Category: Why Camp?

Thanks, Mom (and Dad)!

Posted by on May 13, 2017

I am the oldest sibling out of 4, and one of the many things we have in common is that we all went to Camp Towering Pines or Woodland. This post is not just about my siblings, but it is about my whole family. We have always remained close after we had to move to a different country, abandoning our lives to start a new one with no family but Mom, Dad and my brothers and sister around.  Our extended family […]

Why I Choose Towering Pines!

Posted by on March 24, 2017

JoAnne and Kim Co-Ed Show 1991 Because I moved on from Woodland/Towering Pines after a 12-year stint as counselor, program director, waterfront director, and eventually assistant director, and then returned after a 14 year hiatus, I am often asked by fellow alumni why I chose to come back.  In the time I was away, I as the associate director at a much larger all-girls camp in the mountains of Western North Carolina full-time for 8 years. There are 60+ camps in three neighboring counties […]

The Power of Play

Posted by on March 8, 2017

The Power of Play The winter months are exciting as we prepare for the upcoming summer. Often we are asked, “so, what do you do in the off-season?” Believe it or not, this time of year can be just as busy as the summer months! We are meeting new and returning campers at camp fairs and open houses, putting together our staff team, checking out new program ideas and resources, and connecting with our camp family via various social media […]

Choose Towering Pines Camp!

I’m sure it goes without saying that you have seen your share of political ads over the past several weeks and months. More than likely, these ads are telling you something about the choices you should make on November 8th.  So, instead of advising you who to vote for, we would like to give you a better choice this year. We want you to CHOOSE CAMP! Here at Camp Towering Pines, we actually care about the thing that most politicians […]

The Ready Camp

The camp is ready now, waiting for the campers to arrive and breathe a little life into the place. Of course, some of us have been around long enough to witness the slow awakening of the grounds: from quiet and sleepy pre-pre-camp to the boisterous and busy pre-camp, to the arrival of campers on the first day of camp. We’ve been getting things in order for you all! The process of set-up is a little different every year, just like […]