Tucked along the shore of beautiful North Pond in Rome, you will find what, at first glance, looks like a quintessential Maine camp under a canopy of pine trees. Look a bit closer and you will see why many refer to this place as “heaven on earth.”
Pine Tree Camp opened its gates in 1945 as a summer camp for children with physical disabilities. Over the years, it has evolved into a place where children and adults with disabilities are able to participate in all the recreational activities for which Maine is known all year long. The barrier-free setting, along with an amazing staff, ensure that activities like swimming, fishing, kayaking, hiking, boating and even camping in a tent under the stars are completely accessible to all. Participating in activities that take people beyond their disability has a tremendous impact. It builds self-esteem and self-confidence. That experience coupled with meeting friends who understand and experiencing the feeling of acceptance is transformational.
Pine Tree Camp offers a wide range of opportunities for people of all ages with disabilities and their families including overnight camp, day camp for children ages 5-12 in the summer season as well as special programs in the fall, winter and spring. Pine Tree Camp is also available for use for retreats by groups who share in Pine Tree Society’s mission.
We are proud to be Maine’s only American Camping Association-Accredited camp for people with disabilities.
2020 Pine Tree Camp Overnight Schedule:
|Session 1 | June 16th – June 21st||Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (Ages 19 & over) Session full.|
|Session 2 | June 23rd – June 28th||Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (Ages 35 & over) Session full.|
|Session 3 | June 30th – July 5th||Adults with Intellectual and/or Physical Disabilities (Ages 19 & over) Male spots limited, female spots full.|
|Session 4 | July 21st – July 26th||Children|
|Session 5 | August 4th – August 9th||Children|
|Session 6 | August 11th – August 16th||Children|
|Session 7 | August 18th – August 23rd||Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (Ages 19 & over) Session full.|
|Session 8 | August 24th – August 28th||Camp Communicate|