Scenic view of trees at camp

Why APPLY?

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Sep 25, 2012

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You’ve seen it on the T-shirts, on the facebook graphics, even on the website. When I first noticed our “APPLY” theme, I was a little bit confused. Shouldn’t those shirts say more about Pine Cove? Don’t we want to promote actually working at the towers/timbers/shores/outback/ranch/silverado/base camps/camp in the city… It really is a lot of […]

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The Most Wonderful Day of the Summer

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jul 27, 2012

campers with arms in the air

Let’s be honest, every day of camp is the “best day ever!” Still, a few days stick out more than others. We celebrated our nation’s independence day with an outdoor club and an impressive fireworks show. We dropped red white and blue balloons from the ceiling in the Rock! The 4th of July brought very […]

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And We Love It!

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jul 23, 2012

Campers jumping

Though the words to the cheer are consistently allusive, even to the seasoned staff, there’s no question: Work Crew, we love it! It’s the week where you get to hang out with Mister Biz himself, and Hiyaty! This is when stacking chairs and arranging tables becomes an art form, and the beavers of the camp […]

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The Temperature Is Rising

by Matt MurphyPosted Jul 20, 2012

Camper going down waterslide

This is a guest post by one of our summer staff, “Thunder Showers”. So, it is week 7 here at the Ranch and things are going great! The sun has been out all week and the kids are loving each activity class and theme night. We have a lot of counselors who have had their […]

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The Ranch Melting Pot

by Matt MurphyPosted Jul 16, 2012

Girl campers in the pool

This is a guest post by one of our summer staff, “Thunder Showers”. You know you’re at camp when you wake up and the first thing you see is Jiggs walking down and getting ready for flag. You know you’re at camp when there is one cabin chanting “Luna Moth Club buzz buzz buzz buzz”, […]

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Hunting Buffalo

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jul 16, 2012

campers running up a hill

The Towers without Buffalo Hunt is like corn dogs without macaroni and cheese. It just doesn’t make sense! Every week, campers and staff alike count down the days until the theme night of all theme nights: Buffalo Hunt. Occasionally, during a simplified explanation of the planned evening, any first-timer to the game will feel a […]

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The Sixth Week

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jul 12, 2012

Young camper waving in the back seat

Week 6 is almost at its end today, and it has flown! To catch up from last week, let’s review: Remember last week when we had one epic adventure after another? First, we created a coalition of work crew members assigned the daunting task of painting the whole entire Rock, and they had to endure […]

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Dear First Half Staff,

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jul 2, 2012

Campers leaning on a rail

Can you believe it’s Week 5? Did you ever think this day would come? Opening day of Week 1, we said “no really- jump at least three phone books high! And smile!” You didn’t think it was possible. After all, every parent seemed to make the same joke, about it being “way too hot to […]

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Rock the Castle!

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jun 28, 2012

Campers praying in the mud

Being assigned a Castle Rock cabin could mean many things. You could have first graders, and their backpacks are probably going to be bigger than they are. You could also have sixth grade girls, and they might pull your hair out in buffalo hunt on Thursday. You will be an expert at every.single.cheer. Castle Rock […]

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Soldier Dad Surprises Family at Camp

by Pine CovePosted Jun 21, 2012

Bluffs father surprise military

The Set Up A few weeks ago we carried out a top secret mission. A family was here and for the first time in eight years without their dad. This happens often when you have a dad who is in the military. The week was going well and the family felt loved and taken care […]

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