The Camp Echo Lake Trail

Around the Campfire with Laurie: Grateful for Finding My Voice

Posted by on November 28, 2017

I remember the day I lost my voice. When I say, “lost my voice” I don’t mean because I had a sore throat or had screamed so much I couldn’t speak. I mean that I remember the day that, whether it was fear, embarrassment, insecurity,…

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Around the Campfire with Laurie: How to Practice Happiness

Posted by on October 6, 2017

As the Green leaves of summer become the Gold leaves of fall, many people consider trying something new, learning a new skill, or dedicating themselves to a new hobby. As you know, we love that at Camp Echo Lake. What are the two reasons a…

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Top Ten Things Parents Can Do to Prepare Your Child(ren) for Summer Camp (*And, no, one of the things is NOT a sleepover)

Posted by on April 27, 2017

With flowers blooming and the temperature warming, many parents want to know what they should do to help prepare their child(ren) for sleep away camp this summer. There are many things that parents can do to help prepare your child for a most successful summer…

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Around the Campfire with Laurie: Avoiding the Perfectionist Trap: How to Embrace the Discomfort of Growth

Posted by on April 11, 2017

Whenever we are faced with a challenge, a competition, or a new task, I think most of us fall somewhere along a spectrum. On one end of the spectrum are the Perfectionists. The Perfectionists strive to be perfect, constantly working themselves into knots to be…

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Around the Campfire with Laurie: Growth Lies Outside of Your Comfort Zone…Even For Adults

Posted by on December 7, 2016

My entire body froze. I could hear my heart pounding in my ears. I tried not to make eye contact with anyone and willed myself to become invisible. It didn’t work, and once again, the teacher said, “Laurie, come up to the front of the…

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