27th Annual Bath Savings Paddle for Pine Tree Camp
Two rivers. One reason.
Saturday, June 3, 2023 – Solon
Paddle down the Kennebec River
Sunday, June 4, 2023 – Brunswick
Paddle a loop on the Androscoggin River
Save the Date! Thursday, June 1, 2023: A special fundraising Telethon hosted by WABI TV5 and a Cornhole Tournament will take place at The Woodshed in Manchester. Keep your eye on this page for more information and full schedule of events.
Paddlers will have the chance to reunite in Solon for the traditional route down the Kennebec River or experience the new loop on the Androscoggin River in Brunswick.
Both paddles are family-friendly and perfect for all ages, skill levels and abilities. Paddlers can also opt to participate virtually.
Providing two locations and two dates and making it a weekend-long event serves one purpose: to raise funds for Maine kids and adults with disabilities to experience freedom and independence at Pine Tree Camp. We are Maine’s only American Camping Association-Accredited camp for people with disabilities and 100% of proceeds from this event directly benefit Pine Tree Camp’s Open Door Policy.
Exciting news: Pine Tree Camp’s overnight summer camp sessions are returning to 100% capacity in 2023 bringing Maine kids and adults with disabilities back together for a much-needed week of friendship and fun on the shores of North Pond. The return to 100% capacity makes our Paddle fundraising efforts even more important.
Coming together to enjoy the Maine outdoors embodies the spirit of Pine Tree Camp. Throughout the pandemic, our camp team created new programming in the form of Adventure Day Pass days and Family Recreation Weekends, safely ensuring Maine people with disabilities full access to the outdoors in all four seasons. This programming proved to be life-changing for many of our camp families and continues to be offered.
Did you know? Since 1945, Pine Tree Camp has welcomed all who could benefit, regardless of their ability to pay. The funds raised from the Bath Savings Paddle for Pine Tree Camp are a critical part of our open-door tuition policy all year-round.
We need your support more than ever. Join us for the 27th Bath Savings Paddle for Pine Tree Camp NOW!
THREE WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
1. Paddle on the Kennebec River on June 3rd
Our traditional Paddle for Pine Tree Camp experience. Join us and bring your fundraising team as we paddle the Kennebec River for Pine Tree Camp on Saturday, June 3rd. The adventure starts at the Evergreens Campground at 9:30 a.m. and ends in North Anson.
2. Paddle on the Androscoggin River on June 4th
Our new location with the traditional Pine Tree Camp experience. Join us at 9:30 a.m. and bring your fundraising team as we paddle the Androscoggin River for Pine Tree Camp on Sunday, June 4th. The adventure starts and ends at the Water Street Boat Launch in Brunswick.
3. Participate Virtually with your favorite outdoor activity.
Go on a bike ride. Take a family hike on a local trail. Walk around your neighborhood. Have a dance party. Or, jump in your kayak and go for a paddle. The choice is yours- what will YOU do? (And we’d love it if you’d share with us and other participants!)
Just remember, with every pedal, step, or cut in the water, you are making a big impact on the lives of Maine people with disabilities who depend on Pine Tree Camp.
We ask that all paddlers raise a minimum of $100 – all proceeds from the Paddle for Pine Tree Camp support Pine Tree Camp’s Open Door Policy.
How do I get started?
REGISTER – All participants and fundraisers must register by clicking on the link below. This will capture all information needed while creating a fundraising page for participants who would like to fundraise online.
Together, we can transform lives…
Boat Rental Options
Saturday, June 3rd – $25 kayak rentals and $60 canoe rentals
Saturday, June 4th – $20 kayak and canoe rentals
Solon paddlers can rent canoes or kayaks the day of at Evergreen Campground. Brunswick paddlers need to call Seaspray Kayaking at (207) 404-1100 to reserve their canoe or kayak (with free delivery and pick-up) ahead of time.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Open Door Sponsors
Community and Supporting Sponsors
149 Front Street
Bath, Maine 04530
(207) 443-3341 voice
(207) 443-1070 fax
71 U.S. Route 1, Suite B
Scarborough, Maine 04074
(207) 443-3341 voice
(207) 510-4647 VP
(207) 885-0157 fax
Pine Tree Camp
114 Pine Tree Camp Road
Rome, Maine 04963
(207) 386-5990 voice
(207) 397-5324 fax
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