Semester 63

Changing with the Seasons

August 28, 2019 – Day 1 I live in South Hall. The words sound weird on my tongue, foreign and …

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A New Scholarship for Maine’s Future Environmental Leaders

To acknowledge the importance of Maine students and their impact towards leading Maine’s environmental future, we recently launched a new …

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The Moments in Between

“No matter how you get there, or where you end up, human beings have this miraculous gift to make that …

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Growth and Gratitude: Reflections from Family Weekend

Last Friday, Semester 63 students welcomed their parents to Chewonki for Family Weekend, a showcase of their experiences so far …

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A Hint of Winter: S(no)w More Fall!

A few fragile flakes broke the anticipation in the air. All of a sudden, our semester’s first snow came fluttering …

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Pursuing Sports at Chewonki

Even though Maine Coast Semester doesn’t have any official sports teams, students still find ample time to pursue their interests. …

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A Deeper Understanding of Maine, My Home State

Growing up in Maine means the landscape here is familiar. The ocean and pine trees are a part of my …

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Memorable Moments from the Weekends

I look forward to every weekend. School is engaging and interesting, but you can’t beat the amazing activities Maine Coast …

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Reflecting and Connecting Through Creative Writing

I hurry in, backpack slung over one shoulder, and sit down at my usual spot close to the door. The …

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Outdoor Adventures at Maine Coast Semester: Wild and Wonderful!

Each semester, our students venture into Maine’s woods and waters for a 5-day wilderness trip. After weeks of preparation, students …

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Brushing up on Community

Living at Chewonki for this past month has opened my eyes to all the behind the scenes work that goes …

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Friends, Flannel and Fires: Awwwtumn at Maine Coast Semester

Six weeks into the fall semester, the days have grown short and Chewonki is brilliantly outfitted in gold, orange, red …

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Work Program? More like Fun Program.

I’m from Minneapolis, which is a pretty big city, so living and working on a farm is far from what …

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Exactly What a Normal Week Looks Like at Maine Coast Semester

One of the biggest questions on my mind when applying to Maine Coast Semester was what daily life felt like. …

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Semester 63 Doesn’t Waste a Moment!

Exactly four weeks ago, on August 28th, 39 students from 17 states and 34 high schools arrived at Chewonki to …

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Home is Where the Heart is

It’s sort of intimidating to move into a cabin with six other girls for an entire semester. Before coming to …

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Now I’m Sure – Maine Coast Semester was the Best Decision

When I applied to Maine Coast Semester in February, I got my application in minutes before the deadline. After clicking …

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What if… it’s Better than I Expected?

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I first stepped foot on Chewonki Neck. For the past three years, …

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