Towering Pines Blog

Don’t Try to Describe a Kiss Concert if You’ve Never Seen It 

I don’t know why this particular line from one of Jimmy Buffet’s many tunes struck me as I was driving in my car recently listening to Sirius XM radio. You are probably wondering how this even remotely relates to camp?! As I see it, from those on the outside looking in, camp is hard to understand. For those on the inside, camp is really hard to explain. Unfortunately, I have never been to a Kiss Concert. I’m pretty sure that […]

Camp “sprinkles” many lives in many ways . . .

As we come to the close of the fall season and the shortest day of the year is nearly upon us,  we recall how beautifully the leaves sprinkled the world with their color and beauty.  Snow has definitely sprinkled the northwoods covering up the trees and everything around them like a blanket.  As the holiday season is in full swing, we are also surrounded by glowing candles and sparkling lights, as well as a multitude of traditions that sprinkle our […]

“Setting Goals and Reaching for Dreams”

November 20th recognized “National Child’s Day” which celebrates the potential within each child to explore  all of his or her ambitions.  In order to do this, it’s important to foster children’s dreams by encouraging them to set goals in order to reach these.  Education truly begins at home, and we have immense respect for all of the time and effort that you give to supporting your children in these aspirations. Towering Pines Camp for Boys is an extension of the […]

“Falling into new routines . . . “

With camp two months behind us and the changing of the seasons from summer into fall, by now we’ve all “fallen” into new routines and schedules.  Your child’s experiences at camp have, hopefully, assisted with the transition into different routines at home including those involving school, extracurricular activities and family.   One of the awesome things about camp is that the kids are learning how to adapt to change and new schedules without even really being aware of it. It’s […]

Our camp community . . . becomes a camp family!

There is a major focus at camp on creating a community and building relationships as well as systems within this camp community.  As we work together, play together, eat together and live together, this camp community truly becomes a family.  It seems very fitting that as we begin to feature a cabin each month in the off season, we do so on “National Family Day.” We have core values that provide the framework for everything we do at camp.  Community […]