7-Week Camp for Boys
Our Camp Program:
7-week campers at Chewonki experience a wide variety of stimulating and enjoyable in-camp activities complimented by wilderness trip adventures suited to their age. Boys may choose their own program from variety of options including nature study, camp craft, canoeing kayaking, sailing, art, pottery, swimming, tennis, field sports, archery, farm and gardening, woodworking, renewable energy workshops and photography. We place a special emphasis on natural history and ecology, as well as wilderness skills, canoeing, hiking and sailing.
Special all-camp activities like campfires, carnivals, scavenger hunts, polar bear dips, stargazing and group games help round out the summer program. Each camp session is comprised of approximately 160 boys divided into cabin groups of 7-to-10 campers.
Our 7-week campers have the opportunity to engage in more in-depth endeavors while at camp. Past opportunities have included wooden boat building, focused areas of skill development, and public service projects. 7-Week Ospreys also have the opportunity for additional wilderness trips.
Our cabins are organized into age groups called Puffins, Owls, Herons and Ospreys. Boys are assigned to cabins based on their age and grade, with 7-10 campers and 2 or more counselors. Cabin groups share some activities and eat together family-style in our dining hall. Cabin groups take overnight and wilderness trips together and form tight-knit groups. Chewonki welcomes a wide cross-section of young people from all over the world, and we place a strong emphasis on teamwork and building a welcoming, diverse community.
On Saturday nights, everyone gathers around the campfire for music, storytelling and skits. It is traditions like these that welcome new campers to Chewonki’s history, and lets everyone share the experience of the many campers who have come before. Other camp traditions include all-camp games of Capture the Rocks, Sunday Ice Cream, Polar Bear Dips, trips to the beach on Tent Day and scouting games. Sharing in these camp traditions helps campers cultivate a sense of belonging, and consider the past and future with confidence.