ACTIVITIES & PROGRAM
CHECKLIST & REMINDERS
FIRST TIME CAMPER GUIDE
health and welfare
LIFE AT CAMP
packing for camp
policies and procedures
travel & lodging
We follow this fun-filled schedule Monday through Saturday. On Sundays, we like to relax and take it a bit slower. Campers sleep later, have more free time, and participate in special Sunday-only activities.
Reveille (Wake Up)
First Activity Period
Second Activity Period
Third Activity Period
Fourth Activity Period
Fifth Activity Period
Sixth Activity Period
Cabin Time, Showers, Etc.
Taps (Lights Out)
Lights out for oldest campers
Each two or four-week camper grades 5th – 11th will make his/her individual schedule upon arrival at Lonehollow by using the online activity selections. If an activity wasn’t selected online, your camper may not have an option to take the class due to popularity. After an introduction assembly to the activities and staff in each department, campers walk through a registration process. Some campers will choose classes based on the staff members teaching them, some will choose based on a desired skill they have never tried before, and some will choose a class because it is what a friend is taking. Whatever the reason, we want it to be just that: each camper’s individual choice. Once campers attend their first classes, they have an opportunity to change their schedules should they find the class isn’t as expected.
Two and four-week campers (4th grade and younger) will receive their schedules upon arrival built for them using their online activity preferences. They will have plenty of time to change their schedules as well. We’ve found it is less confusing for our younger campers if we pre-register them ahead of time, preventing them from running to Horseback in a still-soaked swimsuit. By completing the online activity preference, your camper will be guaranteed a spot in their top choices.
Short Term campers will have a pre-determined schedule that will circulate through each camp department, so completing preferences in advance is not required.
NOTE: Some classes are fee-based. Those with nominal fees, such as ceramics, woodworking, and leatherworks, will be expensed through the camp store account. Those with a more expensive fee, such as Scuba, will be paid in advance of camp after being identified on the camper activity preference form.
ONLINE PREFERENCES: TWO and FOUR-WEEK campers, please make sure you complete your activity preference form so we can plan appropriately for staff and create 2nd – 4th graders’ schedules prior to arriving at camp.
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As our campers continue to grow, our Lonehollow Leadership program grows with them. By focusing on communication, teamwork, and character building with our teen campers, we hope to both help prepare them for life after high school and bring their Lonehollow experience full-circle. We want them to continue to advance in their camper career until they are guiding and leading our younger generation of campers. The outline below shows the path to leadership our teen campers take.
Lead Climbers (10th Graders)
At its core, the Lead Climber program is a two-night out-of-camp trip designed to promote campers’ potential by taking them out of their comfort zones and pushing them to create an environment supportive of teamwork and perseverance. Lead Climbers also participate in leadership training throughout each two-week session and have the unique opportunity to speak at Closing Ceremony.
Leader-In-Training (11th Graders)
As our oldest campers, LITs finish their time at camp still actively participating in the full crew experience. Campers not only participate in activities, but also assist in teaching them. Through a combination of activity assistance, camp jobs, and a special community service project, LITs have the opportunity to earn 35+ service hours over the course of each two-week session. In keeping with our full-circle concept, we want campers who complete the LIT program to become Lonehollow’s next generation of leaders.
Counselor-In-Training (C.I.T - 12th graders)
The CIT program at Lonehollow is designed for former campers entering their senior year of high school. Through the CIT program we allow former campers to complete the transition from camper to counselor that began in the LIT program. CIT’s are held to the same standards as Lonehollow Guides, participating in the complete application and interview process. While at camp, CITs live in a cabin with campers and teach activities during the day. All CIT positions are paid positions.