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!
Days Full of Friends and Fun
Puffins live in cabin groups of 8 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 an overnight trip, traveling by canoe to campsites 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.
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.