“Screen time’s up. No you can’t just finish this level or show your new world to your brother. Turn the (insert miscellaneous electronic device here) off NOW.”
Sound like any given Tuesday at your house? Maybe. But I can promise you won’t hear this at Lonehollow – on Tuesday or any other day! Unplugged from the time they cross the Lonehollow mountain, our campers experience camaraderie, teamwork, compromise, creativity, critical thinking and conflict resolution face-to-face – all skills difficult to cultivate in our technology centric world and all skills critical to leadership and success in life.
Instead of Instagram “likes” Lonehollow campers experience fellow crew members chanting their names in support as they scale a rock wall. Campers learn to work within a diverse group for a common goal. (You should see some of our Oscar-worthy cabin skits!) There is no PowerPoint, so campers seeking leadership learn to present on their feet to motivate their teams. It's where campers put into practice their morals and values learned at home, away from home. It is where the ability to adapt to a new environment, persevere and self-manage, and strengthen emotional intelligence flourishes. It's where skills learned today will gear children for successful lives of tomorrow. And we hope it is where you will be next summer!