“When he was born, he was diagnosed with cancer and we knew then he would be paralyzed from the waist down.” That’s the story Elizabeth, mother of now six-year-old Kellen, recently told us. She remembers thinking, “We’re in the middle of Maine, there’s not going to be anything for this kiddo.”
Then his physical therapist told Elizabeth and her husband Dan about Pine Tree Camp.
“She said there was a wonderful place in Rome called Pine Tree Camp and, when he was old enough, he was going to love it,” recalled Elizabeth.
Kellen went to Pine Tree Camp last year. For the first time, being in a wheelchair did not matter. He was immersed in Maine’s beautiful outdoors participating in activities that we may take for granted…swimming in North Pond’s cool waters…exploring our network of accessible nature trails…fishing for a prized bass and swinging on our custom wheelchair swing. He was just one of the gang. He made friends…friends that will last a lifetime.
It’s true…Pine Tree Camp’s sessions are six-days, but the impact on our campers lasts forever.
Today, Kellen is counting down the days to go to Pine Tree Camp again.
I know that you share our belief that every child should be able to experience the magic of summer camp. Together, we can ensure that all children are able to experience the magic of Pine Tree Camp this summer, regardless of their families’ ability to pay tuition. Pine Tree Camp receives no state or federal funding. We rely on the generous support of friends like you.
Won’t you please consider a donation to Pine Tree Camp today? Your gift will make such an impact in the lives of our campers this summer. We thank you!
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