CRISTA Camps Blog

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

Family enjoying a day outdoors

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...

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Dreaming … and Making a Plan

July 29, 2020

Do you have dreams you haven’t pursued? Maybe they’ve been pushed to the back of your mind in the day...

Garrett's getting the bikes ready!

A Virtual Dirt Bike Tour of Island Lake Camp’s Blue Loop

July 22, 2020

Ready to ride a Dirt Bike on one of our trails at Island Lake Camp? Join Garrett – and get...

sunrise above dewy grass

Reflections From the Seat of a Riding Mower

July 8, 2020

CRISTA Camps Update From Shane I was asked recently what I’m doing to keep busy at Camp while we are...