine
-Learn to ocean sail or expand your sailing skills
-Learn to navigate using charts & electronics
-Learn seamanship
-Earn a Ocean Sailing Level 1 Certification
-Cruise Penobscot Bay to Camden, Stonington, Belfast, Rockland, Monhegan Island, Isle Au Haut, Swan’s Island, North Haven & Vinalhaven, Northeast Harbor, Bar Harbor
-Optional PADI scuba certification course July 21-28
-Limited to 6 participants, ages 15-18

Tuition for the 2 Week Ocean Sailing Certification is $5500, plus a $500 registration fee.
Tuition for optional 3rd Week PADI Scuba Certification course, plus access to Robin Hood sports and activities is an additional $1300.

College Bound Prep Program (ages 15-17)

 Three weeks | July 7-28

For high school students looking to prepare themselves as best as they can for the challenging and confusing college admissions process to U.S. colleges, we are offering a 21-day College Bound Prep Program, providing intensive SAT/ACT standardized testing course, elite college counseling, and an expansive Five Day College Tour of the Boston area, Connecticut, and New York City.

Program highlights:
-SAT or ACT test prep tutoring five hours each day for 14 days SAT or ACT Practice testing every four days starting with baseline testing Day 2
-Supplemental Math and English tutoring as needed
-Five Day New England and New York College Tour, including stops at Boston University, Boston College, Tufts, Northeastern, Bentley, Harvard, MIT Trinity, Connecticut College, Yale, NYU, Columbia and Parsons Institute

Sample daily schedule:
9:00 am –  11:00 am SAT or ACT prep tutoring
11:15 am –   2:30 pm Lunch and sports activities (Tennis, Soccer, Swimming, Waterski/Wakeboard/Wakesurf, Sailing, Paddleboarding, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Table Tennis and more)
2:30 pm –  4:30 pm SAT or ACT prep tutoring and testing
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Afternoon Activities in and out of Robin Hood property
6:00 pm Dinner

Fifteen-year -old participants live with 15-year-olds in other RH programs and may go out at night with CITS if they wish. Sixteen and 17-year-old participants live with similar age Robin Hooders and may go out at night with CITs or JCs.

Tuition for the 3 Week College Bound program is $7400, plus a $500 registration fee.

Other options for age 15:  The Camper in Transition (CIT) program or our new Learn to Ocean Sail Course and Cruise

Other options for ages 16 & 17: The Post Grad program (formerly called the 2nd Year CIT program) or our new Learn to Ocean Sail Course and Cruise

Pickleball Comes to Robin Hood

Robin Littlefield mastering the art of Pickleball.

After being introduced to and playing Pickleball over Thanksgiving at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs I am enthusiastic to announce we will be adding Pickleball to our afternoon activities and campfire program in 2019. Easy to learn, quick to set up and tremendously fun, there is no doubt Pickleball will become a popular addition at Robin Hood in a hurry. This paddle sport is a cross between Tennis and Paddle Ball. Three Pickleball courts can fit on one Tennis court.

Circus Program is Expanding

You asked and we listened – your camper questionnaires revealed many requests for a larger program. This Fall we will be kicking off a talent search for more Circus counselors to accommodate the program’s popularity.

Fitness Training Academy

Trainer Calvin Patterson is eager to not only run two Intensive Training Academies in 2019, but to also re–locate the Fitness closer to the Squash & Fencing Pavillion. Exact dates and details to come.

Outpost Improvements

The Outpost used to be the absolute favorite camper cabin to live in and we are close to receiving a formal permit from our town to help enhance the Outpost experience. We are planning to install a bathroom inside the Outpost and install a separate septic field after 20 plus years of trying to get approval. The Outpost will also have their own ping-pong table, foosball table, and a more direct path to the lake leading to the Wakeboard dock to enjoy swimming at night off the dock.

Fewer Roundups

By popular demand we will be dropping one roundup per day from our 2019 daily schedule. Where possible, we will try to drop a second roundup – except special circumstances like the Friday dance.

Sailing Improvements

We have purchased a second 13’ Boston Whaler Dauntless sailing chase boat, named “Sputter” to help sailing teaching. We will also will be adding a new fleet of sail boats at the suggestion of Monaco Sailing Champion Anthony Minder. We also be purchasing two RS Quest lake sailing boats. They are at terrific training boat that also has a spinnaker. Sailing was extremely popular at camp last summer– did you know campers earned a total of over 200 stripes in Sailing?


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