The Adaptive Outdoor Education Center and Pine Tree Camp collaborated this weekend to bring all people with varying abilities a weekend full of adaptive water sports, beach fun, and a memorable camp experience.

water sportsBruce Albiston, founder of the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center and former Pine Tree Society board member, said this was their biggest group yet.

 “Three years ago was our first year and we only had 16 people,” Albiston shared. “This year we had people on a waitlist!”

Campers of this weekend’s Adaptive Water Sports Camp enjoyed paddleboards, kayaks and canoes, and pontoon boat rides. This year was the first waterskiing was available.water sports

“We never have trouble finding volunteers. We just continue to grow,” Albiston added.

There were smiles all along the shores of North Pond for the two day, three night weekend. One camper exclaimed, “It’s incredible. The volunteers lift me in and out of my wheelchair just so I can kayak. I can’t wait for next summer!”

To learn more about the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center and the programs they offer visit their website.

Pine Tree Camp offers our fully accessible facilities for retreats, meetings, conferences and special programming. Learn more here.

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