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.