“In every challenge lives a greater opportunity.”
As we mark Pine Tree Camp’s 75th anniversary, this quote could not ring truer.
In mid-March, as Maine shut down as a result of COVID-19, Pine Tree Camp opened. We opened two months early. Why? Schools were closed. Services that people with disabilities rely on were suspended.
Our campers needed us.
We launched Pine Tree Camp to You just a few days after Maine’s stay at home order was established. This remote daily programming allowed campers to connect with each other, engage in meaningful activities and get outside. The response to this remote programming has confirmed something we’ve always known:
Pine Tree Camp isn’t just about being on North Pond in the summertime. It is about being a part of a family.
When it became clear Pine Tree Camp would not be able to safely provide its typical programming, our team took everything we’ve learned over the past three months and designed six weeklong Pine Tree Camp to You summer sessions. Each week will revolve around a theme like Nature, Drama or Science and campers will receive a curated activity box containing everything they need to participate.
Starting in July, Maine people with disabilities and their families will also be welcome to visit Pine Tree Camp as part of our new Adventure Day Pass. Adventure Day Pass is designed to provide safe day use of Pine Tree Camp’s fully accessible 285-acre campus. All of Pine Tree Camp’s signature outdoor activities will be available – hiking on accessible nature trails, boating, kayaking, fishing and swimming, archery – all provided in a physically distanced manner supported by experienced staff.
You can help. In fact, we need you more than ever. Your gift now will help us connect with every Maine child and adult who needs us. You can make a difference at this challenging time.
We thank you for your continued support. Words cannot express our gratitude to you.
President and CEO
P.S. Your gift today will make a difference. Please give today.
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