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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

All I Really Need to Know I Learned at Camp

by Stacie Hoppman on November 7,2014 in Camp Talk Parents Summer Camp with No Comments

All I Really Need to Know I Learned at Camp

Here are some of the many things you might learn at summer camp. Some of them are obvious. Some of them are not so obvious. All of them are important. I am capable of taking care of myself. I brushed my teeth today, and no one even told me to do it! When you build... 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

Love Weeps

by Stacie Hoppman on February 14,2014 in Camp Talk Growing Faith with No Comments

Love Weeps

Today is Valentine’s Day. The stores have been full of chocolate, pink and red hearts, little stuffed bears with pillows that say “Be mine,” and shiny jeweled lockets for weeks. It’s the holiday dedicated to celebrating love and the ones we love. Recently, we found a video featuring author Brene Brown. She returned to the... read more