Towering Pines Blog

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 […]

Camp . . . an adventurous way for kids to meet their goals!!

Not too late to make good on New Year’s Resolutions! At the closing of another year, we had the opportunity to ask campers and staff what gets them excited for Summer 2021 and to share some goals they have set for themselves to make it the best summer yet! Among the top resolutions that are made at the start of each New Year, some of the most common goals can be met while having an AMAZING experience at Towering Pines: […]

I Heart Day or Bust…..

Posted by on January 31, 2021

We are busting in excitement for one of our favorite camp holidays. This Monday, 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 over many summers? Well, This Monday,  Towering Pines campers, parents, alumni and staff are encouraged to post their ” I heart Camp” photo as their Facebook Profile.  Also keep a […]

Room at the Kid’s Table

With the holidays upon us, I can think back to a time when there was a designated kid’s table for our family gatherings. I often sat at a separate, usually smaller, table with my younger siblings and cousins. We laughed. We joked. We cut up. We hung spoons from our noses. We liked having space between us and them (the adults). At some point, I graduated to the “grown up’s” table and thought that I had arrived. It was some […]