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Family Camp Style: Gingerbread Houses

This entry was posted on Nov 17 2014, by Tina and is filed under Family Camp Style, The Family Camp Blog

Family Project: Gingerbread Houses Are you spending more time inside because of the weather, but you don’t want to resort to TV or video games? Build a Gingerbread House together! Here are a few tips from Mary on how to do it. Use graham crackers for the walls. Use Royal Icing (recipe below) to glue […]

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Navigating the Steps of a Blended Family

This entry was posted on Nov 13 2014, by Tina and is filed under Resources, The Family Camp Blog

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the sometimes-stress of family get-togethers, especially when many of our families are blended together. Charity Craig shares some insight into how she navigates these new, exciting-yet-sometimes-difficult waters. Navigating the Steps of a Blended Family by Charity Singleton Craig Recently, my husband and I along with our […]

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Getting to Know You: Martha and Faith Danielson

This entry was posted on Nov 03 2014, by Tina and is filed under Family Camp, The Family Camp Blog

  Serving Together Getting to Know You: Martha and Faith Danielson Serving in the Canyon is a family affair for the Danielsons. Martha and Faith (and even their brother) have been with us for multiple years, and if you see them interacting together, you can tell that it has brought them closer together.  We interviewed […]

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The Greatest Pursuit

This entry was posted on Oct 23 2014, by Tina and is filed under Resources, The Family Camp Blog

The Greatest Pursuit by Andrew Sullivan In hindsight I suppose it’s no surprise to me that when I graduated from TCU in Fort Worth, Texas in 2009, I declined a job lead at ESPN Radio in Dallas to pursue a career as a performing songwriter. My parents have always been supportive of my goals, but […]

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Family Runs Deep in the Frio Canyon

This entry was posted on Oct 21 2014, by Tina and is filed under Family Camp, The Family Camp Blog

  Last month, we made our way to our family reunion in rural Kentucky. Over the river and through the woods (just as the song claims) led us to a gathering of our kin spanning the ages of 9 months to 95 years. It was a day filled with reminiscing and celebrating the newest of […]

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Family Camp Style: Pumpkin Time

This entry was posted on Oct 17 2014, by Tina and is filed under Family Camp Style, The Family Camp Blog

Family Project: Pumpkins! It’s that time of year when pumpkins come out in full force. Mary Echols has your pumpkin carving ideas covered! Here are a couple of tips for pumpkin decorating; Clean and dry pumpkin completely before decorating. Washi tape works very well and is rather fool proof, even for littles. We used brads, […]

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Getting to Know You: T’Nikko Clarke

This entry was posted on Oct 02 2014, by Tina and is filed under Family Camp, The Family Camp Blog

Getting to Know You: T’Nikko Clarke Tell me a little bit about yourself. I was born in the Bahamas. I have lived in Turks and Caicos since 2006. I am currently the Kids’ Counselor at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort. I take the kids to do things like snorkeling and scuba diving, and I am […]

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An Unexpected Rest

This entry was posted on Sep 22 2014, by Tina and is filed under Family Camp, The Family Camp Blog

An Unexpected Rest by TJ Wilson My husband Corbin came home one day last fall and told me that he signed us up for a weekend in the Spring of 2014 at Laity Lodge Family Camp. As our typical spring schedule clicked through my mind, I simply smiled and said, “Sure, sounds great,” thinking it […]

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Meet the Interns!

This entry was posted on Sep 19 2014, by Tina and is filed under Family Camp, The Family Camp Blog

  Meet the Interns! So hopefully, you’ve had a chance to meet our new interns, Maryn Swierc and Forrest Parks. But you might be wondering what it is that they do? Well, besides fanning Emily with palm fronds and fetching her cool beverages in the Texas heat, here are a few things they tackle in […]

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Meet Forrest Parks!

This entry was posted on Sep 18 2014, by Tina and is filed under Family Camp, The Family Camp Blog

  Getting to Know You: Forrest Parks Tell me a little bit about yourself, whatever background you’d like to share. I’m the third of four kids and I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. I just graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Industrial Distribution. This was my second summer in the Canyon. Last summer […]

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