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camp policies


Check-In happens at the Reception Area just inside the Family Activity Center. If you have not already notified Camp, please call the front desk if you plan to arrive after 4:00 PM. Arriving families will be checked into their suites upon registration.

If you must cancel, please notify staff as quickly as possible. There is a waiting list of pre-approved families who might benefit from your prompt cancellation.

family responsibilities

Parents or legal guardians are responsible for the actions of their family members. Prior to mealtimes, parents are responsible for signing out their children at their designated activity rooms. Teens will be signed out by the entrance of the Dining Hall.

Parental supervision is required for all campers under 18, except when they are checked into group programming.

All family members are required to be back at their suite by 10:00pm. Quiet hours are between the hours of 10:00pm -7:00am.

seat belts (maine state law)

Maine has recently updated car seat laws. Children under age 2 are required to ride in a rear – facing car seat. Children older than 2 who weigh less than 55 lbs. must ride in a front - facing car seat with a 5 point harness. Children under age 8 who weigh between 55 lbs. and 80 lbs., and who are 57 in. or shorter are required to sit in a booster seat. A child who is less than 12 years of age and who weighs less than 100 pounds must be properly secured in the rear seat of a vehicle, if possible. All other passengers must be properly secured in a seat belt.


For the safety, security, and health of our guests, requests for visitors must be pre-approved in advance.

Waterfront and pool

Swimming and boating are permitted only during schedules times and when a lifeguard is present.

Adults and children must wear at PFD (personal floatation device) when any watercraft is being used.

For reasons of sanitation and safety, children in diapers are not allowed in the pool.

cars, parking and bikes

Parking lots are located adjacent to Family Building 1 (Suites 1-20) and behind Family Building 2 (Suites 21-40). Depending on your suite number, you will be expected to park in the corresponding lot.


For the safety of all pedestrians, the following equipment is not allowed on the Campus: bicycles, mini-bikes, mopeds, all-terrain vehicles, hover boards, noisy equipment, skateboards, roller blades, scooters, and children’s motorized and non-motorized vehicles.


Camp Sunshine is a smoke free / tobacco free campus.


A. “Smoking” means inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, pipe or joint, or any other lighted or heated tobacco product or marijuana product.  “Smoking” also includes the use of an electronic smoking device (such as vapes).


B.   “Tobacco” is defined as all tobacco-derived or containing products, including but not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, cigarillos, bidis, kreteks; all smokeless and dissolvable tobacco products, including but not limited to, dip, spit/spit-less, chew, snuff, snus and nasal tobacco.​


​​With the exception of pre-approved service animals, pets are not allowed on Campus.

alcohol and illegal substances

Camp Sunshine is a dry campus, no alcohol is permitted.

Recreational use of marijuana is prohibited.


Use of illegal substances will not be tolerated.

fireworks & Firearms

No fireworks and/or firearms are allowed on the Camp Sunshine Campus.

medical policy

While participating in the camp program and in the care of volunteers, If your child is seen by the Camp Sunshine nurse or doctor due to illness or injury, you will be notified.

other family policies

Camp Sunshine makes every effort to be a nut-free campus. Please do not bring food with nuts or nut products to camp.


Vandalism and pilferage will not be tolerated. Violators will be evicted and prosecuted when necessary. Camp Sunshine is not responsible for the loss of any personal property. Please be diligent about locking the doors of your suite when unattended.


Suites are provided with furnishings for your comfort and are the property of Camp Sunshine. Such items include but are not limited to quilted bed spreads and wall hangings, throw blankets, alarm clocks, microwaves and mini-fridges. Furnishings should remain intact for subsequent families to enjoy.

Have fun, relax, and enjoy!

Please show common courtesy and respect for all families and staff.

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