“Chewonki buzzed with energy today as campers bustled from one exciting activity to the next. It was the first day of the second activity block and many campers were trying out new skills, whether it be learning about bush camping in woodcraft, or shooting an arrow for the first time in archery. Experienced or inexperienced, the campers took on their new tasks with vigor and curiosity. Not everyone began their activities today though; Quarterdeck, Jungle, Outhaul, Shang-Tu and Xanadu departed for the wilderness trips today, traveling far and wide to backpack and canoe through some of Maine’s most beautiful rivers and mountain ranges, from the Mahoosucs to the St. Croix River.
Throughout the afternoon, campers engaged in cartoon workshops, soccer games, bird walks, sailing, swimming relay races, pottery and whittling. It was a perfect day to start out the new activities; clear skies and warm, they could not have asked for a more beautiful day to explore and learn.
In the evening, Puffins and Owls participated in cabin night, while Herons and Ospreys played a game of Capture the Flag for group night, a game described as “organized chaos, and a lot of fun”. Ruddy-faced and beaming, campers returned to their cabins, or in the case of Boulder, Fenway and New Hall, to waterfront campsites on the Neck for their overnight campouts. It was a day filled with excitement, laughter and games, complete with homemade vanilla cake for dessert.”
– Gemma Laurence