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.

Mail can be sent to PO Box 277 Winter Harbor, ME 04693.

Hours vary by day of the week and season and should be confirmed on our website

Campus guests who require assistance after hours should call our hosts at 207/963-2766 Ext 31 or 37.

Sheets and towels are provided.

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.

Bangor International Airport is located 1.25 hours from campus. Portland International Jetport is 3.5 hours. Bar Harbor Airport is 45 minutes.

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.

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.

Trail maps are available at the Welcome Center at Rockefeller Hall at Schoodic Institute and Schoodic Woods Campground.

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.

Schooner Commons closes at 9pm nightly.

Guests with reservations are permitted to dine at Schooner Commons; dining is not an option for the public or anyone without advance reservation.

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.

Lodging may very well be available before and after your group’s visit. Dial 207/288- 1356 to check availability and rates.

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.

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

Yes, we have reliable WiFi throughout the campus.

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.

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

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.

 We do not have facilities on campus to wash and dry. The nearest laundromats are located in Milbridge and Ellsworth.

Quiet hours on campus are 10pm-7am, we ask that all guests abide by this guideline out of courtesy for other guests on 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.

In an emergency, call 9-1-1. If you are using a campus phone, first dial 2, then 9-1-1. The 9-1-1 ‘address’ is located on or near the unit’s phone.

Additionally, Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital is located at 50 Union Street in Ellsworth, Maine.

There are several clinics nearby as well:

Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic (37 Clinic Road, Gouldsboro, Maine)
ConvenientMD Urgent Care (235 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine)
Primary Health Walk-in Clinic (34 Downeast Highway, Ellsworth, Maine)

Schoodic Institute understands how disappointing it can be for our guests who need to cancel their trip.
If you cancel your reservation up to 2 weeks prior to arrival, you will get your money back, less a $50 per room processing fee. If you cancel within 14 days of arrival, we will retain 50% of total payment made. When cancelled in the last 72 hours prior to check in at 3pm, the full 100% of your reservation will be charged. We advise you to buy travel insurance to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances and to avoid any costs associated with cancellation. A shortened stay or not showing up will be regarded as a cancellation, and guests will be charged for their room. Check-in is at 3pm and check-out is 10am. A late check-out fee may apply. We may require a two-night minimum stay certain times of year. One-night reservations are accepted, and based on availability.


Still have questions or want more information? Contact Us and we’ll be happy to help!