Camp Lonehollow’s New One Week Session for 1st-5th graders

Camp Lonehollow’s New One Week Session for 1st-5th graders

  In an effort to provide each camper with an ideal camp experience, Lonehollow offers a variety of one, two, and four-week sessions throughout each summer. This year, we are proud to introduce a brand new opportunity for first-time campers who are looking to build confidence and gain independence. Here’s a breakdown of our new one-week Sprocket session. The Elevator Pitch The new and improved Sprocket program is a standalone one-week session designed for campers entering 1st-5th grades. The program mirrors our two-week sessions in that campers can custom-build their own activity schedules. They will participate in six activities of their choosing and four unique Evening Programs over the course of the session. Dates, Rates, and Availability The Sprocket program will run from July 8 – 12, 2019. Tuition is…
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How to Choose the Best Summer Camp for Your Family

How to Choose the Best Summer Camp for Your Family

Summer camp is a rich and lasting tradition that dates back to the 1880s. What originally started as an opportunity for wealthy families to get their sons out of the city soon transformed into a national movement to “prolong and protect childhood innocence” for boys and girls from across the country. By 1918, there were more than 1,000 summer camps in America and the tradition continues to flourish. Today more than 12,000 overnight and day camps open their gates each year to welcome upwards of 6 million children to learn, laugh, and play the warm days of summer away. Choosing the perfect sleep away summer camp takes time, effort, and a great deal of research. With such an abundance of camps all specializing in different areas, how can you ensure…
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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 new school year, not because of the notebooks in their backpacks, but because of the skills they learned this summer. Lonehollow’s programming focuses on four core values of Growth, Empowerment, Adventure, and Resilience. Our goal is for campers to build these skills and put them to use not only at…
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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
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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 them. Check out this video for more information on letter writing and some tips from our Director, Adrienne Grubb, for getting a letter back from your camper. And while a simple letter or email goes a long way in making your camper's day just a little bit brighter, nothing beats the…
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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  
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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 of returning counselors (and a fair amount of former campers!) who have excelled in the cabin and in teaching activities. We take careful consideration when choosing members of the Leadership Team, placing everyone where they will be the most successful and have the best impact on both counselors and campers.…
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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 theme! Shipwrecked: Come as a scuba diver, a mermaid, a fish, a palm tree, a banana, or a pirate! OddBall: This theme calls for any and all crazy costumes. Wear funny hats, pair a Hawaiian shirt with combat boots, or mix and match old Halloween costumes! Snowball: Dress in all…
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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 friend along for the ride. But by customizing each camper’s daily schedule to fit his/her preferences, we provide campers with a sense of personal power (Asset #37) and the opportunity to own their camp experience. Here is a breakdown of our Registration process and some tips for you and your…
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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 immerse themselves in a story. And when the bugle blows and it’s time to switch activities, they leave class feeling relaxed and refreshed and ready to take on new challenges. It is an experience that every camper should have at least once in their lifetime. But with more than 60…
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