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The New Road to Camp

by Stacie Hoppman on January 11,2022 in Camp Talk Parents with No Comments

The New Road to Camp

Summer camp. Type those words into a Google search, and you’ll get 1,440,000,000 results in just .87 seconds. We live in a world where information, photos, data, and resources can be accessed digitally in less time than it takes to snap your fingers. It used to be that in order to experience camp and this... read more

Preparing Kids for Adulthood

by Stacie Hoppman on December 6,2021 in Camp Talk Parents Summer Camp with No Comments

Preparing Kids for Adulthood

Being a parent is a huge, scary, overwhelming, and honoring responsibility. If you do it correctly, you are preparing your child to become a thriving, happy, and responsible adult. It’s no small task. In this day, parents have more to worry about than ever before. Is all that screen time damaging their intellect and social... read more

The Discomfort of a Challenge

by Stacie Hoppman on October 5,2021 in Camp Talk Parents with No Comments

The Discomfort of a Challenge

Many of us would agree that we like to be comfortable. When we are comfortable, we feel safe, restful, comfy, and relaxed. The word might evoke visions of snuggling under the covers at bedtime, sinking into a cushioned recliner, or entering a crowded room with a friend on each arm. However, when we leave that... read more

The Social Dilemma and Camp

by Stacie Hoppman on February 16,2021 in Camp Talk Parents with No Comments

The Social Dilemma and Camp

In September of this year, the documentary The Social Dilemma was released on Netflix. It sparked many conversations about safe and healthy use of social media as well as its impact on our culture, society, beliefs, and ideas. The film addressed the unseen dangers lurking beneath the surface of our social media use. Not all... read more

The Pandemic Has Taken Its Toll. Summer Camp Will Help.

by Stacie Hoppman on January 28,2021 in Camp Talk Parents Summer Camp with No Comments

The Pandemic Has Taken Its Toll. Summer Camp Will Help.

We all know about the great physical benefits that summer camp brings to kids. Being outside in the sunshine where they are moving and active is a great experience for children and youth. However, camp also actively improves the mental health of attendees. At camp, kids experience community, authentic relationships, and friendship. As they turn... read more