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Month: July 2016

How Camp Tells You Who You Are

How Camp Tells You Who You Are

Discovering one’s self-identity is an important part of growing up. Through the challenges and triumphs that children face, they begin to learn who they are, what they love and what they stand for. Your camper will develop a lot of their self identity during his or her time at camp. Children begin to learn who they are at a very early age. First, they learn that they are an individual, and not just a unit composed of mom, dad, and…

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Smart Phones, Laptops and iPhones–Oh My!

Smart Phones, Laptops and iPhones–Oh My!

The first thing campers notice when they drive over the mountain is the loss of a cell phone signal. This symbolizes the start of a tech-free term, where emphasis is placed on their ability to run fast, play hard, and have fun and not on the speed that they can type a 140 character tweet. Besides the distractions that technology leads to, researchers have also linked serious mental health problems to young people who overuse their smart phones, iPads and…

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Meet Our Second Term 2016 Staff!

Meet Our Second Term 2016 Staff!

We would like to introduce you to our wonderful camp staff. Our staff attend universities all across the country and even on different continents. Bunk lists are available on CampMinder under news items from July 11. Log in here. Kelsey Morris Kelsey is from Ada, Oklahoma, and attends East Central University where she studies early childhood education. Sam Solcher Sam is from College Station and attends Texas A&M University where he studies architecture. Armand Navarro Armand is from Katy, Texas,…

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A Healthy Dose of Winning

A Healthy Dose of Winning

Lonehollow campers are familiar with the term “competition.” From Crew Challenge to Field Day, your campers are pushing themselves to do better for their team, their crew and for themselves. But how do you know if you’re encouraging a healthy amount of competition? Dr. Timothy Gunn, a pediatric neuropsychologist, says that competition is more about teaching children the importance of hard work and dedication than it is about winning. Campers know that practicing and committing to an activity may give them…

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