Adrienne joined our Lonehollow family 2012 jumping right in midsummer. She is originally from Paris, Texas, and a graduate of Kansas State University. Adrienne’s years spent in education (both as a third grade teacher and elementary and middle school principal) are the catalyst for the top-notch activity curriculum we offer.
Adrienne says camp is FUN! Coming from the education world, she always describes camp as recess, PE, and pep rallies all day long! She also loves the immediate sense of family. Being together all day every day forms deep bonds and relationships. The people you meet at camp and the friendships you make are unlike any other.
Adrienne wants kids to have a lot of fun, but also to grow as people. Counselors have the wonderful opportunity to not only teach kids skills (archery, horseback riding, woodworking), but also life lessons (responsibility, honesty, respect). When kids learn new skills they gain independence and build confidence. It's amazing to see how much they can learn in just two weeks!
Jeanne joined the Lonehollow family in the spring of 2015. She is originally from Huntsville, Texas and graduated from Brown University with a degree in English and American Literature.
Camp is woven into all parts of Jeanne’s life, and she brings a multi-faceted perspective to Lonehollow. She was a camper, a counselor, a leadership team member, and a full-time staff member at an all-girl’s camp in Texas. She is the mother of two former campers, and she even met her husband while working at a summer camp in college. It's safe to say that camp has played a major part in her life!
Jeanne's favorite thing about Lonehollow is how "it is such a great equalizer. It gets you out of your normal routine and gives you the opportunity to be more than you think you can be." Jeanne’s goals for our campers are the same goals she had for her children during their time at camp: to discover their passions, to grow in independence, and to become their best selves.
April, our Equestrian Director, originally from Houston, Texas, moved to Lonehollow in 2011 from Kentucky where she managed the largest privately-owned thoroughbred farm in the state.
From enjoying the beauty of nature while on a trail ride to overcoming a fear (be it jumping for the first time or just sitting in a saddle), April helps campers connect with the horses. She sees firsthand how this drives them to be empowered and happy. She loves to give the gift of a new experience to campers and to see the joy on their faces when they accomplish their goals.
During the off-season, April competes in endurance riding, working equitation, and competitive trail riding. She has shown in saddleseat, hunter jumper, pole bending, driving, dressage, and western pleasure. She has also worked with children in therapeutic riding, 4-H, and is able to ride a horse 50 miles per day!
Jennifer, our Office Manager, joined our staff in April 2009. She is originally from San Benito, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M University.
Lonehollow is a special place for Jennifer not only because of its beautiful location, but also because of the culture. Its nurturing and safe environment enables all who enter to present their true best self. Whether it’s a camper’s first time away from home, first time to climb a rock wall, or first time to ride a bike, Jennifer loves to see campers celebrate these victories each summer and watch them grow in confidence and independence.
She is the proud mom of two Lonehollow counselors and former campers and has enjoyed experiencing camp as both a parent and a full-time staff member. She is the go-to person at camp and knows camper names, parents, siblings, and even some addresses all by heart. If she doesn’t have the answer to your question, she knows who will!
Chris, our Program Direction and Lonehollow’s first official family member, started working for camp in 2005 even before we opened our gates! Originally from Cedar Hill, Texas, and a graduate of Howard Payne University, Chris is an Eagle Scout and spent summers as a child at camp. In college he worked as a camp counselor and served on program staff at other camps before joining the Lonehollow team full-time.
As Program Director, Chris is the creative mind behind everything from those high-energy theme nights to our action-packed DVDs. He was instrumental in developing Lonehollow’s core program – think crews and their lore, types of activities offered, and evening programming.
His favorite thing about Lonehollow is the creative atmosphere and the camp’s overall passion to continue to be innovative. Lonehollow is a place that celebrates crazy ideas and encourages campers and staff to contribute to the continued growth of the camp’s traditions and program.
Megan is our Waterfront Director and Special Programs Coordinator. She runs our Teen Leadership programs, including Lead Climbers, LITs, and CITs, and oversees activities on the Waterfront.
Megan came to camp in 2013 and spent her summers throughout college as a Division Director for the Pathfinder, Scout, and Adventurer/Lead Climber Divisions. She joined the Lonehollow Full Time Staff in January 2017 after graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in Journalism.
For Megan, Lonehollow is special because the experience transcends the summertime. Every year, you leave camp a completely different person than when you enter. The friends you make, the skills you learn, and the campers you work with inspire you to be the best version of yourself in all aspects of life.
Jordan, our New Camper and Parent Coordinator, is your go-to for all things new camper – camp tours, packing, homesickness, Opening and Closing Day, and everything in between! She first came to camp in 2013 and spent the next six summers as a counselor, Division Director, Teen Program Coordinator, and Office Assistant. Jordan joined us full time in June 2018 after graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in Education and teaching 4th grade in Houston for four years.
One of Jordan’s favorite things about Lonehollow is our motto “Geared to Live” because we truly believe in gearing campers to be successful in all aspects of life. From building skills to building assets, Lonehollow provides counselors and campers with an unforgettable experience!
Lindsay, our Assistant Director, joined the Lonehollow family in the summer of 2011 and was immediately hooked! As a native Michigander, she was drawn in by the beauty of the hill country and the wonderful people who dedicate their time to Lonehollow. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in Kinesiology, Lindsay spent time working as a Summer Day Camp Director and a 3rd grade teacher before returning to Lonehollow.
Having worked with children in various capacities, what Lindsay loves most about summer camp is the opportunity for kids to become independent, discover their true selves, and get out of their comfort zones.
Tyler, our Assistant Director first worked as a counselor from 2010- 2013. After graduating from Texas Tech University, Tyler spent five years in education, working in middle school and high school as a history teacher, basketball coach, and athletic director. He joined the Lonehollow team again in 2018 with his wife, Lindsay.
Tyler believes that summer camp has the power to help you create the best version of yourself. From improving your interpersonal skills, making connections, to getting out of your comfort zone, camp offers things can be hard to find elsewhere. Tyler loves Lonehollow’s mission, but what truly makes it a special place is the people who are dedicated to carrying out the mission.
Shannon, our Human Resource and Transportation Coordinator, first started at Lonehollow in the summer of 2010 as a Camp Mom. She quickly realized the truly special nature of camp and joined our year-round family in the fall of 2010. Shannon is a local from Kerrville and graduated from the University of Texas. Before coming to Lonehollow, she worked for the State Comptroller of Texas in Austin for 11 years and then as a full-time mom to her daughters, Katerina and Kristina.
Shannon’s favorite thing about camp, besides the awe-inspiring scenery and the fantastic campers, is the staff! She loves the hiring season because there is so much possibility for growth. She gets to interview the finest group of college students and then follow their transition into amazing mentors. From the first job application to the last day at camp, Shannon loves witnessing the journey of true growth and inspiration in all of our counselors.
Originally from Beaumont, Texas, Meg moved to the Hill Country in the late 1970's when her family purchased Camp Waldemar. After graduating from the University of Texas, she served as the Director at Waldemar for nine years and established Lonehollow in 2006. She joined Lonehollow full time as the Director from 2008 to 2017.
Meg's vision for Lonehollow is for everyone who experiences our camp to discover, ignite, and awaken their own unique qualities and talents, to truly learn about themselves, and to realize their full potential. She is a firm believer in Lonehollow's core values of Growth, Empowerment, Adventure, and Resilience, and our Geared to Live philosophy.