Our Favorite Moments from the summer

Every summer at “The Heart” is special in its own right, and this summer was no different! Each day brought something new to laugh about and here are just a few of our stand out moments from the summer: First of all, our very own version of the STEM program! STEM here stood for Scotland-Texas-England-Mexico! For the first time ever …

What Camp Can Teach us About Life

Every day at camp there are always life lessons to be learned. Whether it be an advancement in archery, a new level reached in swim class or even a wonky shaped pot put together in pottery, there’s always new skills to learn at camp! Along with all these super duper new skills learned here at The Heart, there is so …

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We’re Getting Ready for Camp!

It’s the middle of May, your Program Director has finally arrived from the land of haggis and welly tossing, and camp is so close we can taste it!!! The past couple of weeks have involved a blur of forms, firming up calendars and making sure camp is in tip top condition for your arrival. Today it’s just a matter of …

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Familiar faces…<3 See who will be back to join us this summer!

Here at The Heart, we are always so fortunate to have an excellent summer staff year after year. Our new counselors bring their flair to camp with open minds of just what will come their way. Our returning staff are an asset, they know the camp flow and adopt a big sister role for our new counselors (see, it’s not just …

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My Inspiration by LG (aka Laura Gallagher, program director)

I’ve been asked to write about where I get my inspiration, and I won’t lie to you guys, for a while this had me stumped! What gives me that drive to jump out of bed in the morning and be the happiest I can throughout my day? I’ve been told on a few occasions that I’m the happiest person people …

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Why every kid should go to camp

There’s only a couple of short months to go until those gates open to summer 2017 and excitement is brimming over yet another summer of magical fun at The Heart. If camp isn’t at the forefront of your mind yet – it sure should be! Speaking as someone who was (unfortunately) never a camper but (fortunately) found my place at camp …

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Why counselors are the hardest working people

After spending the last week having the most fun whilst recruiting staff for this summer, y’all can bet the main thing on my mind right now: counselors. Without these members of staff, camp wouldn’t be the same, which is why I like to think of them as the ‘heart strings’ of The Heart! When opening day of camp hits, parents …

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Ta Ta For Now

There’s not much you can do before you leave camp except ‘be still…take it in a while’. That’s what I found myself doing in my last few days of being at camp; I listened to the river running through Cypress Hollow, I learned to appreciate the night time chirping of the crickets, and I memorized every aspect of the sun …

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The Heart Strings of Camp: Counselors

There are few things more rewarding than spending a summer as a camp counselor. It is the hardest job you will ever love! As a counselor you are in a very unique position in that you are neither a parent, nor a teacher, but you spend so much time caring for campers and imparting long lasting skills. Essentially, you are the …

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Exciting News for Next Summer!

The summer of ’16 may have just passed us by, but here at The Heart we are already going full steam ahead with preparations for next summer. Ideas for the program calendar are amounting, counselor applications are building up, and have I mentioned that the programming side of the office has had a reshuffle? Aaaaaaanyway, perhaps the most exciting thing to …