Graduate Students and Faculty Attend Retreat at CCLC

“As soon as I walked into Heartwood Lodge, I stopped and said, ‘Wow. It’s beautiful.’ The campus and surrounding region provided an ideal location for a retreat that was not only easy to coordinate but also perfect for encouraging our students and faculty to get to know and learn from each other in a comfortable and beautiful setting.” –Shane Moeykens, Maine EPSCoR Director.


Make Our Campus Your Campus!

Make Our Campus Your Campus!

Just imagine Maine youth leaders coming together for a conference on resiliency—using state of the art video technology to connect to their peers around the world—or a writing retreat that provides quiet indoor and outdoor break-out spaces. Residential retreats, professional conferences, annual meetings, weddings, camps, art intensives and more are possible now more than ever at CCLC. Contact Daphne Loring, Coordinator of Retreats and Community Programs, if you would like a tour or to sign up to make this space yours.


On The Home Stretch to Campus Completion!

On The Home Stretch to Campus Completion!

In 2002, eight local high school students worked with CCLC co-founder Dute Francis and landscape architect Todd Richardson to create a thoughtful and beautiful design for CCLC’s campus. CCLC’s classrooms and meeting space, the final feature of their design, will be completed and open for business by April 1, 2019! Sign up now with Daphne Loring to be one of the first to enjoy CCLC’s new building.


Planned Giving: why it’s so important and how to do it

Planned Giving: why it’s so important and how to do it

Annual charitable giving, planned giving, and grant and foundation dollars fuel 75% of CCLC operations and program development and delivery. Each type and all scales of support are essential. A planned gift to the CCLC is one way to demonstrate your values in supporting education, the environment, and our global well-being while making a lasting difference in the lives of our students and community in Maine and beyond.


Cover Photo: Student Exploration by Don Parker

Cover Photo: Student Exploration by Don Parker

A young student exploring beneath a large tree with roots branching out, seeking connection. In the background we see an adult and another student, symbolizing safety and support with room to grow. The student featured wanted to build a fort with peers for her “Someday.” TREE Resource Coach Laura Thomas and Milbridge Elementary School teachers embedded learning standards within her Someday in collaboration with Maine Outdoor School to make that student’s dream come true. It is the start of a beautiful relationship.