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Sundog invites all to jump in the harbor for a cause Feb. 1

Jan 14, 2020
Participants jump into the 2019 Sundog Outdoor Expedition winter dip in Camden Harbor.

Camden — For the second straight year, Sundog Outdoor Expeditions, as part of the Maine Outdoor Leadership Initiative, invites the community to plunge into Camden harbor Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. Experienced plungers, first timers or volunteers serving up hot cocoa can come out and support Sundog during 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 and runner up for the team or individual that raises the most money. Prizes include a half day of rock climbing, a half day of sea kayaking, an experience at Trapt, and more.

To register, visit and complete the registration form, choose team or individual, then print the pledge form and start gathering support (minimum of $25 in pledges for each plunger).

For more information, visit or email Program Manager Jen Porter at

Camden Winterfest happens downtown, at the 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.

The Maine 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. Its program, Sundog Outdoor Expeditions, connects youth (grades 5-8) to nature, their peers and community. Sundog program fees are subsidized and scholarships are available.

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