Among the Camp Susan Curtis counselors and former campers are
Steven Barter, a 2007 UMaine graduate; Rachel Hasty, a sophomore
education major; and Bouranee Kim, a first-year business major. The
first Camp Susan Curtis Scholarship will be awarded in 2008.
Susan Curtis, the daughter of former Gov. Kenneth Curtis and Pauline
Curtis, died from cystic fibrosis at the age of 11. The Susan L.
Curtis Foundationís mission is to build the individual character,
self-confidence and self-esteem of economically disadvantaged Maine
The Hewnoaks Volk Center on Kezar Lake in Lovell, Maine,
bequeathed to the University of Maine Foundation by Jesse Volk for the
benefit of the University of Maine, has entered a partnership with Camp
Susan Curtis to operate an art education center. The center will provide
educational programs in a summer camp format for disadvantaged Maine
teenagers using various forms of art, history and the influence of Maine
landscape on the artist. Camp Susan Curtis, nearby on Trout Lake in
Maine's White Mountains, provides programming and activities tuition
free to disadvantaged and at-risk Maine youth.
Since 1974, more than 12,000 Maine children have attended Camp Susan
In 2007, the University of Maine Foundation established the Camp Susan
Curtis Scholarship Fund as a result of the bequest from the Volk Family
estate. Income from the fund will be used to provide scholarship
assistance to UMaine undergraduate students who attended Camp Susan
Curtis as youngsters.
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