Linda Bonnar was among the very first group of paddlers who kayaked their way down the Kennebec River when the Paddle for Pine Tree Camp started 25 years ago.  She was a Pine Tree Camp counselor at the time.

“I saw how important Pine Tree Camp was to so many people,” she recalled.  “Campers live for Pine Tree Camp.  There are no barriers and it’s a place where they are immersed in activities and feel just like everybody else.  When camp ends, they can’t wait to come back next year to see their friends.”

She spent 16 years working at Pine Tree Camp and, today, she’s the Director of Communication Pathways and has been with the organization for over 30 years.

“Taking part in the Paddle is one way to give back to a place that gave me so much.  I know how challenging it can be for families financially.  We’ve always very much believed in an open door policy.  No one is every held back due to an inability to pay.  This is my way to help keep that open door policy in place.”

Linda’s goal is to raise $1000.  Please help her reach her goal by donating today.


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