Monthly Archives:August 2015

Camp’s Life Lessons from Towering Pines Alumni

   “If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down.” Yes, that means exactly what it sounds like. It’s a camp thing, I wouldn’t overthink it if I were you. But honestly, from all their “camp is so great, I learned so much!” exclamations, you’d think the TP alumni insights would be a lot more, well, you know… …deeper, more philosophical.  Profound camp wisdom stuff. So, aside from the septic-related pearl of wisdom, what other important life lessons […]

Dear Jeff,

Dear Jeff,  Ever since my son returned home from camp, he refuses to wear anything that isn’t TP green.  All he talks about is the fun he had at camp, stories about his cabin mates, and how many days there are until camp next summer.  He claims that he hears a bell ringing periodically throughout the day.  He spends hours looking at the online photos on the Towering Pines website.  He even makes his bed every morning and asks if he […]

Archery: Camper & Guest Blogger Calvin C

Posted by on August 4, 2015

Today’s blog is written by camper Calvin F as part of the TP Journalism workshop. Calvin also took and edited the pictures (aside from the family photo below) that accompany this blog. His grandfather and father are also TP alumni, which makes Calvin is third generation TP Man!   Calvin’s favorite camp foods are jambalaya and lasagna. His favorite event so far was the TP Fair when the ladies from Camp Woodland came to visit. Calvin loves all of his activities, […]

Taking Reservations for 2016

Posted by on August 3, 2015

Haley, the nurse at Woodland who is from Tennessee and now Texas, told me that she wanted to go to a true Wisconsin fish fry before heading home at the end of the summer.  So, after polling a few people at the staff table for the BEST place to go for Friday Fish Fry, we decided to try the Honey Bear Inn in Eagle River.  When we pulled into the parking lot before 5:00 pm (we were told that we had to get there early), it was […]

Camper Achievements Week 5

Posted by on August 1, 2015

Camper Achievements Week 5 Heading into the last week (ouch!!!!) and your boys are working hard to earn ranks and badges. Take a look at all they’ve done this week – I think you’ll be as impressed by your sons as we are: Vespers Cabin 7 led a vespers on “Trust.” Chiefs of the Day Bryce B Inigo M Ethan J James E Mike F Ross C Luke N Sunday Special event TP Fair, including our sisters from Camp Woodland. […]