Chewonki day was a day of togetherness and hard work for our community. The faculty, staff, and students, did their fair share of work to keep Chewonki running. It also allowed us the opportunity to dress in crazy clothes and do our hair in wacky styles. I wore a taco costume.
My job was to cheer everyone on and take photos of everyone working.Normally, I would have been stacking wood, or helping set up cabins or other work around Chewonki, however I have broken wrist, and therefore I was placed in the paparazzi and cheerleader work program. So, while everyone was stacking wood, cutting down trees, painting chairs, opening up the cabins for the summer camp, or setting up the tennis courts, I was in charge of being their cheerleader. I was grouped with 3 other students and Chris (the Spanish teacher and photographer). The other students in my group were either injured or had an interest in photography. We went around to the different work programs and cheered them on to keep their energy high.
One group was in charge of taking down the dead trees. We sang to them “It’s going down, I’m yelling timber”.
To those cleaning the cabins in preparation for summer we sang, “Our house, in the middle of the field” because the cabins for summer camp are in a circle in the lower field.
All the work programs got to hear different cheers from us and it was nice to see the hard work being done by everyone in the community. At end the day, Chris put together a slide show of the pictures taken for everyone to reflect on the hard-work they had just done and we all got to enjoy root beer floats.