Centennial Summer kicked off in style on June 23 when 181 participants, including campers, trippers, and staff from eight countries and 25 states, arrived to begin their adventures here on Chewonki Neck and in remote areas of Maine and Canada. A wave of energy swept over the Neck, joyful and infectious. Within a couple of days, Boys Camp had settled into a rhythm and Wilderness Trips groups (Maine Coast Kayakers, Mariners sailors, Umbagog whitewater kayakers, Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail canoeists, Maine Appalachian Trail hikers, and Sustainable Ocean Studies students) and the Adventures for Girls groups (Downeast Maine Explorers, hikers and canoeists) had embarked. We’ve had mostly fine July weather with a few gray, wet days thrown in for good measure. The Boys Camp enjoyed festivities including fireworks on July 4 and campers have been happily engaged at the waterfront, in the art room, at the farm, on the fields, around the campfire—i.e., just about everywhere. On July 6, the young men and women participating in the Boatbuilders and George River Canoe expeditions arrived. The Boatbuilders set to work learning how to construct their wooden kayaks, while the George River Canoe group is on its way to the river’s headwaters along the Labrador/Quebec border, where they will begin their journey. You can follow all the activity on our Flickr site and through the Adventures for Girls and Wilderness Trips blogs.