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50 Things I Learned at Summer Camp

by Stacie Hoppman on April 7,2018 in Camp Talk Summer Camp with No Comments

50 Things I Learned at Summer Camp

I’m pretty good at making new friends. Blow bubbles out through your nose when you flip underwater in the pool. Mosquito bites don’t itch as much if you don’t scratch them. It would be absolutely impossible to count all of the stars in the night sky. The first night is the hardest but your counselor... read more

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

There's No Place Like Summer Camp

by Stacie Hoppman on January 30,2018 in Camp Talk Summer Camp with No Comments

There's No Place Like Summer Camp

Now is the time when you start receiving your summer camp brochures in the mail and seeing ads show up in your social media feeds and on Google. As winter seems to drag on, we start dreaming of warmer days to come. However, it begs the question, why do we even send our kids to... 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

What if all the world were like summer camp?

by Stacie Hoppman on August 17,2017 in Camp Talk Growing Faith Summer Camp with No Comments

What if all the world were like summer camp?

It’s Sunday afternoon and there is an almost palatable energy that hovers over the meadow, fills the dining hall, and flows through the cabins. A parade of cars snakes its way down the gravel road to the heart of camp. Campers tumble out of vans and cars and SUVs, nervous, excited, and very uncertain about... read more