Windows and walls are filling up with eggs at retailers throughout the Newport and Bangor area and beyond. It’s a Maine tradition that’s been going strong for decades and each egg represents a customer’s support of Pine Tree Camp.
This Winter Egg Sale is part of the 48th annual Dysart’s Snowmobile Ride-in and Q106.5 Egg Ride to benefit Pine Tree Camp. Each egg helps Maine people with disabilities experience this barrier-free summer camp on the shores of North Pond where they can leave the confines of their disability behind and fully participate in everything from archery to boating to being in a fully accessible tree house.
Pine Tree Camp doesn’t turn anyone away regardless of their ability to pay and sales of these colorful paper eggs help ensure Maine people with disabilities can go to camp no matter what and have the chance to make friends, try new things and just be themselves and feel accepted.
For the first time ever, the Dysart’s Snowmobile Ride-in and Q106.5 Egg Ride has gone virtual, but the need is very real. Pine Tree Camp receives no state or federal funding and ninety-nine percent of campers require tuition assistance. During Covid-19, Pine Tree Camp continues to serve the community through its innovative Pine Tree Camp to You and Adventure Day Pass programming; providing desperately needed engagement, connection and accessibility for people most at risk for social isolation and lack of access to nature.
Window eggs are available at all Dysart’s locations, A.E. Robinson Convenience Stores, Bear’s One Stop, Danforth’s Down Home Supermarket, Indian Hill Trading Post and Will’s Shop ‘n Save.
This year, for the first time ever, eggs can also be purchased on Pine Tree Camp’s website at this link: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/PineTreeSociety/BuyAWindowEgg.html
More about Pine Tree Camp: All proceeds from the Dysart’s Snowmobile Ride-in and Q106.5 Egg Ridedirectly benefit Pine Tree Camp’s Campership Fund. Every summer, more than 650 Maine children and adults with disabilities arrive at Pine Tree Camp in Rome and their lives are transformed. Driving down the camp road, campers enter a world that is barrier-free, leaving behind the confines of their disability thanks to the camp’s 285-acre, fully accessible campus. Campers actively participate in all the activities for which Maine is famous – kayaking, boating, fishing and hiking – experiencing freedom and independence. In addition, Pine Tree Camp provides families with much needed respite. Since 1945, Pine Tree Camp has welcomed all who could benefit, regardless of their ability to pay. Pine Tree Camp receives no state or federal funding and ninety-nine percent of campers require tuition assistance. The funds raised from the Dysart’s Snowmobile Ride-in and Q106.5 Egg Ride to benefit Pine Tree Camp are a critical part of the camp’s open door tuition policy.