Camp Chewonki

Oxbow Waterfront Area

Map Our waterfront, located along the edge of Montsweag Brook, is a wonderful place to swim, canoe, spot wildlife, and enjoy the coast. Students might come here for an early-morning polar bear dip, an afternoon science field lab, or a place-based writing prompt for English class. Our waterfront, located along the edge of Montsweag Brook, …

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The Wallace Center

Map Welcome to the Wallace. Most notably, it’s home to our dining room, kitchen, health center, and a few classrooms. Mealtimes at Maine Coast Semester are a time for community, connection, and of course, delicious food! After meals, students participate in dish crew, composting, and recycling, tracing the intimate connections between farm, food, and human …

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The Quad

Map The quad is the heart of our 400-acre campus. Here, you’ll find the buildings that house our academic classrooms, dining hall, health center, and administrative offices. You’ll notice that many buildings feature solar arrays, which generate more than half of our total energy needs. You’ll find systems created to support sustainable living all over …

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Backcountry Expeditions

Map Each semester, students adventure into Maine’s woods and waters for 5-day backcountry expeditions with their classmates and teachers. In the fall, these trips might include backpacking in the Bigelows or canoeing along the Allagash River. And for the spring semester, trips might include snowshoeing or cross-country skiing while enjoying cozy accommodations in remote cabins. …

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Salt Marsh Farm

Map Salt Marsh Farm is an integral part of our program, giving students a hands-on opportunity to dig deeper into human ecology and providing fresh, delicious food we eat every day. Students participate in a rotating schedule of farm chores including planting and harvesting from our garden beds, caring for livestock, and even processing timber …

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CEE

Map Chewonki is home to a handful of other programs that are housed here, at the Center for Environmental Education. These programs include our place-based Elementary & Middle School, as well as Camp Chewonki, our summer program. Our onsite Wildlife Center is home to a variety of animal ambassadors including owls, raptors, reptiles, and mammals. …

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Salt Marsh Farm

Map Salt Marsh Farm is an integral part of our program, giving students a hands-on opportunity to dig deeper into human ecology and providing fresh, delicious food we eat every day. Students participate in a rotating schedule of farm chores including planting and harvesting from our garden beds, caring for livestock, and even processing timber …

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Oxbow Waterfront Area

Map Our waterfront, located along the edge of Montsweag Brook, is a wonderful place to swim, canoe, spot wildlife, and enjoy the coast. Students might come here for an early-morning polar bear dip, an afternoon science field lab, or a place-based writing prompt for English class. Our waterfront, located along the edge of Montsweag Brook, …

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Health Center

Listen: Take a Tour of our New Health Center We are excited to share this virtual tour of our brand-new health center, completed in the Fall of 2020. Click through the linked 360° images above, or watch the video tour to the right. With more than 2,000 participants passing through Chewonki each year, a few …

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Campfire Circle

Map Students gather at Campfire Circle after breakfast each day for Morning Meeting. This is a time to come together as a learning community to practice mindfulness, share stories, and review the news before launching into a busy day of classes and activities. Students gather at Campfire Circle after breakfast each day for Morning Meeting. …

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