CRISTA Camps Blog

Stories from camp, tips for parenting, and encouragement for you!

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Fostering an Attitude of Gratitude in our Kids

November 4, 2020

By Elizabeth Griffin As Thanksgiving approaches, we often begin to think about gratitude. Many of us spend part of our...

Harvest Fest 2020

Harvest Fest: Home Edition

October 21, 2020

It’s harvest time and we want to celebrate with you! We’ve got you covered, even with Camps in hibernation this...

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Helping Your Kids with Covid Anxiety

October 7, 2020

By Marianne Croonquist, MS MFT It’s like a wildfire when it shows up…anxiety. And it can be equally devastating. For...

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All About Me

September 23, 2020

You live with your family, and you’ve known them your entire life, so you know everything about them, right? Hmmmm...

Homeschooling: you got this

Advice From a 20-Year Veteran of Homeschooling

September 9, 2020

By Mary Lou Bryan Online school has been going for a week or two now, so I thought it would...

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5 Tips for Choosing Homeschooling Curriculum

August 26, 2020

If you’re new to homeschooling it can be overwhelming when trying to decide on the curriculum that is best for...

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7 Ways Moms Can Prepare for a Remote School Year

August 19, 2020

By Elizabeth Griffin Fall is a season of change. Typically, that includes a new classroom at school for our children,...

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Remote Learning Success Tips

August 12, 2020

By Marianne Croonquist M.S., MFT The reality of needing to be at home, helping my grandchildren with school this fall,...

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Camps Games:
Rock, Paper, Scissors … Stretch

August 5, 2020

Here’s a familiar game with a twist. See how far you can stretch and still stay on your feet! Here’s...