Our Values

Community

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.

Self-Discovery

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

Leslie

Re-enrollment Reminder

Hello Camp Families, This is the final reminder to get your Summer 2023 applications submitted ahead of the crowd. On Friday, September 16 we will begin accepting applications from new campers and siblings. I hope to hear from you soon. Leslie Associate Director of Admissions

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Camp Chewonki

Photos at Camp – Introducing Campminder Campanion

We’re excited to introduce you to  Campanion , the new mobile app we’re using to share your child’s camp experience at Camp Chewonki with you this summer. With a personalized stream of content featuring photography, updates from camp, and more, our hope is that Campanion makes you feel closer to your camper’s experience than

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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!