Why Maine?

Maine's forests, freshwater rivers, mountains, and rocky coastline are the classrooms at Chewonki

There’s just something about Maine, a state of independent people, authentic character, and extraordinary beauty. It is one of the last truly undeveloped parts of the United States. Over 80 percent of the state is forested and there are 3,478 miles of tidal coastline. Chewonki students live and learn on a 400-acre peninsula with 3.5 miles of rocky shoreline, a small horse-powered farm, and 5 miles of trails.

Academics

At the heart of Maine Coast Semester is a challenging academic program for students who love learning.   Our classes require commitment, curiosity, participation, and a great sense of adventure. …

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Student Life

Being an Intentional Community Both on campus and out in the world, through their academics and recreational activities, Maine Coast Semester students learn to function as part of something bigger …

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Outdoor Program

There are three major outdoor experiences (“peaks”) throughout the semester: Backcountry Expeditions, Outdoor Leadership Weekend, and Solos. During backcountry expeditions in the fall semester, students spend five days canoeing, backpacking, …

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To the Point

Our Student Blog

Chewonki Foundation Names Nancy Kennedy as New President

(Featured above: Trustee and President Search Committee Co-Chair, Marion Howard, President Nancy Kennedy, Board Chair André Heard) We are excited …

Wood Cove

The residents of the van squished behind a row of skis, sleds, poles, and bags, ready to take on the …

5 Things I will never forget about Chewonki

Polar Plunges – My alarm goes off and I realize it’s 6:45 AM, a bright and early start to my …

Total Eclipse of the Sun

It was electric. The most exhilarating atmosphere. It felt as if the world itself stopped in anticipation of this unearthly …

Lambs

The Chewonki Lambcam is back!

Welcome to our next Director of Maine Coast Semester, Sarah Rebick!

Dear Chewonki Community, I am pleased to announce that Sarah Rebick has been unanimously chosen by our search committee and …

A Walk in the Woods

Since being at Chewonki, one of my favorite things to do is go on walks with my friends or by …

Birding Field Lab

Every week, as part of our science class, we spend an afternoon doing a field lab. We pile into the …

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