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 …

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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 …

Online Trading Post is OPEN!

All of us here at The Heart are excited to announce that our online Trading Post is open! New items for 2017 have arrived and are ready for your viewing and purchase. Jane, Karen, Laura, Fallon, and I have put together an amazing selection of new shorts, shirts, accessories, water bottles and other items that you are sure to love. …

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Exciting News for Next Summer!

The summer of ’16 may have just passed us by, but here at The Heart we are already going full steam ahead with preparations for next summer. Ideas for the program calendar are amounting, counselor applications are building up, and have I mentioned that the programming side of the office has had a reshuffle? Aaaaaaanyway, perhaps the most exciting thing to …

Themes of the Summer

I am so excited to write to y’all today to let you know about various themes for the summer! Field days are undoubtedly one of the most exciting events in the camp calendar.  Friendly competition between the Pawnees and Shawnees allow our campers to strive to do their best and in turn display good sportsmanship. Each field day has an …

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Big Things In the Trading Post!

Often we get asked, “What do you do in the off-season?”. While the list is pretty long, one of the bigger tasks is ordering new items for the Trading Post. As most of you saw this summer, the new Trading Post has more room than ever and we are looking to fill those spaces. We have started working with our …

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Themes of the Summer

Recently we’ve been asked about our themes for this summer. So here are some ideas for you! Gather your minions and prepare them for a Despicable Field Day! Theme: Despicable Me Field Day Date: June 15 (1A) & July 15 (2A) Costume Ideas:  Yellow minions Purple minions Gru Vector Dr. Nefario Gru’s Mom Margo Edith Agnes Lucy El Macho Floyd Silas …

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So you’ve got some questions about activities…

The best part about class activities at Heart is the fact that your daughter gets to choose them! On Opening Day, she will sit down with her cabinmates and counselors and pick out her schedule. We have an MWF (Monday-Wednesday-Friday) class schedule and a TTS (Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday) class schedule. Sundays function a little bit differently with more free time. Each camper swims …

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Meet our 2015 Head Staff

Every year we are blessed with a wonderful leadership from our Head Staff. This year I changed the roles around a little bit so that I have three Assistant Program Directors. It is fun to think that among the four of us we have over 40 years of camp experience. I’d like to introduce you to them so you know …