Towering Pines Blog

What Towering Pines Can Do That Google Cannot

(Written by Kim Aycock) In a blog I read recently by Growing Leaders (excerpts are italicized below), Dr. Tim Elmore talks about how parenting, teaching, and coaching are different today, not because kids are different but because the culture is different. We are raising them in a society where Siri and Alexa offer quick answers, creating eight-second attention spans and expectations that solutions should be instantaneous and that life should be entertaining. It’s not our kids’ fault, but it is […]

Welcome!!!

We’d like to welcome Jonathan Shirley to our camp family!!  Jonathan is going to serve in the role of Associate Director of Towering Pines and is working in collaboration with Jeff and Will to create a terrific TP trio!!  He is also a part of the entire leadership team for both TP and Woodland.  Recently Jonathan and his wife, Taylor, as well as his family, visited and spent about ten days exploring both camps.  It was awesome to have them […]

Happy Labor Day!

Posted by on September 7, 2020

Written by : Calla Craze and Will Dellinger Today is all about honoring the hard-working Americans who shed blood, sweat, and tears to build our country and make it prosper. There are so many people out there who are under-appreciated in their work, but it truly takes all types to keep things running. To all you workers out there who hold society up with your physical and intellectual labor, we salute you! It takes all types In many ways, Camp […]

From virtual to . . .

We have been grateful for the opportunity to interact with staff, counselors, campers and parents through the virtual medium over the past several months.  Zoom chats, virtual game nights, virtual campfires and even virtual alumni camp tours have helped to continue those camp connections that we all crave.  It’s a way to support one another during a time when, perhaps, things seemed far less than normal. We were amazed by the creativity and ingenuity that people summoned in order to […]

Here Comes The Sun . . .

Some of you might recognize this photo being at the end of the TP “dew” post with our news to suspend programming for the summer of 2020. We decided that it is appropriate to begin this post with the same scene and a promise of better days ahead. As the weeks of July march on, we have seen the clouds dissipate and rays of sunshine start to peek their way through the pine trees and cast a warm glow on […]