Rippleffect is a non-profit youth and community development organization operating outdoor adventure programming out of Portland Maine. We own Cow Island a beautiful 26-acre island in Casco Bay and run many of our youth and adult programs from this remote eco-campus. Serving over 3500 youth and adults each year we are leaders in outdoor adventure and experiential education in the Northeast region. We believe that hands-on education in outdoor classrooms is fundamental to healthy development of citizens and communities. Our students build confidence develop critical leadership skills strengthen relationships and grow their appreciation for the outdoors through exploration of Cow Island the waters of Casco Bay and the wilderness of New England.