Summer Themes 2022

The 2022 head staff of Heart O’ the Hills is so excited to announce the themes for the summer.  This year our overall theme for the summer is “Heart O’ the Hills where the Magic Happens!” Come in the front gate wearing your Sisterhood clothes (or whites if you’re a new camper), along with headgear and wands to show you …

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Choosing the right camp for your child

Even though it’s cold and blustery outside, now is the perfect time to begin planning for summer activities.  What’s at the top of the list to consider?  CAMP! There are many factors to consider when considering a summer camp “home” for your child.  Here’s some important questions to ask:        *What sort of professional affiliations is it a part of?  …

10 Reasons The Heart is the Right Job for You

Maddie Rea is a three year staff member and lover of Heart O’ the Hills! She has wrangled kids with joy and creativity. Here’s what she has to say about why The Heart is the right job for you! Working at The Heart is different than any job you will ever have. It is one of the hardest jobs you …

The Top Ten Worries to Leave at Home!

One of the greatest things about camp is, well, it’s not home. There are so many things that you can’t do at home that you DO get to do at camp! These things would be unthinkable (or unallowable)  in public, or especially at school. But camp lifts these restrictions, allowing you to be carefree, independent, and confident. Check out our …

Impromptu Extended Spring Break Extravaganza

Hey y’all! Hope everybody is happy, healthy, and primarily, safe out there! In response to our COVID-19-Induced Impromptu Extended Spring Break Extravaganza, we have compiled a list of quarantine-friendly activities to keep everyone entertained, and to make sure all our campers stay happy campers! Dig up old Halloween costumes, write skits, and perform them. Switch roles.  Practice no-trace play in …

We believe in catching water!

“Rainwater catchment” means collecting those precious drops of rain off our own roofs and using that water as we need it. We always joke about how our annual rainfall of 32” arrives in two different rain events, with nothing in between—but it’s not that far from the truth! Take these past few months for example. During the entire period of …

A Day at the Capital

One of the nicest and most unusual things about being in the camp industry in Texas is the camaraderie of our camps with one another. One reason is that what’s good for one camp is good for all camps. A child has the time of her life and makes her best memories ever at camp, and tells about it, and …

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Let’s talk camp trunks

Coming to camp for a month means packing a lot of stuff! That also means your camper will need to keep up with all of this stuff! Space is limited and bathrooms are shared, so being able to keep their stuff in one place is helpful. That is why we recommend a camp trunk. There are many options out there – different sizes, colors, and designs. …

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Local Restaurant Guide 2017

Whether you are dropping your camper off for a great stay at camp, or you are here to bring them home after the long summer of them being gone,  find a restaurant to match your  taste in the near area. We are 30 minutes from Kerrville, which offers many dining options. If you have only visited Kerrville’s fast food restaurants, …

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Mother-Daughter Weekend, spring 2017

Another great Mother-Daughter Weekend  for spring 2017 is planned for May 4th – 7th, where already a record number of attendees will share a great time at Heart O’ the Hills Camp. Many people come to the weekend to get an up-close look at The Heart before enrolling. Others come to share the excitement of camp together with their campers. …