People heading over to the Searsport Shores campground this weekend and may feel like they’ve gone back in time.

That’s the whole idea.

Bob LaFontaine, who heads up the coastal region of the Maine Snowmobile Association, explained there will be a ’50s-and-’60s-themed weekend taking place at the campground this weekend. The event will serve as a fundraiser for Pine Tree Camp, located in Rome, Maine.

Pine Tree Camp, according to material from the organization, provides “a fully accessible summer camp experience to Maine people with disabilities.” LaFontaine explained that snowmobile clubs around the state are big supporters of the camp and the work that it does, as is Searsport Shores.

“So we wondered, ‘What can we do to support Pine Tree Camp and have some fun?'” he explained. “I came up with the idea of a ’50s and ’60s weekend.”

That was in February, and planning has been under way since that time. Events start at 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, with a classic car show (running until 9 p.m.), a ’50s and ’60s dance contest (7-9 p.m.), Jell-O eating contest (6 p.m.) and twist contest (8 p.m.) taking place that evening. Activities will go until 9 p.m. that evening.

Events resume the next day at 10 a.m. with a warm-up for a horseshoe tournament, which begins at 11 a.m. There will also be a dunking booth and hula-hoop events Saturday. Another Jell-O eating contest will be held at 11:30 a.m. At 8:30 p.m., the movie “American Graffiti” will be shown, and attendees are invited to bring a blanket and chairs.

Sunday events start with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., which will be prepared by Pine Tree Camp staff. There will also be a hula-hoop contest at 10 a.m. and a Mega Twister game at 11 a.m.

Admission for the weekend events will be a $5 donation, which will also get three raffle tickets for each attendee. There will be a number of raffle prizes available, according to LaFontaine, including whitewater rafting trips in western Maine, a $25 gift certificate to Angler’s Restaurant, a $15 gift certificate to Outdoor Sportsman and a number of items from Searsport Auto.

The items from Searsport Auto include three oil changes, two air conditioning services and two alignments.

“We just want to support the Pine Tree Camp,” LaFontaine explained. “The money [we raise] goes to adults and children who can’t afford to attend camp otherwise. That’s what the money is used for — to send kids to camp.”

LaFontaine said organizers hope to make this fundraiser an annual event, if all goes well.

For more information, call Searsport Shores at 548-6059. The campground is located at 216 West Main St. (Route 1).