2021 Summer Season Update
To that end, we moved the Pine Tree Camp summer overnight program applications release date from January to March. This change will allow for strong decision making on what our summer programming looks like. Please stay tuned, and we will let you know when applications are ready.
I also want to share some exciting news with you about program expansion and new opportunities. Pine Tree Camp Adventure Day Pass has been a tremendous success. We are thrilled to expand Adventure Day Pass to winter starting in February 2021. We will offer programming like adaptive snowshoeing, ice fishing, exploration and of course, s’mores by the fire. I hope your entire family will come and visit North Pond this winter. More details to come.
Although we can’t be together around a campfire this summer, our innovative virtual Pine Tree Camp to You and brand new Pine Tree Camp Adventure Day Passes will creatively – and safely — support Maine people with disabilities throughout this time of physical distancing.
Pine Tree Camp to You: Learn more and register at this link.
Pine Tree Camp Adventure Day Pass: Learn more and reserve at this link.
We have a saying in the camping community: 10 for two. Ten months of planning and preparation for two months of incredible summer programming. And now, we have a new saying: one for 75. One summer of being creative in how we connect and engage in order to preserve and continue the traditions of Pine Tree Camp for the next 75 years.
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.” It is Pine Tree Camp.
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 with disabilities and their families including overnight camp and day camp 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.