Monthly Archives:March 2018

Happy March from Treetops!

Posted by on March 29, 2018

Let’s hear what the gals from Treetops have to say about the summer of 2017:

What was the highlight of your summer?

Tess: Seeing myself work at goals and accomplish them.

Anika: Getting the drama award and passing my horse head (riding), crew (sailing) and bow girl (canoeing).

Dani: Passing nail ring (riding), level 4 (swimming), and a level in sailing.

Ari: Meeting new friends and discovering my new passions.

Maya: Getting to shoot at the TP/Woodland Archery exchange.  It was awesome – we won and I shot well!

Brooke: Making new friends and doing activities.

Ava: Seeing old friends, meeting new people and trying new things.

What were some ways you enjoyed just being a kid and getting to play at camp?

Tess: I got to try new activities and not worry about anything.

Anika: Getting to try new activities.

Dani: Riflery, Farm Zoo, and Canoeing.

Ari: Doing fun things and playing.

Maya: I got to do things other kids might not get to do if they don’t come to Woodland – like shoot!

Brooke: With my cabin during Gold Rush, going to jump on the Aqua Tramp, and swimming.

Ava: Playing fun games in activities, Sunday games, and evening activities.

What is an achievement for which you were most proud?

Tess: I set 4 goals for myself at the beginning of camp, and I achieved all of them.  I passed my seaman in sailing, my beginner in tennis, my horse head in riding, and I passed out of level 4 in swim lessons.

Anika: I’m proud that I “Swam to Cathy’s” at my age.

Dani: Passing my nail ring in riding.

Ari: Passing levels in various activities.

Maya: Passing 6 levels in archery this summer!

Brooke: Passing a level in archery and getting a qualifier.

Ava: Trying sailing and being able to skipper and make moorings.

What is something you learned about yourself this summer?

Tess: I can do anything I set my mind to, and if I work hard, I can achieve my goals.

Anika: If you put your mind to it, then you can achieve anything you want.

Dani: If I work hard, I can do it.

Ari: I’m good at sailing, and I need to start taking naps.

Maya: I can do something if I put my mind to it!

Brooke: I like having fun and making new friends.

Ava: I am a good shoulder to lean on and a good person to talk to.

The Joy We’ve Had in Knowing You!

Posted by on March 23, 2018

Anne Jordan (1931-2018)

As many of you may remember, one of Anne’s special gifts was to write toasts for camp birthday honoring campers and staff reaching 5- and 10-year milestones and at banquet to recognize the growth that occurred and achievements made over the course of the summer. To pay tribute to a truly remarkable lady, we would like to celebrate Anne through a special toast.  We will miss you!

For some of the old timers, she was known as Commander Anne;

For all of us, there were no “I Can’ts”; it was only “I Can.”

Driving down the Woodland Road brings a smile to each and every one;

Mrs. J was loved by all for turning camp into a summer home.

Friends from around the globe she would welcome each June;

Washington Waddle and more, she could harmonize many a tune.

We will remember her infectious laugh and telling a joke or two;

She added much needed humor to carry us through.

For guiding campers and staff she was like no other.

We loved to see her dress up for the highly anticipated, “Mother, Mother.”

Cooking was a favorite, and Anne could do it well.

How many donuts or biscuits were downed, we will never tell.

She liked to visit activities, but at tennis she was an ace.

If it was TLC you needed, going to Mrs. J was always the right place.

Driving the golf cart around, Anne was certainly on the go.

She played the piano and accompanied songs for the co-ed show.

Through her music Anne was positive and upbeat;

At camp we like to stay on the “Sunny Side of the Street”.

For generations of girls, this strong woman helped find their happy;

Through Anne’s children and grandchildren, special it will always be.

A fond memory is hearing the wind blowing off Sand Lake creating a gentle breeze;

Linking hands right over left, Anne passed on the traditional friendship squeeze.

Each campfire lights anew, the flame of friendship true;

The joy we’ve had in knowing you, Mrs. J, will last our whole life through!