Chewonki summers are our busiest season; our staff nearly doubles, and we host hundreds of kids and teens for camp and expeditions. But, summer vibes are just the opposite for much of our faculty, who have three months off to refresh, recharge, and adventure. So we caught up with a few in between move-ins and orientation meetings to ask them how they spent their precious summer months:
Lise said the five sensory details that best describe her summer are the smell of pines and moss; the feel of crystal clear air; the reassuring companionship of her dog Suki; an en-livening wandering of the mind; and deep resonance throughout my body and heart– as though I was a tuning fork– as I walked amidst an old, old forest with hemlocks as big as the largest Eastern white pines I’ve ever seen.”
Photos show Lise with her faithful companion, Suki, in our Debsconeag freighter canoe with Mt. Katahdin in the background; and Lise at the end of her 100-mile journey on the Abol Bridge.
The five sensory details that capture Jenny’s summer are the taste of salty water; the feeling of crisp, cool, smooth water on her skin; the sound of large tractor trailers on a busy highway; the texture of rough large rocks; and the graceful sight of Great Blue Herons flying overhead. She’s pictured above at sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park.
Now that we’re refreshed and rejuvinated, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Maine Coast Semester 69 to campus this Sunday and Elementary and Middle School students on Tuesday. Cheers!