Happy New Year! Though snow most likely covers the grass on the ground that surrounds you, and the air has a briskness and bite to it, I am hopeful that the coming of the 2011 Camp Calendar in the mail was able to bring some of you back to a sunny, earthy place of warm sunshine, clear waters, and summer adventures. The start of camp is only six months away! We are eagerly preparing for another season on the shores of Fourth Debsconeag Lake. Summer Planning: January is also a great time to reach out and really get excited for Summer 2011. We’ve now turned the calendar, and summer is just around the corner. Many families completed their registrations for summer 2011 over the holiday break and our second session is racing towards capacity. While our first session has more room, we want to remind you that first session starts a week later this year on June 28th, a much more convenient starting date than 2010 as hopefully all of the schools will be closed for the summer by this point. Register by January 15th to take advantage of our $100 early registration discount open to all families enrolling in a 3, 5 or 7-week program of camp. Click here to access your online registration, and don’t forget to update your contact information in our online database. Upcoming Gatherings in Maine and Massachusetts: Chewonki Summer Programs’ leaders (Girls Camp, Boys Camp, and Wilderness Trips) will continue visiting families in the New England area this January. If you are interested in joining us to see old friends, and/or perhaps meet new friends, as well as see images and inspiring slides from the awesome summer adventures at Chewonki, and meet the Director’s running the programs, please come and join us!! This is a great opportunity for new and returning campers to gather and get a feeling and better understanding for the Chewonki community and summer programs. We will be in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on the 25th of January, 7pm, and Winchester, MA on the 26th of January, 6:30pm. For more information, please email email@example.com or call 207-882-7323. Please help us welcome Jeannette to Chewonki! We’re pleased to have Jeanette Eaton join our team. Jeanette comes to us with many years of camp experience. Jeannette will help process all camp registrations and manage many logistics such as travel details and form processing. Please utilize her as a resource as you make your plans for 2011, and also realize that she just started with us on January 3rd, so she may not know all of the finer details at this time.