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 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 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 […]

North Star Advanced Canoe Trip

New in 2024! Chewonki’s history on the rivers of Quebec dates from the mid-1970s.  Throughout this time we’ve travelled on many rivers, each unique from the others, yet all Chewonki participants who traveled them share a deep kinship and the stories from those trips are part of our lore. This Northstar Canoe Trip promises to […]

Maine Appalachian Trail Backpacking Trip

For Grades 8-9 The Appalachian Trail (AT) stretches over 2,000 miles between Springer Mountain, Georgia, and Mount Katahdin, Maine. The trail winds through beautiful, remote wilderness and by occasional small towns. Some hearty souls take four to six months to hike the entire length of the AT, and most experienced hikers call the Maine section […]

Maine Northwoods Canoeing Trip

For Grades 8-9 Beautiful lakes, free flowing whitewater and bountiful wildlife make for an incredible 2 week experience on the historic Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Our Northwoods Canoe Expedition builds a foundation of skills for canoeing in the backcountry. Paddling in tandem canoes, participants will learn paddling technique, basics of reading moving water, strategies for crossing […]

Quebec Canoeing Trip

For Grades 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 8-9 Our journey begins in the protected waters around Chewonki Neck in Wiscasset Maine, and as our skills and confidence increase, we travel to the spruce-covered islands of Penobscot Bay. Along the way we encounter seabirds, seals and, perhaps, whales. All while becoming part of the iconic Maine coast which includes busy working […]

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