Towering Pines Blog

Summer 2021: A Time to Dip Your Toes in the Socialization Pool

Posted by on May 24, 2021

Author:  Kim Aycock After more than a year of quarantines, restrictions, isolation, reduced/weird social interactions, etc., we know that kids desperately need socialization with their peers. We are also aware there is a concern out there from students heading to any school that will be in-person next year (including college) that they will face almost full/constant socialization (classes, cafeterias, sports and other activities, buses, dorm rooms) and need to be “on” all the time after this past year of having […]

The Blessing of the Least Favorite Activity

Wendy Mogel’s best selling book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, resonates with parents and camp leaders alike. Dr. Mogel has spoken at camp conferences over the years, and she continues to be active in the camp community. If you haven’t had a chance to read The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, we highly recommend it. In addition to sharing the importance of letting our kids take healthy risks, and not always rescuing them from failure, Mogel gives many other valuable […]

The Natural Beauty of the Northwoods

“What a wondrous time is spring, when all the trees are budding; The birds begin to sing, the flowers start their blooming…”     Every spring the first little taste of sunshine and greenery we get after a long dreary winter makes me long to be reacquainted with nature in my favorite place in the world… Towering Pines. Despite camp’s glorious natural beauty, it can still be difficult not to take it for granted when you get to live in it every […]

The Magic of Camp: Hard to Understand and Hard to Explain

By Kim Aycock on Feb 26, 2021 03:45 am   Follow us down memory lane… back to when you were little and saw your first magic trick. You didn’t really understand it, you couldn’t fully explain it, but you know that it amazed you and exceeded all your expectations of what you thought was going to happen. This is one way to explain camp to those who have never been. For people who have never experienced it, it is hard […]

We are . . . BETTER TOGETHER!!

When people ask me what is special about camp, I often pause . . .    I don’t pause because I can’t think of what to say or because I don’t know what makes Towering Pines Camp for Boys and Camp Woodland for Girls special.  Rather, I pause because I can think of SO many remarkable things, and it is extremely difficult to share just ONE reason why I believe our camps are amazingly special.  I could go on and […]