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Pine Tree Camp

At Pine Tree Camp, children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities experience freedom, independence and life-changing experiences through barrier-free access to the outdoors. Our 285-acre campus in the heart of the Belgrade Lakes Region is fully accessible. We are Maine’s only American Camp Association-accredited camp for people with disabilities. Parents love our 3:1 camper to counselor ratio and the way we seamlessly accommodate individual campers ’needs so they can fully participate in anything they would like to try.

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About Us

Established in 1945

Every year, hundreds of Maine children and adults with disabilities arrive at Pine Tree Camp and their lives are transformed. We offer a full range of programming for children, adults and families. Opportunities range from day-long experiences on- and off-campus to week-long overnight sessions. Activities include:

  • Boating and paddling
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Nature trails
  • Gardening
  • Farm animals
  • Adaptive sports
  • Adaptive biking
  • Accessible playground
  • Accessible tent site
  • Archery
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Arts and crafts
  • Cooking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Sledding
  • Ice fishing

Full and partial tuition assistance is available. Pine Tree Camp has never turned away a camper due to inability to pay tuition.

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Our Programs

For more than 80 years, Pine Tree Society has been committed to transforming the lives of Maine people with disabilities and their families. In 1936, our founders had of vision of continuously assessing unmet needs and cooperating with partners to fill gaps that currently existed or may exist in the future for Maine people with disabilities. It is this vision that is alive and well today. As an organization we are proud of our ability to be nimble and respond to needs in innovative ways.

Pine Tree Society’s mission is to provide Maine children and adults with disabilities the opportunities and the means to create better lives for themselves and their families. 

Overnight Camp

January 1-2, 2023
Children 8-18
Adults 19 or older

Camp Pine Cone Day Camp

January 1-2, 2023
Children 8-18
Adults 19 or older

Family Camp

January 1-2, 2023
Children 8-18
Adults 19 or older

Adventure Day Pass

January 1-2, 2023
Children 8-18
Adults 19 or older

Pine Tree Camp To You

January 1-2, 2023
Children 8-18
Adults 19 or older

On The Road: Piscataquis Co.

January 1-2, 2023
Children 8-18
Adults 19 or older

On The Road: York Co.

January 1-2, 2023
Children 8-18
Adults 19 or older

Retreats

January 1-2, 2023
Children 8-18
Adults 19 or older

Special Programs

January 1-2, 2023
Children 8-18
Adults 19 or older

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Tuition assistance is available to all families who request it. Let us know the amount you are comfortable paying for tuition and Pine Tree Society’s Open Door policy can help cover the remainder. Learn more about our Open Door policy (link to Tuition Assistance page).

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Testimonials

“As soon as I go down the hill at Pine Tree Camp, something just settles in me. I know I’m in the most loving and special place in the world.”

“Pine Tree Camp is a life changing opportunity that stays with you forever.”

“At Pine Tree Camp, I feel valued for the first time in my life.”

“At Pine Tree Camp, we are all the same and anything is possible.”

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Campus Tour

Explore Pine Tree Camp's fully accessible 285-acre campus and 1,000 feet of North Pone shoreline through this golf cart tour narrated by Pine Tree Camp Director, Dawn Willard-Robinson.
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