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Learn Some Camp Songs!

Ask any Heart girl and they will assure you, few things are more essential to camp culture than our songs! We sing together a minimum of five times a day: a quick blessing is sung before each meal, and we enjoy about ten minutes of songs from the Heart O’ the Hills Songbook after lunch and dinner. A special set …

Packing List 2021: What Do I Bring?

Hello Camp People! It’s safe to say that a little bit of poor planning can cause lots of complications! We’ve seen it, heard about it, and lived it. At Heart O’ the Hills we hope to set your camper up for success, and part of that is making sure that they are packing everything they need for the term! The …

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Gratitude: GRITS Vol. 1

What if I told you there was a way to improve your health and happiness, in less than five minutes a day, for free, without getting out of bed? Would you believe me?  I know it must sound like I’m marketing some snake-oil “miracle fat-burning dietary supplement”, or trying to get you to join my Ponzi scheme, but this is …

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Why GRITS Are Good!

A decade ago, when I first started drafting a personal values statement, I was living on a friend’s couch in San Antonio. Applying for work by day and staring at the ceiling, anxiously awaiting sleep, by night. After spending the better part of two years of being underpaid, underfed, and on the brink of homelessness, despair was sinking in. I …