Eco Camp to Help Kids Get Away from Technology and Into Nature



SULLIVAN — Robin Berard’s goal is to pry the portable media players and cell phones from teenagers’ hands and have them experience the woods, the ocean and the mountains of Maine unadulterated by technology.

Photo of Robin Berard and Tony Berard
Photo of Robin Berard and Tony Berard

The way she will do this is with an eco camp, which opens this year under the name, “Robin’s Nest,” and will be located on a six-acre farm at the end of Thorne Road off of Tunk Road.

“Robin’s Nest” campers — the plan is to have up to 26 this summer — will live in the farmhouse and in a bunkhouse constructed with local and salvaged materials. During their stay, which will range from one week to three weeks, they will be taught paddling, hiking and climbing, gardening and composting, reforestation and conservation.

Anyone interested in the eco camp can contact Berard’s brother, John Martin of Ellsworth, at (207) 667-9017.

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