The Camp Echo Lake Trail

Across the Way with Brenda: My Love Letter to Camp Echo Lake

Posted by on February 20, 2019

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day last week and my upcoming departure from my role at camp, I felt it was the perfect time for me to write a love letter to Echo Lake. Anyone who has been fortunate enough to spend even one summer…

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Across the Way With Brenda: Memories of Echo…And Why They Matter

Posted by on October 18, 2018

This past summer, while we were all at Camp participating in activities, experiencing special events and building friendships, we thought we were just having fun.  We were in the moment. We were present. We were unplugged from technology – there were no selfies or filters.…

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Across the Way with Brenda: Can Even Cabin Clean Up Help Human Development?

Posted by on April 25, 2018

We know Camp gives kids a world of good, but it’s always nice to turn to research to confirm what we believe.  Not just any research, the Harvard Grant Study, which is the longest longitudinal study in history. This has been an 80-year study of…

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Camp Echo Lake Foundations: Resilience

Posted by on January 23, 2018

In last week’s blog post we introduced Camp Echo Lake’s Foundations.  This week we are highlighting one of our foundations, Resilience.   Resilience “Stay in it” As Echo Lakers we learn from mistakes, setbacks, and failures and keep going even when things are tough.   Please…

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Across The Way With Brenda: Goodbye Echo? Never…

Posted by on November 7, 2017

I knew going into summer 2017 I might have a few moments when I would feel an extra lump in my throat because my daughter, Abi, was an LIT.  As we stood in the Field House on the evening of Saturday August 12th, I had…

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