Monthly Archives:June 2014

TP Accomplishments of Week 1 (June 22-28 2014)

Posted by on June 30, 2014

June 22 – 28 Chief of the Day 6/22 Ben K. 6/23 Tanner H. 6/24/14 Bryce B. 6/25/14 Vasilios L. 6/26/14 Pedro E. 6/27/14 Ray D. 6/28/14 Alex F. Horse Riders of the Week Jack T. Vasilios L. Thomas K. Archery Passed White Yeoman: Jack G. Perry H. Henry M. Thomas K. Passed Blue Yeoman Jake Sor. Jake Ste. Passed Black Yeoman Ben K. Gerarde F. Passed White Bowman Alex F. Henry M. Thomas K. Passed Black Bowman Christian P. […]

Pirate Day Revenge!!

Looking to slay the ghosts of ’13, the Blue Pirates returned to the shores of TP for revenge! After numerous battles and gallons of blood, sweat and tears, they were able to defeat the Red Pirates, their longtime nemesis. To be fair to the men dressed in red, it took a historic tie-breaking joust between the captains of the respective teams to determine who would ultimately prevail. After a few intense moments and an impressive display of skill, the Blue […]

Horse Back Riding Update from Jerry Abney

Posted by on June 27, 2014

Today’s blog is written by Towering Pines Riding Instructor Jerry Abney.  Jerry is a retired school Principal, a second-generation TP staff member, and a lifelong cowboy.  Jerry is the son of the legendary Win Abney, Towering Pine’s original Riding Instructor, who served at TP for several decades. Dear Blog, Although we have never met, Camp Director Jeff Jordan seems insistent that I should drop you a quick note about the Towering Pines riding program and the start of camp.  I […]

A Matter of Perspective

  It has been a beautiful first week so far at Towering Pines Camp for boys! Sunny blue skies have been broken up by the occasional TP dew and picturesque towering clouds. Here in Wisconsin, you can only see those big puffy towers in the summer, and it’s one thing about this time of year that I love. Each season has its own unique beauty, but it is easy to miss those little details. Things move so quickly that one […]

TP Campfires: Wow, I Thought it Was All Just Songs and Silly Skits!!

Posted by on June 23, 2014

The first official 2014 Towering Pines (TP) camper-led campfire of the year was a success.  The line-up of cabin performances – hosted by the hilarious trio of the Ref, the Trojan, and Feghazi – included a nice mix of classics and fresh material. TP alum will recognize perennial favorites such as Pass the (Toilet) Pepper, the Invisible Bench, Johnny Has a Head Like a Ping Pong Ball, We are From Towering Pines, etc.  Per tradition, the campfire ended with the […]