Our Values


From stories around the campfire to sunset paddles along the shore, we build our summer camp community to share the challenges and fun as a team. Campers return summer after summer to reunite with old friends and dive into the next adventure. At Chewonki, we expect every member of the community to contribute with an “all hands on deck” attitude.


There are few things in life that help build character and self-awareness like life at summer camp. We work with our campers to embrace authenticity, develop new skills, take a break from the ordinary and reflect on who they are, and what they want to be. Camp is a wonderful chance to grow and discover new interests with the guidance of excellent role models and compassionate counselors.

Embracing the Natural World

Unplugging from the pace of modern life has become increasingly rare for kids. Time away at overnight camp allows for simple living and nearly every waking moment outdoors in the natural world. Camp Chewonki is founded on a love for ecology, wildlife, and learning about the relationship between humans and the world around us.

Find the Perfect Summer Camp Program for Every Age and Stage:

A nature-based residential summer camp program for boys and non-binary children
A nature-based residential summer camp program for girls and non-binary children
A backcountry trip-based youth leadership program for all genders

Latest News from Camp Chewonki

Toben Cooney-Callnan

Autumn Update!

Hello Camp Chewonki Families, It’s hard to believe that September is almost over and autumn is officially upon us. The autumn equinox brought the first day of real fall weather to Chewonki Neck. Fall programs are in full swing and although it’s definitely quieter than camp season, the Neck is

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Katie Goodman

From Owlympics to Starch Madness, We Make Our Own Fun!

Hello camp families, The start of Second Session has flown by- somehow we have ten full days of camp left this summer!  This past Sunday our Puffin campers departed after an exciting and action packed ten days. While many of our Westside Heron cabins have been on trip, the Owls have

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Katie Goodman

Session 2 Update

We’re almost a week into Second Session and it has been jam-packed! We’ve had four regular activity days and a Chewonki Day, in which we join together as a community to celebrate Chewonki’s values. Today is Excursion Day- the Owls are off visiting the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, the Eastside Heron &

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Camp Chewonki

Session 1 Update!

Summer of ’23 and I Gotta be me! Hooray for the start of summer! We were so glad to have everyone arrive at Chewonki on Sunday. It’s always a mad rush of parents, campers, staff, (and garlic scapes?!?!) on opening day, but it was a great day and we want

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We celebrate the power of unplugging from ordinary life and plunging into the rivers, lakes, mountains, woods, and coastline of Maine and eastern Canada. Discover what’s out there – and then discover what’s inside of you.

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