Day 49: Undiscovered Territory!

Today is Day 49 of the Apogee summer – and that’s the first time we’ve ever been able to say that. For whatever reason, this summer happened to start a bit earlier and end a bit later than year’s past, which means that we’ve never actually had a Day 49 before (let alone Day 50, coming tomorrow).

So while we embarked into undiscovered territory today, it was a quiet trip into the unknown! With four more trips finishing today and just three trips left, we’re in the closing hours of the 2021 Apogee summer! But more on that tomorrow…


Maine Coast Junior (MCJ)

It was a tearful goodbye today for this magnificent MCJ team. Between the shirts and the Apogee banner, it looks like they’re making a case for the 2022 Apogee Catalog! We’ll see… until next year, MCJ!

Cape Cod & the Islands (CI)

For their final full day together, Meg and Ben’s fearless CI family took a ferry from P-town to Boston and spent the afternoon taking in all of Boston’s sights. After a final celebratory dinner tonight, it’ll be time to make tracks for home tomorrow!

New England Mountains & Coast A (NEMCA)

Where’d the last ten days go? It seemed like just yesterday that this NEMC crew was on the ropes course in New Hampshire… but after a week and a half of hiking, rafting, kayaking, and lots of general shenanigans throughout the White Mountains and the Maine Coast, it was time to part ways. Thanks for the memories, NEMCA!

New England Mountains & Coast B (NEMCB)

And just like, NEMC is in the history books! Their final celebratory night together (complete with beautiful lights!) topped off ten days of action-packed fun: summiting Mt. Washington, whitewater rafting, kayaking along Maine’s rocky coast, and more! We hope to see you again next summer, team!

Maine Coast College Essay (MCCE)

For their last big hurrah, our MCCE team had their final essay readings before heading south to explore Portland’s historic old port. After one last night in their yurts tonight, they’ll head back home tomorrow morning!

Maine Coast Photo (MCP)

This MCP dream-team made the most of their final full day together – after all of the work they’ve put into their photography this past week, this group of talented folks put their work on display with a Photo Exhibit in downtown Boothbay! Afterwards, they celebrated their time together with a tasty final dinner on the waterfront!


Vermont & Lake Champlain A (VLCA)

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Is this Dr. Seuss quote one of the corniest quotes ever for last-day blog post? Maybe… but that doesn’t make it untrue! Mikey and Frances bid their awesome team adieu this morning after an epic 12 day bike tour across Vermont, complete with kayaking, community service, and a Ben & Jerry’s Vermonster. Good on ya, VLC!