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.

Upcoming Events


Discover the experience of Camp Chewonki. Learn about our backcountry trips (backpacking, canoeing, whitewater kayaking, and sea kayaking). Meet the program leaders. See photos and participate in a live Q & A session. For prospective campers and families

January 20, 2022 7:00 pm
January 20, 2022 8:00 pm

Find the Perfect Summer Camp Program for Every Ages 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
An expedition-based youth leadership program for all genders

Latest News from Camp Chewonki

Dinner Table
Camp Chewonki
Camp Chewonki

Camp@Home November News!

Dear Campers and Families, If you live in the northeastern United States, November brings to mind early evenings, leaves skittering along the sidewalks, the weather getting cooler, and the smell of something delicious coming from the kitchen. This is the time of year when the last treasures from the garden

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Ginny the Oppossum
Camp Chewonki
Camp Chewonki

Camp@Home October News!

Hello from Chewonki Neck. We are excited to present the first issue of our Camp Chewonki@Home Newsletter for the 2021-2022 season. Each month we will bring you updates from the Neck, including Salt Marsh Farm and the Wildlife Center, as well as important information to help you get ready for

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Boys Camp

A Farewell Note from Charlie Fear

Dear Camp Families, I am writing to share the news that I have resigned as director of Camp Chewonki and I am moving on to the next chapter of my career. From the time I was a camper and a student at Chewonki, it was a dream of mine to

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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.

Ready, Set, Summer!