Daily Update - Gold Rush


Today, we had a visit from the Health Inspector and I'm thrilled to report that we passed with flying colors! No issues whatsoever, which is always great news.

Classes ran as usual today, and it's hard to believe we only have two more MWF classes left this term. Time sure flies!

A big shoutout to Counselor/Sponsor Sumner, who received her Camp Master in Riflery today. Well done, Sumner!

In the carnival raffle, two cabins won the coveted Dr Pepper Cake. Their luck turned into a treat for the entire camp, as their requested dessert, the famous Dr Pepper Cake, is a camp favorite. The cheers and applause for the kitchen staff were well deserved – that cake is delicious!

After dinner, our 16-year-olds led us in some spirited camp songs, getting everyone pumped up for the evening activity.

Tonight's highlight was the Gold Rush, a division activity for sisterhood points. Campers dressed up in their best wild-west attire and made their way around camp, collecting rocks painted like gold. At the end of the night, the gold was weighed to determine the winner. It was a fun and exciting event that had everyone engaged and eager to win!


We have a long tradition (borrowed from Camp Stewart) of "bribing" our campers to sign up for next year before leaving this year.

Each girl who does will receive her choice of a nice "bribe". We will have bribery available at pickup, or if you respond before then, we will go ahead and let the girls choose and receive the gift.

Here is the LINK to the sign up form.




Daily Update - Enchanted Tales Field Day


Today was a day of celebration and fun! We marked the 26th birthday of our beloved counselor Amber Barsby and the “Un-Birthday” of camper Riley Hill. During our reunion weekend, we auctioned off the chance for a camper to celebrate their birthday during the term, even if it wasn’t their actual birthday. Emma Hill was thrilled to have her special day at camp, one month after her real birthday.

Our day kicked off with Enchanting Field Day, and the head staff, dressed as characters from Shrek, started the morning with a fun skit at flag. The festivities continued from there. Counselor Karoline H. took on a completely re-imagined field day, which was a big hit. Despite the rain that fell most of the morning, everyone seemed to have a blast.

We managed to complete all our morning events and the highly anticipated war canoe race before the weather forced us to cancel the remaining events. Both teams raced well with great form and clean strokes, but the T-Birds edged out the Arrows, winning the race by a narrow margin.

With the rain continuing into the evening, we swapped our running events for a cozy movie night. Campers enjoyed watching Despicable Me with candy and soda – a perfect way to escape the crummy weather.

We plan to finish field day on Saturday and will provide a complete update at the end of the day.


We have a long tradition (borrowed from Camp Stewart) of "bribing" our campers to sign up for next year before leaving this year.

Each girl who does will receive her choice of a nice "bribe". We will have bribery available at pickup, or if you respond before then, we will go ahead and let the girls choose and receive the gift.

Here is the LINK to the sign up form.




Closing Day Details


It is hard to believe that we are already preparing to say goodbye to our First Term campers! We wanted to make sure you had all the correct information for closing. 

CLOSING DETAILS 2024


On Thursday, June 27, 2024:

  • 5:30 p.m. Gates open
  • 6:30 p.m. Quadrille presentation at the Big Arena for those who are interested in attending
  • At 7 p.m. we will host a picnic supper on the grounds for campers and their families. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chairs
  • At 9 p.m. (dusk) the Memorial Vespers will take place at Cypress Hollow, where the new recipient of the Jo Jones Memorial Sportsmanship Award will be presented in a candlelight ceremony, presented by the Top Ten Juniors. Campers will sit in front with their cabins, visitors in back.
  • By 10 p.m. camper families will have departed and campers and counselors return to their cabins for root beer floats and last night parties.

 
On Friday, June 28:

  • 9 a.m. Gates will open
  • 9:45 the exciting War Canoe race will take place, followed by an abbreviated Naming O’ the Sisters awards ceremony. This ceremony will be shortened from what we have done in the past, with only presentations of Tenure, Star LITe, Kitty’s Korner, Sunflower Award, High-Point Campers and the Sisterhood Cup. Campers must be present to receive awards.
  • Farewells will take place no later than 11:30 a.m.


