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5 Quality Traits of a Great Camp Counselor

by Stacie Hoppman on March 20,2018 in Camp Staff Camp Talk Parents Summer Camp with No Comments

5 Quality Traits of a Great Camp Counselor

Whether you’re a parent who is thinking about sending your child to camp or a college student who is thinking about applying for a job, you might wonder what qualifications we look for in a camp counselor. After all, the counselor is one of the most important parts of the summer camp experience. It is... read more

Why Does Being A Camp Counselor Matter?

by Stacie Hoppman on October 26,2017 in Camp Staff Camp Talk Summer Camp with No Comments

Why Does Being A Camp Counselor Matter?

This past year, at the conclusion of summer camp, we asked parents what their kids talked about most when they picked them up from camp. The number one answer, far and above any activity or experience, was the counselors. Kids are drawn to summer camp because of the things they can do and the fun... read more

It Still Feels Like Home

by Stacie Hoppman on April 28,2017 in Camp Staff Camp Talk with No Comments

It Still Feels Like Home

This weekend, alumni from Camp Wyoming’s past will gather together at camp to talk, eat, tour camp, and participate in activities like tie dye and hiking. Most of all, though, they come together to remember. There’s nothing quite like summer camp to fill your memory with stories of laughter, silliness, and wonder. And no matter... read more

The Faces of the 2016 Summer

by Stacie Hoppman on September 30,2016 in Camp Staff Summer Camp with No Comments

The Faces of the 2016 Summer

Who are the Camp Wyoming Summer Staff? This year they came from as far away as South Africa and as close as Maquoketa, Iowa. They are elementary education majors, Bible college students, and outdoor ministry graduates. Most importantly, they are young adults who committed to spending their summer working in camp ministry- teaching kayaking, leading... read more

22 Things I Wish I Knew Then: Advice from CW Summer Staff

by Stacie Hoppman on January 6,2016 in Camp Staff Summer Camp with No Comments

22 Things I Wish I Knew Then: Advice from CW Summer Staff

We asked our summer staff what they wished they had known at the beginning of the summer, before they started working at camp. They had quite a lot to say to their former selves! And we realized it was also great advice for anyone thinking about working at camp for the first time. Here are... read more