The Camp Echo Lake Trail

Family Camp Week 1 Recap

Posted by on July 22, 2020

It’s a wrap on our first week of family camp here at Echo Lake! We were thrilled to welcome seven CEL families for an amazing week of family fun. On Wednesday evening we kicked things off with a socially distanced evening lineup and a first…

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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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