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Kids Need Camp Now More Than Ever

Posted by on April 20, 2018

When you envision your young person 10-15-20 years from now, what comes to mind?  What characteristics or qualities do you want your son to have?  My guess is that strong, independent, confident, high self- esteem, resilient, kind, caring, responsible, trustworthy, collaborative, and a sense of purpose would be high on the list for just about any parent.  Have you thought about how your son will acquire the qualities you wish him to have as an adult? I recently attended a session […]

Happy April from Cabin 8!

Posted by on April 4, 2018

No jokin’ around with these TP guys dressed for April Fool’s Day!  Here is a little more about the 2017 campers from Winnebago: What was the highlight of your summer? Bryce: Passing my Black Archer and getting better at archery. Alex: Having a cool cabin. Ethan: Winning my first sail race. Ray: Becoming way more social and becoming a better person. Perry: Spoon assassins. Santiago: I had a great time this summer because of the activities; I liked spoon assassins […]

Camp Magic . . . .

There is always a conflict of emotions for me at the closing of each summer at camp. I’m, of course, happy to return to my home in Nebraska and see all of the familiar faces and places that I’ve missed over the past several weeks. However, there is an intense feeling of sadness that comes over me as well when I bid farewell to the campers, counselors and staff who have over the summer become like family to me. Some […]

I Heart Camp Day photos are ready!

Posted by on January 29, 2018

It’s that time of year again!!!  February 1, 2018 is National I Heart Camp Day! Help us spread the word on the importance of summer camp. Remember all those funny pictures we took of you with the “I heart Camp ” Poster. Well, on February 1, 2018 Camp Woodland campers, parents, alumni and staff are encouraged to post their ” I heart Camp” photo as their Facebook Profile. Don’t have Facebook? Here are a few ideas to show the world (or just […]

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 […]