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S3 E7: Spirituality in Camp & Culture

by | Dec 5, 2023 | Camp and Culture, Health & Wellness, Podcast

Our heart is restless until it rests in you.

– ST. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO

“Spirituality.” How do we actually define that word? What’s the difference between spirituality and religion? Can one be a non-spiritual person? What does it mean to be “spiritual, but not religious” as many have described themselves? And, as we should always be asking, why does it matter to our wellness as beings, or our conversation as communities?

In this episode, we’ll unpack the word and bring it in to context at camp and in culture. We’ll talk through why spirituality as a human capacity matters deeply to our health and wellness, according to an increasing volume of faith-based and non-faith-based research.

We call back a bit of our conversation with Tracey Gaslin from the Alliance for Camp Health. You can listen back to that episode here.

We also share a book title or two from Lisa Miller, Professor at Columbia University and founder of the Spirituality, Mind, Body Institute (SMBI), a NYT Bestselling Author of The Spiritual Child and The Awakened Brain.

Plus, we’ll share a #QuickQampQuestion about camp denominations, and a #StatoftheWeek about campers and how much they love being in nature. Download your stat graphic below!

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