Towering Pines Blog

A Peek Into Pre-Camp Staff Training

Around 30 TP staff have arrived safely to County D Road, and now the huge task of getting everybody ready for the 76th summer at Towering Pines begins. It goes without saying that some things just happen almost by themselves – the sun comes out, the sky turns blue and the cabins seem to gleam against the backdrop of pine and hardwood trees – but that’s just a small part of summer. Camp just wouldn’t be the same without the […]

Our 5 Core Values: The Foundation of Towering Pines

Posted by on June 12, 2022

As we gear up for another summer, we remember 2020 when we brought our leadership team together for what we called our “Summer Summit”. With an end goal of 2 camps – 1 mission – no divide, we worked towards bringing Towering Pines and Woodland together in a way that allowed us to unify our message and plan for the success of the next 25, 50, 75 years and beyond. We also agreed to disagree. Without straying from the mission, […]

Leadership Opportunities for CITs

Posted by on June 2, 2022

It is the final countdown to the sunny adventurous days of summer that await the campers of Towering Pines.  Each year when the campers arrive, I’m in awe at the changes in these boys — not only physically, but also the development in their social and emotional maturity.  It’s evident in all of them, but especially in those fellas who are embarking upon their new role as CITs (Counselors in Training). For some campers they are transitioning to Apache for […]

Explore chores . . . not a bore!!

Posted by on May 8, 2022

Summer is going to be here before we know it, which means . . . drumroll . . . it’s time for summer camp!!  When thinking about camp preparations for both new and veteran campers, one of the things that is a big part of our daily routines at Towering Pines Camp for Boys is camp chores.  Now, often times when jobs or chores are brought up to kids (And even adults–I’m guilty as charged), you may get the ever […]

Creating and Sharing Camp Stories . . .

“National Tell a Story Day” is coming up on April 27th.  At Towering Pines Camp for Boys, story telling is woven into many areas of the programming.  The history of camp and its many traditions are shared by passing these “stories” on throughout the different aspects of daily camp life. However, it isn’t just about telling stories, it’s about each camper creating a story of his own through the experiences and adventures he has throughout his summers at camp. Stories […]