Families & Referrals
Families: Once Your Child Is Accepted

In line with the guidance of the State of Maine and our accrediting body, the American Camp Association, we are offering residential camp for 2021 for rising 5th-11th graders.  Our focus is to offer the program for returning campers from 2019 and 2020.

In order to attend Camp Susan Curtis, all children must complete the registration process.  For information about registration, click here.  For more information on our programs and eligibility, click here.  For family resources, please see below.

Once your child has been accepted to Camp Susan Curtis for the upcoming summer, please be sure to review all of the information in the Welcome Packet before bringing your child to Camp.

School Referrals

For more information about our programs, click here.  To learn about who to refer to Camp Susan Curtis, click here.

If you have questions after reviewing this site, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 774-1552 or by e-mailing us at info@susancurtis.org.

What to Expect

You can expect that your child or teen will be safe, well-fed, included, encouraged, challenged, and have a great time at Camp Susan Curtis.  Our focus is the development of habits and skills for lifelong achievement.  You can also expect that Camp Susan Curtis staff will do their absolute best to sustain a memorable social, recreational, and educational experience for your child.

For specifics on what to expect on check-in day and check-out day, as well as some good things to know before your child attends Camp Susan Curtis, be sure to read through the entire Welcome Packet (click here).

What to Bring

A complete packing list of everything your child will need is attached here: Packing List (click here).  If you have questions or concerns about any of the items on the list, please contact us at 774-1552 (or, after May 1, at 928-2955) or by e-mailing us at terri@susancurtis.org.

Family Resources
Maine’s 211 service streamlines access to health and human service information and other resources to help Maine families stay safe and healthy: Dial 211 or Text your zip code to 898-211.  For more info email: info@211maine.org or click: 211

Click Here for Resources for Families

Daily Schedule

All campers participate in programming that includes healthy lifestyles, financial responsibility and literacy.   Other activities may vary depending on the interests of the child, his or her age, and the program in which the child is enrolled.  Traditional Campers choose their daily activities and also have a swim lesson.   All program participants enjoy special events like Camp Theme Days, movie night, and campfires.


Each morning, a staff member will share a skit, story, quote, or song that is a thought for the day and encourages personal growth and character development.


All meals are eaten family style as a cabin.  All of camp is in the dining hall together.  Meals include camp songs, announcements, and nutrition.

Cabin Clean Up

All campers have an assigned task and cabins are inspected daily to keep them safe and clean.  Tasks rotate with supervision and assistance as needed.

Cabin Building

Cabin building is a time for the cabin family to build trust, unity and teamwork through a variety of activities and discussions.

Activity 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Traditional Camp:  These activities are 8-day skill based activities (50 minutes each) chosen by the camper on the first night of camp.  Swim Lessons are required for Red and Yellow level swimmers and happen during one of these periods.  The 5 Camp Program Areas are:  Creative Arts, CSC Explorers, R.O.C.K., Sports & Games, and Waterfront.

Bridge & Leadership Programs:  These activity periods are for activities, workshops, and skill building time in leadership.

Rest Time

A time for reflection, reading, writing in journals, and/or resting.  All ages participate in this time to refresh for the afternoon’s activities.

Social Recreation & Camp Club

During this time, campers have a choice of program areas to participate in with camper-directed activities.  Recreational Swim, Sports & Games, Quiet Time, Arts & Crafts, and Outdoor Pursuits.

Evening Activity

The whole camp participates in traditional fun and games including campfires, Yeti Hunts, Beach Parties, Cabin Time, Movie Night, Financial Responsibility Game Night & Dance Party, and Capture the Flag.  Cabins also go on an overnight adventure into the surrounding forest on specifically scheduled nights.

Password Reflection

This is a time to process the highlights of the day and share individual/cabin success stories.

Summit Meeting

Cabins come together to discuss the highlights of their day, work through challenges, dream about their future, and learn about themselves in a counselor guided end of day tradition.

Reading/Lights Out

Each night before lights out, all program participants are read to and can choose to follow along with their own copy of  a book from the cabin library.