3 Life Skills Lessons Your Camper Practiced This Summer

Parents and guardians make the decision to send their most precious cargo for a month to a special place deep in The Heart of Texas. Many caretakers are often shocked that the girl they picked up on closing wasn’t the same one they dropped off on opening day. While at camp, she has gotten taller, learned new skills and developed …

This is a Repeat After Me Song!

At Heart O’ the Hills Camp for Girls, singing songs is an essential part of our camp tradition. Campers sing songs daily in the dining hall after lunch and dinner. Although participation is not mandatory, it’s very rare to find a camper not willingly singing along! At camp, we sing songs that are fun, upbeat, loud, hilarious, harmonious, or inspiring. …

Healthy Campers are Happy Campers

Memories of camp at Heart O’ the Hills are loaded with visions of ice cream, jumping on the blob, tribe hills, camp birthday cake, powwows and sleeping under the stars at overnight campout. However, summer camp memories can also include itchy bug bites, sore throats (from pizza cheers), aching tooth, war canoe bruises and skinned knees. Camp can be the …

Questions to Ask Your Camper on the Way Home

Camp will officially end today for summer 2017. We are all sad and will soon be feeling the “camp blues.” As you prepare to pick up your campers and drive them home, we have some pointers for you. Each car ride will be different but here’s some fun camper inspired questions you can incorporate into your drive back home. Avery D., …

4 Things Your Camper Learned This Summer

It’s hard to believe that camp is almost over and school will be starting soon. The saying “time flies when you’re having fun” was in full effect this summer. As we reflect back over the Tribe meeting, fun field days, tepee nights and Ice Cream at Jane’s house, we sometimes overlook the lessons learned. The changes in growth of campers …

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Managing Food Allergies at a Summer Camp

The thought of sending your child to a summer camp for the first time with anallergy can be unsettling. At Heart O’ the Hills, we have become professionals in managing food allergies, and teaching non- food allergy campers how to assist others who have allergies. Food allergies can be life-threatening. In our dining facility we have a chef who focuses …

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6 Reasons Why I love Heart O’ the Hills

This was my first time attending Heart O’ the Hills Camp for Girls in Texas. As a first year camper, I had a lot of opportunities and moments that contributed to why I love camp. I can tell you that it was hard to pick a few. Here are my six reasons on why I love The Heart. Pizza Night: …

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It’s Not Arts and Crafts, It’s Fine Arts

When I started planning the art lessons for this summer, it was back in December of last year. My main focus was for the campers to have fun, to have a variety of projects, and to use different artistic techniques. Little did I know that these heart girls would get so much more out of their art classes and would …

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7 Aspects that make The Heart Great

Times are changing but Heart O’ the Hills Summer Camp is the same today as it was in 1953. The prestigious history of excellence, traditions and values remain consistent. There are 7 aspects that continue to make The Heart great.and aid in upholding Activities Thanks to Katniss, archery’s popularity is back, but finding an archery range at home to practice your …

HELP: MY CAMPER ISN’T WRITING HOME

Has your camper not written home as much as you wanted them to? Have they only written two sentences? Are you worried sick? I promise, if you answered yes to any of these questions, it just means that your camper is having a blast. Here at The Heart, we have a jam packed schedule from 7:35 a.m. until 10 p.m. …