The Camp Echo Lake Trail

From the Clipboard of Tony: The Simple Pleasures

Posted by on October 10, 2017

We all know how fun we have each summer at camp and how camp gives us the opportunity to disconnect (from not only electronics but also the outside world) and connect (with our friends and counselors and the outdoors). As we settle back into our…

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From the Clipboard of Tony: CEL Winter Fun and Looking Ahead to Summer 2017

Posted by on February 14, 2017

It has been quite a GREAT few weeks here in the land of Echo Lake.  We just finished our Winter Weekend, which included a day at the Great Escape Waterpark; dinner, ice cream and a movie at the Lodge; and Sunday breakfast and a walk…

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From the Clipboard of Tony: The Value of Teamwork

Posted by on October 19, 2016

One more thing to love about camp … As Evan and I watched the NFL at home this past Sunday, and even some of the post-game coverages, I counted multiple incidents of blatantly poor sportsmanship by several players … one or two of which that…

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From The Clipboard of Tony: How TREK Opens Doors

Posted by on April 19, 2016

I drove up to camp last night.  It is that time of year when my camp visits increase in frequency as we start to truly gear up for the summer.  When I walked into my house, there was a note from my old friend and…

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From the Clipboard of Tony: Fostering Independence in our Children

Posted by on March 1, 2016

Emily and I recently received the league rules for Evan’s baseball teams’ games this spring.  Among them are the following: Parents are not permitted on the baseball field, behind the backstop or in the dugouts except in the event of an emergency …  Please do…

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