Girls Camp Puffin Program

Their First Adventure Away from Home

The Puffin Program is an opportunity for campers who are new to a summer camp experience. The Puffin Program provides campers with all of the laughter and learning, fun and friendship of Camp Chewonki, concentrated into 10 amazing days!


Girls Camp Puffin Program

Program Type: Overnight Camp
Ages: 8, 9, 10, 11
Grades: 2-5
Length: 10 Days


Session 1a: June 26 – July 5
Session 2a: July 22 – July 31
Session 2b: August 4 – August 13
Tuition: $3,700

Days Full of Friends and Fun

Puffins live in cabin groups of 8-10 with two cabin leaders, who help campers get to know each other and feel at home at camp. Puffins take part in daily camp activities such as outdoor living skills, farm and food systems, natural history, watercraft, and visual arts, along with opportunity for free choice and general swim. Their experience culminates in a 3 day saltwater canoe camping trip, traveling to a campsite around Chewonki Neck. Their return to camp is celebrated by the community with a campfire and feast, before they leave for home.

Learning and Growing Together

Some campers return for a full session after participating in the Puffin Program, and some return for another summer as a Puffin. The program has been designed to increase rigor for each age group, ensuring that campers feel prepared for the next step in their Camp Chewonki journey.


Deposit Information:

A fully completed registration form, director approval, and a deposit is required to hold a program space. Deposits are non-refundable.

  • $950 per child – Full Session and Leadership Expeditions 
  • $600 per child – Puffin Program 
  • $100 per child for families applying for financial aid 


We reserve the right to cancel, delay, substitute, or revise any program itinerary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If we are forced to cancel camp programming due to COVID-19, families will be given a full refund, including their deposit.

Ready, Set, Summer!