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How to Save a Life: Why summer camp isn’t just for kids

Nineteen and scared to death. Literally. My car loaded down with a trunk full of costumes, heart racing with fear, and gas tank near empty I could see the red gates where my next adventure would start. I could see them clearly. They were getting closer with every second, and then they were gone…right behind me in that shaky rear …

How to keep summer alive in the winter

Every summer, gates across the nation open to wildly happy children because camp season is once again underway. These children run through those gates while singing songs and into the arms of counselors they prayed would return again for one more summer under the baking sun. Memories of past terms flood their minds and the idea of making new ones …

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Introducing camp to parents

Why sleep away camp isn’t as scary as it seems Each year out on the recruitment trail you hear the ever-present answer, “Oh she isn’t ready for sleep away camp yet.” While daughter is tugging on her pant leg begging to do something different than the normal playing at the park or eating goldfish for snack every day. So, no …

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Top five reasons to send your child to camp

There are quite a few reasons why you should send your child to camp. The great friends and the trying of new foods and activities are all part of what makes camp wonderful–but there’s so much more! Let’s take a look at the top 5 reasons you should send you precious babies off to summer camp: 5) Finding a new …

Why mom was right about overnight camp

Moms. The ones who are right about… well… everything. They push us to our limits and tell us that we can do whatever we set our minds to. They allow us try different things. They support us when we fail and help us know that each disappointment is a learning curve. They embrace our successes and always have our best …

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Camp is officially underway!

Y’all. Opening Day has come and gone just like that. Can you believe it!? Opening Ceremonies brought new Shawnees and Pawnees into their tribes, causing sisterhoods to cultivate and grow! The past couple days have been wonderful having the girls back at camp! The hills are alive with tribe love, the sun shines a tad bit brighter, and camp FINALLY …

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Let’s Talk Field Sports

Hey guys! (picture this in a British accent, if you will) I’m Caitlin Chadwick and this summer I am your Head O’ Field Sports at The Heart!!! I am from York, England and am so excited to spend a third summer here in Texas. Every year that I have been at camp I have loved the variety of games and …

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Staff is HERE! <3

Well y’all. Staff is here.  Can you believe it? It’s already the end of May, counselors are on camp, the dining hall is buzzing with songs, and the river is filling up with splashes and laughter. It’s camp season, y’all.  It’s go time. We are so excited about this summer staff and beyond ready for you to meet them! We …

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10 skills you will learn at camp…!

10 Skills campers will learn at camp–unless you teach them first! I remember when a former camper picked up her six-year-old daughter from her first four-week camp experience and exclaimed, “Oh my goodness! I just realized that I had never taught her to shower!” Here are 10 skills campers will learn at camp–unless you teach them first (and believe me, …