Camp Chatter: Indian Springs

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Teresa Pinkston, 4th termer, received her black belt this summer.  Attawaytogo, Teresa!!


3rd Term Maverick cabinmates from last summer reunited at the Lonestar Classic Volleyball Tournament in Dallas.

Attawaytogo Shea, Anna and Emily.


These campers and Art teacher are ready for Summer!

(L to R):  Taylor Sharp (1st term, Inks Lake), Haley Kruger (3rd Term, Indian Springs),

Tori Atkins (1st Term, Inks Lake), Adrien (Ryder) Whatley, Alumnae, Cally Sharp (1st Term, Inks Lake)


Longhorn campers swimming with Gators, our neighborhood summer league swim team.

They love the Gators but they can not wait for being at Camp Longhorn this summer!

Chomp-chomp, Gators!  (From left to right) Owen Ellington (Inks Lake,4th Term) Jett Henson (Indian Springs,4th Term)

Elle Ehlert (Inks Lake,4th Term)Anna Csizmadia (Indian Springs, 4th Term) Emily Bishop (Indian Springs, 2nd Term)

Eli Ehlert (Inks Lake, 4th Term ) and Harris Tarun (Inks Lake,4th Term ).


Caden Grethel (left) and Bennett Wilkin (right), 2nd term campers, saw each other when

Austin Youth Lacrosse played Westlake Lacrosse team last week.  The boys were excited

to catch up after the game and can’t wait to see each other again at camp in June!


Anna Cisizmadia, 4th termer, performed in the Csardas Hungarian Dancers sold out “Kikelet” show at the

Dougherty Arts Center in Austin this past weekend in March.  She performed in two dances with her youth

group – one dance with a bottle on their heads!  Anna’s soccer team, the Headless Chickens, won the

i9 Winter Season Championship!  Attawaytogo, Anna!


Peaches!  Peaches!  Peaches!  Lots of pink blooms means

lots of peaches to pick!  Photo taken March 12th.


Emily Bishop seasoned Camp Longhorn girl 2nd termer, has told

so many fun stories about CLH to her longtime friend, Anna Csizmadia.  Anna

couldn’t wait to apply and was over the moon when she found out she gets

to go to camp.  Pictured above, Anna (left) and Emily (right) are at a Valentine’s Day

swim meet.


As Secretary of Student Council, Eli Perry (2nd termer) served as a tour guide for the
Kindergarten Roundup which gives incoming kindergarteners a chance to learn about
school for next year.  Attawaytogo! Eli!

1st termers, Hannah Jenkins, Sarah Rogers, and Abbey Swartzwelder took time to pose
an “Attawaytogo” at the Junior Symphony Ball in Dallas!

Madeleine Keene, 2nd termer, sends a picture from Teotihuacan.  Her family visited
Mexico over the winter break.   In the background, you can see the pyramid of the moon.
Attawaytogo, Madeleine!

It is the time of year that the lakes at Springs are lowered for maintenance and clean up.
For those campers, who are curious about the underwater house.  The photo above gives
you a new view of what you are swimming down to during the summer.  The photo below
gives you a look at the lower lake with all the docks exposed.  Have no worries, the lakes
will be full by the time camp begins in June and ready for blobbing, swimming, canoeing,
diving, and trolleying!


A beautiful sunrise one morning this past week at Springs!
And pretty sunsets, too!  Notice that the sun has set in a different location during the winter months here at Springs.
It does not set behind the cross on Church Mountain as during the summer months.

3rd Term, Sumba campers, had a get-together over the Christmas break!  All but three of the cabin mates attended.
They had lots of fun visiting and even had a painting event to do!
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Thank you so much to all those who have shared their Christmas Wishes with us here at the office! 
We love seeing all the faces !  Merry Christmas to EVERYONE!

If you look real close, you can see the new baby piglets, at the zoo.  We are so excited for the new ones!


Stella Hochkoeppler, 3rd termer, shares a photo from Temaiken, an animal park just outside Buenos Aires where she lives.
Stella went with some friends and was sharing some CLH spirit with them!   Attawaytogo, Stella!


It’s the 3rd term soon-to-be chiefs, Kim, Meridian, Natalie, and Chelsea. We were able to meet up in
Austin for a camp reunion during the Thanksgiving holiday!
We miss camp and are thankful for the life-long friendships we have made as campers.

Lucy Thompson, 2nd Termer, was soooo excited when she got home to
her yearbook!

