Unity College received the historic Sky Lodge, a hunting lodge and campus on more than 150 acres in The Moose River Valley, from the Couri Foundation, to help enhance experiential education for their students. On September 7, they celebrated the ribbon cutting of the Sky Lodge, and the new opportunities it presents.
“When it comes to learning a new industry, there’s no teacher quite like experience,” said Maine State Senator, Angus King. “The addition of Sky Lodge to Unity College’s tourism and recreation curriculum will give our young people the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to the real world by practicing hospitality management, building trails, studying the ecosystem and learning about Maine’s place as an international tourism destination. And as someone who has stayed at Sky Lodge, I can attest firsthand to its importance to the region. I want to express my gratitude to John and Elaine Couri for investing in our young people — these students are Maine’s future, and their success is vital for communities across our state.”