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So You’ve Never Worked at Camp Before . . . .

Posted by on May 29, 2023

SO YOU’VE NEVER WORKED AT CAMP BEFORE…. Maybe this is your first ever camp experience, and all of your expectations are based on scenes from the Parent Trap. Making the exciting decision to come to camp might give you butterflies of the unknown whether you’re a seven year old who has never spent a night away from home or a student looking for a summer job. Whatever encouraged you to join our camp family for the summer, the adventure you’re […]

Camp . . . a place where the good ol’ days remain!!

I remember when I was “younger,” I heard people talk about  “The good ‘ol days.”  Each generation seems to look back on the generations before and often shares the same sentiment.  We look at the past as a time when life was better than it is now. So I asked several people to share with me what first comes to mind when they think about “the good ‘ol days.”  A recurring theme prevailed . . . simple and solid.   Camp […]

Camp . . . Building Community in Unique Ways

Often times as I describe camp or write about camp, I include the word “community.”  There are many things about camp that involve routines and schedules; however, within this structure there are many experiences that create a sense of adventure.  These experiences are unique because of our camp community, and they inspire and impact the boys in a plethora of different ways depending on the individual.   This past summer I had the pleasure of having a young man, Will, […]

CITs Learning to Lead!!

Let the countdown begin to the sunny adventurous days of summer that await the campers of Towering Pines!  Each year  I’m in awe at the changes in these boys — not only physically, but also the development in their social and emotional maturity.  It’s evident in all of them, but especially in those fellas who are embarking upon their new role as CITs (Counselors in Training). As a camp mom I have a unique opportunity to observe and interact with […]

We HEART our campers – GRAB Your PHOTO!

We are busting with excitement for one of our favorite camp holidays. This Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 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 last summer? 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 out […]