“Next normal” is a phrase I am seeing, and now beginning to use, to describe how we’re redefining our everyday lives: our communities, our workplaces, and the ways we interact with each other. While the past ten weeks have tested all of us in novel and different ways, I am working on a path forward and I thank you for joining us on the journey. Chewonki depends on you. One example of the move to the next normal is that we are picking up communications that were put on hold due to the COVID-19 … [Read more...] about Our 2019 Annual Report
It is with much sadness that we write to tell you that all in-person programming at Camp Chewonki is canceled for the 2020 summer season. As upsetting as this news will be, it is out of concern for the health and safety of our campers and their families, our staff, and our local community, that we have had to accept that canceling camp is the right thing for us to do. From the start of the pandemic, the Camp Directors, Chewonki Leadership Team and members of the Board of Trustees, have been … [Read more...] about Important Camp Chewonki Update
You are invited to join us for a LIVE webchat on Wednesday, February 19 at 7 pm with Camp Chewonki Vice President Nancy Kennedy, Girls Camp Director Emily Bell-Hoerth, and other camp staff to get a sneak peek at progress on our new campus expansion project. Please RSVP for the Web Chat Emily Bell-Hoerth, Nancy Kennedy, Charlie Fear, and Leslie Hunter are all looking forward to the upcoming summer season and hope you can join us for this live webchat! Web Chat Sign-in … [Read more...] about Join Us for a Live Web Chat
It was a perfect day to stroll over to the farm and see what Megan Phillips and Lisa Beneman are up to... https://youtu.be/DqKH9jKdwac Make a Donation … [Read more...] about We’re Counting Sheep!
A couple of staff members cleaning out a closet in the Center for Environmental Education (CEE) came across a fascinating relic last week: a small-scale model of the enormous whale skeleton that graces the ceiling of Chapin Hall. Thread-thin lines indicate where steel cables are mounted to the full-sized skeleton “The crew from Quebec made up the model as a way to present their concept to the community,” remembers President Emeritus Don Hudson. “The crew” consisted of wildlife … [Read more...] about It Came From the Deep
Wiscasset, Maine. The Onion Foundation has awarded Chewonki a $15,000 grant to support an initiative to integrate citizen science into place-based science education at Chewonki and in nearby public schools. "We are very grateful to the Onion Foundation for this great opportunity to link Chewonki educators, local teachers, and students in field-based research,” says Keith Crowley, director of education partnerships at Chewonki. “Citizen science as a framework for high-quality education … [Read more...] about Onion Foundation Supports Citizen Science at Chewonki with $15,000 Grant
Join us in Chapin Hall on December 10 for the 12th annual Chewonki Craft Fair! Dozens of local artists, crafters, and Chewonki students will fill the hall with a variety of unique handcrafted items made of wood, fiber, beeswax, paper, glass, and metal, perfect for all your holiday gift needs. We will also be offering hayrides in our horse-drawn wagon, hot cider, and refreshments! Questions? Call (207) 882-7323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org … [Read more...] about Chewonki Craft Fair
Over the next few months, many Chewonki staff will be hitting the road to visit families, connect with alumni, and visit schools. Please let us know if you would like to connect when we're in your hometown: Maine Coast Semester School Visits: California 12/2/19 Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences12/3/19 Chadwick School12/4/19 Cate School12/5/19 Harvard-Westlake School (Upper School)12/5/19 The Thacher School Connecticut 10/21/19 Kingswood-Oxford School10/21/19 The Loomis … [Read more...] about Chewonki On the Road: Fall & Winter Travel Schedule