We are hoping that you will enjoy a relaxed schedule, giving you time to meet some of your camper's friends, load up her trunk, visit with her favorite counselors and view her photos. 

We have a long tradition (borrowed from Camp Stewart) of "bribing" our campers to sign up for next year before leaving this year.

Each girl who does will receive her choice of a nice "bribe". We will have bribery available at pickup, or if you respond before then, we will go ahead and let the girls choose and receive the gift.

Here is the LINK to the sign up form.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have between now and then! 830-238-4650.

Your Heart Staff--


We have a long tradition (borrowed from Camp Stewart) of "bribing" our campers to sign up for next year before leaving this year.

Each girl who does will receive her choice of a nice "bribe". We will have bribery available at pickup, or if you respond before then, we will go ahead and let the girls choose and receive the gift.

Here is the LINK to the sign up form.




Daily Update - Around The World Carnival


Today was a fun-filled day at camp, starting with a big birthday shoutout to Tommi Lee, our Heart LITe, who turned 18!

We had to instate a re-inspection program due to some messy cabins lately. If cabins fail their morning inspection, they get re-inspected before snack time. Today, Indian Paintbrush and Cactus Flower Cottage needed a second look, but they passed with flying colors.

Exciting news—our yearbooks have finally arrived! Campers will receive them tomorrow afternoon.

The Around the World Carnival almost got rained out, but with no lightning in sight, we carried on as planned. The campers looked adorable in their costumes, representing everything from Mexican sombreros and cowboy hats to Scottish highland attire.

After the carnival, we held a series of raffles with some awesome prizes. Here are the lucky winners:

  • Donuts for breakfast in your cabin: Claire F, Olivia N
  • Free swim for cabin during siesta: Winnie L, Catalina S
  • Sonic drinks for cabin: Parker G
  • Choice of dessert for your table: Sadie L, Ellie M
  • Movie during siesta for cabin: Lee F, Polly P
  • Trading Post Bundle: Olivia W, Claire P, Angie B
  • Pick your own movie candy: Nanda, Vivian V
  • Soda of your choice with pizza for your cabin: Olivia N
  • Picnic for your cabin: Claire M, Ellie M
  • Head for a day: Yatziri N, Kami R, Eleanor L, Micaela R

It was a fantastic day, full of fun and surprises!


We have a long tradition (borrowed from Camp Stewart) of "bribing" our campers to sign up for next year before leaving this year.

Each girl who does will receive her choice of a nice "bribe". We will have bribery available at pickup, or if you respond before then, we will go ahead and let the girls choose and receive the gift.

Here is the LINK to the sign up form.




Daily Update - Stewart Dance


Today was packed with fun and excitement! We celebrated Melody J's 11th birthday—happy birthday, Melody!

Shoutout to our perfect inspection cabins: Oak Tree, YY1, YY2, and Buckeye Bunk for keeping things tidy.

The Big-Lil reveal for B campers was a hit, bringing lots of smiles and new friendships.

After lunch, campers signed up for Sunday's Olympic Festival competitions in Horseback and Swimming—can’t wait to see them in action!

After lunch, we had a War Canoe meeting to gear up for the big practice race at field day.

Dinner was a casual buffer supper, but the real highlight was the Stewart Dance. Campers were raving about it, calling it the "best dance ever!"


We have a long tradition (borrowed from Camp Stewart) of "bribing" our campers to sign up for next year before leaving this year.

Each girl who does will receive her choice of a nice "bribe". We will have bribery available at pickup, or if you respond before then, we will go ahead and let the girls choose and receive the gift.

Here is the LINK to the sign up form.




