Boys Camp Full Session
Owls, Herons, and Ospreys, Oh My!
Children, ages 10 to 15, may attend Camp Chewonki for a Full Session. This 3-week experience provides campers with an opportunity to learn and grow as part of a cabin group of eight campers and two cabin leaders. Campers spend time in camp developing skills and having fun in daily activities, participating in camp life and traditions, and building towards embarking on an exciting and challenging remote trip in the beautiful woods and waters of Maine. While new campers join us in every age group, we have designed our overnight camp progression to increase in rigor with each successive summer to develop caring and confident leaders who are prepared with the skills to successfully graduate into our Leadership Expedition program.
Boys Camp Full Session
Double Session Discount Price: $10,300
Campers participating in both sessions of camp must be picked up by a parent or guardian on the closing day of Session 1 (July 19) and returned to camp on the opening day of Session 2 (July 23). This discount does not apply to Leadership Expeditions.
Birds of a Feather
10- and 11-year old campers are typically in their first or second summer at camp. They spend time learning the basics of how to make friends and share a living space with other people. We make sure Owls have a well-rounded schedule that introduces them to all of the activities and opportunities camp has to offer. The Owl remote trip is a 4-5 day canoe trip designed to build comfort and confidence paddling a boat and living in the outdoors.
12- and 13-year old campers are often coming to camp for a second or third summer and are warm and welcoming to their peers who may be experiencing Chewonki for the first time. At this age, campers are advancing their knowledge and skills and are provided new challenges to promote continued growth. The Heron age group is the first opportunity for campers to select how they will encounter the outdoors on their 6-7 day remote trip. 12-year olds and first-year Herons can choose between a backpacking or sea kayaking adventure, while 13-year old and second-year Herons may opt for a canoeing or whitewater kayaking trip.
Spreading their Wings
14- and 15-year old campers have the option to spend more time in the overnight camp or make the transition to our Leadership Expeditions. For those who opt for the residential experience, they are focused on a specific activity area and are developing advanced trip skills on an 8-9 day remote trip. 14-year olds and first-year Ospreys have the option of sea kayaking or backpacking and our 15-year olds or second-year Ospreys take part in our special Allagash Canoe trip. While in camp, Ospreys are committed to leading by example, helping to organize special events, or taking on additional community responsibilities like reading a bedtime story to one of the younger cabins.
A fully completed registration form, director approval, and a deposit is required to hold a program space. Deposits are non-refundable.*
- $700 per child – Full Session and Leadership Expeditions
- $400 per child – Puffin Program
- $100 per child for families applying for financial aid
For families carrying over a credit from summer 2020, we will apply your non-refundable deposit (either $700, $400 or $100) towards the deposit owed. Any remaining credit balance will be applied to your remaining tuition. The first half of which is due February 1 and the remaining balance is due May 1.