Alumni Archive

JMG Graduate – Runoia

Becoming a Junior Maine Guide is my proudest accomplishment to date. I know concepts and facts that my peers do not. This opportunity is not available to all people and I am truly fortunate to have taken part in it. I am included in a seventy year tradition that is a proud part of Maine’s […]

JMG Graduate – Runoia

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, to discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, […]

Alumni Spotlight – Bruce McDonald

Bruce McDonald may be a vice president with Coca-Cola in Atlanta, but the JMG program is never far from his mind. Today, almost 35 years since earning his JMG certification as a camper at Camp Winona, Bruce says the program created a passion for outdoor learning and leadership that has touched his life both professionally […]

A JMG Reflects

Aspiring JMGs must learn physical skills as well as cognitive skills. Shelter and fireplace building, axemanship and canoeing are examples of the physical adroitness where first aid, tree identification, environmental concerns/regulations, map reading/orienting and identifying points on the map of Maine are examples of cognitive skills. Around the first week of August, all JMG hopefuls […]