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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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All in a Day’s Work: Kate Day on Co-Founding Dovetail Workwear

Dovetail Workwear, co-founded by Chewonki alumna Kate Day (Semester 2; Camp Staff ’93 and ’96; Trustee ’95-’99; Advisor ’05-’11), is a hardworking company that makes hardworking clothes for hardworking women. In doing so, the company is helping usher in a more inclusive vision for highly physical professions, like construction and agriculture. This paradigm shift has …

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What’s in a Name? Announcing the Monikers for our Eastside Campus Buildings

*Cue Trumpet Fanfare*  It is our great pleasure to unveil the names of our new Eastside campus buildings. A huge thank you to the donors who supported this project. Each was named after an element of the natural world that campers may encounter in one of our programs. Whippoorwill Eastern Whip-poor-will Antrostomus vociferus A medium-sized …

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Marking a Milestone (with Songs, Skits and S’mores!)

We are delighted to announce that two hundred and fourteen campers arrived this Sunday for a landmark Opening Day celebration of Camp Chewonki. After a year-long hiatus from in-person programs, our campus is once again overflowing with energy and joyful laughter. And, if one milestone wasn’t enough, we also welcomed our very first on-campus girls …

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Alumnus, Booth McGowan, to Make Chewonki-Inspired Indie Film

Inspired by the deep friendships fostered at Chewonki, alumnus Booth McGowan (Semester 60) is making a feature-length film, Boys at Twenty, about closeness, masculinity, and growing up.   “With the omnipresence of screens, reaching a true connection feels harder today than ever before,” says McGowan, “Chewonki was my introduction to how vulnerable and close friends can …

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Photos: Staff Get Psyched for Summer!

Camp Chewonki Staff have been arriving in droves over the past few weeks, and it’s been amazing to see our campus light up with the energy and enthusiasm of new staff members – especially after our year-long hiatus from in-person programs. Despite the rigorous training program (wilderness first aid one minute to “how to encourage …

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