Father Don Cowie, July 14, 1929 – Nov. 8, 2018

Father Don Cowie, SM has gone to his heavenly reward.  Almost made It to 90! We will miss him dearly. Father Don celebrated Catholic mass with our Heart O’ the Hills campers and counselors—and those of many other camps up and down our river, including Camp Stewart—every summer from 1976 through 2018. For the first many summers, he lived in St. Louis …

2019 Staff Applications are Open!

There is no better feeling than finishing a summer knowing you made a difference in a child’s life. Here’s your opportunity to do just that. Working at camp is more than just a summer job, it’s an unforgettable experience full of growth and unbreakable bonds. We’re excited to announce that applications for 2019 summer staff are now open! Explore the …

My mission for GROWTH

Growth. A word that describes a betterment of an individual, group, or situation. Here at camp, we are continually searching for ways to improve. Whether it’s through our programs, staff training, leadership development, or even the ice-cream – our goal is to provide the best camp experience. To help develop skills and ideas to push camp to the next level, …

We believe in catching water!

“Rainwater catchment” means collecting those precious drops of rain off our own roofs and using that water as we need it. We always joke about how our annual rainfall of 32” arrives in two different rain events, with nothing in between—but it’s not that far from the truth! Take these past few months for example. During the entire period of …

A Day at the Capital

One of the nicest and most unusual things about being in the camp industry in Texas is the camaraderie of our camps with one another. One reason is that what’s good for one camp is good for all camps. A child has the time of her life and makes her best memories ever at camp, and tells about it, and …

Check out how we begin off season training!

Editor’s note: People always ask how we stay busy during the off season.  Let me count the ways!! One of the biggest uses of our time is professional development and training. We try not to all be out of the office at once, so this first opportunity goes to Monique (office manager) and Katie (program director), who have ventured to North …

Courage: “Thoughts from an old camper”

How do girls learn courage? We asked our former campers if they had learned anything from camp—and they surely did! Nelwyn Harman Reagan tells her story of courage, but modestly doesn’t mention the fact that she was elected Pawnee Chieftain in 1959! and I’m certain that running for that high office—taking the risk of sticking her neck out to ask …

Meet our Head Staff for this summer

With camp drawing nearer, we’re super excited to have our Head staff in place and eager to make this summer the best one yet. Our team works diligently to create exciting programs and events all term long. Whether it’s organizing swim meets, announcing field day winners, counting up tribe points, or leading gymkhanas, our Head staff team is the core …

Trading Post 2018 is Open

BIG & EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: THE TRADING POST IS OPEN! It’s so fun to stock the store with special items that are truly unique to who we are and what we do. That’s what the Trading Post is all about; our own style, our own look. Campers and parents can find many fun things available in the store — an amazing …

Summer 2018 Themes

  It’s official – themes are out for summer of 2018 (Whoo). Here’s a list of the themes with some ideas to help you pick out costumes! Carnival – The Greatest Showman Join us at the Carnival where dreams come to life. If you haven’t seen it, ‘The Greatest Showman’ is an upbeat movie-musical that follows P.T. Barnum and his …