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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

Imagine What If

by Stacie Hoppman on September 6,2018 in Growing Faith with No Comments

Imagine What If

This summer, we asked the question, “Imagine what if?” What if God is bigger? What if we belong to God? What if faith is enough? What if we speak up? What if we change the world? We went on a journey of discovery, diving into who God is, who we are, and what God wants... read more

Talking about Tragedy on Social Media

by Stacie Hoppman on October 2,2017 in Growing Faith with No Comments

Talking about Tragedy on Social Media

What do we say in the face of tragedy? How are we supposed to respond? We call for prayer through social media posts and even with trendy hashtags like #prayforvegas. We post articles and watch as the death count rises. Doesn’t it sometimes seem trivial, far removed from the reality that some people went to... read more