Mom Weekend: A Respite of Fun and Faith

Editor’s Note: We are excited to share a blog post today by special guest, Jen Hoffman. Not only will Jen be serving as a breakout leader for Mom Weekend at Camp Carl, but she also is Mom Weekend’s founder! You can read more from and about Jen by visiting her blog at Want to join in the fun of this special weekend for moms? Click here to register! Hurry though! Deadline is Friday, August 25, 2023.

Camp Carl Mom Weekend 2022. This could be you on September 8, 9 and 10, 2023! Click the link in the Editor’s Note to learn more!

Do you know what would be fun? Mom camp!” This weekend adventure began with a group of moms joking that we’d like a weekend away at Camp Carl, a place we hold dear in our hearts. Also, we’d heard great things about the food. One thing I have learned about (Camp Director) Tom over the years is that he will take your jokes seriously. He enthusiastically said, “Let’s do this!” I was quickly paired with Erin; her heart for this ministry carried us over the threshold. Together we have developed programming and content to engage women in a weekend we hoped they would cherish. The staff put their hearts into a weekend that served women and offered reprieve. We balanced time alone with uninterrupted connection. The name “mom” was uttered less than 100 times. While sleeping in a bunk was low on my bucket list, I was excited to wake up in this place held so tenderly by the Lord.

The Hoffman Family. Photo courtesy of Kelly Weatherwax Photography. All rights reserved.

I am a wife and mom in a party of five, working out the good things God has for me. Currently, that includes being a counselor, friend, artist, and writer. I am passionate about living a meaningful life and helping others to find their purpose. I’m excited to announce that I’m in the final stages of self-publishing my book, “Out of the Garden: Breaking Free From Sin and Shame.”  I also am hosting a breakout session at this year’s Mom Weekend! My session is called “Why You Act the Way You Do,” and it is primarily based on Tim LaHaye’s book by the same name. The session will include a biblical understanding of temperaments, often described alongside personality and character. This tool is meant to be descriptive, not prescriptive. By recognizing our innate traits and tendencies, we can extend grace to ourselves and allow the Spirit to transform our earthly offering into a heavenly yield.

Join us as we Come to the Table on September 8, 9 and 10, 2023, and let’s feast together in a spirit of fun and faith!

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