For Grade 11 The Camp Chewonki Leaders-in-Training (LIT) program is an immersive training experience for young people that aims to provide them with the necessary professional and personal skills to serve as successful leaders at Chewonki, in their own communities, and beyond.  This program will teach participants effective communication skills, an awareness of group dynamics […]

Boatbuilder’s Expedition

For Grades 9-10-11 Building a wooden sea kayak with your own hands is a rewarding challenge in itself. Combine that with paddling that same vessel on a sea kayak expedition along the Maine coast and you’ve got a five-week adventure that produces deep learning, and a strong sense of accomplishment and leadership. Let’s build a […]

Gaspé Backpacking Trip

For Grades 9-10-11 This is a multi-faceted, cross-cultural experience integrating French Quebec culture and outdoor leadership, introducing campers to the stunning landscape of the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. Campers will follow the trail and compass along the path of the International Appalachian Trail, a geologic continuation of the traditional Appalachian Trail. Participants must have successfully […]

Maine Appalachian Trail Backpacking Trip

For Grades 8-10 No-cost grant funded option for qualified Maine Families! Learn more… The Appalachian Trail (AT) stretches over 2,000 miles between Springer Mountain, Georgia, and Katahdin, an important and sacred place for the Wabanaki for whom this is homeland. The trail traverses an incredible landscape of stunning mountain peaks, dense forest  and occasionally passes by small towns. Some hearty […]

Maine Northwoods Canoeing Trip

For Grades 8-10 No-cost grant funded option for qualified Maine Families! Learn more… Beautiful lakes, free flowing whitewater and bountiful wildlife make for an incredible 2-week experience on waterways that have been used for millennia by the Indigenous Wabanaki and are now protected as  the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Our Northwoods Canoe Expedition builds a foundation […]

Quebec Canoeing Trip

For Grades 9-10-11 This canoe trip promises to be a memorable and challenging wilderness adventure for intermediate and advanced paddlers. Come paddle two of western Quebec’s most infamous rivers as you expand your whitewater canoe skills and travel in a remote and beautiful corner of Canada.  Let’s go explore the whitewater of Quebec! Dates and […]

Maine Coast Kayaking Trip

For Grades 8-10 No-cost grant funded option for qualified Maine Families! Learn more… Our journey begins in the protected waters of Hockomock Bay surrounding Chewonki Neck in Wiscasset Maine, where our participants spend the first few days learning expeditionary sea kayaking skills. As our skills and confidence increase, we travel up the coast toward the […]

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