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Getting Back To the Grind with Camp in Mind

Getting Back To the Grind with Camp in Mind

Getting into the swing of the school year can be hard. Waking up early and following a morning routine doesn’t always happen naturally! If your camper (and you!) are already dragging after the first few days of school, here are some things your camper did this summer that can make back-to-school mornings a little easier: Preparing as much as possible the night before. Laying out the next day’s clothes and helping your camper pack their backpack can cut out early…

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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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Asset of the Month: Achievement Motivation

Asset of the Month: Achievement Motivation

The new year is here and so are the resolutions! Whatever your resolution may be—hitting the gym, making time to appreciate the little things in life, reading more, etc.—sticking with it is going to require some motivation. Do you know someone that is continually motivated in everything they do? Do you know a student that is always motivated to do their best in school? Were you always motivated to do your best in school? Research shows young people who try…

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Asset of the Month: Positive Peer Influence

Asset of the Month: Positive Peer Influence

For more than 20 years, the Search Institute has been researching and identifying what it takes to help kids succeed. They have developed a framework of 40 external and internal developmental assets that “identifies a set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults”. We incorporate these assets throughout our programming and train our counselors extensively on the benefits of assets and how to use them in activities, cabins and around camp. Each…

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Asset of the Month: Interpersonal Competence

Asset of the Month: Interpersonal Competence

For more than 20 years, theSearch Institute has been researching and identifying what it takes to help kids succeed. They have developed a framework of40 external and internal developmental assets that “identifies a set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults”. We incorporate these assets throughout our programming and train our counselors extensively on the benefits of assets and how to use them in activities, cabins and around camp. Each month, we…

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Asset of the Month: Caring Neighborhood

Asset of the Month: Caring Neighborhood

For more than 20 years, the Search Institute has been researching and identifying what it takes to help kids succeed. They have developed a framework of 40 external and internal developmental assets that “identifies a set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults”. We incorporate these assets throughout our programming and train our counselors extensively on the benefits of assets and how to use them in activities, cabins and around…

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From Camper to CIT and Beyond

From Camper to CIT and Beyond

At Lonehollow, we aim to outfit our campers and staff with the skills to become geared to live. One of these skills is developing a positive view of their personal future. The following was written by Townes Pressler, a former camper and 2014 CIT. Pressler (back left) with one of his co-counselors and the cabin of Lookout. Being a Lonehollow CIT has been an incredible opportunity. Having been a CIT at another camp last year, I came to Lonehollow prepared…

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An Asset A Day Keeps The Trouble Away

An Asset A Day Keeps The Trouble Away

Kids are bogged down with projects, homework, exams, state standardized testing…there’s a lot for them to learn and do. With the amount of required academic material, where do the social and emotional skills fit in? The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has found better academic performance, improved attitudes and behaviors, and reduced emotional distress through integrated, multiyear Social Emotion Learning (SEL) programs. What is SEL you ask? Social Emotional Learning is the “process children acquire and effectively…

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