The Camp Echo Lake Trail

Around the Campfire with Laurie: Collective Effervescence

Posted by on October 4, 2023

Happy Fall, happy start to the school year, and happy memories of the fabulous summer we had at Camp Echo Lake! To all of you who were campers, staff, and parents this past summer, we hope you are savoring every “memory of Echo!” To all…

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All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned at Camp

Posted by on August 23, 2023

By Laurie – 2023 Summer Echoes Campfire I am 48-years-old, have a Masters in Social Work, and have held many jobs and responsibilities in my life. While I have learned a lot from my family and friends, from school, and from my life experience, all…

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Around the Campfire with Laurie: Connection, Belonging, and Giving Back

Posted by on December 15, 2022

The festive holiday and reunion season is upon us and we want to talk to you about CBGB. Many parents reading this may think we are talking about CBGB’s (Country, Bluegrass, and Blues) the club in NYC that launched many punk, new wave, rock, and…

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Around the Campfire with Laurie: Anxiety is a Call to Action, Not a Sign You Can’t Cope

Posted by on January 28, 2022

Happy New Year to all! Can you believe it is January of 2022 already?! It’s amazing how time flies – sometimes very slowly and sometimes at lightning speed. While we at the winter office are bursting with excitement about having our entire camp community back…

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I Just Got Home and You Want to Know If I Want to go Back to Camp?

Posted by on August 24, 2021

Written by Laurie Rinke ***This article was originally posted in October 2014. We felt that at this time of year, when camp re-enrollment is underway and even the happiest of campers sometimes hesitate about re-enrolling for camp, it is a good message to share with our…

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