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Join Chewonki friends, families, and staff for a relaxed group kayak outing in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, or New Jersey this summer!

July 22 - Portland, ME

Join Chewonki alumni & friends and Paddle Portland for a 3-hour Kayak Trip to Fort Gorges, Portland’s most fascinating historic site!

Fort Gorges is a Civil War-era fort in the middle of Casco Bay that’s only accessible by small boat! Portland Paddle will start off this guided trip with a paddle into Portland harbor and then make the crossing out to the Fort, where we’ll land on a beach and allow plenty of time for exploration. Your knowledgeable guide (Chewonki alumnus Eric Nathanson!) will tell you all about the Fort’s storied history. Other highlights include possible sightings of seals, eider ducks, guillemots, osprey, eagles, and other seabirds.

Participation Fees
$65.33 + tax / Person


Contact Alexis Grillo at if you have a child younger than 10 that would like to participate.

Deadline to Reserve Space: Monday, July, 10

July 26 - Boston, MA

Join Chewonki alumni & friends and Paddle Boston to kayak the Charles River and enjoy Boston’s iconic skyline.

We’ll launch our from the T-accessible Paddle Boston location in Kendall Square, Cambridge, and paddle past the Great Dome of MIT, cross the Charles to the Esplanade, and take in the skyline, including the Hancock and Prudential Buildings, Citgo Sign, State House Dome, and the Financial District. Children must be at least 8 years old to participate.

Participation Fees
Single Kayak: $45.46

Tandem Kayak: $64.95

Deadline to Reserve Space: July, 18

August 5 - Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

Join Chewonki alumni & friends and Mountain Valley Guides for a spectacular Hudson River paddle to Little Stony Point. 

The outing will take us south from Cornwall-on-Hudson past Stormking Mountain and across from Breakneck Ridge. We’ll pull our watercraft out on the sandy shores of Little Stony Point State Park for on-foot exploration and swimming or wading. A short trail brings visitors to enjoy panoramic river vistas of Pollepel (Bannerman) Island to the north and West Point to the south before heading back. Trip is approx 3 hrs (4.7 miles)

Participation Fees

Deadline to Reserve Space: July, 28

August 6 - Long Beach Island, NJ

Join Chewonki alumni & friends on this gorgeous barrier island for a relaxed hang-out and paddle trip.

Meet Chewonki alumni & friends on the protected side of Long Beach Island to practice your paddle strokes and reconnect. We’ll start our group paddle in a protected lagoon, then head out into Barnegat Bay and visit an incredible saltwater marsh. Sandwiches, chips, and drinks will be served after paddling at the same location. Kayaks and paddle boards are available. 

Thank you, Kate Braemer (current development team member and former program staff), for hosting our LBI gathering at her family home.

Participation Fees
Individuals: $10
Families: $20

Deadline to Reserve Space: July, 28

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