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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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The Points

Map Our 400-acre peninsula includes 5 scenic points, which are accessible through a series of hiking trails.  The points are a great place to set-up a hammock, read a book by the ocean, or watch a sunset with friends. Our 400-acre peninsula includes 5 scenic points, which are accessible through a series of hiking trails.  …

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Solos

Solos

Map As the season changes through the course of each semester, students embark on two-night solos on Chewonki Neck — a special time to reflect on how far they’ve come and to set goals for the rest of the semester. With one month still to go in the semester, students are provided with provisions and shelter …

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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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Science Classroom

Map In our hands-on, place-based science course, students learn about marine and terrestrial ecology. Our campus is a perfect outdoor learning laboratory, a salt-water peninsula nestled between two rivers reaching down into Hockomock Bay, with proximity to rocky coasts, sandy beaches, freshwater streams, bogs, and forests. During the semester, students hone their powers of observation …

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The Art Room

Map Our art room is an inviting space for students to create artwork and discover their emerging talents. Students of all levels have the opportunity to learn habits of creative expression while mastering fundamental skills and techniques. In addition to the main art room, we also have a ceramics studio, darkroom for developing film photographs, …

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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 Allen Center

Map The Allen Center is home to most of our classrooms and indoor teaching spaces. Classes are small, averaging fewer than 8 students per class. This leads to engaging and highly participatory class discussions. Our curriculum is place-based and classes use every opportunity to take their learning outside. As a residential program, faculty are always …

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Cabin Life

Map Students live in cozy cabins like this with a small group of classmates. Each cabin is heated by a wood stove that students learn to operate themselves. Cabins are one of our technology-free spaces, created to promote community and intentional conversations.  For many students, it’s their first time living on their own and the …

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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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