Scene: Chewonki - mid semester -Thanksgiving dinner with parents, siblings, students and teachers. A parent mentions a change in their kid's voice over the past month. Eyebrows go up, mouths open. "Mine too!" everyone says at once. A new sound of self assurance., a new sense of purpose. Chewonki is a perfectly timed pressure cooker for growing up. They do it by raising community consciousness; by real play - rolling in a smelly bog play; and hard physical work - harvesting a few tons of vegetables work. And serious scholarship. Chewonki Maine Coast Semester will change your kid's life.