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5 Life Lessons from Camp

by Stacie Hoppman on April 28,2022 in Camp Talk Parents Summer Camp with No Comments

5 Life Lessons from Camp

There are a lot of things kids learn from spending time away at summer camp. Here are five life lessons that we think are important: 1. Build Relationships The skill of making new friends is vastly underestimated. At camp, kids are placed in small groups to help them feel more comfortable. Within these groups, it... read more

Perfectionism and Summer Camp: Giving Kids a Safe Place to Fail

by Stacie Hoppman on February 8,2022 in Camp Talk Parents Summer Camp with No Comments

Perfectionism and Summer Camp: Giving Kids a Safe Place to Fail

When I (Stacie) was a child, I had a tendency to be a bit of a perfectionist. Okay, okay…I still have that tendency. I struggled with anything that I didn’t feel like I could be “the best” at. I was generally a good student and loved to read. In fact, as punishment when I misbehaved... read more

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