Camp Chewonki for Boys
At Chewonki, we organize our campers into age groups called Puffins, Owls, Herons, and Ospreys. The Ospreys are the oldest camper group. They enjoy special status as leaders of the camp community. They also learn to accept more responsibility for defining camp culture, providing leadership to younger campers, and taking a mature interest in their own development.
Programs for Ospreys:
Our unique Osprey program combines a residential camp experience with extensive wilderness adventuring. While at camp between canoe, kayak, and hiking trips, Ospreys participate in experiences designed especially for them as well as the many activities enjoyed by the camp as a whole, including sailing, swimming, nature, archery, sustainability, pottery, farm, and many others.
Canoeing, hiking, and kayaking trips for Ospreys
Ospreys enrolled in the three-and-a-half-week session will go on a week-long canoeing, hiking, whitewater kayaking, or sea kayaking trip, which they select when they register for camp. No previous experience is required.
Adventure Trips for Ospreys:
Seven-week Ospreys have the opportunity to engage in more in-depth endeavors. Past adventures have included wooden boat building, focused areas of skill development, and service projects. Seven-week Ospreys go on three wilderness trips, choosing from canoeing or backpacking trips. For many Ospreys, wilderness trips with their cabin group are the most memorable part of their Chewonki experience, providing an opportunity to create strong ties with friends and learn more about all they are capable of achieving.