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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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Camp Chewonki

Canoes Flash! We’re Paddling (and Hiking) Across Maine

We’ve embarked on an exhilarating journey across Maine’s coastlines, lakes, rivers, mountain peaks, and backcountry forests – forging unforgettable memories along the way. And lucky for us, our fantastic trip leaders are sending back regular photo updates. Enjoy the latest images fresh off the trail!

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Foundation

Alumna Opens Up About “Unfurling Ferns” Multimedia Project

We love catching up with recent alumni, and today we’re sharing news from a really recent alumna, Scarlet Labbé-Watson, one of our 2022-23 Youth Environmental Leader Scholars. Scarlet just returned to Watershed School in Camden, ME, after participating in Maine Coast Semester this fall, and she’s already hard at work on a new project, “Unfurling Ferns: An Exploration of Climate Change through Music and Poetry.”

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