Pine Tree Society receives Autism Community Impact Grant from Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism

Pine Tree Society is proud to announce it has received a $15,000 grant from the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism. The funds will support Pine Tree Camp’s work to ensure access to the outdoors and respite for families caring for loved ones with autism.  

Pine Tree Camp is designed for campers living with a full range of disabilities including Autism.  We are proud to partner with the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism to expand our impact on Maine children and adults with Autism regardless of their ability to pay tuition.

Spaces are available for all children’s summer sessions and campers can apply here.

Flutie-Logo“As we return to full camper capacity and continue to offer the popular programs launched over the past three years, funding is more important than ever,” said Noel Sullivan, president and CEO of Pine Tree Society. “This grant comes at the perfect time.”

Pine Tree Camp is a program of Pine Tree Society. Since camp opened its doors in 1945, no camper who can benefit has ever been turned away due to their ability to pay tuition. Support from the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism helps to ensure access for campers with autism and their families.  

“The Flutie Foundation Signature Grants help our partner agencies address a variety of significant needs in the autism community,” says Nick Savarese, executive director of the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. “Programs like these are helping people on the autism spectrum live life to the fullest and we are proud to support their efforts.” 

More about the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism: The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, based in Framingham, MA, awards grants annually through a competitive application and review process. The signature grants that the Flutie Foundation distributed this year support traditionally under-served, under-funded, culturally diverse communities reflected in the Foundation’s areas of interest; providing a path for educational and vocational skills, supporting recreational and active lifestyles, and ensuring people with autism are safe, supported and informed. 

More about Pine Tree Camp: Established in 1945, Pine Tree Camp is Maine’s only American Camp Association-accredited camp for people with disabilities. Every year, hundreds of Maine children and adults with disabilities arrive at Pine Tree Camp in Rome and their lives are transformed. Year-round, campers experience freedom and independence by actively participating in outdoor activities like kayaking, boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, archery, snowshoeing and even ice-fishing thanks to Pine Tree Camp’s 285-acre, fully-accessible campus on North Pond. Full tuition assistance is available to campers in need of financial support. No camper is ever turned away due to ability to pay.

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