Trekkers, a local youth mentoring organization, was recently awarded a grant from Camden National Bank in support of the program’s multi-year expansion.

Trekkers is now completing the third year of a step-wise expansion process aimed at serving twice as many students across their six community service area.

“Everyone at Trekkers is so grateful to Camden National Bank for their continued support of our students and our expanding program. This grant will help us provide mentoring relationships and more expeditionary learning opportunities to area youth,” stated Executive Director Don Carpenter, in a news release. “Camden National Bank shares our devotion to young people. They invest in the future of our local community by supporting programs such as Trekkers. We cannot thank them enough for this generous gift.”

Rockland Branch Manager, Connie Sawyer, said of the donation, “Camden National Bank is delighted to support Trekkers’ expansion project. The bank has a proud history of providing financial support to organizations such as Trekkers in the communities where we are located. We appreciate the exceptional work that Trekkers does with local youth here in the Midcoast.”

To learn more about Trekkers outdoor-based mentoring program, please contact the Trekkers office: 594-5095 or visit