Author: Angie Ziller

From virtual to . . .

We have been grateful for the opportunity to interact with staff, counselors, campers and parents through the virtual medium over the past several months.  Zoom chats, virtual game nights, virtual campfires and even virtual alumni camp tours have helped to continue those camp connections that we all crave.  It’s a way to support one another during a time when, perhaps, things seemed far less than normal. We were amazed by the creativity and ingenuity that people summoned in order to […]

Here Comes The Sun . . .

Some of you might recognize this photo being at the end of the TP “dew” post with our news to suspend programming for the summer of 2020. We decided that it is appropriate to begin this post with the same scene and a promise of better days ahead. As the weeks of July march on, we have seen the clouds dissipate and rays of sunshine start to peek their way through the pine trees and cast a warm glow on […]

Red, White and BOOM Campfire 2020

Posted by on July 8, 2020

There is a great tradition in the Northwoods of Wisconsin that has been going on for many, many years.  It’s called the annual “Red, White & BOOM Campfire.”  It was hard to fathom or envision how this tradition would continue with Camp Quarantine 2020 and camp not functioning as it normally does with the hustle and bustle of campers and counselors here.  Thankfully, there is another tremendous tradition that resonates among these tall white pine trees here at Towering Pines Camp […]

A Little TP Dew for Summer 2020

Posted by on May 23, 2020

To the Camp Woodland and Towering Pines Family, First of all, we thank you for your patience as you (and your campers) have been anxiously waiting for information about camp this summer. We wish there was an easy way to share hard news. We are heartbroken that we are writing to inform you that we will not be opening Camp Woodland and Towering Pines for the 2020 season. Without a doubt, this has been the most difficult decision we have […]

A Letter to the CIT’s of 2019

Posted by on May 13, 2020

Alex “Harlow” has been a part of Towering Pines Camp for Boys for 17 summers which means he has spent the greater portion of his life at camp!!  Last summer Alex had the opportunity to come back and work as a counselor (and leadership staff) in Cabin 12 with the Counselors in Training (CITs).  Alex spent time reflecting on the incredible benefits that camp provides to campers, Counselors in Training (CITs) and staff. At the end of the summer, we […]