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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How to Respond to a Homesick Letter

How to Respond to a Homesick Letter

Overnight camp is a chance for your child to have a fun and unforgettable learning experience. You want them to write about how amazing camp has been so far, but sometimes you get a homesick letter instead. It can be difficult to console to your child in writing, but here are some tips you can use to combat this weighty feeling. First things foremost, acknowledge their feelings. Let them know you are glad they are expressing their feelings to you….

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Meet Our First Term Staff!

Meet Our First 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 Hilliard is from the UK where she is majoring in childhood studies at Sheffield Hallan University.             Amy Simmons is from Stephenville, TX, and she studies…

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10 Pre-Camp Tips From The Experts

10 Pre-Camp Tips From The Experts

It helps to have some reassurance that you’re doing all you can to prepare your child for his/her time at camp. In the following excerpt from “Leaving For Camp”, board-certified clinical psychologist, author, consultant and father, Dr. Chris Thurber outlines 10 tips (plus one bonus!) to get your camper geared up for the summer. He says “by far the most important tradition for any expedition—be it monumental (e.g., Christopher Columbus) or momentary (e.g., a trip to the grocery store) or…

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Give Your Camper Some Credit

Give Your Camper Some Credit

Chances are you’ve seen commercials for a service that pressures you to constantly check your credit score or warns against the dangers of credit cards. They typically go something like this: Caring Parent sends College Student off to school. Caring Parent gives College Student a Just-For-Emergencies credit card. Caring Parent leaves. Credit card chaos ensues. Sounds familiar, right? What if we didn’t have to worry about our kids managing money irresponsibly? What if we knew they had been practicing these…

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Top 10 Ways to Prep Your Child For Camp

Top 10 Ways to Prep Your Child For Camp

Camp will be here before we know it. Here are some ways you can help your camper prepare for the summer ahead! Practice setting the table. Meals at camp are served family style and campers will take turns setting the table with the help of one of their counselors. Have your camper practice by setting the table before meals at home! Talk to your camper about homesickness. Homesickness is not a dirty word. Everyone feels homesick at some point, teach…

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