Daily Update - Mountain Top


Today was a day filled with excitement and achievements as we elected our new Way Showers just in time for officer photos and sisterhood panoramas! We are thrilled to introduce our new leaders:

Minion

  • Martha M for the Arrows
  • Aisley R for the Thunderbirds

Sophomore

  • Scarlet F for the Arrows
  • Addia R for the Thunderbirds

Junior

  • Have W for the Arrows
  • Pryce S for the Thunderbirds

Senior

  • Asher M for the Arrows
  • Ava Jane L for the Thunderbirds

Teen

  • Maddie H for the Arrows
  • Kate R for the Thunderbirds

Today was also a celebration of achievements! The fishing class had a spectacular day, catching a lot of fish. In Canoeing, Maggie's girls, Yatziri and Olivia D, both received their Swamper Patches. Archery saw some standout performances as Chessa announced that Michelle R, Ava A, and Claire P received multiple awards. Over at Tennis, Emme H and Claire P ticked off several items on their checklist, showing great progress.

Tomorrow, we have the much-anticipated Stewart dance. In preparation, a few of our counselors decided to go all out to ensure we have the best cookies around. They spent 2.5 hours in the kitchen mixing dough for a camper favorite, the Brown Butter Cookie. Our fabulous kitchen staff will bake them tomorrow, and we can't wait to share them.

After a productive day, we gathered at Mountain Top where we announced our
Sisters O’ the Week for the second week of the first term 2024:

Minion: Bee P
Sophomore: Mae M
Junior: Micaela R
Senior: Elizabeth G
Teen: Sophia P
Heart Lite: Hattie M
Counselor: Aleks K

We concluded Mountain Top with a special prayer. Counselor Maya S from New Zealand offered tonight’s prayer first in Maori and then in English. It was a touching and beautiful moment, highlighting the diverse and inclusive spirit of our camp.

Stay tuned for more updates and memories from our wonderful camp!


We have a long tradition (borrowed from Camp Stewart) of "bribing" our campers to sign up for next year before leaving this year.

Each girl who does will receive her choice of a nice "bribe". We will have bribery available at pickup, or if you respond before then, we will go ahead and let the girls choose and receive the gift.

Here is the LINK to the sign up form.




Daily Update - Sunday at Camp


Sundays are such a simple day at camp!

Cabin Photos (1 & 1B) were taken for the new campers. These photos will be given to every camper at closing. 

Breakfast was a buffet, and campers came in their PJs, enjoying a leisurely morning. With no announcements until 10:30, everyone was able to get the recharge they needed for the week ahead.

The worship message was all about how to make friends. Cypress Hollow was especially beautiful today, made even better by the beautiful voices of the Volunteer Voices.

After siesta, we held our first weekend of Olympic Festival Competitions. The girls who signed up were very excited to participate, and those who didn’t were there to cheer on their fellow campers. We also opened free swim, which was a huge draw this week, especially for the younger campers.

Results for the Olympic Festival:

Archery

  • Parker G 1st
  • Ava A 2nd
  • Vivian H 3rd
  • Savanna C 4th

Riflery

  • Lissie S 1st
  • Micaela R 2nd
  • Leah B 3rd
  • Claire F 4th

Pickleball

  • Caridee A and Lee F 1st
  • Ellie M and Ainsley B 2nd
  • Marlowe J and Ellen H 3rd

In the evening, we had Pizza Night. Before dinner, each division spread out across the Big Field for Pizza Cheers. Heads judged based on originality, enthusiasm, and togetherness to determine which division could go get their pizza first.

Tonight, after the pizza and excitement, the Thunderbirds put on a performance for their Arrow sisters during T-Bird Vespers. Vespers is a time when the silliest of costumes are worn, and songs are sung with the most gusto. 

It was a fantastic end to a wonderful day!


We have a long tradition (borrowed from Camp Stewart) of "bribing" our campers to sign up for next year before leaving this year.

Each girl who does will receive her choice of a nice "bribe". We will have bribery available at pickup, or if you respond before then, we will go ahead and let the girls choose and receive the gift.

Here is the LINK to the sign up form.




Daily Update - Hello 1B/Movie Night


Tonight, the much-anticipated Senior/Teen Swim Meet took place. After 6th period, campers eagerly headed down to the waterfront, led by their enthusiastic Sponsors and Song Leaders. The energy was palpable as everyone cheered for their favorite swimmers. The T-birds were victorious with a score of 179-145. Once the swim meet wrapped up, we headed directly to the flag ceremony, ready for the next adventure.

