Category: Foundation

Alumni & Friends

Alumni & Friends Sheep Pelt 2024 Giveaway

Ewes flash: we’re giving away 12 warm, fuzzy Chewonki sheep pelts to our alumni & friends on Wednesday, November 30. Wool you enter? We’ll sheep, oops, we mean “ship” pelts to winners, free of charge, anywhere in North America.

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Alumni & Friends

Join us in Wishing Tim Ellis a Happy Birthday!

From 1970 through 1991, Chewonki experienced a profound transformation, and in honor of his 86th birthday on October 1, we are honoring the man who steered these monumental changes: Chewonki’s First President, Harwood “Tim” Ellis Jr., by publishing guest-written blogs about Tim over the next few weeks.

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Alumni & Friends

He Ignited a New Chewonki Era

Tim Ellis’ lifelong connection to Chewonki began in 1937. He arrived in a bassinet when his father, Harwood “Hardy” Ellis, Assistant Head at the Rivers School, was recruited by Chewonki founder Clarence Allen as head counselor. Tim spent every childhood summer at Chewonki, eventually becoming a counselor. After college, he ventured abroad and met his wife, Margaret Ellis, while teaching in Switzerland in the early 1960s.

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