Is it Really Time to Sign Up For Next Summer Already?

Isn’t it awfully early to worry about making plans for next summer? Especially whether or not to sign up for camp? I mean, we haven’t even figured out Spring Break yet!

It may be 10 months away—but there are some things that are worth building the rest of your year around, and camp is one of those!

Summer camp is the most valuable experience you can provide a child, I am told. I certainly believe it for myself, but I hear this reconfirmed for me countless times. The ability to meet new people, to navigate the unknown, to persevere when things don’t work out as you planned. Camp gives you confidence, friends, happy memories. Camp provides a laboratory for the development of emotional, physical, and social abilities like nothing else can. 

Make sure you carve out the time and money to make it happen, and build the rest of your summer around that. 

Speaking of money, The Heart and Camp Stewart offer some nice discounts for payment in full ahead of the deadline. 

Each month the discount shrinks a bit, so the earlier you pay, the more you save.

Another sweet benefit of early registration is our tradition of a Christmas charm. Each fall we work with Kerrville jewelry designer Jim Morris to come up with a charm that represents some aspect of what makes “The Heart” special, and all our campers who are registered by Christmas receive one as a gift from us. Many girls and women have impressive charm collections that reflect our traditions—sentimental or whimsical. 

And finally, those who wait too late can find themselves on a waiting list. We don’t do it to be mean—but there are just so many places. So to assure getting into the term of your choice, registering before Christmas is a good idea!

The upshot is this: camp is important enough to plan your summer around, signing up and paying early for camp saves you money, and the added bonus of a Christmas charm is the cherry on top! Win-win-win!

So sign up! We can’t wait to see you!

About the Author

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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