The evening meal was a classic camp favorite—hamburgers! Campers enjoyed their dinner outdoors, basking in the warm evening air and the camaraderie of friends.

Earlier in the day, we had the pleasure of welcoming our first Term 1b campers. Among the 26 new arrivals, 11 were brand new to camp. After a snack, we gathered for the exciting moment of drawing from their new sisterhood. With smiles and cheers, the new campers were embraced by their groups and quickly joined in the afternoon classes, diving right into camp life.

The day concluded with a special treat—Movie Night under the stars. After eat-out, everyone gathered at the tennis courts, sleeping bags in tow, to relax and enjoy a movie together. Campers stayed with their divisions, sharing candy and sodas as they watched the film.


We have a long tradition (borrowed from Camp Stewart) of "bribing" our campers to sign up for next year before leaving this year.

Each girl who does will receive her choice of a nice "bribe". We will have bribery available at pickup, or if you respond before then, we will go ahead and let the girls choose and receive the gift.

Here is the LINK to the sign up form.




Daily Update - Goodbye 1A/Bunk Night


Today, our campers embraced the Valentine's spirit! With no dress code restrictions, campers donned their best Valentine-themed outfits. Classes were centered around love and friendship, with activities like writing Valentine’s cards and making little gifts for friends. It was a heartwarming day full of creativity and affection!

We said a heartfelt goodbye to our Split Term campers today. It's hard to believe it's already time for them to leave!

The Crossed Arrow Sisterhood celebrated some special awards:

  • Arrows Froggie of the Split Term: Penny N.
  • Jr Shooting Star: Rheid M.
  • Senior Shooting Star: Safford H.
  • Teen Shooting Star: Lulu L.

Next up, the Thunderbirds honored their outstanding members:

  • Minion Spirit Brave: Mila J.
  • Sophomore Spirit Brave: Arah A.
  • Junior Spirit Brave: Vivi G.
  • Senior Spirit Brave: Nora C.
  • Teen Spirit Brave: Mary Scott H.
  • All Term Day and Night: Avery J. and Hunter H.
  • All Term Thumbs Up: Royer B.

We also recognized our dedicated campers with Tenure Awards:

  • 5 Year Camper: Lulu L.
  • 3 Year Campers: Arah A., Jaylee C., Kayla D., Hunter H., Safford H., Avery J., and Genevieve K.

Tonight, campers and counselors enjoyed a fun-filled Bunk Night, strengthening their bonds and making lasting memories.

The Juniors had a delightful evening at Jane’s house, enjoying ice cream in their pajamas. It was a sweet end to a fantastic day!

Stay tuned for more updates and memories from camp!


We have a long tradition (borrowed from Camp Stewart) of "bribing" our campers to sign up for next year before leaving this year.

Each girl who does will receive her choice of a nice "bribe". We will have bribery available at pickup, or if you respond before then, we will go ahead and let the girls choose and receive the gift.

Here is the LINK to the sign up form.




Daily Update - Field Day


Howdy from the Heart! Today was field day at camp!

This term, there was a new event called “Megathon” where each sisterhood worked together to complete a camp-wide relay race. The relay began with the minions passing a stuffed animal baton from the ark to seniors at the flagpole who unfolded and refolded flags. Then, they passed the baton to a mix of juniors and seniors in the art studios who completed various art projects one by one. The baton was then handed to a group of 100m dash racers on the track, who then passed it to the sophomores. Like the minions, they passed the baton one by one down a line to eventually reach the final stretch of the relay where a group of sack, egg on spoon, and three-legged racers passed the baton to each other, ultimately handing it to their firelighter to complete the “Megathon.” The day started with the Thunderbirds winning this event.

After this, the Sisterhoods competed throughout the morning in events like musical water buckets, potato sack races, egg races, three-legged races, slip-and-slide relays, and others in order to earn as many points as possible. 

