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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My First Field Lab Experience!

Yesterday, a warm and rainy Thursday afternoon, was my first ever off-campus field lab of the semester! Right after lunch …

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Nor’easter on Chewonki Neck

A brisk Saturday morning starts with excitement all around. “Good morning South Hall!” I announce as I lay out my …

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Welcome Semester 68!

The weeks leading up to any opening day at Maine Coast Semester tend to be filled with anticipation and the …

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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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Scrubbing, Spraying, Sanitizing, and Sorting… Dish Crew!

Each Tuesday night and Sunday morning, my cabin mates from Gordy and I turn on our speaker to maximum volume …

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Solos: A List of Activities for Savoring Solitude

You may be wondering: What are some of the things people spend their solos doing? There is no correct way …

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A Mid-November Saturday Well Spent

My Saturday started off bright and early at 6:10 for farm chores. It was very misty and foggy as the …

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New Friends in New Meadows

It was the first day I got here. Will, my advisor, helped take my stuff all the way to New …

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Cozy Cabin Nights: Woodstoves off to a Great Start!

As the leaves change to a beautiful array of yellows, oranges, and reds, the night comes quicker and temperatures drop. …

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Fun-ology at Phenology

A lot of Chewonki life is go go go. But sometimes it’s nice to take a break. Every weekend I …

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A Wonki Day on the Farm

My day started with a walk to the farm, bright and early at 6:30 in the morning. It was still …

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