Tom Foley

Assistant Director of Boys Camp
Email:
tfoley@chewonki.org
Phone:
Tom is excited to return for his sixth summer at Camp Chewonki! He brings with him many years of environmental education experience and a love for sharing the joy he finds in nature with other people. A lifelong New Englander, Tom discovered his earnest interest in ecological learning and intentional living during his time at Chewonki’s Maine Coast Semester program and had the good fortune to continue these pursuits at Sterling College in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Now a graduate student at the University of New England’s School of Social Work, he brings human-centered ecological thinking and practices to every community he finds himself in.
Some fun facts about Tom:
  • He won Sterling College’s annual ping pong tournament two years in a row.
  • He has been playing guitar since he was ten years old. Photos from camp will show him strumming gently on an acoustic guitar, but his first love is heavy metal.
  • When not at camp, he chases birds all over the state. He has observed 335 different species of birds in Maine and is always on the lookout for more!

Tom keeps returning to Chewonki because of the power and mystique of the place itself and his genuine love for the people who find home in the Chewonki community. He has always found joy and satisfaction in his roles at camp facilitating personal growth, relationship building, and active curiosity about one’s surroundings. Plus, swimming at the Chewonki waterfront in the summer is one of Tom‘s all-time favorite things to do.

 

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Ecology, Sterling College, 2015
Master of Social Work (in progress), University of New England, anticipated graduation 2023