10-Day Adventure Camp

First-Timer Friendly, Introductory Program for Girls Ages 8-12

Chewonki's 10-Day Adventure Camp for girls is a fun introductory program based at Chewonki’s Debsconeag Lake Wilderness Camp in the North Woods.

This pristine location offers young girls the opportunity to explore nature and learn camping skills in an iconic Maine environment.

Our caring, strong, and engaging leaders appropriately challenge participants, who develop friendships with their peers and become comfortable living together in a wilderness setting.

Adventure Camp is a perfect opportunity to gain experience for one of Chewonki’s more advanced trips.


Campfires, Laughter, & a Chance to Unplug

Daily activities may include hiking to a waterfall, canoeing, team challenges, bird walks, learning to use map and compass, swimming, picking blueberries on top of the cliffs above the lake, arts and crafts, campfires, and much more. Girls live in small groups in yurts and enjoy healthy meals in a central lodge.



A Maine Adventure

Participants gather on day one at our main base in Wiscasset, where we spend our first night. Then we depart for Chewonki’s Debsconeag Lake Wilderness Camp, the ideal setting for finding out how wonderful it is to live in a close community immersed in the natural world. The call of loons, the taste of blueberries, the smell of pines, the peace of nights in the woods, and the laughter and challenges that are part of acquiring outdoor experience—all are part of this adventure.

During Adventure Camp, each yurt group experiences a 1-3 night wilderness trip within the 43,000-acre Nahmakanta Reserve. This trip provides the opportunity to learn the basics of wilderness travel, such as packing gear, setting up tents, preparing meals over a fire, learning how to lead and also how to be a strong community member. As with all Chewonki trips, the “Leave No Trace” ethic underlies our approach to the places we visit. As a result, participants discover how to live and travel responsibly in the outdoors.

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