Drinking from the fire hydrant

Whew! I didn’t invent the phrase, but I use it freely in reference to the national convention of the American Camp Association: it’s like drinking from a fire hydrant.
So many amazing speakers! So many topics to choose from! So much to learn!
We ended up with 10 from here: five Stewart and five Heart representatives.

The historic courthouse building near our hotel.

The historic courthouse building near our hotel.

We rented five high-dollar hotel rooms for up to seven days. It’s a huge investment in education and staff development, but so worth it.
We have some very fired-up and informed staff who are more focused and professional than ever before.
So if you were one of those who called in our absence and spoke to unfamiliar voices, please forgive us. If you sent an email that wasn’t promptly tended to, now you know why. The hotel provided free wi-fi—we simply had no opportunity to sit still and read and respond! We are trying to catch up; if you need attention and haven’t heard back from us yet, please try again!
I’ll blog more soon about some of the great things we have learned.
Oh yes, the conference was in Big D, so we helped host, wore cowboy clothes to perpetrate the Texas myth, and spoke with drawls. Ate BBQ and tortilla soup like they were going out of style.
And we’re not through training yet, and we’re not finished traveling yet.
More to come!

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Jane Ragsdale

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Jane Ragsdale (Mrs. Dick Howell) is the director of Heart O’ the Hills. She was a Heart camper and counselor, and served as program director from 1978-87. She has been one of the owners since 1976, and director since 1988.

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