Pine Tree Camp is the premier place where Maine kids and adults with disabilities go to enjoy the freedom and fun of fully accessible outdoor recreation. For the first time ever, families can now share that experience together through Pine Tree Camp’s all new Family Camping.
In response to the pandemic, Pine Tree Camp has expanded its programming to provide safe, overnight access to the outdoors for Maine people with disabilities and their entire families. Families can spend three days together on North Pond and experience everything from biking and swimming to kayaking and fishing, with no barriers.
“Out of this time of uncertainty has come innovation, creativity and strength. We are innovating to improve and expand upon what we do,” said Noel Sullivan, president and CEO of Pine Tree Society.
Family Camping includes a cabin, meals and specially developed day and evening programs. Families can kayak, swim, go boating, hike accessible nature trails, spend time in a real treehouse and take aim in the archery pavilion. All activities are fully accessible and staff is on-hand to provide support.
“It’s hard for families to get outside with their loved one when there’s a disability involved,” said Pine Tree Camp director, Dawn Willard-Robinson. “Family Camping safely gets everyone outside together and gives parents the chance to relax and see their kids truly transform before their very eyes as they gain independence and confidence from trying new things and taking safe risks that camp makes possible for them.”
Pine Tree Camp is Maine’s only ACA-accredited camp exclusively serving people with disabilities and Pine Tree Society is committed to offering the Pine Tree Camp experience to all regardless of their ability to pay tuition. Pine Tree Camp’s Open Door Policy has been in place since the camp opened in 1945.
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