The central theme of the episode is that true social change occurs when dedicated people make long term commitments to a cause by investing knowledge and hope in a new generation. Chewonki was founded with a few tents on the shores of Lake Champlain. Now it reaches more than 40,000 young people through camps, wilderness vacations, traveling Natural history programs and outdoor classrooms for schools across the state. Chewonki is dedicated to helping people grow individually and in community with others by providing educational experiences that foster an understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the natural world and that emphasize the power of focused, collective effort. Chewonki serves people of all ages throughout the year. The living is simple and the communities are always small. They teach and learn in settings that take advantage of indoor and outdoor classrooms, the woods and water of Maine and beyond, as well as the land and buildings of their 400-acre campus.