The Cobscook Community Learning Center (CCLC) began in 1999 when a group of people in easternmost Maine joined together to find ways of improving life in this region. Together, they envisioned a hub of educational opportunity. The CCLC is that hub. Its mission is to create educational opportunities that strengthen personal, community, and global well-being.
The CCLC is about community wellness. And that means artistic, physical, economic, and educational wellness. It operates with the values of love, respect, humor, and creative bold adventure. Designed as a tool for social change, the center responds to community needs.
No matter what people come here to do-take yoga, pick up new computer skills, plant a garden, get a high school diploma, start a business, or learn to play piano-they do it all regardless of their ability to pay, and they do it in the context of an enriching, supportive community.
The CCLC hosts a wide variety of programs:
Courses, Classes, and Workshops (year-round)
Accredited High School Program (Cobscook Community High School)
Children's Programming (Outdoor Adventure Club, Outdoor Adventure Camp, Outdoor Explorer Camp, Machias River Wigwams Camp for Teens)
Events (Monday Night Music Circle, Other Special Events)
Annual Festivals (Downeast Spring Birding Festival, Ricefest, IOTA Writing Conference, Road Scholar Programs)