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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Gotta Play Them All!

Gotta Play Them All!

Sports and summer camp go together like marshmallows and chocolate in a s’more. It’s just meant to be! A child who learns to play a sport learns so much more than just the rules. He or she develops responsibility (asset #30), integrity for the rules (asset #28) and a sense of purpose on a team (asset #39). Lonehollow offers over 20 different sports for campers to choose from. Campers can test their accuracy in archery in the morning and their…

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How Do We Handle Health Concerns?

How Do We Handle Health Concerns?

Though injuries are rare at camp, accidents do happen. For those occasional bumps and bruises, we have a fantastic team to handle whatever comes our way. If a camper does receive any kind of injury or illness, parents are updated throughout the process.  All health concerns at camp are assessed by our camp nurse, who has over 15 years experience in the ER. We also have a licensed physician assistant visit three times a week. If necessary, we can transport…

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Staying Connected

Staying Connected

Being a temporary empty nester can be hard. Here are ways to feel connected while your camper is having fun in the sun at Lonehollow! Facebook– Like Camp Lonehollow on Facebook for daily camp happenings, live video events, reminders about Opening and Closing Days, and easy links to need-to-know information! Twitter– Follow @lonehollow on Twitter for real-time news from camp! Instagram– Follow @lonehollow on Instagram for fun photos and videos from camp events and daily life! GearedToLive blog– You’re already here reading our blog…GO YOU! Check…

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Meet Our Summer 2016 Staff!

Meet Our Summer 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 June 7th. Log in here. Jacob Delgado Jacob attends Angelo State University and is studying kinesiology Stephen Igbinosa Stephen is from Sherman, Texas, and attends Austin College where he studies international economics and finance. Masyn Upchurch Masyn is from San Marcos and attends Texas State University…

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Hand Your Wallet To Your Camper

Hand Your Wallet To Your Camper

Raising children can be scary. One of the scariest moments can be handing over a “for emergencies only” credit card to your newly independent 18 year old and holding your breath. Teaching your kids to be responsible (Asset #30) with money can start at an early age. Here are some fun exercises and strategies on teaching responsible spending at any age.   Elementary Aged Use a clear jar to save. As cute as the classic piggy bank is, visuals are easier…

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Top Ten Ways You Can Tell Summer Is Coming

Top Ten Ways You Can Tell Summer Is Coming

Warmer weather is creeping up. There may be a slight chill in the morning, but by mid-afternoon, it is HOT! Bare feet. This time of year, keeping shoes on a kid is as hard as bathing a cat. You’re buying all new shorts. The kids have grown six inches and nothing from last summer fits. (Also know as the constant struggle of being a parent!) Tuition is paid. You’ve officially logged into your Lonehollow account, paid the last of what…

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Camper See, Camper Do

Camper See, Camper Do

Everything you do around your child role models behavior. We’ve all heard that clichéd expression “monkey see, monkey do”, but it really applies in this case. Your actions, from your patience on the morning drive to school to how you take care of yourself, set an example for your child and can even help build assets in them. That’s a heavy feeling. Here are some easy and effortless ways to build assets in your camper! Creative Activities (asset #17)—When you…

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