In our early days, Chewonki campers could earn writing “credits” by submitting content to founder Clarence Allen’s monthly family bulletin, called the Chronicle. Campers reported on camp adventures and wrote jokes, poems, and short pieces of fiction (most of which borrowed plot elements from the era’s action/adventure films).
Allen included Chewonki ABCs in the August 19, 1934, Chronicle edition. It is unattributed, and likely written by a camper.
Read the delightful story, “A Woodchuck’s Dream,” an unattributed short story published in one of the earliest Chewonki Chronicles, circa 1928. In the story, a Woodchuck group (the moniker for our youngest campers at the time) is enchanted away from their cabin in the middle of the night by a stupendous discovery. But, their wonder quickly turns to terror as they confront a monstrous foe in the woods.
We’re deep into the hiring cycle for Summer ’22 at Camp Chewonki and Outdoor Classroom and we want you! Calling all outdoor and camp enthusiasts to join our fun, inclusive team. Apply now for one of these open positions and make your summer extraordinary! Don’t Miss the Early Sign-On Incentive! Apply to join the Chewonki team now, and you could be eligible for up to $500 extra as an early sign-on incentive! Outdoor Educators Cabin Leaders, Trip Leaders, Summer Support Staff, Cooks, Activity Coordinators, Logistics Assistant, Health Center Aids, Team Development Educators, and more!