Author: Jonathan Dellinger

Empathy and Growth with Cabin 6!

Life can be pretty hard sometimes. Part of growing up is finding out one’s strengths and weaknesses and that isn’t always an easy process. This is one of those tasks that camp is great for: allowing a safe space for kids to try new things and grow. But as we think about our own strengths and limitations, it is also important to appreciate that there are many individuals around the world who have had even more limitations placed on them, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quest Day: A fantasy-themed day of challenges!

It’s hard to believe that half of the season has already gone by! I’ve already been up here for over a month and city living is a distant memory (just the way I prefer it). I find that the periodic change of pace can really help a guy’s outlook. That’s true of the monotony of the school year, the so-called “real world,” and also at camp. Right around the third week, people tend to start slowing down a little. We’ve […]