Sundog Outdoor Expeditions invites the public to come plunge into Camden Harbor Saturday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. Experienced plungers, first timers, or volunteers serving up hot cocoa are welcome to come out and support Sundog during the wild and craziest part of Camden’s annual Winterfest.

There are two ways to participate: as an individual or as a team. Teams can range from three to eight people. There will be prizes for all participants including a grand prize for the team and individual that raises the most money. Prizes include a half day of rock climbing, and gift certificate for an escape room at Trapt. To register, visit and follow the directions for registration. Indicate if you are part of a team, then start gathering support (minimum of $25 to participate).

Camden Winterfest happens downtown, at the Camden Public Library, and at Camden Snow Bowl. It’s a week-long celebration of winter with outdoor and indoor activities, beginning with ice carving and culminating with the Toboggan Nationals. For more information about Winterfest, go to the Camden Winterfest Facebook page.

Sundog Outdoor Leadership Initiative is a local non-profit educational organization dedicated to getting middle school aged kids outside after school and learning new outdoor skills all while building confidence, craftsmanship, integrity, and resilience. Their program, Sundog Outdoor Expeditions, builds character and skills by connecting youth, grades five to eight, to nature, their peers and community. Sundog program fees are subsidized, and scholarships are available. To sign up for the polar plunge and other programs, to donate or get more information, visit or email Program Director Anne Peacock at