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Month: March 2015

Are You A “Jaws” Parent? Or Are You A “Toy Story” Parent?

Are You A “Jaws” Parent? Or Are You A “Toy Story” Parent?

What is your  “background music” when it comes to your child?[1] Music can have a powerful influence on how we feel and even on how we behave.  It can make us nostalgic, rev us up for fun, or relax us.   Likewise, our own memories, beliefs, self-talk, and feelings can create a sort of background music that influences our internal state and our outward behavior.  My co-author, Dr. Dan Siegel, refers to this concept as “shark music”.  Here’s how he…

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A Look Back: 2012

A Look Back: 2012

The summer of 2012 was a year of monumental growth for Lonehollow. From crews to classes to cabins, the Lonehollow landscape expanded to keep up with the growing number of campers!     Did You Know…? – During second term, rumor became fact as the Mountaineer crew celebrated their inaugural term at Lonehollow! – The number of activities offered to campers expanded to over 60 with the addition of Go Karts, Bugs and Critters, Puppy Park and more. – Fun…

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Asset of the Month: Personal Power

Asset of the Month: Personal Power

A few summers ago, an Adventurer boy came to camp; just likehe had many summers before. He greeted old friends, met his counselors and was ready for the all-camp meeting at three o’clock. He had done this before; he knew the routine of Opening Day. What he couldn’t wait to do was to make his schedule. He knew which counselors he wanted for Field Sports and Sailing and he knew you never schedule a class on the Waterfront right after…

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