Tag Archives: Outdoors

An Early Passion for the Great Outdoors

I spoke with a Lake Owego Camp alumna the other day who told me about a fun, outdoorsy, camping oriented, father/daughter group that he and…

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Tips for New TOP Ranch Riders

  Hi TOP Ranchers! I hope everyone is having a happy 2015! I can’t believe it’s January already. In just a few short months, we…

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Conquering the Giant’s Ladder

On the first day of TOP Adventure Camp 2014, our campers dropped their bags, had a quick lunch, and began tackling the Camp Timber Tops…

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Camp in the Snow!

Though at times it may seem like a nuisance, there is a lot of beauty in snow. Snow is also a friendly reminder that the holiday season…

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Hello from TOP Ranch Head Counselor, Carly Stark

  Hi TOP Ranch Riders! I hope everyone is staying nice and warm during this chilly December. Personally, I love the cold because it means…

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The Value of Short-Term Camp Sessions

  Oftentimes when we think of overnight camp, we imagine the traditional 7-8 week program. Now more than ever before, camps are offering shorter sessions…

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Benefits of Horseback Riding for Kids

At TOP Ranch, we all know how much fun horseback riding is, but many other benefits can be reaped from this activity. Believe it or…

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TOP Cooks’ Favorite Banana Bread Recipe

  Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas Directions: Preheat oven…

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A Nostalgic Adventure from TOP Adventure Director, Johnny Waszczak

When I think about trips, I think about… -Crisp morning air. -Waves of fog rolling off of the lake. -Staying hunkered down in the warm…

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A Note From Carly, Head Counselor of TOP Ranch

Hello current and future TOP Ranch riders! Happy Autumn! I hope everyone has settled into the new school year well. This past summer was absolutely amazing…

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