Sara’s Scholarship - Engaging Teens in the Outdoors
We are pleased to offer Sara's Scholarship: Engaging Teens in the Outdoors...
made possible by a partnership between Teens To Trails & The Chewonki Foundation
Sara inspired a Scholarship to send two Maine high school sophomores - one young woman and one young man - on a 3-week summer wilderness experience. This Scholarship provides an extraordinary adventure in self-discovery, opening a whole new world to two teens ~ an opportunity they would not otherwise be able to afford. We know these experiences can change a life. It is also our intent that this Scholarship will spark student interest in the outdoors & Outing Club participation, and encourage the growth of Outing Clubs across the State.
Sara's many friends and family first created this Scholarship. We send out a special heartfelt thanks to the ballplayers of the Legends Fantasy Camp & all the many donors who have kept this Scholarship going in Sara's memory.
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MEET OUR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Sara was in love with the world. Her strong connection with the out-of-doors played an important role in the person she had become. That is where her natural curiosity and love of learning first took root. Self-confidence grew from her many outdoor experiences along with a self-awareness beyond her years. The thoughtful way she explored the natural world became the manner in which she lead her life - with passion and compassion. Nature was a part of Sara, just as Sara is forever a part of those who knew her. MEET SARA
The Chewonki Foundation, Girls Camp & Coed Wilderness Trips
...fostering an appreciation for the natural world and for working in community with others
The Chewonki Foundation is well respected for its leadership in education and conservation. They trace their roots on Chewonki Neck to the beginning of the 20th century, when their summer camp for boys opened on the shores of Montsweag Bay. Nearly a century later, Chewonki continues to maintain its traditional boys camp along with a broad array of environmental education programs, traveling natural history programs, wilderness trips & workshops for adults, families, and groups, and a residential academic program for high-school juniors called the Semester School. The campus itself has become a model for sustainable management of natural resources.
In 2008, after nearly a decade-long search, the Chewonki Foundation opened Camp Chewonki for Girls on Fourth Debsconeag Lake in the heart of Maine’s North Woods. The Camp offers a variety of unique opportunities for young women to explore the natural world in a challenging, fun, and nurturing environment. By camping and traveling in small groups, young women experience many rich dimensions of wilderness living while gaining self-confidence, cultivating relationships with their peers and leaders, learning a wide variety of skills, and deepening their knowledge of the wild places. Chewonki also offers coed wilderness adventures where teens make great new friends, learn advanced outdoor skills, and travel through some of the most awesome beauty in the northeast. Chewonki's leaders support each participant in discovering her/his inborn capacity for courage, compassion, insight, and perseverance, allowing each teen to return home with heightened self-awareness, expanded horizons, and a renewed sense of wonder.
Chewonki is a recognized leader in what they offer young people and the results they achieve in creating lifetime stewards of the natural world. Teens To Trails is proud to be associated with this innovative, caring group.