So you’ve decided to come to SUUSI! We’re so happy to hear it.
The registration process generally begins in mid-March, when the catalog for the upcoming year is posted on the website. When that catalog is released, you’ll find a link to it here and on the main page of suusi.org. Online registration begins in mid-April and continues until the end of June.
If those dates haven’t arrived yet, you might still find it helpful to look over the instructions below & review last year’s catalog. Or just poke around on the website and get a better idea of what SUUSI is like. Come back in the spring and we’ll get you signed up!
Planning Your SUUSI
Your first step is to read the 2017 catalog. The first part of the catalog provides general information about SUUSI’s programs and activities. SUUSI 2017 workshops and nature trips are listed beginning on page 32.
We don’t recommend picking an activity for every morning and afternoon session all week long – that works out to be way too exhausting for most people. Make sure you leave some down time in your schedule. Newcomers often mention that nature trips and multi-day workshops are great ways to get to know people at SUUSI.
If you have a child aged 6-10, their mornings will be spent in age-based youth programming. They should pick afternoon workshops from pages 12-14. You can also sign up for a family-friendly trip together. Of course you’re welcome to keep your children with you during any time segment, or sign up for a family trip together. Young people in the Middler and Teen programs have activities in their own age track and do not need to sign up for workshops, although they may.
SUUSI uses an online registration system called SOLIS. Access SOLIS here and create an account. Follow the prompts to register for SUUSI 2017. If you are planning to attend SUUSI with other people in your family, start one registration and then add people to your “family group” in SOLIS.
We think SUUSI costs compare favorably with other week-long vacation options. Your SUUSI registration cost includes housing and food for the week, as well as many activities. If you can’t afford to attend SUUSI, however, you do have options:
- Apply to be on staff. SUUSI is an all-volunteer organization. Instead of being paid, our staff members work in exchange for a reduction in their registration and housing fees. You can work part-time or full-time at SUUSI.
- Apply for a SUUSIship. SUUSI offers scholarships to individuals and families who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend. You may apply for a SUUSIship through SOLIS when you register. If you know you will need a SUUSIship, it’s best to apply early, as funds are limited.