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When is the financial aid application deadline?
Financial aid applications are due by January 31.
What is the staff to camper ratio?
Our staff to camper ratio is one counselor to every three campers. All of our staff are required to have First Aid and CPR training and undergo a week of intensive staff training at Chewonki prior to the start of camp or trips. All of our wilderness trip leaders have their Wilderness First Responder and Lifeguard Training certification, and many are year-round teachers for our Environmental Education program.
How many kids are in a cabin?
Six to ten campers live in a rustic summer cabin with one senior and junior counselor.
Archery, Art, Camp craft, canoeing, farm and organic gardening, field sports, kayaking, nature study, photography, pottery, Renewable Energy workshops, sailing, swimming, tennis, woodworking.
What is a day at camp like?
Click here to learn about a typical day at Camp Chewonki.
Where do I go swimming?
Chewonki’s inland tidal bay, with its dependable winds, protection from heavy surf, and freedom from other boats, provides an excellent saltwater setting for our waterfront activities. Campers may elect to sign up for swimming as an activity choice or come down for a cool dip in the saltwater during their free time. The waterfront is a popular spot during General Swim; campers can go down the waterslide, hang out on the swim float, or, when the tide is right, jump off the high dive or go cliff jumping across the creek. During low tide campers can explore the salt marsh mud flats with nature counselors or perhaps go on an Ellisonian mud rove, a longstanding Chewonki tradition. Our waterfront is supervised by trained lifeguards at all times.