Sundog Outdoor Expeditions’ Polar Plunge on Feb. 5 — part of Camden’s Winterfest celebration — had 45 rugged plungers this year including several teams, Team Delfina Surprises, Team Birthday Suit and Team Inn-Sanity. Prizes were handed out for the biggest fundraisers. The Camden Fire Department who stood by to ensure scene safety in case a frigid water rescue was necessary.

Sundog Outdoor Expeditions/Sundog Outdoor Leadership Initiative is a local nonprofit 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 builds character and skills by connecting youth (grades 5- 8) to nature, their peers and community. Sundog program fees are subsidized, and scholarships are available. To sign up for the polar plunge, programs, donate, or get more information, visit or email Program Director Anne Peacock at


From left, Delfina de Acevedo Ramos, Wendy Witbeck, Kessler Horty, and Ramiro de Acevedo Ramos enjoy the Winterfest Polar Plunge.


From left, local innkeepers Renee Kimball, David Parlin, Siobhan Kelly, Katja Hawlitschka, Michelle Duca Peacock, and Barbara Schwall were part of the Winterfest Polar Plunge.