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Month: June 2015

Confidence and Independence: Just Some of the Benefits from Camp

Confidence and Independence: Just Some of the Benefits from Camp

A Reflection From Meg Clark, Director of Lonehollow I feel like I can do anything. I’m so much more independent now that I’ve gone to camp. I’ve learned to rely on myself to do things. You’ve encouraged me right from the start. This has been one of the best summers of my life. I hope to see you next summer! This thoughtful reflection comes from a camper who spent every day in my office and started Term 1A homesick. And…

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Training Leaders at Lonehollow

Training Leaders at Lonehollow

  Imagine: you are seventeen and about to enter your senior year of high school. This is a major milestone of your teenage years. What do you do over the summer to prepare yourself for such an endeavor? At Lonehollow, we offer the CIT (Counselor In Training) program for students entering the 12th grade. The CITs build their leadership skills by assisting counselors in teaching classes and managing cabins. It’s not a boring summer job where you sit at a…

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Camp Builds: Not Your Typical 3 R’s

Camp Builds: Not Your Typical 3 R’s

If there is anything we know for sure, it’s that summer camp experiences build kids up. Whether it’s a skill, in confidence, or in character…camp builds. This summer, we’ll be highlighting not just how we are seeing kids grow, but how leading child development researchers are as well. Camp builds the 3 R’s, but we’re not talking reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmatic. Parenting and youth development expert Debi Gilboa says the three R’s kids need are respect, resilience and responsibility. She…

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How to Assemble Your Theme Night Costume in Under $20

How to Assemble Your Theme Night Costume in Under $20

The secret’s out: Lonehollow has some quirky traditions. And as it turns out, our campers are pretty big fans of those traditions. One of them is Theme Night! This is a chance for all of our campers and staff to dress up in their most original costumes to play carnival games and hang out with other campers. Our Theme Night for Term 1B and Short Term 4 is Global Fiesta! This is an opportunity for your child to represent the…

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Are You Sure You’re All Packed for Camp?

Are You Sure You’re All Packed for Camp?

Sunscreen? Check! Socks? Check! Flashlight? Check! But what if my child wants to bring his or her own tennis racquet or lacrosse stick? Campers are allowed to bring their tennis racquets and lacrosse sticks from home if they choose. Campers can use their lacrosse sticks from home during class and then store them in the Bike Barn. However, we do ask that campers leave their soccer and football cleats at home, for safety reasons. This allows campers to use the…

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Walking Taller At Camp

Walking Taller At Camp

A Reflection From Meg Clark, Director of Lonehollow A parent once told me his child seemed taller at camp closing than when he left. Yet after pulling out the measuring stick, turns out he didn’t have any actual physical growth. According to that parent, his son must just “walk taller.” Camp does that for kids, and I love my bird’s eye view into that transformation. Whether it is smoothing the bumpy roads of homesickness or taking that first nervous plunge…

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How To Respond To The First Homesick Letter

How To Respond To The First Homesick Letter

Hypothetical situation: Your camper is away at camp. You finally receive the first letter home after days of imagining the best and the worst. You tear open the letter and….your camper is homesick. First off, take a deep breath because, if you’re like me, even a hypothetical situation can make your chest tighten. Before you jump into the car and race towards the camp gates, take a moment to soak in these important points from Clinical Psychologist and Lonehollow Camp…

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Meet our Summer 2015 Staff

Meet our Summer 2015 Staff

We would like to introduce you to our wonderful camp staff. Our staff attends universities all across the country and even on different continents as well. Bunk lists are available on CampMinder under news items from June 8th. Log in here. Mike Adeyemo Mike attends Angelo State University Connor Alcock Connor is from Crewe, United Kingdom Adair Appleton Adair is a CIT from Hunt, TX Zachary Arriaga Zachary is a CIT from Leysin, Switzerland Josh Asplin Josh attends Hampton College…

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Help Doc! I’m Kidsick!

Help Doc! I’m Kidsick!

As parents, we are all about the “what if”. What if my camper gets sick? What if she forgets to brush her hair? What if he doesn’t like what’s for dinner tonight? What if my camper is homesick? A pre-camp conversation with your camper about homesickness, how it is normal and how to handle it is very helpful, even for returning campers. However, have you had the conversation with yourself about how to handle being “kidsick”? Here are some helpful…

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