The Camp Echo Lake Trail

How Parents Can Help Children Transition From Sleepaway Camp to Home

Posted by on August 27, 2014

By Laurie Rinke   “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times…” Charles Dickens’ opening line of A Tale of Two Cities may be the most accurate description of a camper’s transition home after an incredible summer at camp.   As…

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Camp Echo Lake Flashback Friday – Jenna Shapiro

Posted by on June 20, 2014

“Turtle Watching” – Best Day EVERRRRRR!!! Written by Jenna Shapiro On July 21st, 2007 I had “literally the best day EVERRRRR!!!” (according to the diary that I was keeping at the time).  July 21st wasn’t just a regular day at camp; it was Special Day of…

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Camp Echo Lake Flashback Friday – Janna Fraser

Posted by on June 13, 2014

My First Day at Camp Echo Lake Written by Janna Fraser   I feel so fortunate to have spent six summers at Camp Echo Lake! There are so many memories that I will cherish forever but I always like to reflect back to my first…

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Camp Echo Lake Flashback Friday – Emily Jerris

Posted by on June 6, 2014

Friends, Friends, Friends Written by Emily Jerris   “Friends, Friends, Friends, we will always be, whether in fair or in dark stormy weather, Camp Echo Lake will keep us together…”   There are many songs at camp that stand out to me, but one, in…

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Camp Echo Lake Flashback Friday – Jon O’Brien

Posted by on May 9, 2014

Summer 2010 – 4n4 Trip Written by Jon O’Brien   My first two summers at Camp Echo Lake (2008-2009) were spent working as the Fitness Head Specialist. Then, on a magical day in December of 2009, I got the email that all Echo Lake staff…

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