In the afternoon, the minions competed in a parachute battle, sophomores in a kickball match, juniors in dodgeball, and seniors and teens banded together in an epic matball match. The final score was 667 to 547, with the Thunderbirds emerging victorious. 

The campers who earned the most points for their sisterhoods, also known as “high point campers” of the day, were Kendall Fox for the minions, a tie between Alanna Brown and Violet Crenshaw for the sophomores, Savannah Clark for the juniors, Ella Capps for the Seniors, and Valeria Romero for the Teens. 

The campers are looking forward to a relaxing division night this evening where they will spend time and make memories with their friends!


We have a long tradition (borrowed from Camp Stewart) of "bribing" our campers to sign up for next year before leaving this year.

Each girl who does will receive her choice of a nice "bribe". We will have bribery available at pickup, or if you respond before then, we will go ahead and let the girls choose and receive the gift.

Here is the LINK to the sign up form.




Daily Update - Covert Ops


Today's update will be brief. Campers returned to their cabins and enjoyed a leisurely brunch at 9 am. Classes didn't resume until the 3rd period, giving everyone some extra time to rest. A mandatory siesta was held for all, as it was much needed.

Tonight's event is Covert Ops, promising an exciting and thrilling experience for all the campers! The final score was 157 - 133. We'll share more details about Covert Ops tomorrow!





Daily Update - Overnight


We celebrated two special birthdays today: Claire M.'s 9th birthday and Emma F.'s 16th birthday!

During the 4th period, campers packed for the overnight campout, and siesta was shortened by 15 minutes.

Congratulations to the cabins with perfect inspections: Elm Tree Inn, Verbena Village, Yarrow Yard 1, Agarita Attic, and Buckeye Bunk!

In honor of our overnight campout, we sang some of our favorite cowboy songs after lunch. However, thunderstorms brewed during siesta, altering our plans.

As the skies cleared at dusk, a beautiful rainbow appeared, allowing the overnight festivities to resume. 

The teens stuck to the original plan and headed to Mo Ranch for their overnight stay.  

The S’minions cooked their dinner in The Village and spent the night there, enjoying conga lines, sing-alongs, and games until bedtime.

The Juniors prepared their meals in the Patio Room and slept on the Pickleball Courts until an early morning sprinkle sent them back to their cabins.

The Seniors spent their evening on the Tennis Courts.

Word on the street is that it was the best overnight ever!





Daily Update -Sunday at Camp



Today was a much more relaxed day—or at least it started that way. Cabin photos were taken throughout the morning, breakfast was come-and-go for about an hour, and we had worship down at Cypress Hollow. Our Volunteer Voices girls, who have been practicing all week, sounded perfect.

After worship, we had our typical Sunday lunch of fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Following an extended, much-needed siesta, campers were treated to a performance by an Indian troupe. Head Counselor Jo G. and her family perform all over the state of Texas.

Unfortunately, our evening plans were derailed by a pop-up rainstorm that brought three inches of much-needed rain. Pizza Cheers were canceled, and our LITes delivered pizza to the campers' rooms.

Counselor Vespers was also postponed, so there will be an exciting performance another day!

Hey, at least everyone got an early bedtime tonight!





Daily Update - Movie Night


**Saturday's Highlights at Camp!**

Today was filled with excitement and memorable moments as we continued to make the most of every moment this term.

Our Volunteer Voices met for another practice  to prepare tomorrow's worship songs. We can't wait to hear their beautiful voices!

Camper Claire Fox had a special moment today, losing a tooth! The tooth fairy is set to visit her tonight, bringing a new toothbrush along with some magic.

At lunch, the LITes announced the perfect inspection cabins: Elm Tree, Yarrow Yard 1 & 2, Zinnia, Agarita, and Buckeye! It looks like we’re starting to see a trend here!

After normal classes today, we held our first swim meet of the term! The juniors headed down to the waterfront after 6th period to compete in various races, including backstroke, front crawl, and a fun noodle race. The Thunderbirds narrowly outscored the Crossed Arrows with a final score of 34-32. Great job to all our swimmers!

