Peyton West

68 Moments I’ll Never Forget

68 moments I’ll never forget from Semester 68: Arriving on the very first day and meeting all the staff, including …

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Birding at Chewonki: I Have No Egrets

When I first came to Chewonki, I immediately knew it was the right place for me. As somebody who loves …

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Gorp Morp: Prom in the Barn

An integral part of most high schoolers’ experience is prom, and in the coming weeks, most of our sending schools …

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Rubbernecking the Neck

Chewonki is great for many reasons. What other school gives you the opportunity to milk a cow before breakfast, dissect …

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Art Class Creations

Before my arrival at Chewonki, I had never taken an art class, or even set foot inside of my school’s …

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Fantastic Feasts and Where to Find Them: Chewonki

Chewonki, as an institution, is all about food, and I would say we, as a semester, are all about celebration. …

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Spring Has Sprung

Let’s do a little math problem. What do 50-degree days, plus black fly bites, and the incessant need for allergy …

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Semester Solos: a Weekend in the Woods

On the weekend of April 29 through May 1, all Chewonki semester students embarked on a solo adventure in the …

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Lambing at Chewonki

The entire semester gathered promptly underneath the large eastern white pines at 6:55 am as we do each morning. Annika, …

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A Weekend Walk

On a bright Sunday morning, I was up and at ‘em at 5:45 am for farm chores. I begrudgingly rolled …

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Cabin Skits & Shenanigans: “Monkey Business”

On a Sunday night, I returned from dinner to find a table and chairs atop my bed. This, not being …

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Outdoor Leadership Weekend

We spent last week getting our Wilderness First Aid certification and camping on the point. This was preparing us for …

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A Typical Tuesday in the Sun

It was a perfect spring day at Chewonki. One of the few sunny spring days that we’ve had so far …

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A Fantastic Field Lab

Last Tuesday, my field lab group and I congregated outside the barn to try on our hip-length wader boots. We …

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67 Moments I’ll Never Forget

67 moments I’ll never forget from Semester 67… On the first day exploring all the cabins with Julia and Kemi …

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Running, Cycling, and Team Sports

Worried about exercise at Chewonki? Fear not, for there is something for everyone! At the end of every weekday, there …

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Making Dumplings(包饺子)

Jack loves dumplings, and Sophia W. and I, though perhaps not quite as enthusiastically, do too. Early in the semester, …

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Weaving for Our Community

Community weaving is one of the great traditions at Maine Coast Semester, and I was one of the lucky ones …

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Playing Poker: Strategy, Style, and Smiles

Saturday night activities are the breeding grounds for lasting memories and shenanigans. Certain nights will host calm games, puzzles, reading, …

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Saturday Night Activity: #promnotprom

Right after solos, my cabin heard that we were going to be planning Saturday’s nightly activity. We were so excited …

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The Little Things I’ll Never Forget

Before coming to Chewonki, I had heard about a few of the big highlights of the Maine Coast Semester experience …

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Pemaquid Point: The Fifth Field Lab

I’m on Thursday field lab, and while that might not mean a lot to you, to us that means chaos. Field …

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Saturday Mornings On The Water

It was a crisp, sunny morning in late April when I first set out in a canoe. I had gotten …

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Meet This Year’s Maine Youth Environmental Leaders

For the past three years, Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki has offered a merit-based scholarship to support emerging young leaders …

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