Lucy J. Norvell, Executive Director
After graduating from Smith College with a degree in Children & Public Policy, Lucy’s career has spanned three decades serving children and families in the nonprofit sector. For fifteen years, she championed Maine camps and those in the other five New England states, in three different positions at the American Camp Association, New England. Norvell’s additional camp experience includes being an assistant camp director in New Hampshire and Vermont and most summers spent working at camp from age sixteen well past college graduation. Another relevant work experience was as the founding manager of a Northern Kentucky childcare resource and referral agency where she advised parents on a full range of childcare options, coordinated educational opportunities, and advocated at the state level on behalf of early care and education professionals and providers. Parents of two grown children, both of whom attended camp in Maine, Norvell and her husband live in Scarborough. Lucy takes advantage of the Eastern Trail to fulfill her passion for walking. In addition to observing nature, she says walking is “also my meditation.” She took the helm of Maine Summer Camps on January 3, 2023. Read more about her appointment as Executive Director in the November newsletter here.
Susan Guimond, Office Manager
A native to Maine, Susan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from USM. She started her career at United Publications, Inc. in Yarmouth, where she coordinated national trade shows and conferences. After the birth of her two children, Susan worked part-time in the development department for a few non-profits including the Maine Audubon, WinterKids and Hospice of Southern Maine. Susan was on the board of the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust and a member of the Junior League of Portland. Susan resides in Cape Elizabeth with her husband, Kevin and her “Maine Summer Camp kids,” Curtis and Annie. Both she and her children attended the YMCA Camp of Maine on Lake Cobbossee.