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Month: June 2013

Summer Camp is Building Future Leaders

Summer Camp is Building Future Leaders

Building leadership skills in today’s youth is commonly discussed when it comes to summer camps. However, most of the time, it’s in reference to counselor staff. At Lonehollow, we believe that these qualities are also forming in our campers and we work hard to be intentional in creating programs for future leaders to hone their skills.    Mavericks, Trailblazers, and our newly-formed Work Crew programs are all great examples of ways that we are developing leaders in our camp community. Mavericks…

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A Note from Meg

A Note from Meg

One of my favorite things about camping is providing kids the opportunity to experience activities that challenge them and allow them to face their fears. There is nothing better than seeing a child swell with pride when they’ve done something that they thought they could never do.   This is a constant theme throughout each summer and this term has been no different. Every meal, we have counselors up on the stage recognizing campers for their extraordinary feats in their…

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Healthy Habits Developed at Camp!

Healthy Habits Developed at Camp!

Whether it’s eating well, living an active lifestyle, or protecting against sunburn, camper health and safety is our first priority at Lonehollow! Not only do we want our campers to be healthy and enjoy their stay at camp, we strive to instill these values in them to serve them throughout their lives.    Why make this a focus? Kids who are active generally become active adults and are therefore more likely to live longer, have better managed weight, lower blood…

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One on One with Adventure Department Head, Andrew Alexander

One on One with Adventure Department Head, Andrew Alexander

Question: What classes are included in the Adventure department? Andrew Alexander: The Adventure Department is made up of Adventure 101, Backpacking, Eclectics, Go Karts, Mountain Boarding, Mountain Biking, and Rock Wall. Three of those (Mountain Boarding, Mountain Biking, and Rock Wall) have qualifications that campers can work towards. Question: What are your goals for the Adventure department this summer? AA: Well, camper safety and fun is always the first goal, but I also am really focusing on making sure that…

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Campers Taking Initiative in Their Cabins

Campers Taking Initiative in Their Cabins

The first couple of days in the term are always exciting as campers are busy making new friends, attending classes, and meeting with their Crews. One of the first and most important things that they do when they get to camp, on the first night in their cabins, is create a Cabin Constitution. Cabins gather together before bed to discuss their goals for the term and create a list of ground rules for their group.    Though the counselor opens…

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A Note from Meg

A Note from Meg

Can you believe tomorrow is Opening Day? We have been working towards this all year so it’s hard to believe that it’s finally here. Heading into our 8th summer, I am so excited for the introduction of our 11th grade program, Work Crew, the addition of the Mountaineers to First Term, and our ongoing dedication to developing 21st Century Skills in our campers.    The past week has been jam-packed with Leadership Training for our staff leaders, followed by a 4-day Guide…

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Benefits of Summer Camp – It’s more than you think.

Benefits of Summer Camp – It’s more than you think.

Why do millions of parents choose to send their children to summer camp each year? Originally, camps were meant for children of city-dwellers to get to spend time out of the city, enjoying the great outdoors. Today, parents search for camps where their kids will have fun, make new friends, and learn or improve certain skills. But while skills developed on the athletic fields, in the art rooms, and on the lake are important, summer camp offers a much more…

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