Monthly Archives:July 2022

More Time, Please!

Time is such an interesting phenomenon. Young kids, especially, often have a distorted view of time and can have no concept and/or easily lose track of it (both good things!). They generally know that a few minutes is shorter than a few hours or days, but that is about the extent of it. You might be familiar with the saying, “the days are long, but the years are short”. Sometimes we feel that way about camp; the days are long, […]

Ingredients for Life Success are Found at Camp

What is a caregiver/parent’s role in raising confident and successful children? What matters in a child’s life that helps them grow up and find satisfaction as an adult? What can we parents/caregivers do to encourage the habits, character and understandings that children need as they face challenges later in life? We all want our kids to be successful grownups, but is there something specific we can do to give them the best odds? These are the questions asked by Margot […]

Courage at Camp

We often hear campers say, “I’m always more confident and brave when I get back from camp.” Awesome! And, “at camp, I figure out how to be my best self, even though that’s hard at home.” Wow! Doubly awesome! How does camp inspire children to develop courage? Life at summer camp, especially at a place like Towering Pines, provides unique experiences that show kids how to approach things more courageously. It gives them daily opportunities to act bravely and to […]

More About Our People

Seeing all the action at camp, all the happy busy kids here, it’s easy to forget that there are about 30 people on the Towering Pines staff at any one time. There are many people working to make camp possible. There are the cabin counselors, the young men who live in the cabins with the campers, eat their meals with the campers, spend most of their day relating to them. These are the folks who most directly help set the […]

Busy in a Good Way

Posted by on July 9, 2022

The end of last week marked the start of regular activities, a time when camp settles into a routine and is a good kind of busy. Campers were presented with the different options after having the opportunity to try the various instructional offerings earlier in the week, and after much thought, individuals decide on their first set of six activities. This practice of having the boys select their own activities has long been a part of Towering Pines. We believe […]