Author: Kim Aycock

Working at Camp is a ‘Real’ Job!

Working at Camp is a ‘Real’ Job! Now that 2018 is in full swing and summer only a few months away, it is time to start thinking about plans for the upcoming camp season!  For those of you who are trying to make camp a reality for this summer (and sell your parents on the idea), here are 10 great reasons why working at Towering Pines is a REAL JOB (and a whole lot of fun, too)! Leadership Is learned […]

Happy New Year from Cabin 4!

Here is a little more about the campers from Cabin 4: What was the highlight of your summer? Nolan: Getting catch of the day twice in fishing. Ryan: Getting Chief of the Day, getting catch of the day in fishing, and getting high score of the day in archery. Leo: Getting the high score in archery, swimming in the lake, and passing some ranks in archery. George: Having a lot of new friends and doing a good job in tennis […]

Reunion Rap #2 2017

What is your favorite thing about school this year? Mitchell: Math and recess Gabe: Hanging out with friends Alex: Spending time with my friends Ray: More freedom as an 8th grader and more things to do Ben: Being at New Trier Jake: English class What activities do you participate in or what do you like to do when you are not in school? Mitchell: Soccer and will soon join baseball Gabe: Swimming, soccer with friends Alex: I enjoy hanging out […]

Reunion Rap #1 2017

We had a FABULOUS turn out for the annual Chicago reunion the weekend before Thanksgiving! Here is an update about the TP boys who joined us for the afternoon to watch the 2017 camp video, flip through the new scrapbook, relive camp memories, and of course, to eat yummy treats.  If we were not able to connect with you at this event, please feel free to share your news with us for a future post. What is your favorite thing about school this […]

Camp on Your Resume – Part 1

We have started a new format for connecting with staff this year and are holding monthly meetings via Zoom as a way to see each other (think mini-reunion!) and discuss pertinent topics of interest relating to camp.  Recently we asked 4 alums to join us and share their insight on how working as a counselor at Woodland or Towering Pines has benefited their career (and life!) success.  Let me just say that we were BLOWN AWAY by what our panelists […]