Questions about the Camp Lonehollow experience for campers.
How will the Camp Lonehollow program change under Young Life’s ownership?
It will not change for this coming summer and any changes made for 2020 or 2021 will be consistent with the Camp Lonehollow program families have come to know and appreciate. Throughout this time, the Camp Lonehollow summer program will be managed by Creative Camping Services, LLC, a Texas based, non-religious non-profit created for the purpose of ensuring that the quality, integrity and inclusiveness of the program offered at Camp Lonehollow is maintained.
What happens to my child’s spot at camp, activities they have chosen, etc.
This ownership change will have no impact on your child’s spot, on the activities they have chosen, etc.
Young Life is a Christian organization. Will that impact the experience for campers whose families are not Christian?
As in the past, you can be assured that, to the extent religious subject matter comes up in our program, it will be presented in such a way that respects your family’s religious views and/or traditions. The church service, prayers before meals and bonding time in cabins will be conducted in a respectful, inclusive manner as has always been the case at Camp Lonehollow.
Will the Lonehollow program continue to be inclusive?
Certainly. All kids will be welcomed, respected and loved as has always been the case at Camp Lonehollow.
Operational Questions – Payments, Communications, Policies, Etc.
What will happen to the current Lonehollow staff?
All current staff have been invited to continue with Camp Lonehollow and will be fully supported in their roles as they continue to offer the same service to you and your children you have come to expect. Meg Clark will remain involved and physically present at key times of the summer and in a coaching and consulting role.
What will change with regard to communicating with staff, operating procedures, payments, etc.?
All policies, forms, procedures will remain as they have been and as they are stated in the appropriate places on the Camp Lonehollow website with the following exception:
While we are fully confident that your children will have the “best summer of their lives” at Camp Lonehollow this coming summer, we understand the significance of this change for some families. Therefore, Camp Lonehollow’s cancellation policy will be lifted for two weeks beginning March 1, 2019 and ending March 15, 2019. During this time, families may request a full refund of deposit and tuition payments and forfeit their reserved camp spot(s). Request must be submitted in writing attention Jennifer Burrier at the Camp Lonehollow office. Beginning March 16, 2019 the cancellation policy will be reinstated and no refunds will be issued.
Questions about Young Life and Young Life’s relationship to Camp Lonehollow
What is Young Life?
Here is a brief description provided by Young Life:
Young Life is a world-class organization for adolescents. Our staff and volunteers enter the world of kids, focusing on what matters to them — fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance. In doing so, we earn the privilege of talking to them about something that we believe matters most of all — the truth about God and His love for them.
We want to emphasize that in their agreement to purchase Camp Lonehollow, Young Life will very much be in a support role for the next three summers, seeking to ensure that the quality and content of the Camp Lonehollow program meets the expectations of the families we serve.
Why is Young Life acquiring/buying Lonehollow?
In searching for a camp in Texas, Young Life was grateful to find a camp with a beautiful location, excellent facilities and professional staff.
How will the ownership change benefit campers and clients?
Young Life will bring the experience of a global youth camping organization to their support of the Lonehollow staff. We do want to emphasize that Young Life will very much be in a background, support role with regards to the summer Camp Lonehollow program. Young Life will be investing in the property and continue to upgrade its facilities.
Young Life is a Christian organization. How will its beliefs and policies impact staff and counselors?
The Camp Lonehollow program, staff and volunteers will be managed by Creative Camping Services, LLC, a Texas based non-religious, non-profit. This arrangement is intended to ensure that the employees and volunteers will experience a work culture, management and policies consistent with their experience under previous ownership.