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What do camper parents need most?

What do camper parents need most?

When I was a camper – a long time ago – I forgot to pack my toothbrush.  I wrote a letter to my mother and posted it on the first morning of camp. The next evening, I had a toothbrush and a note from my mom. The mail reached her in 24 hours and she was able to...
A Place at the table

A Place at the table

The simplest and the greatest joy: time together with loved ones. This blessing was mine on Thanksgiving Day. We had not been together for two years, but there we were: gathered around a single table. Both of my parents were there. Both of my brothers were there,...
Thinking about Safety at camp

Thinking about Safety at camp

Dear camp professionals, This week, Don Johnson at Lutheran Outdoor Ministries brought this disturbing news report to our attention.  “Hundreds of sexual abuse cases reported at children’s camps across US,” the headline screams. That’s scary!  A closer read shows that...

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