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I HEART CAMP PHOTOS ARE READY!

Posted by on January 31, 2019

It’s that time of year again!!!  February 1, 2019 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. Well, on February 1st Towering Pines campers, parents, alumni and staff are encouraged to post their ” I heart Camp” photo as their Facebook Profile. Don’t have Facebook? Here are a few ideas to show the world (or just your […]

Empathy and Growth with Cabin 6!

Life can be pretty hard sometimes. Part of growing up is finding out one’s strengths and weaknesses and that isn’t always an easy process. This is one of those tasks that camp is great for: allowing a safe space for kids to try new things and grow. But as we think about our own strengths and limitations, it is also important to appreciate that there are many individuals around the world who have had even more limitations placed on them, […]

Happy Halloween from cabin 5!

Happy Halloween from Towering Pines Camp for Boys! I would say trick or treat, but we appreciate the value of both at TP. Not spiteful tricks, not bullying, but a little appreciation for mystery and fun! I think one of the best parts of Halloween is not just spooky things (which are also awesome) but a recognition of common goodness. I know, that sounds a little contradictory, but I can explain. While Halloween may be traditionally about the fear of […]

Happy National Public Lands Day from cabin 4!

These cool dudes had a unanimously awesome summer together, everywhere from their daily activities to their free time in the cabin. Something else they all had in common? An appreciation for nature and a fantastic canoe trip! So, in honor of National Public Lands Day, here are some of Hurons’ best moments from 2018, many of which involved enjoying the natural resources of Wisconsin! What was your favorite adventure this summer? Emeric D: “canoe trip, because I had fun. We […]

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 […]