We are so excited about Camp Curtis Lake 2021! Our staff has planned some great activities that include sports, arts & crafts, performing arts, outdoor living skills, team building, STEM activities, and Bible time. We are confident that your child will learn new skills in a healthy and safe environment, meet new friends, learn to think critically and problem solve, and build long-lasting relationships with other children and staff.
Here at camp, we offer six different activities every day, tailored appropriately to age, that teach a variety of skills. Those activities are:
- Sports: Children will have the opportunity to play games they love as well as learn new ones.
- Arts & Crafts: We want to help children express themselves creatively, as well as be introduced to proper and safe use of new tools.
- Team-building: Children will have the opportunity to perform challenging tasks with peers
- Performing Arts: An opportunity to explore and express new talents such as singing, dancing, writing and performing skits, making musical instruments and writing poetry.
- Outdoor Living Skills: Exploring nature in a safe environment and learning skills such as building forts and cooking food over a fire.
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Activities: An opportunity for children to become creators, thinkers, problem solvers, doers, innovators, and inventors.
We follow the COVID guidelines set by the state of Maine for childcare and camps, which may change throughout the summer. Kids and staff members will be screened upon arrival to the program. Staff and campers will practice social distancing whenever possible and will be required to wear masks indoors and anytime outside when social distancing cannot be achieved. We spend most of our time outside where campers and staff have frequent access to hand-sanitizing stations.
Parents are not permitted into the building at this time. When you arrive, you will bring your child to the front entrance where a staff member will ask a series of questions related to possible COVID-19 exposure, and your child's temperature will be taken. Following that, your child will be walked to their group.
When you arrive, pull to the front of the building and come to the front door. A staff member will greet you and call your child's group so they can be escorted to you.
Yes, in order to minimize contact, please send your child with aerosol sunscreen. If a child is unable to use aerosol sunscreen, they may use traditional sunscreen and will be encouraged to apply it themselves. If they need assistance, a staff member will help while wearing gloves.
YES! We are planning a few local field trips this summer, as guidelines allow.
If your child develops symptoms, they will be removed from the group and will sit with a staff member in a separate space until they can be picked up.
Yes, unless they are outside AND able to maintain proper social distancing protocols, or if they are eating. We will continue to monitor guideline changes closely and will inform families of any change in the mask policy.
Our Leadership Development Program provides an opportunity for students entering grades 7 & 8 to learn and practice the following skills:
Effective and appropriate communication
This is a 4-week program that runs during Weeks 2, 3, 5 and 6 of Camp Curtis Lake, and is run by a dedicated staff member. Participation in all four weeks is required to complete the program. Upon successful completion, these older campers can be invited to continue at camp as a CIT (Counselor in Training).
The School Age Child Care program utilizes ProCare to manage registrations. If this is your first Camp Curtis Lake experience and you wish to enroll your child, select the New Campers button. If you are the parent of a currently enrolled child, select the Returning Campers button.
Our doors open at 7:00am. When dropping your child off before 8:30am, you will sign them in at the front desk and they will be escorted into the gym. After 8:30, the campers will be transitioning to the field for Opening Ceremonies and then transitioning to their activities. The front desk receptionist will help you determine where your child needs to be. Please make every effort to drop your child off between 7:00am and 8:30am so they don't miss any of the day's fun.
We are doing Sanford's food program again this summer, so your child does not have to bring a lunch. However, if they do choose to, our policy states that it needs to be a cold lunch. We cannot heat up or cook food in the microwave.
Children should wear weather-appropriate clothing as well as sneakers. We hold several activities throughout each day where sneakers are required. Children should also bring sunscreen and will have several opportunities throughout the day to reapply.
Children should bring sunscreen, a water bottle, a bathing suit/towel, and a change of clothes. They can, but are not required to, bring snacks. We strongly advise that children do not bring toys or electronics to camp They are not allowed to carry them around throughout the day. They cause a distraction for the child and are open to getting lost or stolen.
Our camp day runs until 4:00pm and extended camp runs until 6:00pm. Pick-up between these two times is preferred.
No,. We ask that children not bring spending money on field trips.