At Chewonki, we organize our campers into age groups called Puffins, Owls, Herons, and Ospreys. The Owls, our second-youngest group at camp, are full of enthusiasm for learning new things and enjoying Chewonki friends. We make sure they are fully engaged in age-appropriate, traditional camp activities and personal and group challenges.
Programs for Owls:
Owls enjoy cabin life with other Owls and two counselors. They participate in the full range of Chewonki’s outdoor and indoor activities including kayaking, woodworking, photography, nature, farm, tennis, and pottery. Learn more about camp activities.
The daily schedule at Chewonki is full. Campers select three different activities during four separate “blocks” of three days each. There are two activity periods in the morning and one in the afternoon, followed by a General Swim or free-choice period.
We make sure not to rush campers from one activity to another, so they can realize the satisfaction of learning and achievement while also having time for reading and quiet enjoyment of Chewonki Neck. Owls in the seven-week session have time to progress through a variety of activities at different skill levels, concentrating on those that especially interest them.
Adventure Trips for Owls:
Within the first few days of camp, each Owl cabin spends an overnight at a Chewonki campsite, working on their wilderness skills and enjoying encampment living. Later in their session, Owls go on a four-to-six-day wilderness adventure, which may involve canoeing, kayaking, or hiking.
Campers enrolled in a seven week program who display particular interest in a specific wilderness activities may be invited on an additional, more challenging trip.