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 …

4 Things Your Camper Learned This Summer

It’s hard to believe that camp is almost over and school will be starting soon. The saying “time flies when you’re having fun” was in full effect this summer. As we reflect back over the Tribe meeting, fun field days, tepee nights and Ice Cream at Jane’s house, we sometimes overlook the lessons learned. The changes in growth of campers …

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Managing Food Allergies at a Summer Camp

The thought of sending your child to a summer camp for the first time with anallergy can be unsettling. At Heart O’ the Hills, we have become professionals in managing food allergies, and teaching non- food allergy campers how to assist others who have allergies. Food allergies can be life-threatening. In our dining facility we have a chef who focuses …

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6 Reasons Why I love Heart O’ the Hills

This was my first time attending Heart O’ the Hills Camp for Girls in Texas. As a first year camper, I had a lot of opportunities and moments that contributed to why I love camp. I can tell you that it was hard to pick a few. Here are my six reasons on why I love The Heart. Pizza Night: …

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7 Aspects that make The Heart Great

Times are changing but Heart O’ the Hills Summer Camp is the same today as it was in 1953. The prestigious history of excellence, traditions and values remain consistent. There are 7 aspects that continue to make The Heart great.and aid in upholding Activities Thanks to Katniss, archery’s popularity is back, but finding an archery range at home to practice your …

HELP: MY CAMPER ISN’T WRITING HOME

Has your camper not written home as much as you wanted them to? Have they only written two sentences? Are you worried sick? I promise, if you answered yes to any of these questions, it just means that your camper is having a blast. Here at The Heart, we have a jam packed schedule from 7:35 a.m. until 10 p.m. …

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Celebrating Cultural Exchange at Camp

It’s no secret that the key to a successful summer rests in the hands of the staff. Choosing the right staff is important because they are the gateway to making the summer unforgettable. The counselors at Heart O’ the Hills is a mixture of both domestic and international staff. The international staff at Heart O’ the Hills is available through cultural …

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Keeping Your Child Active at Camp

At Heart O’ the Hills, keeping your camper active is what we do! We pride ourselves on detaching campers from the screens that they are exposed to throughout the school year and put them back out in the fresh air. All the campers at The Heart participate in a 45 minute Field Sports class every other day, a swim class …

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Transitioning from Summer CAMP to College CAMPus

There are many transitions a person may experience in their life: going from a camper to a counselor, being able to drive a car, and the most prominent one, starting college. Each of these new chapters in ones lives poses new obstacles. As an 11 year camper at Heart O’ the Hills and a sophomore in college, I can confidently say …

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Dear New Campers: You Have a Friend In Me

Dear New Campers, Camp is a safe environment. You don’t have to hide your personality at Heart O’ the Hills. You can be silly or crazy. There is no need to be shy or quiet because no one will judge you. So don’t be nervous to come to camp. It’s a great place to open yourself up and be whoever …