Meet Semester 69’s Maine Youth Environmental Scholar!

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

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Living With New People

For four months I get to call South Hall my home. It’s red with a moss covered roof and fairly …

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Putting the Coast in Maine Coast Semester

One of the aspects about Chewonki that was a big part of me deciding to come here was the ocean. …

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Facing Farm Chores

When I applied to Chewonki, I remember that the presentation given at my school mentioned every cabin would wake up …

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The Plunge

Throughout the semester, all students have embarked on the adventures of field lab. Field lab consists of going to different …

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A 4 AM Excursion

At the end of September, seven other students and I embarked on a five day sea kayaking trip in the …

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Salt Marsh Field Lab: A Sticky and Sloppy Situation

Sopping wet, muddy socks, shivering, and shrieking– that’s how our class ran across the lawns, hightailing it to the showers.  …

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Comfortable Companionship at Chewonki

“Isn’t it exhausting being with people 24/7?”. This is a question that I’ve heard a lot from my friends back …

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Photo Journal: Fall Field Lab Fun!

Reid State Park: We started off our excursion in pouring rain, but by the time we arrived at Reid, the …

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Living in Community

Community is a fundamental pillar of Chewonki. Where at home I would spend hours on end by myself, at Chewonki …

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The People I Sleep Next To

Being one of the five guys here this semester at Maine Coast Semester, I was really nervous- these guys were …

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Night Time Dish Crew

Finishing up dinner at Chewonki when it’s dish crew three’s night is the most exciting part of my week. Maybe …

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Morning Fun at the Farm

My Cabin, Binnacle, had the great task of waking up at 6 am to do farm chores starting three days …

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Sun, Sea, and Stars – Skywatching at Chewonki

One of my favorite things about being at Chewonki is observing the sky. On stormy mornings, it turns a shade …

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Halloween Hype: Fall Festivities and Fitting in at Chewonki

If the title has not clued you in yet I am very into Halloween, an obsession only exacerbated by the …

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How Do You Pet a Sheep: Farm Chores at Chewonki

We’re almost two weeks into the semester and I already know one of the things I’ll miss most: early morning …

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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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