Can I reserve lodging at Schoodic Institute? Who can participate in programs?
Schoodic Institute hosts a variety of classes, workshops, conferences, and lectures annually. Guests who are on campus attending any of these may rent housing. They can check availability and cost by dialing 207/ 288-1356.
Do I need to purchase a park pass if I’m staying at Schoodic Institute?
Guests visiting Schoodic Institute are not required to purchase a park pass, however, if you are visiting any other destination at the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park you must have a park pass. Park passes may be purchased in advance online, at the Ranger station at Schoodic Woods Campground, at the Welcome Center at Rockefeller Hall at Schoodic Institute, and at the town offices in Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor.
What is the mailing address for Schoodic Institute?
Mail can be sent to PO Box 277 Winter Harbor, ME 04693.
What are the hours of the Welcome Center at Rockefeller Hall?
Hours vary by day of the week and season and should be confirmed on our website www.schoodicinstitute.org.
What if I have a problem after hours?
Campus guests who require assistance after hours should call our hosts at 207/963-2766 Ext 31 or 37.
Are sheets and towels provided?
Sheets and towels are provided.
Are pets allowed?
Registered service dogs are permitted, in housing. Dogs are permitted on campus but must be on a leash and the owner must clean up after their dog.
How far are the nearest airports?
Bangor International Airport is located 1.25 hours from campus. Portland International Jetport is 3.5 hours. Bar Harbor Airport is 45 minutes.
Is there taxi service?
There is limited shuttle service available; this includes buses, taxis or Uber. Most guests rent a car at the airport and make the drive to campus.
Do you have electric vehicle charging stations?
We do! This is located at Acadia Drive on campus. Located on the right across from Moore Auditorium. Codes are posted above chargers. Suggested donation is $2.00 per hour. Please drop the $ into the tall metal drop box located beside the chargers.
Where can I find a trail map?
Trail maps are available at the Welcome Center at Rockefeller Hall at Schoodic Institute and Schoodic Woods Campground.
What are the meal times?
All meals are served in Schooner Commons. Breakfast is served 7:00am -8:30am, lunch 12:00pm-1:30pm, and dinner 5:30pm-7:00pm.
What time does Schooner Commons close?
Schooner Commons closes at 9pm nightly.
Can I dine at Schooner Commons?
Guests with reservations are permitted to dine at Schooner Commons; dining is not an option for the public or anyone without advance reservation.
What should I pack?
Guests visiting campus at all times of the year are encouraged to pack layers of clothing; Schoodic Point is sometimes cooler than other nearby areas. We encourage folks to bring rain gear, the campus is ideal for pedestrian traffic. While the paths are lit, lights are downward-facing in an effort to protect our night sky so sometimes headlamps are helpful after dark.
What if I want to arrive early or extend my lodging outside of my scheduled program?
Lodging may very well be available before and after your group’s visit. Dial 207/288- 1356 to check availability and rates.
How do I find out about employment opportunities?
Schoodic Institute has assembled a talented and capable staff and it’s a terrific place to work. To view current employment opportunities at Schoodic Institute, click here. To learn more about our Early Career Opportunities (including internships, fellowships, and more), you can read our blog post here.
Do you have a lounge?
There is a comfortable lounge in Schooner Commons which is available for guests to enjoy from 7am-9pm. If you would like to reserve the lounge for your group registration or a small social, contact Megan Moshier at 288-1337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have WiFi?
Yes, we have reliable WiFi throughout the campus.
Can we use the picnic area and have a campfire?
We are always excited to share our picnic pavilion and firepit with groups on campus. Due to increased demand, it needs to be reserved and there is a modest fee. We have s'mores kits, if you'd like to purchase these for your group let us know! Please dial 207/288-1337 to reserve this.
I have allergies, can you meet my dietary needs?
Dietary needs: We are able to confidently accommodate special diets for those requiring gluten-free, dairy-free or vegetarian meals. We have ideas for those with other dietary restrictions or food allergies, however, for your safety, and because we do not have a licensed dietitian on staff, we have had to limit the special meals to the three listed above.
Premade, retail, vegan meals will be available at an additional cost, but must be requested and paid for in advance of your visit. To make this request, please email email@example.com.
If you have a restricted diet other than vegetarian, gluten-free or dairy-free, we recommend you bring food with you to supplement your meals. All of our lodging includes the option for refrigeration.
Do you have washers and dryers?
We do not have facilities on campus to wash and dry. The nearest laundromats are located in Milbridge and Ellsworth.
What are quiet hours?
Quiet hours on campus are 10pm-7am, we ask that all guests abide by this guideline out of courtesy for other guests on campus.
Can I bring my camper to campus?
RVs are permitted only on the section of Schoodic Loop Road that accesses Schoodic Woods Campground. You are invited to leave your camper in the lot at the Schoodic Woods Campground. During the summer season, the fare-free Island Explorer buses provide transportation in and around the peninsula. The bus drivers stop when waved down by visitors, and buses are equipped with bicycle racks.
You may not drive your camper around the loop road or to the Schoodic Institute campus without prior permission. Under no circumstances are you permitted to sleep in your camper at the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park, with the exception of the Schoodic Woods Campground.
Still have questions or want more information? Contact Us and we’ll be happy to help!