The annual Maine Outdoor Wellness Center fundraising and community event is on Saturday, July 15th at the MOWC in Turner.  Join us on July 15, 2023, to celebrate our three-year anniversary and the summer at our annual fundraiser and community gathering.  It is free and open to the public, from 5:00-8:00pm.

Come relax for the evening and enjoy:

  • Live music
  • Lawn games – Horseshoe, Badminton, Corn Hole
  • Raffle prizes
  • Campfires and smores
  • Explore The MOWC buildings and trails
  • Local food -Antigoni’s Pizza, Ricker Farm sparkling cider, Nezinscot Farm Gelato, cookies, and salads.
  • Community socializing

For questions or donation inquiries email .


  • 4PM – Trail run to explore trails
  • 5 – 7PM – Arrival, food, and music by Tripanic Steel Band
  • 7PM – Updates from the board, Eli on summer programs, upcoming season
  • 7:30PM – Games, food, smores, music

To RSVP for the food and for more information, go to .   This entire event is free and open to the public.  Donations will be accepted to help further pursue the MOWC’s mission.

The Maine Outdoor Wellness Center in Turner, ME was a dream of Roy Varney’s, a state champion Nordic skier from Turner and a graduate of Leavitt Area High School.  Roy passed away tragically in 2019.  It is a place where he could continue to train for nordic skiing and biathlon year-round, all while continuing to help out on the farm. 

The Center seeks to preserve the memory of Roy Varney by providing opportunities to access the outdoors for all Turner and surrounding residents of central Maine and New England. The Center plans to provide an extensive cross country trail system on its 300+ acre farm that can be utilized year-round for hiking, skiing, biking, and running.