- Photos: Please be sure to view our photos here on our Flickr gallery. We’ll be adding more photos on a regular basis.
- Camper mail and emails: Please remember not to send any food to your camper. Many children have dietary restrictions. Sending food through the mail just creates challenges for us. Please share this expectation with friends and relatives. As for camper emails, please note that our campers can only send written letters. Therefore, we ask that you make every attempt to send your camper written letters. For our international families or on very limited, special occasions, an email may be sent to your camper. We’ll print it and deliver it. Please send these emails to email@example.com
- Planning a visit: Please be sure to consult with Garth or Henry before planning a visit. Visits can be fun but are not necessary and could be disruptive to your camper’s experience, especially for our 3 1/2 week campers. With this in mind, we want to make sure that all visits will first be beneficial for the camper. Often, joining us for a meal is the easiest and least disruptive way to visit. If scheduling a visit is beneficial, we will share your request with our summer office administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org) who can help finalize the details.
Looking out my office window this afternoon, I am so pleased and encouraged with what I see. There is a flurry of energetic activity; a real sense of joy on behalf of our campers that matches the powerful beauty of the blue sky on this perfect Maine summer day. It’s the start of another Chewonki summer on the Coast of Maine, and it all seems perfectly meant to be. I must compliment our amazing staff. They are making wonderful connections with our campers and providing activities that offer a real chance for fun, challenge, and the acquisition of new skills. After some heavy rain showers on Tuesday morning during camper arrivals, the skies stayed cloudy but dry for the remainder of the day. This allowed us to offer a full slate of “mini-activities” to keep campers busy and active while waiting for our final arrivals. Activities included barn ball games, pottery, nature hikes, music and canoeing. After supper, we gathered in the barn for an opening night sing-along. Normally we like to be outside at Campfire Circle for the Opening sing-along, but predicted showers kept us inside. We replaced our traditional campfire with an friction-fire demonstration. Wilderness trip leader Nate Smith showed off his outdoor skills, using a wooden drill to generate heat that ignited a small batch of tinder. A few small sparks progressed to full flames, captivating our campers with this traditional fire starting method in the process. This time in the barn also provided us with an opportunity to offer more introductions and orientation. Today our campers have been touring the campus and various activities, learning about the options available to them for when they select activities starting tomorrow. We’re just about to break for afternoon snack and swim time. It’s a perfect summer afternoon to be a boy and outside on the Coast of Maine. We look forward to sharing more details with you this summer. In the meantime, here a few administrative details to share: