Towering Pines Blog

Happy Halloween from cabin 5!

Happy Halloween from Towering Pines Camp for Boys! I would say trick or treat, but we appreciate the value of both at TP. Not spiteful tricks, not bullying, but a little appreciation for mystery and fun! I think one of the best parts of Halloween is not just spooky things (which are also awesome) but a recognition of common goodness. I know, that sounds a little contradictory, but I can explain. While Halloween may be traditionally about the fear of […]

Happy National Public Lands Day from cabin 4!

These cool dudes had a unanimously awesome summer together, everywhere from their daily activities to their free time in the cabin. Something else they all had in common? An appreciation for nature and a fantastic canoe trip! So, in honor of National Public Lands Day, here are some of Hurons’ best moments from 2018, many of which involved enjoying the natural resources of Wisconsin! What was your favorite adventure this summer? Emeric D: “canoe trip, because I had fun. We […]

Camp . . . a vacation or an opportunity of a lifetime?

Sometimes when I tell people that I’m leaving for the majority of the summer to work at Towering Pines, they look at me and say, “Wow, it must be nice to go on vacation at camp for the summer.”  Unless you have lived at camp yourself, there are some misconceptions about what “camp” really is.  I can’t deny that camp sounds like an amazing place.  I mean, after all, is camp fun?  MOST DEFINITELY!!!  Is camp a beautiful place to […]

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, […]