Towering Pines Blog

One summer down, one school year to go…

And just like that the summer came and went. Did it seem quick to you? I have a hard time believing that it’s done already, but at the same time, it is also hard to believe that just a few weeks ago we were all celebrating our successful summer together at the TP banquet. Like you, I am now getting myself prepared for another school year. As I start another busy semester teaching and researching at UW-Milwaukee, I like to […]

A 6-week TP Camper from Head to Toe

Now that campers are into their 6th and final week of camp for this year, we thought we would give you a glimpse of what kind of camper you can expect from head to toe upon their return home…. Six-week campers have a good foot to stand on, two feet in fact. Feet that have been stepping one foot in front of the other, as they have taken steps giving them newfound independence. Feet leading your camper down paths untravelled, […]

Weekly Camper Achievements for the Week of July 23 through July 29, 2018

Posted by on July 30, 2018

Weekly Camper Achievements for the week of July 23 through July 29, 2018 Chiefs of the Day This week’s paragons of politeness include: Bernardo G-S Mitchell F Alex E Domenic G Bernardo H Jorge R Pablo R Weekly Camp Special Event – hubba hubba! Many thanks to our Camp Woodland sisters for hosting the Woodland Fair this past Sunday! After the Clown Contest, the ladies offered several fun booths: Finger nail polish booth. Face painting. A silly-costume photo booth. Hand-churned chocolate ice […]

Spoon Assassins – exactly the type of thing you DIDN’T send them to camp for…

Posted by on July 29, 2018

Everywhere you look around camp these days, boys seem to be racing to an activity or displaying heartwarming linked-arm camaraderie. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think Towering Pines was the fittest, friendliest camp in the universe. But you’d be wrong. Treachery, lurking, merciless ambushes, devious planning… all in abundance this week at Towering Pines! “If only they put this much mental effort into their homework!!” *camper parents, probably. Oh, there’s plenty of comradeship and robust fun at camp as […]

What Does Camp Birthday Really Mean . . .

Camp Birthday is a long-standing tradition here at Towering Pines, and this year was no exception.  A lot  goes on behind the scenes in order to make this celebration a success including:  making the birthday badges, creating the TP birthday card, and baking and decorating the amazing birthday cake.  We celebrate how many years each camper has been at Towering Pines, and, of course, sing “Happy Birthday” to TP and eat the delicious cake!!   After dinner campers watch old […]