WATCH: Pine Tree Camp Counselors Make It a Special Experience
The Q-106.5 Pine Tree Camp Egg Ride helps kids and adults with disabilities afford to attend camp, but it's the counselors who make it special.
From the moment the campers are driven onto the grounds, they are celebrated, with cheers, raised hands, and big smiles. It's a chance for them not to be the 'different' kid in the room but, instead, to be like everyone else. Just a kid, arriving at camp, and anxious to get unpacked, greet their friends, and start having fun.
It's hard to describe the feeling, walking into the Pine Tree Camp. As you can see in the video, it's a beautiful spot, with lake access and plenty of woods to walk through. Totally accessible, everyone can have fun, including being able to swing in the playground or climb to the top of the wheelchair-accessible treehouse. But it's the smiles and the laughter that fills your heart with the joy that is this amazing, magical place.
For parents, it's a fun experience for their kids, but also a chance for them to get some time away from the 24 hour care giving that is their everyday lives. They know their children are being well cared for, so they can concentrate on the things that often get neglected. Even if they're not able to pay the full tuition, parents can send their kids to camp, thanks to donations, like the ones made through the Q-106.5 Pine Tree Camp Egg Ride. It's why we talk about the camp throughout the month of January, and why we put eggs in our snowsuits for the ride-in. Won't you donate today and make sure even more kids get to experience the cheers and laughter of opening day 2020?