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


Camp Chewonki May Camp Newsletter

Dear Camp Families, Happy May! I write this on a beautiful sunny day in Maine, which is a welcome break from the spring rain we’ve had and need. Camp is fast approaching and we’re working hard to get ready for another amazing summer. As you prepare for summer, we want

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Cullen McGough

Unplug, Unwind, and Discover 5 Reasons We Love Camp Chewonki

With summer just around the corner, we’re excited to open the 109th year of Camp Chewonki! Every summer is filled with a thousand adventures and stories, from the tops of mountains and along the shorelines, in the cabins and around the campfires, but lately we’ve been thinking about the behind-the-scenes

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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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