Year: 2021

He’s Built 91 Kayaks at Chewonki and Counting

“Kids these days,” says boatbuilding instructor Bill Thomas, referring to the oft-used lament about youth. “Adults wouldn’t say that if they got to work with the kids I do with each summer. They would be hopeful. These kids are remarkable.” photo by Bill Thomas The Chewonki boat shop is a large, unassuming structure, usually speckled …

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Building Skills to Support LGBTQ+ Youth

This Wednesday, thirty-five staff members joined a 3-hour workshop presented by OUT Maine called Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Schools and Community. “It was super valuable,” says Shelly Gibson, Director of Staff Development, “We’re hoping to incorporate it into the onboarding process for all new hires.” Out Maine is a Rockland-based Nonprofit dedicated to creating more …

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Oh Hello, New and Returning Faculty

Chloe Chen-Kraus Science Teacher, Maine Coast Semester Since I was a child I have been motivated by an immense love for animals and curiosity about the natural world. As a kid, I spent summers carefully observing the life cycle of monarch butterflies and exploring nature until I had more questions than answers about the world …

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Grace Callahan to Travel World Studying Women who Fish

Grace Callahan, an alumna of Camp Chewonki (‘11-’13) and former summer farm worker (’14), is about to embark on one of the most purposeful and challenging expeditions of her life: a year-long solo trip to study the role of women in fishing communities around the world. Callahan’s work is being funded by a Thomas J. …

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Waypointer Wins Prestigious Citizenship Award

We are pleased to announce that Declan Wright, a member of Chewonki Waypoint Cohort 3, has been awarded a prestigious Eighth Grade Citizenship Award by Bath Middle School and the State of Maine. This award is conferred annually to graduating eighth-graders who exemplify civic awareness, academic achievement, and community service. Maine State Representative Shean Paulhus …

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Watch: Art, Ecology, Equity; A Conversation with Sue West

Art, Ecology, Equity: Celebrating Sue West’s Four Decades at Chewonki Sue West in Conversation with Amy Rogers Watch Now Sue West started working at Chewonki in 1979 and has been a steady presence since. In honor of her retirement this August, we are delighted to present this live, virtual event featuring Sue in conversation with …

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