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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

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 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

Thank You to the Summer Camp Counselors

by Stacie Hoppman on July 29,2020 in Camp Staff Summer Camp with No Comments

Thank You to the Summer Camp Counselors

Summer staff sit together around a campfire. They have just spent two weeks training and preparing for summer camp. That means everything from learning how to make friendship bracelets out of string, cleaning program equipment and spaces, practicing lifeguard rescues, and singing hours and hours of campfire songs. They are weary but excited. The first... read more