Sara’s Scholarship - Engaging Teens in the Outdoors

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Sara's Scholarship

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.



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's Teen 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 in Wiscasset,ma 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, teen wilderness trips & workshops for adults, families, and groups, as well as 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.

Chewonki offers both co-ed and all-girl wilderness adventures with a variety of unique opportunities for teens to explore the natural world in a challenging, fun, and nurturing environment. By camping and traveling in small groups, campers 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 wild places. 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 partner with this innovative, caring group.

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