“Pine Tree Camp symbolizes love, and friendship and freedom.”

That’s what Session 2 camper, Paul Ryan told us when we asked about the t-shirt he designed during Arts and Crafts.

“The rainbow symbolizes everything wonderful. Bright colors are just happy and free.”

If you walk around Pine Tree Camp during Session 2, you will find that most other campers echo Paul’s thoughts about how their 6 days at camp are their chance to spend time with old friends, make new friends, and get a break from the stresses of their day-to-day lives.

At Pine Tree Camp, while the sessions for children involve action-packed programming, our adults tend to like to have down time, connecting with nature at their own pace.  They appreciate the time to just be present in their surroundings.  This is a session that reminds us of the power of nature.  For many, Pine Tree Camp is their vacation.  Traditional vacations present too many barriers.  This is their time away.  Thanks to adaptive equipment and attentive, highly-trained staff, they enjoy barrier-free outdoor activities such as swimming, boating, archery, sleeping in a tent and fishing.

Look around and you will see small groups of campers everywhere you look, just relaxing and hanging out with friends on the swings, benches and picnic tables, smiling into the cool breeze that comes off North Pond.  You will also notice that everyone is welcome to join these groups. Nobody is excluded.

Love. Freedom. Friendship.  Thank you, Paul. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

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