Semester 64

Celebrating Semester 64: Growth, Grit, and Graduation!

A HUGE congratulations to Semester 64 students, who graduated last Friday in a virtual ceremony. Semester 64 will go down …

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Two hats knitted by hope during the pandemic, grey on the left and pink on the right

In Stitches: Semester 64’s Crafty Way to Unwind!

My great-aunt taught me how to knit when I was younger, but I’d long since forgotten. She’s the crafty type, …

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Friends pose for a picture at the waterfront

Walking: Forming Friendships and Connections to the Woods of Chewonki Neck

One foot in front of the other, quietly padding through the forest. The chickadees and cardinals call through the canopy …

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My phenology site, pond with reflection in the water

Immersive Learning in Nature Continues Under Lockdown

When I heard the news that Maine Coast Semester was going virtual, I was afraid we would lose the experiential …

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Sunrise on Chewonki campus

A Reminder from Allison Pittman: We Are Not Alone

Dear Semester 64, Allison here! Yes, the same Allison who wore shorts and a duck onesie to dinner because she …

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Recreating Beloved Chewonki Meals During Quarantine

Of all the wonderful aspects of Chewonki that make it truly special, the delicious home cooked meals are what I …

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View from Eleanore's bedroom window, shows neighbor's house and tree obstructing view

The View from My Window: From Chewonki Neck to Milton, Massachusetts

Every morning when I wake up, as the sun beams carry the 47 degree breeze through my cracked window, the …

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The Beauty of Farm Chores

When I arrived at Maine Coast Semester, I was so excited to work on the farm. I finally got to …

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Enjoying the Great Outdoors (Even When it’s Cold!)

Here at Chewonki, we like to say that there is no such thing as “too cold,” just insufficient outerwear. Needless …

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Wilderness Trips: Skiing Far and Growing Close

We clicked into our skis with huge packs on our backs. Our sleds were filled with massive barrels of food …

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Sisterhood of the Traveling Cabin

Not sleeping in Orchard Cabin made me nervous. Instead, because of a broken ankle, I would be temporarily staying in …

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Fantastic Teachers and a Fresh Take on Science

I’ve never been much of an academic, never one for math or science. The highlight of my report card was …

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Semester 64: Embarking on a New Beginning

Adapting to a new place can be uncomfortable, and that’s precisely the beauty of it. At my home in Austin, …

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