In 2007, Pratt Abbott began our partnership with Camp Susan Curtis, a tuition-free summer camp for disadvantaged Maine youths. Every summer, we clean and deliver the laundry of every camper and counselor free of charge. This lowers costs for the camp, allowing more children to attend.
At Camp Susan Curtis, campers learn life skills while enjoying traditional camp activities. Melissa Cilley, the camp’s Executive Director states, “Beyond the skills and asset development, the children of Camp Susan Curtis also have their basic needs met, sometimes for the first time. And, thanks to Pratt Abbott, they have clean clothes. This service is a tremendous gift to the children we serve.”