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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

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

My Spiritual Family: A Camp Wyoming Story

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

My Spiritual Family: A Camp Wyoming Story Abbie teaching swimming lessons to an Explorer Swim camper

Your experience at camp isn’t an experience that should stay at camp. We want you to take what you learn and let it change you, so that you are a different person when you go home.  Abbie Parker is is a Math and Teaching major at the University of Northern Iowa. She grew up in Newton,... read more