What an amazing week we had at CNL Maine! Over 200 people joined us for our 14th summer on North Pond at Pine Tree Camp. We had families join us from many different states across the US and a couple families made the voyage across the pond from England!
Our fun-filled week consisted of lots of time spent on the water swimming, canoe/kayaking, fishing and going on pontoon boat rides. Campers and siblings showed amazing leadership and cooperation while they worked together to solve puzzles and decipher codes during Puzzle Break.
Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation joined us again to teach us some adaptive paddling techniques for kayaking. We love our partnership with this organization as they bring fun to our summers and our winters when we hit the slopes at Sunday River at Camp sNOw Limits! A special thank you to their volunteers for coming out and spending the afternoon on the water with us.
Wednesday afternoon our partners at Hanger Clinic joined us as they went live on their Facebook feed to capture some great moments in a typical day at Camp No Limits! Hanger Charitable Foundation is a platinum sponsor of Camp No Limits and has provided scholarship funds to support over 300 participants since 2014! In addition to the scholarship funds, they also provide clinical volunteers to support our program goals to ensure our campers interact and learn from certified therapists, prosthetists and amputee mentors.
We’re giving you a #BehindtheScenes look at Camp No Limits for a tour of this amazing camp making a difference for kiddos with limb loss or limb difference. #HangerLive
Posted by Hanger on Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Thursday afternoon was our Adventure Afternoon! Once again we filled the main lawn with a rock climbing wall, mechanical bull, bungee jump, jousting, Zorb ball and a bungee run! Campers enjoyed the waterfront while the sun shined and lots of games of corn hole were played. Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause visited us once again and brought lots of delicious ice cream! Thank you to those who donated money for ice cream, we put those contributions into our scholarship fund to help support getting families to camp. This year we raised enough to send one camper to camp next summer!
We also had some special visitors join us for the day and capture the magic that is Camp No Limits. NBC Nightly News followed us around as we energized and exercised in the morning, played on all of the adventure elements, ran, biked, swam, and kayaked! They put together a beautiful story about Camp No Limits that you can view here!
CAMP NO LIMITS: At this camp, children with prosthetics get to enjoy games and form special bonds with each other, while participating in activities that double as physical therapy.
Posted by NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt on Thursday, August 24, 2017
Thank you to everyone who donated as a result of watching the story. We received over $10,000 from those contributions which will go to our general scholarship fund to support our camp families in 2018!
We had our annual Lobstah Dinnah once again this year! A huge thanks to Becky’s Seafood for preparing the lobsters for us, they were perfect. We finished our evening with an amazing talent show. We were dazzled by many singing acts, dancing, beautiful piano pieces, gymnastics and some corny joke telling!
We finished our week of with lots more time on the water with the addition of paddle boarding, cotton candy and popcorn treats and a rockin’ dance on our last night!
New friendships were made…
…and old friendships renewed!
We hope you all had an amazing time, and made lots of great memories to carry you through the year until we do it all again next summer! A huge THANK YOU to all of our amazing volunteers once again. Camp would not be possible without you and all you do to bring the magic!