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How to Respond to a Homesick Letter

How to Respond to a Homesick Letter

Overnight camp is a chance for your child to have a fun and unforgettable learning experience. You want them to write about how amazing camp has been so far, but sometimes you get a homesick letter instead. It can be difficult to console to your child in writing, but here are some tips you can use to combat this weighty feeling. First things foremost, acknowledge their feelings. Let them know you are glad they are expressing their feelings to you….

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Meet Our First Term Staff!

Meet Our First Term Staff!

Abbey Hahnel is from San Antonio and she is studying nursing at UT Health- San Antonio.             Alyssa Tannous is from Cypress, TX. She graduated from the University of Houston where she majored in early childhood education.             Amy Hilliard is from the UK where she is majoring in childhood studies at Sheffield Hallan University.             Amy Simmons is from Stephenville, TX, and she studies…

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10 Pre-Camp Tips From The Experts

10 Pre-Camp Tips From The Experts

It helps to have some reassurance that you’re doing all you can to prepare your child for his/her time at camp. In the following excerpt from “Leaving For Camp”, board-certified clinical psychologist, author, consultant and father, Dr. Chris Thurber outlines 10 tips (plus one bonus!) to get your camper geared up for the summer. He says “by far the most important tradition for any expedition—be it monumental (e.g., Christopher Columbus) or momentary (e.g., a trip to the grocery store) or…

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Give Your Camper Some Credit

Give Your Camper Some Credit

Chances are you’ve seen commercials for a service that pressures you to constantly check your credit score or warns against the dangers of credit cards. They typically go something like this: Caring Parent sends College Student off to school. Caring Parent gives College Student a Just-For-Emergencies credit card. Caring Parent leaves. Credit card chaos ensues. Sounds familiar, right? What if we didn’t have to worry about our kids managing money irresponsibly? What if we knew they had been practicing these…

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Top 10 Ways to Prep Your Child For Camp

Top 10 Ways to Prep Your Child For Camp

Camp will be here before we know it. Here are some ways you can help your camper prepare for the summer ahead! Practice setting the table. Meals at camp are served family style and campers will take turns setting the table with the help of one of their counselors. Have your camper practice by setting the table before meals at home! Talk to your camper about homesickness. Homesickness is not a dirty word. Everyone feels homesick at some point, teach…

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A Great Theme Night Costume for Under $20!

A Great Theme Night Costume for Under $20!

Packing for camp doesn’t have to be stressful! Our packing list includes the day-to-day minimum amount of gear, recommended by veteran camp families. There are also a lot of fun things we do at camp, and costumes add to that fun! Each week, campers will have a themed event. Sometimes it will be a night full of carnival-style games and sometimes it will be a themed dance packed with their favorite songs. Below, we’ve listed different wallet-friendly options for each…

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Dare To Dream Big

Dare To Dream Big

What did you want to be when you were five years old? Did you play pretend with your friends and argue over who got to be the main character? Are you now gainfully employed as your favorite childhood role? Maybe, maybe not. To those parents who dreamed of being a firefighter or a chef or beyond, you’re literally living your dreams!  To everyone who didn’t become The Hulk or a fairy princess, it’s ok. Your dream just changed and you’ve…

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Full-Circle, Full Fun

Full-Circle, Full Fun

Every now and then, it’s good to remind yourself why summer is for camp. At Lonehollow, our mission is to provide a remarkable experience for everyone to discover, empower, and inspire their greatest self and we do this through our full-circle philosophy. We believe in teaching skills from beginning to end, so campers learn more than just how to execute a skill. They learn how to plan ahead, overcome challenges, and what to do in case things don’t go the…

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Share The Love

Share The Love

The Beatles said “All you need is love”. However, there are so many different types of love. Sanskrit has 96 different words for love, Persian has 80, Greek has three, but, in English, there is only one. With just one word, there are so many ways to show our love.   Here are some ways you can spread the love this month when love reigns supreme!   LOVE FOR OTHERS   Random Acts of Kindness: Have your camper create Valentine’s and hand…

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Create, Build, Discover

Create, Build, Discover

by: Cade Bradshaw, guest blogger At camp, people spontaneously burst into song, your name tag is your most valuable commodity, and dreams are shared around the campfire. Always creative and always fun, camp magic (what psychologists sometimes call “free play”) is real. Camp magic is about novel activities where new ideas, games, or products are created rather than consumed. This type of play might not have an end goal, like practicing an instrument or reading a book, but it is…

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