This summer, we've adjusted our programming to reflect guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, the state of Texas, and the American Camp Association. For the most recent answers to your questions, please visit our main website.

Where is Camp Lonehollow located?

Lonehollow is located on 3,000 acres of beautiful Texas Hill Country. Our address is 1010 Cooley Ln. Vanderpool, Texas 78885 Check it out on Google!

How long do counselors stay?

We ask all of our counselors to commit to at least four weeks at camp and four days of orientation beforehand. The majority of counselors stay all summer for a total of 8 weeks with time off in between 1st and 2nd terms. Counselors who work all summer receive a monetary bonus.

Where will I live while at Lonehollow?

Our cabins feature many amenities to make your stay comfortable such as pillow-top mattress and air-conditioning. Some staff members will live in a cabin with campers and others will live in a cabin with fellow staff members. Regardless, all counselors will spend considerable time in camper cabins.

Do I get any time off?

All staff get time off! Your contract will specify how much and how frequently as this varies by position. The majority of camp staff get a period off every day, plus 1 afternoon off and 1 evening off per week.

Will I have a co-counselor?

Except for our oldest boys, all cabins have at least two counselors, meaning you'll share all the responsibilities (and all the fun!) of living in a cabin with someone who is sure to become a life-long friend!

What is a typical day like at Lonehollow?

Campers and Guides follow the same schedule most days. Guides and campers have different activity periods on a Monday/Wednesday/Friday and Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday rotation. Here is what a typical day looks like:

             7:45 a.m.  Reveille (Campers wake up and begin cabin clean-up)

             8:30 a.m.  Breakfast

             9:05 a.m.  Rally for campers/Morning Meeting for Guides

             9:20 a.m.  First Period

            10:15 a.m.  Second Period

            11:05 a.m.  Refuel (mid-morning snack)

            11:25 a.m.  Third Period

            12:20 p.m.  Fourth Period

              1:30 p.m.  Lunch

              2:10 p.m.  Cabin Time

              2:45 p.m.  Rest Period

              4:30 p.m.  Postal Exchange

              4:45 p.m.  Refuel (afternoon snack)

              5:05 p.m.  Fifth Period

              6:00 p.m.  Sixth Period

              7:15 p.m.  Dinner

              8:05 p.m.  Evening Program

              9:00 p.m.  Campers and Guides return to their cabins

            10:00 p.m.  Lights out


How many campers attend Lonehollow?

More than 1,600 campers attend Lonehollow every summer. Cabins generally house 7 to 15 kids. Most cabins have at least two counselors, and we strive to maintain an ACA-approved counselor-to-camper ratio in each.

When will I find out my cabin assignment?

We assign cabins at the end of staff orientation. After you learn about our different age groups and our programs, you will have the opportunity to preference which age group you would like to work with. In the days leading up to the arrival of the campers we will post those assignments.

When will I get my activity assignment?

During your interview process you will be asked about your skills and experience in a variety of our departments. We will assign your department (Adventure, Arts, Global, Horseback, Performing Arts, Sports, or Waterfront) in May. During Orientation you will spend time with your peers in your department and will learn everything about the activities you may be teaching. Before camp starts, you will be able to preference which activities you would like to teach in your department and will receive a new schedule every two weeks.

I just submitted my application, what happens next?

A Lonehollow staff member will contact you to set up an initial Skype interview which will last around 20-30 minutes. After the 1st interview, we will follow up with your references and schedule a 2nd Skype interview. From there your application and interview notes will wind up on our Director’s desk and she will call you for a final interview. We have a longer interview process than most other camps, but it’s by design.  Please be patient with us as we process your application.