Monthly Archives:July 2021

The Growth Zone: A Great Place to Be!

You may be familiar with the idea that kids should be encouraged to go outside of their “comfort zone.” At camp, there are many chances to do that. It’s almost inevitable, in fact. New activities, new people, new food, new weather— life at camp is very different from the “comforts of home.” For most children, all that newness is bound to be challenging in some very unexpected ways, especially when it occurs without one of the main sources of comfort […]

Deviating from the Expected

Posted by on July 7, 2021

The value of routine is something that camp always impresses upon us. The reason we have schedules and activities is that these things give us some stability, a framework, to build our experiences and skills around. We need to have that structure as a reference from which to venture out. Once the foundation is in place, campers are more open to challenging themselves with something new or different. It is this disparity that brings all the growth to light. We […]

Camp…More Than Ever

Posted by on July 2, 2021

Hello from Towering Pines! We are SO EXCITED to be open for the Summer 2021 season! You might say that we have been a little busy (hence the delay on getting our first blog out this week!).  After months of planning, and really two years of thinking about how camp would be this summer, opening day arrived. Finally, we were able to welcome boys to camp, introduce them to all the other amazing campers and staff members that make up […]