Life at CAMP

the camper pledge

On the first day of camp all campers meet with their Division Directors to discuss camp citizenship standards. One of the things they review and agree to is our Camper Pledge listed below.

 

1. Uphold the traditions and ideals of Lonehollow. Maintain a good attitude, including good sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, and a positive outlook. Abide by the rules of camp.

2. Uphold your cabin constitution.

3. Do not use unauthorized electronics at camp (i.e., cell phones, computers, and videogames).

4. Do not eat food, candy, drinks, or gum except as served by camp.

5. Do not take food, candy, or drinks back to the cabin or to classes after Refuel, meals, or Evening Programs.

6. Do not use or bring into camp drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or weapons of any kind.

Let's have some fun!

At camp, there’s nothing we love more than to have some fun! Just yell “Let’s have some fun!” and you’ll receive a resounding “Let’s do it!”.Part of that fun is our optional daily themes.

Monday - Mustache Monday

Tuesday - Tie Dye Tuesday

Wednesday - Wildlife Wednesday (animal shirts) & Wacky Wednesdays

Thursday - Tiki Thursday

Friday- Focket Friday (shirts with pockets)

Saturday - Star Wars vs. Caturday (cat shirts)

rest period

So what can campers do during Rest Period? Days at Lonehollow are jam-packed with fun which can leave campers very hot and tired. Rest Period is right after lunch and provides an opportunity for all of camp to retreat to their cabins, get out of the heat, strengthen cabin unity during a Value Session, and rest before the afternoon activities begin. Help your child identify appropriate activities to bring for his/her entertainment. These should be quiet things campers can do on their beds that won’t distract others. Examples include: books, cards, drawing supplies, listening to an iPod shuffle, Lego’s, etc. All campers must stay inside their cabin for the duration of Rest Period. Lonehollow has a library of books available in our front office to those who have either finished their stack or forgot to bring one. Specific Rest Period guidelines for each age division are listed below.

 

PATHFINDERS (2nd-4th graders)

• 2:45 – 4 p.m. – Read, nap, or listen to music with headphones silently on their bed

• 4 – 4:30 p.m. –  Write letters or play games silently on their beds

• 4:30 p.m. –  Mail will be delivered to the cabin

 

SCOUTS (5th-7th graders)

• 2:45 – 4 p.m. – Read, nap, or listen to music with headphones silently on their bed

• 4 – 4:30 p.m. – Write letters, talk quietly, or play games with friends off their bunks

• 4:30 p.m. –  Mail will be delivered to the cabin

 

ADVENTURERS, LEAD CLIMBERS, WORK CREW (8th-11th graders)

• Mail call immediately after lunch

• 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. – Read, write letters, play games silently, listen to music with headphones on their bed

• 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Talk quietly or play games with friends off their bunks

 

 

Birthdays at Camp

What better way to celebrate a birthday than surrounded by hundreds of your best friends?! If your camper’s birthday falls during the camp term, we celebrate Lonehollow style! Campers enjoy a custom-made birthday cake brought right to their table; brothers and sisters are invited to join. Birthdays are announced in the morning and the lucky campers are given a big birthday button, so everyone knows who we’re celebrating. Birthday hats are provided for the table and the entire dining hall shares in the excitement while your camper blows out the candles. Also, at a pre-scheduled time during the day, campers can talk with parents AND grandparents on the phone!

 

Please contact the office a few days in advance to pre-arrange birthday call times for you and any grandparents who will be calling.  Call times are reserved for 8:25 a.m., 1:25 p.m., or 7:05 p.m.

 

Christian experience

Lonehollow is a non-denominational camp based on Christian morals and values. We strive to make every child feel welcome and comfortable with individual beliefs. Being rooted in Christian values and principles, we encourage both campers and staff to strive for high ideals while here.  A non-denominational service is held on Sunday evenings and a Catholic service is held on Saturdays.  Campers and staff partner to lead our Sunday evening services which include singing, scripture readings, and storytelling.  We also say a prayer before each meal which follows:

 

For food, for raiment,

For life, for opportunity,

For friendship and fellowship,

We thank thee oh Lord.

Amen

 

Your Camper's Success

Campers come to Lonehollow for a number of different reasons. Some hope to make new friends, some strive to learn new skills, and some want to beat summer boredom. No matter what the reason, we want to help all campers achieve their best at camp. As such, we like to keep track of campers’ successes through a personal Success Report and Goal Card.

 

The Success Report is a check off card where we can reward daily progress and help campers who may need redirection get back on track. Success Reports are completed throughout the term by cabin counselors.  In a situation where redirection is needed, senior staff may get involved and will provide input and consultation with campers. Lonehollow uses a progressive disciplinary procedure to redirect misbehavior or poor decision making.

 

When verbal warnings cease to be effective, temporary minuses are given for that day’s behavior and opportunities to improve are discussed with the camper. Temporary minuses can be replaced with a plus when improvements emerge. The next step is to a permanent minus, which will remain on the Success Reports, and result in a loss of points for the camper’s crew. Permanent minuses will have notations on the report to explain what happened and why. Camp staff has the discretion of moving straight to a permanent minus when actions impact safety or the integrity of our program, like bullying, cussing, continuous disrespect, and fighting.  If an issue continues to escalate, consultation with the Director and parents may become necessary.

 

 A Goal Card is completed by each camper during the first couple of days of camp.  He/she will write down at least one goal to achieve while at camp.  Campers and their counselors review their goals throughout the term to see how each child is progressing. Sometimes the goal is met in the first few days of camp, but sometimes a little extra encouragement is needed and our staff wants to stay informed on how they can help. Each camper’s cabin counselor will complete the card by letting parents know how he/she progressed on goals.  Both the Success Report and Goal Card are sent home at the end of camp in campers’ packets.

SUMMER 2017 CAMP DATES

June 3 - July 2

June 3 – June 17

June 18 – July 2

July 8 – August 6

July 8 – July 22

July 23 – August 6

First Term

Term 1A

Term 1B

Second Term

Term 2A

Term 2B

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PO BOX 826, HUNT, TEXAS 78024

Life at CAMP