Author: Angie Ziller

Cabin 7 . . . Taking the Time to Grow at Camp!!

Happy 2022 to all of you!!  With the beginning of a new year, it seems like there is usually talk about resolutions and taking huge steps to improve oneself.  Setting goals and having aspirations can be a wonderful and healthy way to start something new. However, what these high expectations do to me is to create apprehension and the tendency to creep reluctantly into a new year.  I have been reflecting a lot on this and why I tend to […]

Happy Holidays . . . To You!!

The one consistent message that alumni, campers, parents, leadership, and staff share when they talk about “camp” is the recurring theme of tradition.  The traditions of camp are long-standing and deep-rooted.  These traditions are passed on from generation to generation, and they far exceed the trends and latest gadgets that so often come and go.  These are woven into everything we do at Towering Pines, and they are one of the significant reasons that campers and counselors come back year […]

A Season for Thank You . . .

It is so hard to believe that December is already upon us.  The holiday season is in full swing with shopping, decorating, baking, singing, working, playing, and well, just busying ourselves with full schedules of activity.  With so much hustle and bustle, I often find it challenging to really appreciate the season and all the “good things” that surround me. I had the privilege of managing an event recently that brought together individuals, families and members of the community to […]

“Gratitude for Camp Abounds”

As Thanksgiving approaches, I am reminded of a recurring theme that was woven throughout the fabric of weeks we shared together at camp in the Summer of 2021.  I heard the same word reverberated among campers, counselors, kitchen staff, leadership and parents.  The word, as you may have guessed, is . . .  “gratitude.” The summer began with gratitude because we were able to have camp once again.  This gratitude continued to grow throughout the weeks because of the plethora […]

Cabin 3 . . . let’s make a difference!!

As I see trick-or-treaters out in costume, knocking on doors, thinking about buckets being filled with all kinds of sugary sweet goodness, I’m reminded of how wonderful it is to “give” as well as it is to receive.  Sometimes “giving” presents itself in many ways, and often times we don’t realize the impact our positive words and actions may have on others. Camp provides so many opportunities for the counselors, staff and campers to share their gifts with those around […]