The End of Another Amazing Summer

detail 6THANK YOU to all our campers, counselors, staff and families for being part of the Camp Laurel community this summer.

It was an amazing season on the east shore of Echo Lake.

Have a wonderful fall and keep in close touch.

We miss you already!

Cherish The Moment

Patricia-2 After five days of spirit, games, meets, tournaments, cheers, songs, contests and regattas — College Days came to an end today. All the Super Seniors and Staff Captains led us through an amazing array of program and activity, and after the unbelievable Float, Song and Plaque Presentation, we announced the winner and then quickly came together as one big, camp family.

It was an incredible College Days 2015. Not only in that it was closely contested throughout, but also because we witnessed enthusiasm, sportsmanship and camaraderie from the youngest Frosh to the oldest Super Senior. Everyone participated and everyone contributed.

We’re now back as one camp — ready to spend the next 60 hours together as we enjoy each others company and start to wind down the summer of 2015. We have a relaxing Rec Day followed by final evening activities, Reprise, Highlights, Steak and Lobster Banquet and, of course, Final Ceremony.

It’s almost over… but there’s still precious time to cherish and savor every moment.


Scott-2After an incredible 6 weeks of camp, College Days broke today. There was a Tailgate Party followed by a gourmet Picnic Lunch, and then a Parade of decorated dump-trucks and a big White Trolly followed by an incredible Fireworks Show on the Lacrosse Field signifying the start of five days of our summer-culminating event. The camp is now broken into two teams: The University of Missouri Tigers and The Texas A&M Aggies. It will be an incredible week!

Throughout the week, there’ll be sports, games, contests, songs, cheers and spirit galore. There’ll be Chaos, Rope Burn, Tug O’ War and Keith Says. We’ll fight hard, win with Patricia-2pride and dignity, and lose gracefully. There’ll be opportunities for all our Super Seniors to exhibit the leadership skills they’ve honed all summer. And there’ll, of course, be boatloads of fun!

We’ll keep you posted on the events and progress of the week ahead! Go Aggies! Go Tigers!

A Little Adversity

Patricia-13At camp, campers often get scrapes, bumps and bruises. Sometimes they get sick for a day or two, or even three. Sometimes they fall off a wakeboard and hit their head. Sometimes they even break a finger, an arm or a leg.

Camp is far and away the safest place for these things to happen to children. Because children are away from home for seven weeks, they adapt and learn the skills needed to deal with relatively minor adversities of life. Of course, they do this with the warm and thoughtful assistance of caring adults.

When children at camp face a bit of diversity, the adults at camp – Counselors, Campus Leaders, Head Counselors, Department Heads, Directors – are all here to pick them up, hone their adaptation skills and ultimately move on.

What better place to learn to handle the trials and tribulations of daily life is there than camp? We can’t think of any.