This is the Time to Remember

By August 10, 2016 TLC Times

This is the time to remember cause it will not last forever.  These are the days to hold on to…..Billy Joel



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Dear Tripp Lake Families,

As this camp season is drawing to a close, we would like to share with you the thoughts from some of our campers.  We still have precious hours to share together and campers and staff are making the most of every moment.  It’s not over yet!

Dear Tripp Lake Bubble,

Thank you for giving me a feeling of protection against the chaos of the outside world. Every summer as I returned back to the Promised Land, I knew that there would be one thing that was always left unchanged. The bubble is truly a feeling. A feeling of warmth, security and utter happiness. Where there is no input or output of information, and no real connection with anyone but the people around you. Disconnecting from everything is hard to think about when you’re away from Tripp, but as I turned my phone off at the Westchester bus stop about to board the bus, the only thing I felt was relief. The feeling of the Tripp Lake Bubble has been my one place of refuge, and I will forever miss it.

All my TLC love,


Dear Tripp Lake Camp,

Thank you for all the opportunities you gave me. The opportunity to try out new activities and doing things that I would usually not do at home.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet such wonderful people and making me change into a better person every day.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to finally have the sisters that I never had and giving me a second home.

All my TLC love,


Dear Tripp Lake Traditions,

Thank you for making me feel a part of something bigger than myself. Traditions like sing song singing in OTW and Friday evening services involve every camper and connect them to generations of Tripp’s past. I can still remember my first sing song practice as a nervous but excited AJ and becoming one of those girls at the front leading it last year helped me realize the journey that I have gone through at Tripp that is now coming to a close. I have grown into a more confident and friendlier person over my seven years here. Every girl goes through this cycle and while the cycle itself never changes, the girl is changed forever.

All my TLC love,