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May @Home Newsletter: Courage

The theme for May is Courage! The arrival of May means the end of the school year is near and we are almost ready for camp. The final weeks of school require one final burst of effort and focus – the end is in sight and we’ve been working hard all year filling our brains with new learnings.

April @Home Newsletter: Compassion

The theme for April is Compassion! In my search for quotes about compassion, I came across an idea that is identified as an Amish Proverb (a proverb is a piece of advice). The advice is: “Instead of putting others in their place, put yourself in their place.” This quote represents the essence of how we

March @Home Newsletter: Creativity

The theme for March is Creativity! The end of winter arrives later this month on 20th and if you’re like us, you’re ready to come alive again after the dark and cold of the last few months. Now is a great time to think about ways to engage your mind and body in creative new ways. Quoting Maya Angelou again, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have!”

February @Home Newsletter: Uniqueness

The theme for February is UNIQUENESS! The adjective unique is used to describe something that is one-of-a-kind and unlike anything else. I spent a little time looking for a quote to help me think about why it is important to celebrate the ways in which I am one-of-a-kind. I found a quote by Maya Angelou, an American poet and civil rights activist, that says: “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” This quote brings to mind a summer at Camp Chewonki. We arrive hoping to meet new friends and fit in with our cabin mates. Over the course of the summer we learn about all of the things that makes each of us special and unique so that, when we return home, we leave camp seeing how amazing we can be!

January @Home Newsletter: Curiosity

The theme for January is CURIOSITY! With the start of a new year comes lots of opportunities to be curious. Curiosity is the strong desire to learn and understand new things. At Camp Chewonki, we are always asked to be curious. Camp gives us the chance to do and see so many new things, having a curious mind makes the new experiences fun!

December @Home Newsletter: Connection

The theme for December is CONNECTION! Even though we may be physically far apart, we can still stay connected! Connections are relationships, when something can be linked with another thing. At Camp Chewonki, we take time to notice connections in the natural world. We also build connections with our cabin-mates, our favorite farm animal, and to special places that we discover. Connecting can be physical, like a hug, or a smile, or it can be through words, like a letter to a penpal! 

November @Home Newsletter: Collaboration

The theme for November is COLLABORATION! Collaboration means working together to create something. At Camp Chewonki, we are collaborating all of the time. We work together to make and eat delicious meals, by setting tables, washing dishes, and even cooking over fires. We collaborate with each other in order to create a camp community where each person can get what they need, and have people who care about and support them.

Weekly Recap – Celebrating With Our Helpful and Lovely Friends

In this final week of Camp Chewonki@Home, we have celebrated our time spent together, and the ways that the Chewonki spirit has spread far and wide! It’s been truly beautiful to have witnessed campers building connections with each other, getting outside and exploring the natural world, and finding ways to learn and grow this summer, all from their home. While the Chewonki Neck Peninsula holds powerful meaning, we know that the true spirit of Chewonki and the values it teaches, travel with us no matter where we are!

Weekly Recap – Dancing Our Energy Out

What a fantastic and energetic week of Camp Chewonki@Home! It was such a treat to see campers connecting and dancing on live calls, creating incredible fruit baskets at home, and creating kinetic art! It’s hard to think that there is just one more week of camp left this summer. The thought is made easier because we know that the connections and creativity we witnessed during Camp Chewonki@Home will continue!

Weekly Recap – Learning to Embrace a Challenge

This week has asked the Camp Chewonki@Home community to reflect on the challenges that we have faced this summer. Our theme of Grit called upon us to share what has been difficult for us, and what we are looking forward to in the future. Campers have taken on new recipes – baking biscuits over a fire can be a challenge! Others have celebrated their compost, and the ways we can take waste and make something new. In our live calls, we celebrated the gritty, and the grimy, including a tribute to farm chores in the form of a song! 

Weekly Recap – Appreciating People and Things Around Us

As week 4 of Camp Chewonki@Home comes to a close, we have spent the past 7 days recognizing and appreciating the people and things in our lives that make our days brighter and better. From using graffiti in our homes to show love for friends and family to making popcorn to share with our loved ones. We have also learned to be grateful and appreciative for things in new ways like creating our Animal Heroes – misunderstood critters that play important and beneficial roles in keeping our world happy and healthy.

Weekly Recap – Growing Together, Near and Far

Our Camp Chewonki community has grown and flourished in this third week of programming! Together we have shared more about ourselves, and the ways in which we are learning and growing this summer. Campers have tried new things this week, from parfaits to scientific illustration, and our live gatherings yielded silly stories. Witnessing us all grow together has brought warmth and laughter to our hearts!

Weekly Recap – Finding Adventure Just Outside Our Backdoor

The second week of Camp Chewonki@Home has been a wonderful adventure! During this week we welcomed new members of our growing community and learned more about our friends from the first week. Whether on a Live Call or through an activity submission, this has been a week for learning more about the adventures of each other’s lives, whether they be big or small.

Weekly Recap – Learning and Having Fun in Our Places

With the launch of our first week together, we have been transported through our hearts, minds, and computer screens into each other’s places. This has been a week for getting to know each other, and getting to know ourselves a bit more deeply. 

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Your feedback is essential to helping us to provide the best possible Camp Chewonki@Home experience this summer. Your responses will only be seen by Camp Chewonki@Home staff as we work to resolve any issues you bring to our attention.

Getting Started

First and foremost, welcome to Camp Chewonki@Home! We are very excited to share what we have been working on with you. We hope you enjoy our activities, events, and all the other great stuff you’ll find on our website to help you keep the Chewonki spirit alive this summer. To help you get started, we

Welcome to Camp Chewonki@Home

Hello and welcome to Camp Chewonki@Home! We are so looking forward to connecting with you and sharing in keeping the Chewonki spirit alive this summer. Please take some time to explore the homepage of our website, a beautiful representation of Chewonki Neck, created by our own Emily Bell-Hoerth. In the coming days, you can expect

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Meet the Team:

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Nancy Kennedy

Vice President for Camp Chewonki
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Charlie Fear

Director, Camp Chewonki for Boys
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Emily Bell-Hoerth

Director, Camp Chewonki for Girls
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Jen Adams

Director of Outdoor Programs
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Leslie Hunter

Family Liaison
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