Author: Angie Ziller

Summer is coming!!!

It’s hard to believe “old man winter” might finally be lifting his grip, and that spring could actually be upon us.  At least that’s what the calendar says!!  However, the heavy snow cover up in the north woods of Wisconsin may indicate otherwise.  (EEK!!) Never fear—we are forging ahead and preparing for an amazing summer at TP!!  Jeff and JoAnne have promised that the snow will all be melted by mid-June, and I’m holding them to it!  I am excited […]

Camp . . . a vacation or an opportunity of a lifetime?

Sometimes when I tell people that I’m leaving for the majority of the summer to work at Towering Pines, they look at me and say, “Wow, it must be nice to go on vacation at camp for the summer.”  Unless you have lived at camp yourself, there are some misconceptions about what “camp” really is.  I can’t deny that camp sounds like an amazing place.  I mean, after all, is camp fun?  MOST DEFINITELY!!!  Is camp a beautiful place to […]

A 6-week TP Camper from Head to Toe

Now that campers are into their 6th and final week of camp for this year, we thought we would give you a glimpse of what kind of camper you can expect from head to toe upon their return home…. Six-week campers have a good foot to stand on, two feet in fact. Feet that have been stepping one foot in front of the other, as they have taken steps giving them newfound independence. Feet leading your camper down paths untravelled, […]

What Does Camp Birthday Really Mean . . .

Camp Birthday is a long-standing tradition here at Towering Pines, and this year was no exception.  A lot  goes on behind the scenes in order to make this celebration a success including:  making the birthday badges, creating the TP birthday card, and baking and decorating the amazing birthday cake.  We celebrate how many years each camper has been at Towering Pines, and, of course, sing “Happy Birthday” to TP and eat the delicious cake!!   After dinner campers watch old […]


When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world. -Harold Kushner Camp Towering Pines is excited to participate in #CampKindnessDay #KindnessEvolution. We are joining camps across the country on July 24 to intentionally focus our programming around kindness.  Acts of kindness occur every day at camp, and the best part is that campers take that spirit of kindness with them out into the world and spread it around. Kindness in the camp community is visible in […]