To many, Pine Tree Camp is known as a summer camp. What might not be so widely known is that Pine Tree Camp is open all year long. About 10 years ago, Pine Tree Camp began offering retreat opportunities, providing the ability for similar organizations to use the beautiful barrier-free campus for their programming.
“It’s always been our goal to support other organizations’ programming,” said Pine Tree Camp director, Dawn Willard-Robinson. “By doing so, we increase our impact dramatically. We have a fully accessible, barrier-free campus with extremely committed staff who work nonstop to make sure people are actively participating in anything they want to do.”
For guests, the use of the campus isn’t the only highlight. Organizations partner with Pine Tree Camp to design and offer dynamic, adaptive programming in which all can meaningfully participate.
“We like to say that we are completely accessible inside and out,” continued Dawn. “By that we mean, our 285-acre campus is fully accessible, and so are we.”
Dozens of special purpose programs call Pine Tree Camp a short-term home. In fact, Pine Tree Camp welcomes close to 2,000 people a year through retreats alone.
From organizations looking for a barrier-free natural setting, to schools building student leadership, to camps and programs with a focus on discovering abilities, the sky is the limit for how Pine Tree Camp’s team can help organizations achieve their goals.
JMG is an example of an organization that utilizes our facility for conferences. Their Leadership Education Conference brings 500 Maine middle and high school students together to explore the skills they have to offer to the Maine workforce. Watch the news story at this link.
Camp No Limits was one of Pine Tree Camp’s very first retreat groups and what started as a retreat for four families has expanded to serve hundreds of people from around the world. Read more at this link.
The experience people have at Pine Tree Camp has a lasting, positive impact in their lives through the confidence and independence they gain from their experiences. From the camp’s fully accessible cabins to the dining hall, tree house, nature trails, and fishing and boating on picturesque North Pond, retreat program attendees actively participate in all the activities for which Maine is famous, experiencing freedom and independence in our uniquely barrier free setting.
For more information about hosting a retreat at Pine Tree Camp, please visit this link.