Embracing the Outdoors: Experiential Learning at Chewonki

There’s something special achieved through Chewonki’s focus on outdoor classroom settings and nature-based experiential learning. While there’s no contradiction between …

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Cooking Connections

Each Saturday morning a faculty member stands up and asks if any students are willing to cook Saturday dinner and …

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Backpacking in the Bigelows

Sitting on the Chewonki van, squished between Lilly on my left, diligently working on her eighth friendship bracelet of the …

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A Memorable Morning on Salt Marsh Farm

Approaching the third week on campus only meant one thing: it was time for morning chore rotation. My friend Lilly …

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Beginnings in the Backcountry

Almost two weeks ago exactly, we each set out on our backcountry expeditions, five groups of students and faculty leaders …

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Paddling at Pemaquid Point

It was a cold night on Fort Island, the previous rainstorm leaving a slight mist in the air. Our sea …

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Ending Every Evening

Every day here at Chewonki is different. Monday and Wednesday are full days of classes, and Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday …

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Mornings on the Farm

Every morning for the first two weeks of the semester, my cabin, Gordy, has had the experience of morning farm …

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Two Trips to Pemaquid Point

Last week we went to Pemaquid Point, marking our second Field Lab of the semester. Our last Pemaquid trip, just …

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A Warm Wonki Welcome

The sky over Chewonki Neck was sunny and clear when parents and students arrived on September 4th for the start …

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A Picture of Health

When COVID-19 descended on Maine last spring, Chewonki, like all educational institutions, came to a near standstill. Maine Coast Semester …

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Lise Goddard

Welcome Lise Schickel Goddard

We are very pleased to introduce Lise Schickel Goddard, our new Interim Head of Semester School for Maine Coast Semester …

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The Little Things I’ll Never Forget

Before coming to Chewonki, I had heard about a few of the big highlights of the Maine Coast Semester experience …

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Pemaquid Point: The Fifth Field Lab

I’m on Thursday field lab, and while that might not mean a lot to you, to us that means chaos. Field …

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Saturday Mornings On The Water

It was a crisp, sunny morning in late April when I first set out in a canoe. I had gotten …

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Meet This Year’s Maine Youth Environmental Leaders

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

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Cabin Life in Orchard, Quirks and All

When I first arrived here, I had no idea how close I was going to become with my cabin mates. …

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Outdoor Leadership Weekend: From Nurse to Naturalist

The weather on that Thursday was stunning. Sunny, mid-60s, with a dash of afternoon cloud that added flavor to an …

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Spotting Spotted Salamanders

We were in science class, and our teacher had just told us that Big Night might be tonight. Big Night …

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In the First Weeks Here

About a month before I went to Chewonki, I was having a lot of doubts. Is this actually something that …

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Sawing, Splitting, and Other Outdoor Skills

Last Saturday was our first-ever outdoor skills training. Every Saturday we learn new outdoor skills in preparation for Chewonki’s three …

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Lambing Season Lessons

I was having a pleasant Thursday morning on the third day since arriving at Chewonki. Surrounded by six of the …

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Welcome Semester 66!

It was a great pleasure to welcome the new students of Semester 66 to campus this past Sunday. Hailing from …

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Cabinmates from Orchard Cabin stand together, smiling, before their solos

Moving to Chewonki: My Cabin Family

I remember first hearing our cabin assignments over Zoom, and finding out I was in Orchard cabin with five other …

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