Towering Pines Blog

Charting a Course for Life

I’d like to share with you an awesome blog written by a close friend of mine, Alice Lurain.  Alice is not only one of my dearest friends, but she was also one of my co-counselors at Camp Woodland back in the 90’s.  Alice always had an uncanny ability to say the wittiest things, and no matter the situation, she seemed to be able to find a life lesson from the experience.  There was never a dull moment in Starshine cabin […]

Time Just Flies By . . . Cabin 11

I used to hear “old” people, who I realize were younger than I am now, say, “Time just flies by .  .  .  “   Honestly, at the time, I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what they meant or why so many people said this very same thing over and over again.  I was oblivious to the speed of the passage of time and how mind boggling it truly is. Well, now as an adult with three children […]

Want to Save the World??

I recently saw a YouTube video featuring an overnight camp director, Jason Smith, speaking at an event called “Ignite Lincoln 2019.”  His topic was “Save the World, Send a Kid to Summer Camp.”  When I saw the tagline, I was hooked!!   In his opening statement Jason shared this, “The world would be a better place if it was easier to make the world a better place.  I’ve got a simple way to do it, send a kid to overnight […]

Cabin 8 “hearts” camp!!!

We just celebrated one of our favorite camp holidays, “I Heart Camp Day!”  It’s a day that reminds us of how fortunate we are to be able to share Camp Towering Pines for Boys with so many awesome young men and camp families.  The reasons that we all “heart” camp are so numerous that often times it’s challenging to name only a few!! Whenever someone asks me, “Why do you love camp?”,  I get this catch in my throat, pause […]

Post Your I Heart Camp Photo on February 1!

Posted by on January 30, 2020

It’s that time of year again!!!  This Saturday, February 1, 2020 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 1st Towering Pines campers, parents, alumni and staff are encouraged to post their ” I heart Camp” photo as their Facebook Profile Photo. Don’t have Facebook? Here are a few ideas to show the world […]