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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

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

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

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