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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Empowered Girls Empower Girls: How Summer Camp Can Build Resilience in your Daughter

Empowered Girls Empower Girls: How Summer Camp Can Build Resilience in your Daughter

Lonehollow’s four core values of growth, empowerment, adventure, and resilience are the driving force behind everything we do. We want every camper who comes through our gates to walk away feeling stronger, more empowered, and ready to conquer any challenge she may face. And research shows that we might be on to something. In a recent study published in Camping Magazine Anja Whittington and Jeffrey Aspelmeier surveyed 476 adolescent girls from six different residential camps to study the effects of…

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12 Ways to Make the Most of Winter Break

12 Ways to Make the Most of Winter Break

It’s the most wonderful (and possibly the most stressful?) time of the year! You’ve got a million errands to run, your Amazon package still hasn’t shipped, and your kids are about to come home for two weeks. We know how crazy the holiday season can get, which why we’ve come up with 12 easy ways for you and your family to enjoy your time together and get the most out of winter break while building some assets along the way!…

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Goodbye, Work Crew!

Goodbye, Work Crew!

For most teenagers, high school is an uphill battle. From the first day of freshman year, kids are fighting the clock to get in as many service hours, good deeds, and straight A’s as possible before their four years are up. Every volunteer event, every good (or bad) grade, every office held in every club counts when it comes to college applications and kids are always on the lookout for any opportunity to better themselves –and impress the college admissions…

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Quality v. Quantity: How to Manage an Overflow of Extracurriculars

Quality v. Quantity: How to Manage an Overflow of Extracurriculars

“Don’t forget,” your 12-year-old yells over his shoulder as he jumps out of the car and heads toward the school building. “We have a mandatory dress rehearsal tonight. Oh and we’re hosting team dinner tomorrow. Oh and I told a few friends we could give them a ride home after school.” You sigh as you make a mental note to add “team dinner” to your ever-growing to-do list. Like any good parent, you want your kids to be involved! You…

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Gearing Up for Today: Finding a Schedule that Works for You and Your Family

Gearing Up for Today: Finding a Schedule that Works for You and Your Family

At Lonehollow, we have the best schedule in the world. Our days are filled with kayak races and archery shootouts and our nights are filled with dance parties and carnivals. From breakfast to dinner, first period to sixth period, reveille to taps, each day is a whirlwind of playtime, laughter, and learning. And while we always strive for a little bit of spontaneity, the truth of matter is, almost everything that happens at camp is planned out from beginning to…

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Meet Our Second Term Staff!

Meet Our Second Term Staff!

Abbey Hahnel is from San Antonio and she is studying nursing at UT Health- San Antonio. Alyssa Tannous is from Cypress, TX. She graduated from the University of Houston where she majored in early childhood education. Amy Hillard is from the UK where she is majoring in childhood studies at Sheffield Hallan University. Amy Simmons is from Stephenville, TX, and she studies animal science at Tarleton State University. Alexa Gutierrez studies biomedical science at Texas A&M University. Analise Gutierrez is from…

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Bringing Camp Home

Bringing Camp Home

As camp comes to a close, your campers will return home with priceless memories of fun experiences, and with skills and manners applicable to everyday life. Here are some of the skills your children can continue practicing once they return home from camp. They will know how to: Keep their personal spaces organized and tidy. Keep their dirty clothes and laundry separate from clean clothing. Make their beds in the morning. Use “please” and “thank you” more often. Exhibit mealtime…

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