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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 Ways to Tell If You're a "Camp Person"

by Stacie Hoppman on March 10,2015 in Camp Talk Summer Camp with No Comments

Top 10 Ways to Tell If You're a

Maybe you come to camp every summer. Or maybe it’s been years since you’ve set foot at a camp. Either way, once you become a “camp person,” you never stop being one, no matter how old you get or how far away from camp you move. Here are the top 10 ways to tell if... 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

The Way Children Play

by Stacie Hoppman on January 27,2015 in Camp Talk Parents with No Comments

The Way Children Play

As a kid, I (Stacie) would often sit and listen as my parents fondly recalled memories of playing outside—heading out right after breakfast to roam the neighborhood and not come home again until the street lights came on at night. To hear them describe it, it seemed that every kid in the neighborhood came outdoors... read more