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Family Runs Deep in the Frio

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

  Family Runs Deep in the Frio Canyon by Susan Arnold 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 […]

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Pumpkin Time

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

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, push pins, and […]

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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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Remembering the Great Things God Has Done

This entry was posted on Sep 11 2014, by Morgan Dooley and is filed under Insights from Emily, Newsletter Archive, The Family Camp Blog

Remember by Emily Ballbach Fall is nearly here! Although Texas weather does not always give us the reminder of a changing season, most of us are at the crossroads of another school year, business decision, or even sending kids to school for the first time. Whatever hustle and bustle you find yourself in, it can […]

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Meet Maryn Swierc!

This entry was posted on Sep 11 2014, by Tina and is filed under Family Camp, The Family Camp Blog

Getting to Know You: Maryn Swierc We have two amazing new interns working with our Family Camp staff. Today we are excited to introduce you to Maryn Swierc. Tell me a little bit about yourself, whatever background you’d like to share. I was born in San Antonio, Texas, grew up in Bulverde, Texas. I just […]

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Parenting a Multi-Racial Family

This entry was posted on Sep 04 2014, by Tina and is filed under Resources, The Family Camp Blog

Parenting a Multi-Racial Family by Stacy Conner Stacy Conner is an amazing mom of five gorgeous kids. She parents intentionally to ensure they all feel well-loved, and she sees the different races in her family as a welcomed opportunity to talk about her heart for adoption. I think one key to Stacy’s ease with parenting […]

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Tearing Down the Walls

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

Diversity and race are sensitive topics in the news these days, and our children are likely to have many questions as they hear bits and pieces of news and opinions. We’ve been talking about diversity and race, and this week our friend Deidra Riggs shares some thoughts with us on how to address it in […]

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