Chewonki has always succeeded because of the talent and dedication of our faculty and staff, and the effort they put into each program. With this in mind, I am pleased to announce three notable changes to our Camp leadership team. As of last month, Nancy Kennedy has been promoted to Vice President for Camp Chewonki, and Greg Shute has been promoted to the role of Senior Vice President. I am also excited to welcome the new Director of Camp Chewonki for Boys, Charlie Fear. I have great confidence in the direction and leadership these individuals bring to their roles. Please read below for more information about these leaders.
We are already well into preparations for summer 2019 including travel to many locations around the country. Please keep in touch and we hope to see you soon!
Nancy Kennedy, Vice President for Camp Chewonki
Since her arrival three years ago to develop summer programming for girls, Nancy Kennedy has shown outstanding leadership and vision, filled with confidence and compassion. In her new role as Vice President for Camp Chewonki, Nancy will oversee management of all three camp divisions, including Camp Chewonki for Boys, Camp Chewonki for Girls, and Chewonki Wilderness Trips. As part of the Chewonki leadership team, Nancy will lead new initiatives to advance and expand camp programs and facilities over the coming years. Congratulations Nancy! For a detailed look of Nancy’s accomplishments and history, please visit her full biography.
Charlie Fear, Director of Camp Chewonki for Boys
After an extensive search, we are pleased to welcome Charlie Fear to our team as the new director of Camp Chewonki for Boys. Charlie first came to Chewonki in 1998 as a camper and has remained highly engaged with us ever since, including 8 years on the Boys Camp staff and 3 years as a Chewonki Outdoor Classroom instructor. Charlie’s experience includes his training as a Registered Maine Guide and Wilderness First Responder. Over the past four years, Charlie has continued to share his passions for youth development and the natural world by teaching science at Bath Middle School and serving on the Advisory Council for Teens to Trails, a local non-profit dedicated to providing outdoor experiences to young adults. Charlie holds a B.A. in Communications from Denison University and a Masters of Science Education with a concentration in Teaching & Learning from the University of Southern Maine. Charlie is looking forward to reaching out to camp families and Chewonki alumni throughout the coming fall and winter. To learn more about Charlie, please visit his full biography.
Charlie will be finishing his important work at Bath Middle School this winter and joining Chewonki full-time on March 1st. Welcome, Charlie!
Greg Shute, Senior Vice President
Greg Shute steps into the role of Senior Vice President with 34 years of experience at Chewonki, including the last three as Vice President. As senior VP, Greg will continue to provide year-round support for all of our camp, school, and education partner programs, with a particular focus on providing guidance for wilderness trips, campus resources and safety management. Greg will also directly manage our coastal island properties and north woods sites, including Fourth Debsconeag Lake Wilderness Camps and Big Eddy Campground.