Towering Pines Blog

Woodland/Towering Pines . . . Top 10 Summer Camps!!

We’re extremely excited that camps Woodland for Girls and Towering Pines for Boys have been mentioned as two of the best summer camps in Wisconsin by The Summer Camp Hub!!  (Best Summer Camps in Wisconsin)  This is a wonderful acknowledgment of what our brother/sister camps have to offer youth.           At Camps Woodland and Towering Pines we believe that it takes a lot of “slow to grow.”  This is why we choose to provide campers with […]

Cabin 7 looks forward to a New Year and A Place to Grow in 2-0!!

As we approach 2020, we look ahead to the potential that a new year and a new decade brings. It seems with each new year there’s usually discussion about creating resolutions, setting goals and developing positive habits. So how does this all relate to camp?  Well, let me connect some of these dots!! Camp provides a plethora of opportunities in which kids can set goals and work hard to attempt to reach these. Having six weeks in which to progress […]

Gifts that Promote the Spirit of Camp!!!

With the holidays just around the corner, I am definitely feeling a time crunch.  I really like to enjoy these moments with family and friends, but a lot of my time is spent on thinking of gift ideas!!  So much emphasis is put on technology and often times kids feel like they’re missing out if they aren’t part of the technology craze.   It can be very challenging to think of gifts that promote education, learning and creativity which are […]

Reunion Rap . . .

It was so awesome to have a full house at the 2019 Camp Reunion in Chicago.  Whenever you get a group of camp friends together, chances are you’re going to hear a lot of laughter, see an abundance of smiling faces and relive many fun adventures from summers past.  This year’s reunion was no exception!!  We enjoyed seeing so many of our camp family and catching up on what’s been going on with life since the end of summer.  For […]

The Camp Doctor Will See You Now

Dr. Terry “hard at work” in the TP Infirmary   I remember the first time I got sick at camp.  I was nine-years-old, and it was my first summer at Towering Pines.  The second floor of the Lodge felt like miles away from my top bunk in Cabin 5, Mohawk, on Clear Lake.  The nurse told me that because of my fever, I would not be able to attend activities.  I was pretty excited about missing instructional swim, but I […]