The Camp Echo Lake Trail

Spreading Camp Echo Lake Warm Inner Glows through the VING Project

Posted by on June 16, 2020

Recently, Camp Echo Lake learned about the VING Project ( “The VING (as in, giVING) project is a national movement sparking the next generation of givers. Through VING, teens (ages 14-18) have an opportunity to give an individual, outside of your family, in need an encouraging…

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A Message from Glenn Begly: “Camp Isn’t Gone, It’s Just Waiting”

Posted by on June 5, 2020

In June of 1970, I packed up my belongings and made the long trip from Baltimore to Warrensburg for my first summer at Echo Lake. Earlier that spring, I met Morry Stein at UMBC, where I went to college, and he offered me a position…

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The Good Old Days – A Poem by Willie Benjamin

Posted by on May 28, 2020

The Good Old Days By Willie Benjamin Sometimes I remember the good old days, Trembling with excitement as I put one foot in front of the other. My black and white Nike sneakers barely touch the steps as I jump off the big white bus. I…

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Around the Campfire with Laurie: Can Social Distancing Bring Us Closer?

Posted by on March 27, 2020

  As I sit at my computer, I find myself profoundly distracted. I am working hard to focus on things but my mind wanders and my body tenses. The world we are living in right now feels out of sorts. I try hard to find…

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100 Days Until Camp: What We’re Looking Forward To!

Posted by on March 19, 2020

With only 100 days left until Summer 2020 begins at Camp Echo Lake, we can hardly wait! We recently asked our camp community what they’re most looking forward to this summer, and were blown away by the response! Here are some of the things that…

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