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 …

3 Months ‘Till Camp

Wow – Time really flies! Only 3 months until those red gates open and camp officially begins. We’re working extra hard in the office to ensure everything is ready for Opening Day. We’re overjoyed just thinking about it! To get you ready for fun in the sun, take a look at the 2018 program calendar! Here is a link to …

Recruiting Awesome Staff Overseas

We’re here, we’re there, we’re everywhere. The adventures of recruiting an amazing staff can take you to exciting places. From small southern towns to big international cities, we strive to hire the best counselors across the world (literally). Tomorrow I embark on my first trip to the U.K., like ever. I will be attending the Camp America recruitment fairs in …

Meet Katie, our new Program Director!

I’m so thrilled to be your new program director! My name is Katie Dougherty! Hello from Florida! I wanted to take this opportunity to express my joy and excitement for this upcoming year.  The support and love I’ve received already is heart-warming and I want to say a big thank you to everyone! I also want to share a little bit …

Active lifestyle: My Heart Story–Jessica A

Editor’s Note: One of the great things about camp is the healthy, active lifestyle. Even if you’re not an athlete, you move around a lot, whether you’re playing or just getting from one place to another. All that spent energy enhances mood, mental alertness–and isn’t bad for looks, either! In our description of camp, the H in “HEARTS“ stands for Healthy atmosphere. …

Self reliance: My Heart Story – Gwenyth M

Editor’s Note: Camper Gwenyth says that coming to camp has built up her self reliance.   Self reliance is something you must practice to become good at. Until you put it to work, it’s only a concept. Camp is a safe and fun environment for a child to learn that she does have what it takes to fend for herself. …

Self reliance: My Heart Story — Chloe B

Editor’s Note: Self reliance, simply put, is the ability to find out for yourself the resources for your needs–both intrinsic and extrinsic. One of the best things about going to camp is navigating the ins and outs of each day without the sheltering presence of the family. Camp is a place where girls are safe to try new things and …