Camp Woodland Blog

Dear Commander Anne…..

DSC00559Last summer we celebrated our 70th summer of Jordan Camping Traditions – 70 years of starting Towering Pines Camp for Boys and 46 years of owning Camp Woodland for Girls. Alumni from all over the world rallied and embarked on a journey back to camp (even if it was for just one weekend!). The journey was partly an emotional one, as they were able to re-live why they love Camp Woodland so much. They also saw the magic in the making on how camp shaped them be the successful people they are today! After their weekend of tubing, sailing, horseback riding, and cookout, we asked them a question, “If you could write a note to Mr. and Mrs. Jordan, what would you tell them?”. Over the summer we will share these heart felt letters. Here is the first……..DSCN3133


Dear Commander Anne,

Do you remember when Michelle Behnke and I affectionately coined that nickname? We loved you then and still do!

I am indebted to you for helping me become the woman I am today. If it weren’t for Woodland, I don’t believe I would have the self-confidence to try new things and to persevere when things are difficult.

I missed you at the reunion. You would have been so pleased to see so manDSC03130y of us recalling our greatest memories of our summers at Woodland. It was amazing that 30 years later, we could pick up where we left off.

You must be proud of your children. They are carrying on the traditions that make Woodland and TP great. Your legacy continues and it makes us all happy.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Love, Mary Thuma