The Champlain Society

Members of COA's Champlain Society are eligible to participate in a variety of events designed to stimulate intellectual curiosity, enhance opportunities for cultural engagement, and complement Mount Desert Island’s celebrated social environment.

Members also enjoy the satisfaction of supporting programs that improve life in Maine and advance the college’s mission of developing and demonstrating a model of higher education that positively influences our world and the lives of people around us.

Lectures and Event Videos

Not able to attend an event? Enjoyed a particular lecture and want to see it again? Our COA Video Page has lots of great lectures and events from summers past.

Activities at COA

COA summer programs are open to people of all ages. We have programs for school-aged children, teenagers, high school juniors and seniors, college students as well as adults and seniors. Lectures, day camp, overnight camps, and family nature camp are all open to the public. The following links will direct you to just a taste of our offerings.

Summer Programs » Beech Hill Farm »
George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History » Ethel H. Blum Gallery »

You may also Download our COA Summer Activities Flyer (pdf) here.


What is TCS?

The Champlain Society (TCS) at College of the Atlantic was created in 1988 to give appropriate recognition to those special friends who contribute $1,500 or more to the Annual Fund.

Named for the 17th Century explorer Samuel de Champlain, adventurer in uncharted waters and discoverer of L’Isle des Monts-desert, The Champlain Society embraces an innovative academic program of significance and values COA as an anchor institution in the Mount Desert Island community.

Calendar of Events

To see all upcoming events, please see COA's master calendar.