- Visits: Please be sure to call ahead to arrange a camper visit. We would hate for you to arrive and have your son away on a his wilderness trip or off campus on a tent day. Heather Lowe coordinates our parent visitors. She can be reached at email@example.com or at 207-882-7323 x 103. Visits are not necessary or expected, but know you are welcome to stop by if you are in the area.
- Packages: Please do not send along any food or candy through the mail. Your help in spreading this message to relatives and other friends or family is greatly appreciated.
- Letter writing: Hopefully by now you have received a postcard from your son’s counselors, and possibly a first letter from your son. We also ask that you write thoughtful letters to your son at least two to three times a week. Good letters include a focus on his experiences here at Chewonki and not about what he may be missing at home. Ideally, letters are sent through the postal service and not via electronic means. For our international campers or for rare occasions when you are not able to send a letter, emails may be sent to Heather Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org. Heather will print and deliver the emails to the cabin mailboxes where counselors will distribute the letters.
- Finally, we hope you have had a chance to view our photo gallery on our website. We’ve captured some great images from this last week and we look forward to adding many more.
Good morning, The last day of June brings us the most glorious weather thus far of the camp season. It’s a perfect day to be a young boy on the Coast of Maine at Chewonki. We are off to a fantastic start. Everyone is settling in nicely. For our returning boys, Chewonki is very familiar and feels like a comfortable home. These campers have helped to set a positive tone for our new campers through numerous examples of kindness and appreciation for this special place. Kindness and consideration are the expected norm. It is so wonderful to see so many boys treating each other with genuine care and compassion. With this attitude serving as our foundation, I can’t help but feel this will be a very memorable summer of friendship, growth, and adventure in the woods, waters and mountains of Maine. I must give special recognition to our counselors and activity staff. They truly are remarkable leaders, putting the needs of the campers first and selflessly providing memorable activities and experiences. I am so thrilled that my own children get to interact with these young men and women as their summer role models. I have been so impressed with their patience and leadership as I travel around camp. Our first round of cabin wilderness trips depart on Sunday with New Hall and Gordy Hall heading out on their trips, followed by Pete Gillies, Orchard House, Jungle and Fo’c’s’le on Monday. Additionally, Monday is our first Tent Day of the season. Tent Days are our weekly field trip day. Most of the camp will head to Reid State Park, but we also have an exciting range of other options, including a nature trip to the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay, strawberry picking at a local organic farm, and a day long sailing trip. I am excited for all of the fun that awaits us this summer and grateful for such a fantastic start. With that in mind, I would like to share a few important reminders.