The Nordic Heritage Center

Programs

The Nordic Heritage Sports Club strives to offer quality outdoor programs for everyone in the greater Presque Isle area, regardless of age or level or proficiency. Programs include one-day learn-to ski and bike clinics, citizens' races and events, youth ski and bike programs, geocaching clinics, full-moon ski tours, biathlon clinics, and social gatherings.

For more information about participating in or volunteering for upcoming NHSC programs, please e-mail us at info@nordicheritagecenter.org or call 762-6972.

Youth Mountain Bike Program:

The Nordic Heritage Center Youth Mountain Bike Program is for children 9-14 years old.  Programming will begin on Monday June 20, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. and continue through August 8, 2016 for a total of 8 sessions. We strongly encourage all area youth to come out and enjoy the fantastic single track mountain bikes trails the NHC has to offer.  There is no cost for participating, a simple liability form will need to be completed by a parent or guardian on their first day of participation. Individuals can contact Joey Bard via e-mail with any questions. joey.bard@maine.edu.


Youth Ski Program:     

     This program is made possible by our very generous sponsor: The Aroostook Medical Center. Without their support we cannot provide the public with this wonderful program. 

    Come join our program leader, Paul Lamoreau, along with his volunteer ski helpers each Saturday beginning Feb 4 from 10-12 p.m. and continuing through the month of March. It is for children up to 14 years of age, although parents of children 6 and under are asked to accompany their child.  The program is non-competitive and focused on improving basic cross country skiing skills through instruction, games, and skiing journeys on the many trails near the lodge. Canadians are welcome! Hot chocolate and granola bars are served at the end of each session. There is no cost to participants, but we do encourage families to become members of the club. Rentals are available for $7 at the Welcome Center if equipment is needed. There is no need to pre-register, a simple liability form will need to be completed at the start of the first session.  For more information please contact Paul Lamoreau at paullamoreau@gmail.com

Mountain Bike Program:

     The Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle encourages the public to grab a mountain bike and come out to the Nordic for a ride. Bring your friends and join the Nordic’s group mountain bike program. The group meets at 6 p.m. every Monday at the Nordic Welcome Center and Wednesday at Tom’s Trail trailhead at the facility entrance – weather permitting. Don’t forget to bring a light for your bike so you can find your way on the trails! Don’t have a mountain bike? No worries, we have a small fleet of bikes on hand, but sizes are limited. For more information contact Chad McPherson: 461-1658, trailetr@gmail.com, or Tom Chasse: 551-8956 tomsharo@yahoo.com.

Beyond Limits Program:

Winter Programming will be Saturday mornings, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

     Take part in the Nordic’s latest program BEYOND LIMITS: Awaken Your Potential. The nonprofit organization helps people identify and work through their challenges—whether physical or inner. They do this through advocacy, through recreation and other activities, through education and through workshops and training tools for individuals, organizations and businesses.
     The program provides nurturing, stimulating, gently challenging Nordic skiing and snowshoeing to people with physical, cognitive, emotional, and other inner challenges. The training, use of equipment and warm clothing are all provided free. The fun, liberation, empowerment and feelings of success this engenders are all priceless. It’s really not about recreation but about people trying something they thought was out of reach—and being able to grasp it—while stretching, growing and doing amazing things. 
     Participants will arrive by 9 a.m. They’ll work with volunteers to set their goals for the day and get into their outdoor clothing and gear. Then they’ll have a two-hour lesson (adjustments will be made depending on conditions and needs of the participants and the weather). After the lesson, participants and volunteers will shed their gear and all will gather in the main lodge for camaraderie and a hot snack.

Come out to the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle, Maine, and go BEYOND your LIMITS. Just give us a try: you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Participants are required to fill out a few simple forms (Participant Application, Doctor Statement, Release and Waiver of Liability), submit them, and we’ll get you scheduled for some wonderful experiences.

For more information contact BEYOND LIMITS founder Dr. Jacqui Lowman drjacqui@beyondlimitsawaken.org. Donations can be made by visiting BeyondLimitsAwaken.org.

Work Bee Volunteer Program:

     It takes a lot of hardworking volunteers to make the Nordic Heritage Center the best recreation center in The County. Join our volunteer Work Bee program and help us stay great! You can lend a hand cutting brush, clearing trails or doing other maintenance tasks. It's a great way to get outdoors and have some fun. We can use your help for however long you can join us. Report to the Welcome Center and we'll give you a job. If you've got tools, please bring them. Otherwise, we'll provide them. We will gather, rain or shine. For more information, please contact Chad McPherson: trailetr@gmail.com. Like our Facebook page to hear when our next weekend Work Bee will happen.

Contact Us

info@nordicheritagecenter.org 

Lodge telephone: 207.762.6972

Mailing Address:
Nordic Heritage Sport Club
P.O. Box 4015
Presque Isle, Maine 04769

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