Will Black, Inks Lake Alumni, and Wilson Jones, Indian Springs 4th termer, posed for a photo from
Washington D.C. at the Vietnam War Memorial.  Nan, Sally, and Helen were in DC for
the CLH Camp carnival.  Will Black gave them a quick tour the next day.  Wilson, who lives
in Fort Worth just happened to be at the memorial at the same time.  He saw Nan
and called out to her to say hello!  Attawaytogo, Wilson!

Landry Abarca, 4th termer, was super excited to get her acceptance letter!
Pictured with her little brother, Roman, who can’t wait until he is old
enough to go to Camp Longhorn, too!  Attaway, Landry!


These are the girls on Meghan’s Parish Episcopal team…we are CLH campers!
Top Row: Sarah Siddons, Emory Meler, Michaela Creel, Peyton Plumlee, Ashley Siddons . . . .
Bottom Row: Deidra Robertson, Meghan Robertson Bowen, Francis Collins, Abbey Swartzwelder, Alyssa Norman, Julia Sincovec, Robby Robertson

4th term camper, Charlie Snavely, is looking fierce in his CLH sleeve during his Trojan football game!
Attawaytogo, Charlie!!

Davis Mann, 2nd termer, riding a longhorn and thinking about camp!  “Attawaytogo, Davis!”

3rd termer, Faith Horner, pictured with her horse, Bit of Magnum “Chico” competed in the AQHYA World Championship
this summer and took 7th place in Reining for 13U.  Faith and Chico are also qualified for the Adequan Affiliate National Championship
taking place this November at the NRHA Futurity.  Attawaytogo, Faith!!

Future camper,Parker Mac Thompson, little brother of Charlie and Jake, put on some
Camp Longhorn spirit.  His brothers thought this was funny so I wanted to send in this picture
to let you know Parker is counting down the days til he can be a camper.  Attawaytogo, Parker!!

Henry Newby will be attending CLH Indian Springs (4th Term) for the first time next summer.  Until then,
he stayed busy by painting a “Welcome Home” sign  to hang on the front porch in anticipation of seeing
his big brother and sister on V-day.  Attawaytogo, Henry!


Jake and Drew Engelson, 4th term campers,  teaching their cousins how to
send an “Attawaytogo” out to others.  They are looking forward to next summer!

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Connor Gain, 1st year 4th termer, before coming to CLH, he attended the San Antonio Spurs
Basketball Camp.  After winning 1st place in the Lay In Competition, The Free Throw Competition,
and the Hot Shot Competition, he was named MVP of the camp.  ATTAWAYTOGO, CONNOR!

Jackson McGinn, 2nd termer, sends an “Attawaytogo” from Nantucket!

In June 2018 while at the Future Problem Solving International Competition in La Crosse, Wisconsin,
Curt Fendley, 3rd termer, was awarded Grand Champion for his Community Problem Solving
project “Operation Empower”.  He competed against other students from all across the US plus
Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey and many other countries!  ATTAWAYTOGO Curt!

Eli Polly, 2nd termer, won 3rd place in the UIL Art History-4th grade competition for
select Fort Worth ISD schools.  Attawaytogo, Eli!!

Kinley Canada, first year camper, 2nd term, sent us a great picture!  She is looking forward to going to
her Hoss Activity!  Attawaytogo, Kinley!


Christian Sansalone, 2nd Termer, is an A honor roll student, has perfect attendance, and he is the Chess Club champion
of his entire school.  He also plays football and basketball..He will soon begin is training for football camp with
Michael Irvin and Jason Witten.  Attawaytogo, Christian!

Curt Fendley, 3rd termer, was awarded the Prudential Spirit of Community Award Distinguished Finalist.  He also was awarded the Daily Points of Light Award in October of 2017.  He started his own non-profit type program for underprivileged youth at his Boys and Girls  Club called Operation Empower.  Pictured below is a screenshot of the press releases.

Eli Polly, 2nd termer, ran the Cowtown 5K in the rain.  He wore his CLH socks and shorts
during the race to show his Camp Longhorn spirit!  Attawaytogo, Eli!


Grace Runkels, 3rd termer, getting her first Camp Longhorn yearbook.
She can’t wait to come back in July.

Olivia Bracken, 3rd termer, has been named a World Champion at a Morgan Horse Show.
She also has recently been awarded the Western Pleasure Junior Champion.
She is pictured above on her horse, Cooper!  Attawaytogo, Olivia!


