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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

What If My Child Is Homesick?

by Stacie Hoppman on April 29,2016 in Camp Talk Parents Summer Camp with No Comments

What If My Child Is Homesick?

It’s a big concern for parents. Often, summer camp might be one of the first times a child is away from home, and you want to make sure that their stay at camp is successful, enjoyable, and healthy.  So what do you do about homesickness? Don’t make a big deal about it. If your child... 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

Sacred Space. Growing Faith: The Importance of Sabbath

by Stacie Hoppman on February 24,2015 in Growing Faith Sites and Activities with No Comments

Sacred Space. Growing Faith: The Importance of Sabbath

For so many people, nature and the outdoors is a place where they can more easily sense the presence of God. It is a place of refuge, peace, and silence. In nature, there is no ringing, beeping, sirens, or chimes. Instead, you hear the rustling of leaves, chirping of birds, and the gurgling of water.... read more