Towering Pines Blog

Let’s Celebrate I Heart Camp Day!!

Are you ready for one of our favorite camp holidays?!! This Thursday, February 1, 2024, is I Heart Camp Day! Help us spread the word about the importance and impact of summer camp!  Remember all those crazy pictures we took with the “I Heart Camp” poster last summer?  This Thursday, Towering Pines campers, parents, alumni and staff are encouraged to post your ” I Heart Camp” photo as your profile photo on social media. You can also post other fun camp […]

Memories of Soaring Free . . .

Looking back at 2023 and the Summer of “Soaring Free” . . . We always have time away from camp when we all go our separate ways to engage in what others call “real life.”  During this part of the year, we go back to school, to jobs, to our families and our friends at home.  And as the old saying goes, absence really can make the heart grow fonder.   Time away from camp reminds us of how truly valuable […]

Traditions . . . Deeply Rooted in Camp and the Holidays

  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 […]

A Gift Guide for Your TP Boys

We love the Holiday season for all the reasons you might expect: spending time with friends and family, enjoying traditions old and new, the anticipation of the first snowfall of the year and all of the activities that come along with it.  Presents are always a big part of the festivities.  We care about these, because to us, they are more than just “stuff.”  When we gift generously and thoughtfully, we demonstrate our love for other peoples’ joy. In that […]

Camp Provides Opportunities through Activities!!

I get asked often by people who aren’t familiar with the concept of summer camp — what makes camp so special and why do I feel so strongly about it?  I realize when they ask me this, that I have a very short amount of time to answer so that I can truly convey the essence of camp!  Keeping my reply short is very hard to do because there really are a plethora of reasons why I feel camp is […]