Towering Pines Blog

Pause . . . and Breathe It In

My kids call it my hippie side . . . to me it is an innate sense within myself that finds peace in simple things, especially nature.  There is a calm in the ebb and flow of nature, the patterns in its existence and the rhythm of its systems.  There is an unbelievable beauty and complexity residing within the ecosystem that surrounds us and is often underestimated and overlooked.  This isn’t necessarily because we don’t care, but rather because the […]

Cabin 8 . . . Setting Good Examples

Today is “National Set a Good Example Day,” and I think this is a wonderful time to think about all of the extraordinary ways our boys learn this at camp.  From the time they wake up in the  morning to the sound of the TP gong, to the moment they fall asleep in their bunks at night after a busy day of activities, they are surrounded by staff and other campers leading by positive example.  There are role models surrounding […]

We HEART our campers – GRAB Your PHOTO!

Posted by on January 30, 2022

We are busting in excitement for one of our favorite camp holidays. This Tuesday, February 1, 2022 is National I Heart Camp Day! Help us spread the word on the importance of summer camp. Remember all those funny pictures we took of you with the “I heart Camp ” Poster over many summers? Well, This Tuesday,  Towering Pines campers, parents, alumni and staff are encouraged to post their ” I heart Camp” photo as their Facebook Profile.  Also keep a look […]

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 […]