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Month: April 2014

Building Community Starts With Service

Building Community Starts With Service

Program Director Chris Luby illustrates how, at Lonehollow, serving others is more than something we do in the Dining Hall. The first words to come out of a camper’s mouth when asked how camp was usually include “fun” and “awesome”, but dig a little deeper and you will find out why. Of course, the blob is “awesome” and the hike to the top of the mountain was “fun,” but your family trip to the theme park last summer was fun…

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The Science of the Magic of Camp: The Neuroscience of How Camp Transforms Kids

The Science of the Magic of Camp: The Neuroscience of How Camp Transforms Kids

Child development and parenting expert, Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, shares how summers of s’mores and sunshine benefit your camper’s brain. I spend most of my professional time talking to people about the brain and how to help kids become less reactive and more resilient. I’m also a mom of three boys, who is often thinking about their optimal development.  Using both my professional lens, and my parental lens, I’ve become a huge proponent of the sleepaway camp experience.  Camp promotes…

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In One Ear & Not Out The Other

In One Ear & Not Out The Other

Consider how many different words describe the concept of ‘big’. Something can be large, vast, enormous, gigantic, or huge…the list goes on and on. Clearly conveying what you mean is important; however, communication is a two way street. Listening often gets passed by because we can be so focused on what we want to contribute to the conversation. At camp, with so many campers and staff in the daily conversation, it’s easy for your ears to get a good work…

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Geared To Live, At Camp and Beyond

Geared To Live, At Camp and Beyond

4th in a Four-Part Series According to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (a group of government, education, and business entities who study American student workplace effectiveness), success in our 21stcentury world goes beyond a traditional education. This group believes to truly be successful in schools, communities, and today’s workplace, well educated students need to also spend time studying the 4 C’s (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity).  Over the next several weeks, we will share examples of how summer camps and Lonehollow in…

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