STATEWIDE — Summer is right around the corner so it’s time to spend the warmer months with family, friends, and the outdoors.
COVID-19 has lead to challenges for people across the state, but Pine Tree Camp isn’t letting the pandemic stop campers from having a blast this summer.
Dawn Willard is the camp director at Pine Tree Camp and said, “we kinda modified our programming a little bit because of COVID and we are going to do it a little bit differently this year.”
According to Dawn Willard, the Paddle for Pine Tree Camp will hold their 25th annual Bath Savings Paddle Fundraiser to help raise money for children and adults with disabilities so they can attend Pine Tree Camp. The fundraiser will be held on June 5th and begins at the Evergreen campground.
“It’s on the Kennebec River, we start in Salon and paddle to North Anson. It’s about a 7 mile stretch of river that people can enjoy and you can do it at all different levels for different levels of paddlers,” she said.
Willard said this will be a day of fun in the sun for a good cause.
“We encourage people to form a team and they can raise money both online and offline.”
She said the fundraising event will be held in person this year.
“We can access the shorefront so we can boat, kayak, and swim so it’s a key piece of what we do.”
If you can not make the in-person event on June 5, you can participate virtually.
“You can also just join us for the paddle virtually if you don’t feel comfortable coming to the event,” she said.
Willard said the 25th annual Bath Savings Paddle fundraiser is open to anyone.
For more information, head to the Pine Tree Society website