After her first summer at Girls Camp, Scout returned to Wiscasset to work another season as an instructor for Chewonki’s Outdoor Classroom. Over the winter months, she found herself back at her alma mater in Bar Harbor, College of the Atlantic (COA), where she was an assistant project manager for the start of a $3 million renovation to “Turrets”, a 19th century summer cottage at the center of campus (check it out here: https://www.coa.edu/specialinitiatives.htm). When she’s not playing quidditch or wizard chess, she has enjoyed time reading books, playing in the snow, and loving island life. She’s now back at Chewonki for another season of Outdoor Classroom until camp begins this summer.
A new addition to our staff this summer, Kat cannot wait to get to Girls Camp and meet everyone! She recently returned from a wonderful two-week crew training trip to Myrtle Beach, SC. Kat says there is nothing quite like being back in the sunshine after a New England winter! Their first run to the beach and swim in the Atlantic was chilly but absolutely blissful.
Our new assistant director at Girls Camp, Meredith comes to us as an elementary school physical education teacher from Colorado Springs, Colorado. During the school year, she teaches students in K-5 developing fitness, sport, and outdoor skills, and also spends a lot of time with her family, which includes her husband, daughter, son, and two dogs. They love to go skiing, hiking, camping, climbing, and fishing throughout Colorado. In her free time, Meredith also works with US Lacrosse as a coaches’ education program trainer, which allows her to travel to all different locations in the country to spread her love of women’s lacrossse as well. She is excited for this new opportunity in her life and is looking forward to meeting everyone!
After finishing an exciting summer in the Maine woods, Isi went back to the summer season in Chilean Patagonia where she worked as an ecotourism guide, hiking, kayaking through fiords, and going out on boat rides to look for blue whales and magellanic penguins. She finished the ecotourism season in the first week of April and is now enjoying free time in central Chile climbing mountains in the Andes range before she returns to Girls Camp for the summer. The picture to the right is from her recent descent of Mount El Plomo (18,000ft.)!
Well-settled into her new niche in Bar Harbor, Eloise is finishing up her first year at College of the Atlantic (COA) studying human ecology. She is currently taking courses in river ecology, history & policy, and whitewater canoeing. When she isn’t studying or spending time with her community, you can find Eloise working as a writing tutor, learning to translate ancient chinese poems, and performing in a band that plays gigs in the area. A former Chewonki Semester student and Girls Camp participant, Eloise joins our staff as a trip leader this summer at camp, bringing much skill and enlightenment to our community at Fourth Debsconeag!
Finishing up her last year of high school, Grace has been keeping busy studying for AP’s and is excited to start college next fall at College of the Atlantic! When she’s not hiking in her local area, she has enjoyed spending time reading books like Crime and Punishment and The Country of the Pointed Firs as well as performing in monologues from Hamlet as a group project for her senior Humanities class. As a Chewonki semester alumna and participant at Girls Camp last summer, Grace is excited to get back to Fourth Debsconeag for her first summer as a trip leader!