- Best of Acadia Retreat
- Courses for Adult Learners
- Family Nature Camp
- Conferences and Events
- Summer Field Institute for High School Students
- Summer Field Studies for Children
From Boston (approx. 5–6 hours to COA)
Take Interstate 95 North to Interstate 395 in Bangor. From there take Route 1A from Bangor to Ellsworth.
Follow Route 3 East to Bar Harbor. Keep left after crossing the bridge onto Mount Desert Island.
College of the Atlantic is on the ocean side of Route 3, about 19 miles from the Ellsworth shopping district (eight miles from the head of Mount Desert Island). Turn left at the COA South entrance (the last campus entrance). Proceed almost to the end of the campus roadway. There is parking in front of Blair/Tyson dormitory.
From the Bar Harbor Airport
(approx. 15 minutes to COA)
Follow Route 3 East toward Bar Harbor. Keep left after crossing the bridge onto Mount Desert Island. From there follow the directions under "From Boston."
From the Bangor International Airport (approx. 1 hour to COA) Take Tower Road toward Griffin Road and turn left at Griffin Road. Take the 3rd right onto Union Street. Continue on Forrest Parkway to Interstate 95 South. Take Interstate 395 in Bangor. From there follow the directions under "From Boston."
Regularly scheduled flights are available to Bar Harbor Airport and to Bangor International Airport. Bus service is available to Bangor and Ellsworth. Rental cars are available from both airports, as are taxi services.
2014 Sessions & Rates
July 6–July12, 2014
July 13–19, 2014
July 20–26, 2014
July 27–August 2, 2014
(Returning Family Week)
Early Bird: (book before 2/28)
$885 per adult
$450 per child (15 and under)
Regular: (book after 2/28)
$935 per adult
$480 per child (15 and under)
Registration costs for all sessions include lodging, meals, and all scheduled field trips. There is an additional $50 per family application fee.
Payment may be made by check or credit card. A non-refundable deposit of $550 (including $50 application fee) is due with your initial registration.
What People are Saying...
"So many fun things to do, great food, and we learned so much! One of our best vacations ever." –M. Hnath