Category: Staff News

Staff News

In Memoriam: Bill Edgerton

We are terribly sad to share the news that Bill Edgerton, long-time Chewonki Kitchen Manager, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 26, 2022. 

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Camp Chewonki

Seasonal & Summer Jobs at Chewonki

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!

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Training with the Best to Prepare for the Worst

According to Greg Shute, Chewonki’s Director of Northwoods and Coastal Properties, it was 1992 when Chewonki first hosted a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course taught by Wilderness Medical Associates International.  Since then, Chewonki remains one of WMAI’s longest-standing hosts, and the “Winter WFR at the Wonk ” is considered one of the more challenging courses around.  That’s mostly because of the weather, but it’s balanced by Chewonki being known as one of the warmest and most welcoming host sites anywhere on the circuit.  

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Chewonki Outdoor Classroom

Introducing Our Outstanding Outdoor Educators

Chewonki Outdoor Classroom is in full swing, serving covid-fatigued schools throughout New England with multi-day encampments and leadership expeditions on our 400-acre salt-water peninsula. We’re delighted to introduce you to the hardworking educators who provide a joyful, outdoor learning experience to so many.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Building Skills to Support LGBTQ+ Youth

This Wednesday, thirty-five staff members joined a 3-hour workshop presented by OUT Maine called Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Schools and Community. “It was super valuable,”

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