Danica Ginsberg

Backcountry Trips: Skiing, Falling, Fun

For weeks, I had heard countless stories about Chewonki’s infamous backcountry trips from alumni, teachers, and outdoor leaders within my …

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Splendiferous Sunrise Skiing

On the first Saturday of Chewonki, we were hit with an insane seventeen-inch snowstorm. As a Texan, I had never …

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My First Field Lab Experience!

Yesterday, a warm and rainy Thursday afternoon, was my first ever off-campus field lab of the semester! Right after lunch …

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Nor’easter on Chewonki Neck

A brisk Saturday morning starts with excitement all around. “Good morning South Hall!” I announce as I lay out my …

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Welcome Semester 68!

The weeks leading up to any opening day at Maine Coast Semester tend to be filled with anticipation and the …

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Scrubbing, Spraying, Sanitizing, and Sorting… Dish Crew!

Each Tuesday night and Sunday morning, my cabin mates from Gordy and I turn on our speaker to maximum volume …

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Solos: A List of Activities for Savoring Solitude

You may be wondering: What are some of the things people spend their solos doing? There is no correct way …

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A Mid-November Saturday Well Spent

My Saturday started off bright and early at 6:10 for farm chores. It was very misty and foggy as the …

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New Friends in New Meadows

It was the first day I got here. Will, my advisor, helped take my stuff all the way to New …

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Cozy Cabin Nights: Woodstoves off to a Great Start!

As the leaves change to a beautiful array of yellows, oranges, and reds, the night comes quicker and temperatures drop. …

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Fun-ology at Phenology

A lot of Chewonki life is go go go. But sometimes it’s nice to take a break. Every weekend I …

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A Wonki Day on the Farm

My day started with a walk to the farm, bright and early at 6:30 in the morning. It was still …

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Embracing the Outdoors: Experiential Learning at Chewonki

There’s something special achieved through Chewonki’s focus on outdoor classroom settings and nature-based experiential learning. While there’s no contradiction between …

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Cooking Connections

Each Saturday morning a faculty member stands up and asks if any students are willing to cook Saturday dinner and …

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Backpacking in the Bigelows

Sitting on the Chewonki van, squished between Lilly on my left, diligently working on her eighth friendship bracelet of the …

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A Memorable Morning on Salt Marsh Farm

Approaching the third week on campus only meant one thing: it was time for morning chore rotation. My friend Lilly …

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Beginnings in the Backcountry

Almost two weeks ago exactly, we each set out on our backcountry expeditions, five groups of students and faculty leaders …

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Paddling at Pemaquid Point

It was a cold night on Fort Island, the previous rainstorm leaving a slight mist in the air. Our sea …

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Ending Every Evening

Every day here at Chewonki is different. Monday and Wednesday are full days of classes, and Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday …

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Mornings on the Farm

Every morning for the first two weeks of the semester, my cabin, Gordy, has had the experience of morning farm …

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Two Trips to Pemaquid Point

Last week we went to Pemaquid Point, marking our second Field Lab of the semester. Our last Pemaquid trip, just …

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A Warm Wonki Welcome

The sky over Chewonki Neck was sunny and clear when parents and students arrived on September 4th for the start …

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