Camp Chewonki for Boys

Recapping a Rollicking Remote Summer

Chewonki Chip Cookies Shelter Building – Creating Your own Space Within Your Place We just wrapped up one of the most irreverent, innovative, and imaginative summers we’ve ever had – the first-ever season of Camp Chewonki@Home. This remote seven-week program featured fun, low-screen activities to connect kids with the natural world at home, and was …

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Hiking the Hundred-Mile Wilderness

Shane Killen has an eye for adventure. A junior at Carnegie Mellon University, he’s spent ten summers at Camp Chewonki for Boys, first as a camper, then cabin counselor, where he earned notice for his vivid photographs of Chewonki wilderness expeditions. When a close friend and roommate (and novice backpacker) expressed interest in exploring Maine …

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Camp Chewonki 2021

Save My Space – Summer Fun in ’21

With the last day of our Camp Chewonki@Home program behind us, we are eagerly looking forward to next summer and we hope you can join us in Maine. We’ve heard from many families that “the summer without camp” was hard- for kids and for parents. We want you to know that we are 100% committed to safely opening Camp Chewonki next …

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The Remote Frontier: How to Camp Online

There’s knot tying contests, arts & crafts, campfire singalongs, and penpals. It’s summer all right, but not like any summer Chewonki has seen before. That’s because, for the first time in 115 years, Camp Chewonki isn’t happening on Chewonki Neck, it’s happening in three hundred-plus households across the country. We wrapped up the second full …

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What We Eat is Who We Are

“I think Chewonki’s mission is one the whole world ought to share,” says Sam Sifton, Chewonki alumnus and New York Times food editor. Sam has a deep connection to Maine and attended Camp Chewonki in the 1970s and ’80s before beginning his career in journalism. Since moving into his current role as food editor at …

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Turtles, Snakes, and a Blue-tongued Skink

A lot of preparation goes into making sure Camp Chewonki is ready for the summer. Cabins are cleaned, lawns mowed, counselors hired. One of the most important parts of our pre-camp preparation is developing our activity curriculum and training our staff to teach in their area of expertise. As opening day approaches, archers, sailors, and …

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