The rhythm changes on weekends. On Saturday mornings, students and faculty develop their sense of place through excursions to local points of interest, volunteering in nearby towns, or outdoor activities such as canoeing around Chewonki Neck or orienteering. In the past, students have gone to the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, skied at Sugarloaf Mountain, hiked in Camden Hills State Park, and volunteered at the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity.
Saturday evenings are often a high point of the week, featuring a special dinner and activity prepared by a small group of students and faculty. Entertaining, creative, and inclusive, these evening activities can be anything from a coffeehouse to a no-holds-barred bake-off to a contra dance.
Students are provided with ample free time, too, to call home, connect with friends, explore Chewonki’s trails, and complete homework.