The CCLC's fifty acre campus is nestled in the woods of coastal, eastern Maine.
The Cobscook Community Learning Center is situated on fifty acres of former farmstead and forest land in Trescott Township, Maine, between the towns of Whiting and Lubec. In 2002 eight area high school students worked under the guidance of a nationally recognized landscape architect Todd Richardson to create the CCLC's land use and campus plan. Today, the CCLC Campus includes 4 buildings: Rice Hall, Heartwood Lodge, the Commons and the Glen. The grounds around the CCLC serve as an outdoor classroom.
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In 2003 we secured the funds to build the timber frame office, now known as Rice Hall. Work commenced in the spring of 2004 with a community "barn raising" of the timber frame. We moved into our permanent home late that year and construction was completed in January of 2005.
Heartwood Lodge was designed to be an efficient, comfortable, and affordable place to stay while attending educational events, conferences, and retreats. The Lodge is a unique facility which accommodates up to fifty people in thirteen dormitory style bunk rooms and one studio/efficiency apartment. Along with our conference, dining, and classroom spaces, it's a perfect space for groups to gather for focused, creative time together.
The second of our major campus buildings, the Commons, was completed in 2007. The Commons contains a commercial kitchen, dining hall/large function room and a pottery/art studio. Many of our classes and workshops happen in the Commons.
East Stream Trail
The CCLC is situated on an old farmstead which abuts East Stream on its south and east edge. To the north of the campus is the Commissary Point Wildlife Management Area, a 430 acre plus parcel managed by Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. CCLC staff and volunteers worked with regional IF&W staff to create the East Stream Trail, a beautiful hiking path through the CCLC property which links with the Dennison Point Trail at Commissary Point.
The East Stream Trail crosses rocky outcrops, meanders along tidal East Stream, passes through distinctive tree stands, winds through a low lying cedar-dominated area, crosses in three places a snaking stream, and joins with the Dennison Point Trail at the top of a tree-lined lane.
The East Stream Trail is open for low-impact recreation, including hiking, wildlife watching, snowshoeing, and skiing. The Center encourages trail users to be familiar with and practice Leave No Trace ethics.
The Fire Ring
The fire ring is open to groups using the facilities, and is a perfect place for evening campfires.
The community garden includes a set of raised beds. Anyone interested in adopting a plot should contact us. Any plots not adopted will be planted with vegetables, a majority of which will be donated to the Whiting Food Pantry.
Wood Fired Cob Oven
Perfect for wood fired pizza, the cob oven is open to groups using the facilities.