What to Expect as a Guest

Green Acre’s scenic and serene campus welcomes participants. Within the first moments on campus, one realizes that they’ve arrived at a special place. Prepare to meet new and old friends who are excited about taking part in a spiritually uplifting experience.

Check-In & Departure

Unless otherwise noted, check-in starts at 3 p.m. at the Main Office in Gregory Cottage at 61 Green Acre Drive on the first day of the program. Dinner is served from 6-7pm, in the dining room of the Sarah Farmer Inn. If you need to arrive after 7 pm, please call 207-439-7200, ext. 7000 or email greenacre@usbnc.org to make arrangements for your keys. We are unable to check in participants earlier than 3 pm but welcome those who arrive early to enjoy the campus grounds.

Most spring, fall, and winter weekend programs begin with Friday dinner and run through Sunday lunch; summer programs typically begin with Friday dinner and end with lunch on Wednesday

Check-out: As an assistance to our Hospitality Department, we ask that you make your bed and remove your belongings from your room by 9am on the last day of the program.

Please note that no reductions in fees are made for late arrivals, early departures, or missed meals. Green Acre provides sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels in all on-campus housing.

Guest Guidelines

We kindly ask that Green Acre guests follow these guidelines:

Child Supervision: Please note that parents are expected to fully supervise, in person, their children during meals, and outside of the regular class times. The school does not provide supervision for children outside their scheduled classes or in the playground area.

Tobacco-Free Campus: The Bahá’í National Center and all its agencies are dedicated to maintaining a healthy work and learning environment, free from the effects of tobacco in any of its forms (cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco and vaping) . Accordingly, Green Acre is a totally tobacco-free campus, including vehicles parked on campus property. Thank you for your commitment to our healthful environment and for observing this policy.

Dress Standards: Casual attire is appropriate for all sessions, but in accordance with Bahá’í standards. Please refrain from wearing clothing with inappropriate slogans or revealing in nature. Please be sure your children, junior youth, and youth have packed clothing that is appropriate for this environment.

Prayers and Meditation: The room on the third floor of the Sarah Farmer Inn in which Άbdu’l-Bahá stayed when He visited Green Acre in 1912, is open for quiet prayer and meditation for anyone who wishes to spend time there.

Questions: For general questions, please contact the front desk at greenacre@usbnc.org. For all registration questions please contact the National Registration Coordinator at NationalRC@usbnc.org.


Wi-Fi is available campus-wide.


Southern Maine is in the heart of deer tick country, and the summer is the height of the tick season. If you or your family walk through the woods surrounding campus or walk through high grass, take precautions to avoid deer tick bites and learn the signs of Lyme disease and current information about it.

The two links above are connected to the Center for Disease Control’s website. You may also want to be aware of mosquito-borne diseases in the Northeast.