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Happy New Year from frosty Chewonki Neck! We’ve had a very special year and are grateful that we connected with so many of you. We can’t wait to see you this summer!

Chewonki Farmhouse

From The Camp Office

2022 Enrollment

Some camp programs are already full. Please reach out to the Camp Office if you have any questions. If you have not enrolled for 2022 yet we recommend doing so as soon as possible.

Packing Lists

Packing lists have been updated. Please reach out if you have any questions. 

Stay Connected With The Camp Community

We hope you’re staying in touch with your mates from camp last summer. We love hearing from you too! Send us stories, drawings, photographs, poems. Tell us what you’ve been up to. Share a favorite memory of camp this summer. We may even publish them in the next newsletter. Connect at camp@chewonki.org.

Upcoming Events

Prints in Sand

We hope you’re having a great winter. As the holiday season begins to wind down our thoughts turn to getting outside to enjoy winter activities. Wherever you live, there are plenty of ways to explore the outdoors and think about how the changing seasons impact where you live. One of our favorite adventures at Chewonki is identifying animal tracks. For areas that receive snowfall (like Maine) each new dusting provides a fresh opportunity to explore. Some other settings that are ideal for id’ing tracks are mud, sand, and soft garden soil. Remember that most of these animals are nocturnal. Therefore, first thing in the morning is a great time to look. We recommend that you do a quick internet search for id’ing animal tracks in the states where you live. You should be able to find lots of information, including printable charts to make comparisons. Have fun out there and keep in touch!

With best wishes from all your friends at Camp Chewonki!

Winter Image
WHERE’S GINNY? Can you find Ginny? Ginny, our newest mammal ambassador, will be hiding out in our feature picture each month. Submit your solution to summer@chewonki.org. Can't find her? We will share the solution in next month's newsletter.
Photo Examples

Photo Contest

The Camp Chewonki Team would like to invite you to participate in a Photo Contest. We will be sharing the submissions in our January Newsletter.

How it works:
1. Take a photo that represents one or more of the following categories (nature, craft, recipe, seasonal).
2. Upload Photo using the button below

Rules
~Photos must be submitted by a parent, guardian or individual 18 years or older
~Must agree to the Photography and User-Submitted Content Release

Learn about Winter Adaptations

Join Kyle Wosner, Science Educator for Chewonki’s Traveling Natural History Program, as he teaches us about Winter Adaptations in this 5 minute Video

Get Crafty

Get crafty with Jessica Woodend, Science Educator for Chewonki’s Traveling Natural History Program, as she educates us on some winter animals while walking us through how to create them in Paper roll craft form (printout).

From the Kitchen

We serve Baked Oatmeal on a regular basis and it is a favorite. We’ve made it with frozen sliced peaches as well. It is particularly good with a dollop of farm yogurt!     ~Susan

Honoring a Champion of Women at Chewonki

In this special tribute, Sue West highlights Tim Ellis’ support for women during his tenure as our first president in the 1970s and 80s, paving the way for leaders like Nancy Kennedy. Last week, we announced that Nancy has become the first woman to hold the position of Chewonki President. Women have long held leadership roles at Chewonki, from leading backcountry trips to developing environmental education programs and managing our farm. Read on to learn about some of Chewonki’s early female leaders and how Tim championed them.

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