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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

Activating Faith After Summer Camp

by Stacie Hoppman on August 26,2014 in Camp Talk Growing Faith Parents with No Comments

Activating Faith After Summer Camp

Summer is slowly coming to a close as we put away our swimming suits and sandals and trade them in for textbooks and gym clothes. As kids head back to school, their memories of summer camp start to fade away, too, and it can be hard to continue the momentum of those kinds of “mountain... read more

A Collection of Stories

by Stacie Hoppman on June 13,2014 in Camp Talk Camp Wyoming Stories Growing Faith with No Comments

A Collection of Stories

Camp is a time for creating memories, singing songs, braving the outdoors, and finding God in ways and places you never have before.  Throughout its history, Camp Wyoming has been a place where many people, families, and churches have come to grow in their faith, to explore, and to create.  These are just a few... 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

How Camp Made Me a Better Father: A Camp Wyoming Story

by Stacie Hoppman on March 28,2014 in Camp Staff Camp Talk Camp Wyoming Stories with No Comments

How Camp Made Me a Better Father: A Camp Wyoming Story Bill and his family at the Camp Wyoming 50th Anniversary Celebration

Most everyone who has experienced a week away at summer camp knows about the incredible bond that forms—a bond between campers and counselors, between friends, between individuals and the camp itself. Even as campers grow up, move away, start careers, and have families, the memories and experiences from their days at camp are constantly shaping... read more