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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

A Part of Something Bigger

by Stacie Hoppman on May 9,2014 in Camp Talk Growing Faith Next Step Consulting with No Comments

A Part of Something Bigger

We are standing with our kids on the edge of unexplored territory. Much like the settlers heading West on the Oregon Trail, we have a cloudy idea of what we hope lies ahead, but for the most part, we are traveling blind. Technology has thrust us into new places, propelled us to new heights, and... 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