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2013 Camper Reunion – Where Everyone Knows Your Name

Posted by on December 6, 2013

It was another fantastic Camper Reunion at Jeff and Jenny’s House.  We believe this is one of our reIMG_5685cord years for camper attendance. These Towering Pines Campers had a great time catching up, talking about their favorite activities, watching the reunion video, and looking through the scrap book. There were new campers that attended and they felt right at home in a short time. Read below and  catch up on what everyone is doing this school year and find out more about all the new campers that are excited to their first year at camp.

If you weren’t able to make it to the reunion, click on the reunion photos link!

  • Matt D: playing a lot of music (guitar, bass, mixing on the computer), going to Atlanta, GA, for Thanksgiving to visit family and to Naples, FL for Spring Break; started woodworking class at school (making cabinets, benches, boxes), looking forward to being a counselor and instructing sailing and riflery
  • Andrew K: he is involved in Boy Scouts and camping trips with his troop, he joined a travel soccer team; looking forward to seeing everyone again
  •  Cullen Vavrus: went to Europe on a school trip and traveled to Ireland, Wales, England and France; he is looking forward having pizza at camp
  • Matthew F: joined his school football team (the Vaders) and is a defensive lineman; he is on a swim team and backstroke where backstroke is his specialty; looking forward to sailing at camp next summer
  •  Michael C: plays soccer and tennis; is going to Arizona to visit camp friends over Winter Break, looking forward to being a Junior CounselorIMG_5686
  •  Tommy B: favorite subject is German and his family is hosting a foreign exchange student from Germany this year; he is taking riding lessons outside of camp, likes musical activities and plays the clarinet in the marching band, is part of an ensemble with full instruments and also is in a quartet; doing Boy Scouts again this year and starting to prepare for a winter campout in January in Wisconsin and a backpacking trip in early June to the Grand Canyon; excited to spend first summer as a counselor and seeing campers from cabin last year and having lasagna
  •  James E: is on the stage crew and trout team (raise baby trout and release into the river) at his school; looking forward to EVERYTHING at camp!
  •  Andy E: plays football and is on the wrestling team; looking forward to being a CIT
  •  Alex E: likes being with friends and going to the park, misses archery, looking forward to passing levels in swimming next summer
  • Jakob S: plays lacrosse, baseball, volleyball, and tennis; looking forward to being with his cabinmates again
  • Jack T: is involved in Scouts, is taking guitar and piano lessons, part of a 5-person guitar band (Robbie Bay and the Other Guys) that meets once a week and performs at 2 different venues each semester; he got his lifeguard certification this fall and works at the “Y”
  • Mike F : favorite subject is Recess because he likes to play tackle football, plays hockey and lacrosse, he misses his friends and riflery, looking forward to campfires because he is always laughing
  • Mitchell F: enjoys math in school; played football this fall; plays with friends at the park; looking forward to tennis (LOVES tennis!)
  • Ryan B: junior in high school; fun classes are anatomy and speech (cool teacher and students are able to give speeches on ridiculous topics); looking forward to being a Junior Counselor next summer
  • Ray D: likes to hangout with friends and play outside; looking forward to horseback ridingDSC08968
  • Tanner H: likes going to the movies and playing with his dog (Hyper); looking forward to riflery and archery
  •  Calvin F: plays football and soccer; will be going on vacation to Wisconsin; looking forward to playing “Awesome”
  •  Jack B: has been swimming and sailing at North Shore Yacht Club since camp; will be taking a ski trip to Vail
  •  Alec B: likes to do origami; is helping his sister (Aubrie) take care of the bunnies; will be taking a ski trip to Colorado; looking forward to EVERYTHING at camp next summer
  • Luke N: likes to hangout with friends and launch rockets; looking forward to archery and riding
  • Michael P: on junior varsity fencing team; will be traveling to Florida and Costa Rica; looking forward to being in the co-ed show again
  • Alex A: playing hockey; favorite subject is science; looking forward to archery and riding
  •  Henry M: will be a 1st year camper in 2014; likes recess at school and playing with his 2 older sisters; looking forward to meeting the animals at camp
  •  George M: will be a 1st year camper in 2014; likes to play Mindcraft; looking forward to riflery and archery
  • Betty H : busy with her business and contracting with health care organizations offering weight management programs, teaching cooking classes, dietician for Nugenesis teaching classes where food is medicine, also contracting with YMCA and offers food and cooking “lunch-and-learns”, she will be traveling to California to help move her parents to Wisconsin
  •  Jon S: teaching Spanish classes at Glenbrook North HS; keeps busy following Jessica and Jacob’s sporting events
  • Willy D(via Susan): enjoying his 2nd year at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis; participates in Model UN. DSC08969