Semester 68

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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Farm and Friends: Weekend on the Farm

While I have not had the pleasure of morning farm chores yet, the farm of Chewonki is one of my …

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Baking in the Woods

Last Saturday was our first Outdoor Leadership activity. Outdoor Leadership is a mandatory activity that happens every Saturday morning and …

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Farm Chores: the First Week

Coming to Chewonki, a lot of things were incredibly new to me. Before my arrival, I’d never lived with anyone …

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A Perfectly Pemaquid Afternoon

On Thursday, my field lab group put on some bog boots, piled into two big Chewonki vans, and headed to …

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Farm & Food Systems at Chewonki

Driving up Chewonki Neck Road on a Thursday evening, on the way back from a field lab, I am first …

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Chewonki’s Superb Saturdays

Every Saturday, there is an event planned by a volunteer dish crew, and the whole school has to attend. Don’t …

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The Wondrous Winter Olympics

The wondrous Chewonki Winter Olympics began on a slushy Saturday morning. The night before, we had made flags with our …

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A Steller Sighting!

This morning I looked out my window and saw that the snow had melted, a sign of spring even though …

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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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