Back to School and Geared to Live

Back to School and Geared to Live

The last day of summer is fast approaching and while some of you are already well into your early-morning routines, others may still be hounding your kids to finish their summer reading assignments. When school bells take the place of bugles and uniforms replace crew shirts, it’s easy to push camp to the back of your mind and focus on the here and now. But whether or not you realize it, your campers are more prepared than ever for the…

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Meet the Lonehollow Second Term Staff!

Meet the Lonehollow Second Term Staff!

We are so excited to have started another awesome term at Lonehollow. We gained even more talented and hardworking staff to work the second half of our summer. Click the link below to get to know the people who make Lonehollow so special. Meet the Staff

Mail Call! Staying Connected at Camp

Mail Call! Staying Connected at Camp

Camp is a welcoming and loving place, but there’s still no better feeling for campers than receiving mail from home! When mail call rolls around, campers eagerly await letters and emails from their family and friends. It’s everyone’s favorite time of day! Writing letters to your campers helps boost Positive Family Communication (Asset #2). It lets them know that they are in your thoughts, that you are interested in them, and that you want to share their camp experience with…

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Meet the Lonehollow First Term Staff

Meet the Lonehollow First Term Staff

Camp Lonehollow is filled with hard-working and caring staff from all over the world. Lonehollow Guides go through extensive hiring and interview processes and background checks. Before campers arrive, they attend a extensive training. We love our staff and want you to get to know them! Click the link below to meet the wonderful First Term staff. Meet the Staff  

Lonehollow’s Leadership Team

Lonehollow’s Leadership Team

Every summer we hire more than 200 college-aged counselors from around the world to live in cabins, teach classes, and impact the lives of each and every camper who comes through our gates. We believe that in order to provide support and a positive experience for campers, counselors must also receive support. To ensure the success of our staff, we assemble a Leadership Team every summer to help guide our counselors throughout the term. The Leadership Team is made up…

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2018 Theme Nights

2018 Theme Nights

Theme nights are some of the best events at camp! Every year campers and counselors come dressed to have fun, eat candy, and win the costume contest. Last summer we saw so many great medieval, jungle safari, Beach Ball, and Glo-Ball costumes and we can’t wait to see what everyone has in store for 2018! This summer’s themes are Shipwrecked, Oddball (A Sessions), Snowball, and TV Land (B Sessions)!!! If you’re stumped on costume ideas, here are few for each…

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Register For Fun: A Breakdown of Lonehollow’s Registration Process

Register For Fun: A Breakdown of Lonehollow’s Registration Process

Whether 2018 will be your camper’s first summer or fifth summer, we can bet he/she has already mapped out a schedule of activities. With more than 60 different classes to choose from, registration can seem like a daunting process, especially if your camper is new or has never made his own schedule. You might be wondering why Lonehollow doesn’t just assign activities by cabin; that way everyone would get a little taste of each class and would always have a…

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The Summer Reading Experience

The Summer Reading Experience

At Camp Lonehollow, we love reading so much that we offer it as a class! Campers who take Summer Reading spend an hour every other day on the back porch of the Lake Lodge with a good book in hand, nestled into wooden rocking chairs warmed by the sun and surrounded by rolling green hills and the sound of water lapping at the hulls of sailboats. They get to escape whatever worries, fears, or doubt they might be facing and…

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Invested in Camp: How Parents Can Help Campers Own Their Experience

Invested in Camp: How Parents Can Help Campers Own Their Experience

When Tricia and Josh Northam first sent their daughter Avery to camp, they had no idea what to expect. The young parents from Dallas assumed their oldest child would come home with some new friends, a Chaco tan, and maybe a funny story or two. But when they picked up Avery from Lonehollow in 2014, the Northams realized they had gotten more than they bargained for. “She was super confident and she was only there for a week,” Tricia said….

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ACA’s Youth Impact Study

ACA’s Youth Impact Study

The American Camp Association is currently in the process of conducting a 5-year research project on the long-term impact of summer camps on children. Read on for information and findings on the Exploratory Phase of their study or click here to view the article on the ACA website. “The purpose of the Exploratory Phase, or Phase 1 of the Impact Study, was to identify distinct and transferable outcomes of the camp experience among emerging adults who attended camp as a…

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