Searsport Shores Ocean Campground will be taking a step back in time, for the second time — and for a good cause — as it hosts the second annual 1950s and ’60s weekend family event, July 29-31. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pine Tree Camp for handicapped children and adults.

Bob Lafontaine, who is the coastal region vice president of the Maine Snowmobile Association and also works at Searsport Shores, said he came upon the idea of the weekend fundraiser because a number of local snowmobile clubs were raising money for Pine Tree Camp.

“So, we decided to do something last year with Searsport Shores for Pine Tree Camp,” he said.

Events will be held throughout the weekend, including a horseshoe tournament, a Jell-O-eating contest, a lobster bake (pre-purchased tickets required) and a carless “drive-in” showing of “American Graffiti” (bring a blanket) on Saturday, and a pancake breakfast and hula hoop contest on the beach on Sunday.

Lafontaine said he thinks the biggest part of the weekend-long event will be a showing of classic cars in front of the campground on Route 1, on Friday night.

“Last year we had more than 200 cars that came in,” he said.

Mega Twister, on Sunday, will feature what Lafontaine described as the “biggest Twister board in the state,” which is not to say that it’s for giants, but rather that many, many people can play at once.

The ’50s and ’60s weekend is open to all and admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted, with all proceeds benefiting Pine Tree Camp. Lafontaine said the event raised over $3,000 last year.

As for what else to expect, the name pretty much says it all.

“It’s going to be an everything ’50s and ’60s weekend,” Lafontaine said. “Our hamburgers, our hot dogs, our root beer floats … just as it was in the 50’s and ’60s.”

Pine Tree Camp was founded in 1945 as a summer therapy retreat for children with disabilities. According to the website of the camp’s parent organization, Pine Tree Society, the facility, located on 285 acres in the Belgrade Lakes Region, is the state’s only American Camping Association-accredited camp for people with disabilities.

For more information on the ’50s and ’60s weekend, contact Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground: 548-6059