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Something Completely "Other"

by Stacie Hoppman on December 16,2016 in Camp Talk Summer Camp with No Comments

Something Completely

The other day, I (Stacie) was out with a friend at an event. My friend introduced me to a young lady, and she and I spent a few minutes just making small talk. She asked me where I worked, and I told her about Camp Wyoming and some of the things I do there. Instantly,... read more

Why Campers Become Leaders

by Stacie Hoppman on April 20,2015 in Camp Talk Parents Summer Camp with No Comments

Why Campers Become Leaders

Leadership is a skill that is often developed at camp. Here at Camp Wyoming, our Leaders-in-Training program is designed to specifically teach teenagers how to lead, how to take charge of a situation, how to teach and coach, and how to work alongside others. However, you don’t have to come to our Leaders-in-Training program to... read more

The First Good Friday

by Stacie Hoppman on April 3,2015 in Growing Faith with No Comments

The First Good Friday

Here in the United States, we call this day Good Friday. In Germany, it is known as Karfreitag or “Sorrowful Friday.” Christians living in Eastern countries refer to it as “Holy Friday.” Whatever you call it, today is the day set aside to remember the death of Jesus on the cross. Jesus’ disciples probably would... read more

Top 10 Reasons to Work at Summer Camp

by Stacie Hoppman on December 12,2014 in Camp Staff Camp Talk Summer Camp with No Comments

Top 10 Reasons to Work at Summer Camp

Summer camp jobs are invaluable in their ability to cram skill building, leadership development, and a whole lot of fun into one short season. If you enjoy being outside, don’t mind being a little crazy, and appreciate the impact a week at camp can have on a person’s faith journey, then a summer camp job... read more

My Call to Ministry: A Camp Wyoming Story

by Stacie Hoppman on April 22,2014 in Camp Staff Camp Talk Camp Wyoming Stories with No Comments

My Call to Ministry: A Camp Wyoming Story Sara and the children of her former campers on the steps of Deer Center at the Camp Wyoming 50th Anniversary Celebration

Meet Sara. She lives in Dubuque, Iowa and is the Family Minister at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church there. Sara has been in youth and family ministry for over 35 years. It is a vocation she loves, and as Sara tells us, “I can say with certainty that my career path started at Camp Wyoming.” This... read more