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Equipping Our Young People: A Camp Wyoming Story

by Stacie Hoppman on January 9,2015 in Camp Staff Camp Talk Camp Wyoming Stories Growing Faith Next Step Consulting with No Comments

Equipping Our Young People: A Camp Wyoming Story

Everyone talks about it. Every church and ministry is aware of the problem. Kids grow up in our churches, but they don’t stay there. All throughout their childhood and even teen years, they might come to church alongside their parents on Sundays and show up at youth group pretty consistently, but once they graduate from... read more

Why the Relevant Retreat?

by Stacie Hoppman on October 14,2014 in Camp Talk Growing Faith Next Step Consulting with No Comments

Why the Relevant Retreat?

In November, Camp Wyoming is hosting a retreat called Relevant for college students. We put a lot of thought into this idea and believe that retreats like Relevant are important—and not just for the students who attend them. Here’s why: Studies indicate that 40-50% of all youth group students do not connect with a faith... read more

The Big Question: What does the camp staff do after summer camp?

by Stacie Hoppman on September 8,2014 in Camp Talk Growing Faith Next Step Consulting with No Comments

The Big Question: What does the camp staff do after summer camp?

Those of us in the camp industry are often asked, “So what do you do now that summer camp is over?” It is a question that we will sometimes turn into a joke, telling stories about how we lounge in our hammocks, read the comics, and try to identify the pictures in the clouds. However,... read more

A Part of Something Bigger

by Stacie Hoppman on May 9,2014 in Camp Talk Growing Faith Next Step Consulting with No Comments

A Part of Something Bigger

We are standing with our kids on the edge of unexplored territory. Much like the settlers heading West on the Oregon Trail, we have a cloudy idea of what we hope lies ahead, but for the most part, we are traveling blind. Technology has thrust us into new places, propelled us to new heights, and... read more

Family Camp and Families in the Church

by admin on September 5,2013 in Camp Talk Growing Faith Next Step Consulting with No Comments

Family Camp and Families in the Church

Last weekend was Family Camp here at Camp Wyoming.  It was a weekend filled with worship, archery, Ga Ga Ball, swimming, biking, and spending time together around the campfire.  We had fun getting to know all of the families who joined us here for this special event as we prepared to say goodbye to the... read more