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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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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