Tali Berrelez, 1st termer, sends a belated “Happy President’s Day”

to all from Dallas.  “Attawaytogo!”


Dallas and Houston Holford, 2nd term campers, visited a salt mine in Austria

in August of 2017.


Future campers ready to sign up , are the little twin sisters of Alexine Salmons, 2nd generation camper.
Alexine is a 4th termer who is looking forward to her 5th year!  Attawaytogo!


2nd Termers, Sarah Kate James, Helena McGinn, Allie Guerino, and Hannah Kehoe all met up in Houston, TX for dinner, a sleepover, and the Houston Carnival.
They are all so excited to be Marinas this upcoming summer. Attawaytogo!!


Lanie and Katie Wootton (1st term) welcomed baby brother, Wes, on Dec 16th - He is already learning attawaytogo!


Vinson Evans,3rd term camper, created a shirt for tacky sweater day at school.  He used his Camp Longhorn shirt and decorated it.
Attawaytogo, Vinson.  Pictured with Vinson is his dad who is the principal.

4th termers, Mallory Franke, Anna Whitworth, Mallory Adamson….and Makenna Adamson, Kate Pauling…are pictured
cheering at the TCU and Oklahoma State Football Game!!  Can you tell which team they were cheering for to win?

Tripp Rolle, 2nd termer, attended the Braves game in Atlanta!

Ayden Barringer, 1st termer, earned her letter in Cross Country by making the
Varsity team as a Freshman.  Only 12 girls out of 40 made the Varsity.
She was one out of two freshman at Bishop McGuinees High School!
Attawaytogo, Ayden!

Brooke Myers (1st termer, Springs) and Madi Lane (2nd termer, Inks Lake) had a
school pep rally at Midland Christian.  Thought they would bring a bit
of Camp Longhorn spirit to the pep rally!  Attawaytogo, Girls!

Livia Sauls, shows off her acceptance letter for 1st Term.  She’s so excited
to join her three siblings next year!  Attaway, Livia!!


Lucy Thompson, 2nd termer, Pony to Be, was very excited to receive her placement news!

Harper Joiner,2nd termer,  Pony to Be, was so very excited to receive her placement letter!

Aiden Schmitt (1st termer) and Taliana Berrelez (1st termer) attended their first UT Longhorn football game,
Oct. 7th.  They cheered the Horns to a victory against Kansas State.

Katherine Hebert (3rd term Indian Springs) and Rebecca Buell ( 2nd Term Inks Lake) sending an “Attawaytogo”
during the Cistercian Homecoming.

Sept. 1st, Taliana Berrelez (1st Termer) experienced a wonderful surprise while at a Texas Ranger game…
she ran into one of her cabin mates, Isabella Villarreal. The Pony Ups had a grand time catching up
and cheering for the Rangers.


Some longhorn girls eating sushi!
Maribelle Gordon (1st term Indian Springs),Rylan Whitcomb (2nd term Indian Springs), Daryn Mehling (2nd term Indian Springs), Ryan Pipkin (1st Term Inks),
Suzannah Gilmartin (3rd term Indian Springs), Skyler Swanson (3rd term inks), Lindsey Price (3rd term inks), Alice Hogan (3rd term Inks),
Gabriella Fuller (3rd term Inks), Sarah Swanson (3rd term inks)

Eli Polly (2nd termer) has been elected as Student Council 4th grade class representative at
Tanglewood Elementary.  Pictured above of him wearing his CLH socks for Crazy Sock Day at school.
Attawaytogo, Eli!

Longhorn campers and prospective camper volunteering at BBVA Compass Stadium after Hurricane Harvey.
Left to Right:  Ava Rodriguez (future camper), Anna Beasley (4th term), & Connor Rodriguez (4th term).

Cousins get together after camp to send “Attaways” your way!!  All had a fun time at Camp Longhorn!
(L to R)  Lucy Livingston – C3 1st Term, Bluebonnet Cabin, Lilly Hutchison – Springs 4th Term, Bronco Cabin,
Will Livingston – C3 4th Term, Gasper Goo Cabin, Trey Snavely – Springs 4th Term, Raccoon Cabin.

Look who wore her CLH shirt on the first day of school for the second year in a row!
She started out with a dress and then changed into this. She said it's her "happy shirt."
Mom is so happy that Sydney loves camp as much as she did. :)