The Family Camp Blog

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’s a few things they tackle in their […]

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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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Stay Connected This Fall

This entry was posted on Aug 12 2014, by Morgan Dooley and is filed under Family Camp, Newsletter Archive, The Family Camp Blog

Well, it’s hard to believe that only six weeks ago we were talking about training our staff for the summer. Now, here we are talking about what an incredible summer it has been! Our staff came from all around Texas and even from as far as the island of Turks and Caicos. This group of […]

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Letting His Love Increase

This entry was posted on Jul 29 2014, by Tina and is filed under Resources, The Family Camp Blog

Letting His Love Increase by Dr. Helen Fagan “Mom, did you know things that don’t make sense aren’t always bad for you?” proclaimed my then 12-year-old son. Jonathan’s keen sense of justice and his passion for those different than him have always been something that caused great tension between us. I worried, as all moms […]

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The Definition of Outrageous Hospitality

This entry was posted on Jul 17 2014, by Christy Richardson and is filed under Family Camp Style, Newsletter Archive, The Family Camp Blog

What is Outrageous Hospitality? Laity Lodge Family Camp defines it as: Sharing the love of Christ without using words by sacrificially putting others’ needs in front of your own. How does this look? When training our staff, I frequently refer to Philippians 2:1-5  as a reminder to “not only look out for your own personal interests, […]

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Life in Digital: Robot Wars!

This entry was posted on Jul 16 2014, by Tina and is filed under Life in Digital, The Family Camp Blog

What Can Robots Teach Your Family About God? by Marcus Goodyear This summer out at camp, we offered “Robot Wars” again! During this fun, light-hearted afternoon activity, families built, programmed, and controlled ninja robots together using cutting-edge Lego EV3 kits. Why robots? Most people have an uneasy relationship with technology these days. Sure, TED provides […]

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