Campers learn on our fleet of whitewater and ocean kayaks.


Careful instruction and plenty of practice leads to bullseye targeting in Archery.

Nature Study

With 400 acres of woods, field, marsh and coast, nature study explorations always turn up fascinating plants and animals to examine. 

Animal Care

Chewonki’s working farm helps grow the food we eat every day! Campers have to opportunity to help and learn about our pigs, sheep, chickens, turkeys and our famous work-horse Sal. 


Maine’s thousands of lakes and rivers are the perfect setting for a canoe trip. Learning the basics of paddling and safety are skills for a lifetime!


Campers can drop into a pottery class and learn to throw pots on the wheel, create tiles or dabble in sculpture. 

Soccer and Field Sports

Formal and informal pickup games of soccer, ultimate frisbee, kickball and Chewonki’s own classic game of “Rocks” happen every day on the lower fields near the boy’s cabins. 


Daily swim periods attract campers to our waterfront for jumps, ducks and dives into the ocean. For the brave, we offer an early morning “Polar Bear” dip before breakfast. 


Personal instruction, matches and tournaments help polish skills for campers at all levels on our dual tennis courts. 


Our fully equipped woodworking shop allows campers to learn basic or intermediate craft skills and create personal projects to take home. 

Countdown to Summer