10-Day Camp for Girls

Friendly, Introductory Program for Girls New to Camping

Our 10-Day Camp is a fun-filled adventure welcoming girls to the joys of living in a small, supportive community at Chewonki’s Debsconeag Lake Wilderness Camp, a pristine location in the North Woods of Maine.

Our 10-Day Campers enjoy unplugged days exploring nature, and learning outdoor skills on the shores of an iconic Maine lake in the woods. Our caring, engaging leaders appropriately support and challenge participants, who develop a deeper sense of self, strong friendships, confidence, competence, and an appreciation for the natural world around them.

The 10-Day Camp offers girls the perfect opportunity to prepare for a more advanced trip with Camp Chewonki for Girls. The wild world awaits!


 

Campfires, Laughter, & a Chance to Unplug

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

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 becoming an outdoorswoman—all are part of this adventure.

 

 

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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