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The Fruit of the Spirit

by Stacie Hoppman on September 7,2021 in Growing Faith with No Comments

The Fruit of the Spirit

Of course, one of the best parts of summer camp is all the fun to be had. There are color war games and pedal karts and corcls and mud slides. But there is also space for worship, faith conversations, stories, and Scripture. At camp, we aren’t bound by the limitations of a building, which means... read more

On the Mountaintop

by Stacie Hoppman on April 9,2021 in Growing Faith with No Comments

On the Mountaintop

Summer camp is a mountaintop. Not a literal one. If you’ve been to Camp Wyoming, you know that while we do have some steep hills, there are no mountains here. However, this is a place where people often find themselves on the mountaintop of faith. What does that mean? This expression comes from Matthew chapter... read more

What Do We Do When the Lights Go Out?

by Stacie Hoppman on August 17,2020 in Growing Faith with No Comments

What Do We Do When the Lights Go Out?

It’s probably safe to say that 2020 can be summed up in one word: chaos. The Coronavirus Pandemic turned the world upside down as people retreated to their homes, schools closed, businesses shut down, and travel was halted. New phrases like “social distancing” and “shelter in place” were added to everyone’s vernacular. The economic impact... read more

What Happens When Our Plans Are Lost?

by Stacie Hoppman on April 29,2020 in Growing Faith with No Comments

What Happens When Our Plans Are Lost?

Some people are planners. I know that I certainly am. I like to feel prepared and in control. I plan and prep my meals. I make to do lists. I have a budget and weekly schedules I rely on. In some respects, being a planner makes me a good camp director. I have plans and... read more

Back to School

by Stacie Hoppman on August 27,2019 in Camp Talk Growing Faith with No Comments

Back to School

It’s that time of year. Everyone has been posting their back to school pictures. Teachers have decorated their classrooms and planned their curriculum. Students have filled their backpacks and are filing back into the hallways, ready to meet new friends, face new challenges, and start new classes. Where does summer camp fit into the buzz... read more