Category: Staff Corner

Magic Places by Andres

Beauty and the Beast, Fairy Tales, Narnia, Peter Pan, the Island of Neverland, Cinderella, Harry Potter, etc. are magic places and magic stories that every single kid in the whole world dreams about millions of times. It is fun to imagine that you are one of the characters in these stories. Imagine that you could fly, imagine that you never had to grow up, or imagine that you could live with wonderful species. Take a second to think back 20, […]

A note to staff: Camp IS the REAL World!

Posted by on March 31, 2016

I was recently invited to present at a regional camp conference in Northern California where the theme was “Caring”, one of the C’s of positive youth development (the others are Compassion, Connection, Contribution, Character, Confidence, and Competence). The conference chair made an interesting comment in her opening remarks that I had to check out for myself upon returning home. Riding Staff and Red-shirts care for 4- and 2-legged friends This person mentioned that Harvard was launching a project to “Make […]

For the Love of Camp….

Posted by on May 8, 2014

As first time camp parents, you wonder, can I truly leave him at camp for 4 or 6 weeks?  This blog post written by one of our counselors, Edu S.  His words are are a testament of why camp is so important to a young boys life.  Enjoy! This year I will be a counselor at Towering Pines Camp for boys for the 5th summer. Most people back home don’t really understand why a 21 year old would want to […]