Scarborough resident Noel Sullivan is the new Exective Director of Pine Tree Society, which has an office at Elevation Center in Scarborough.

Pine Tree Society started in 1936 as a camp for children suffering from the effects of Polio. Now, whether it’s a young girl with Cerebral Palsy discovering her first best friend at Pine Tree Camp, an adult finding his voice with customized assistive technology or an adult with a developmental disability participating in new and exciting activities at Community Services…Pine Tree Society continues to change lives

Its mission is to provide Maine children and adults with disabilities the opportunities and the means to create better lives for themselves and their families. Pine Tree Society helps people in Maine with disabilities lead richer, more socially connected lives. Too often, people with disabilities feel left out, even isolated. 

The society runs a summer camp program, but also helps in other ways. Hearing services, case management, communciations & learning, adaptive equipment and sign language are just a few. It is currently raising money to build new cottages, but has supported innovative ideas like an accessible treehouse and a wheelchair swing.

It sells Christmas cards as a fundraiser. They can be purchased at