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“Joe, why aren’t you eating a S’more?”

“Joe, why aren’t you eating a S’more?” Ahh, I’m glad you asked. Let’s chat. S’mores an all American camping classic. If you didn’t eat s’mores by a campfire, did you even go camping? At our summer camps, S’mores were served as a treat at least once during campfire. To some of you who aren’t familiar […]

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Crossing Borders: My Week at Loch Leven

Diversity—a quality that many of our camps strive for, yearn for, dream about. Tokenism—an unfortunate result of our desperate want to feel diverse. Unity—often confused with uniformity and conformity; being of one tribe. Tribalism—constructed borders that keep us “with our own;” Othering. A crossroads—an intersection a confluence a state of being both, and a place […]

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My NoCal Chill

After 4 weeks of camp living as an extrovert, this week I found myself retreating farther into a personal bubble. I like to tell people that I don’t have a personal bubble because typically I can talk to anyone and everyone—without problem. But this week, I felt myself lacking some of the energy it takes […]

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Indiana and Ohio: Building Emotional Room

Many apologies to those of you who were anticipating a blog post from me last week! When I left Bedford Christian Camp in Southern Indiana I was fairly emotionally drained. I wasn’t sure how I was feeling and what to do with many of the experiences and stories shared with me. Many high schoolers I […]

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Sex Camp, WaKanDaHo Kentucky

Now before you get your panties in a bunch—sex camp is not what it sounds like. Instead, the week is all about educating eighth graders about sex! Now, I was initially worried when I heard that I was being sent to Kentucky to talk about sex with eighth graders at a church camp. I conjured […]

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A-OK in OK

My summer as a nomadic advocate for peace and justice began two weeks ago. After a week of training at Disciples headquarters in Indianapolis, I left for the “land of the Red Man”—a name I find incredibly problematic, but not uncommon for the history of Oklahoma. I landed in Tulsa where I was greeted by […]

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