“The Day After “ at Chewonki was August 11: the last campers and trippers had disappeared down Chewonki Neck Road. Last hugs, last handshakes, last jokes, a few tears, an errant water bottle tucked into a backpack—and then our young friends are gone. It’s always a strange feeling; the fields and woods, cabins and tents, dining hall and Quad are suddenly quiet after bursting with activity all summer. Joy remains, however, in the many stories that staff members pass back and forth as they debrief the summer. It was a stellar one, according to Garth Altenburg, director of Chewonki Camp for Boys, and Emma Carlson, program director of summer wilderness trips and Adventures for Girls. “An absolutely fantastic summer,” is how Garth summarized it. “Wonderful participants, wonderful leaders,” Emma added. A total of 263 boys came to camp; 53 girls participated in Adventures; and 108 young men and women went on trips in wild parts of Maine and northeastern Canada. Students came from 33 states and the District of Columbia as well as 12 countries. They wove a rich tapestry of experience, left their mark on Chewonki, and took memories and skills home with them. We wish them a wonderful school year and look forward to seeing them back on Chewonki Neck next summer for new adventures. See more photos of Session II 2015 Chewonki Camp for Boys, Adventures for Girls, and Wilderness Trips for Teens.