After flag,  girls enjoyed picnic meals of hot dogs and engaged in many of camp's outdoor games. A new favorite this year is the giant Connect Four game, which has been a big hit!

As evening fell, it was time for movie night under the stars. Campers gathered on the tennis courts with their sleeping bags, candy, and sodas to watch "Inside Out." It was a great way to wind down the day.

And now, the results of the door decorating contest are in! Congratulations to our creative and spirited campers:

- Best Use of Materials: Abrigo
- Team Spirit Display: Daisy
- Most Creative: Cactus Flower Cottage
- People's Choice (social media): Agarita Attoc
- Best Overall: Adobe 1

What a great day it has been! Stay tuned for more updates as we continue our camp journey, creating unforgettable memories every step of the way.





Daily Update - Seminar Day


Today was Seminar Day, a day where we suspend regular classes and host a variety of activities for the campers to participate in. We have our fan favorites that we hold each and every summer like fiesta and cookie decorating. But with staff from all over the world, this year's Seminar Day featured even more exciting activities. Campers enjoyed Hungarian Dancing, New Zealand Culture Lessons, Netball, Cricket, Touch Rugby, and K-pop Dances. For the art lovers, there were activities like building bird houses, rock painting, piano, musical theater, and face painting.

Additional activities included:

  • Baking: Campers got creative in the kitchen, whipping up delicious treats.
  • Canoe Drill: Learning essential canoeing skills and safety.
  • Card Game Tournament (Speed): A fast-paced card game tournament kept everyone on their toes.
  • Casino Night: An evening of fun with classic casino games.
  • Color Guard: Honing skills in precision and teamwork.
  • Color Run: A vibrant and colorful run through camp.
  • Cookie Decorating: Campers unleashed their inner pastry chefs.
  • Cooking: Whipping up tasty dishes and learning new recipes.
  • Country Western Line Dancing/Swing Dancing: Learning some fun and energetic dance moves.
  • DIY Puff Paint Painting: Crafting unique designs with puff paint.
  • Fairy Garden: Creating magical miniature gardens.
  • Fiesta: A festive celebration with music, dancing, and fun.
  • Glass Painting: Crafting beautiful painted glass pieces.
  • Harry Potter: Immersing in the magical world of Harry Potter.
  • High Tea at Jane's: A sophisticated and delightful tea party.
  • Hoop Dancing: Learning the art of hoop dancing.
  • Hungarian Culture: Exploring traditions and history from Hungary.
  • K-Pop Dances: Learning popular dance routines from K-pop music.
  • Master Chef: Competing in cooking challenges.
  • Moonlight Canoe: An enchanting evening canoe ride under the stars.
  • Netball: Enjoying a game of netball, a popular sport in many countries.
  • Pickleball Tournament: Competing in a fun pickleball tournament.
  • Soccer: Engaging in friendly soccer matches.
  • Songwriting/Guitar: Creating and performing original songs.
  • Spa Night: Relaxing and pampering with spa activities.
  • Teddy Bear Picnic: A whimsical picnic with stuffed animal friends.
  • Top Shot Archery: Sharpening archery skills in a fun competition.
  • Top Shot Riflery: Aiming for targets in a riflery contest.
  • Water Aerobics: Splashing and exercising in the pool.

In the evening, our senior campers headed to Point Theater to see the performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The campers absolutely loved it. Snacks and sodas were an added treat as well!

Seminar Day was a wonderful opportunity for campers to try something new, break out of their comfort zones, and switch up the routine of camp to start the last week. Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we continue to make unforgettable memories at camp!


  • Breakfast

    Orange Juice  
    Bowl of bananas, oranges
    Coffee, milk, tea                                                      Oatmeal w/trimmings
    Cold Cereal                                                         
    yogurt
    Scrambled Eggs
    Bacon
    Biscuits, Jelly

  • Lunch

    Soup: Chef’s choice
    Fried Catfish strips                                               
    Regular Salad Bar
    (tartar sauce, red sauce, catsup on table)
    Spiral fries
    Pinto Beans
    Shirley’s Slaw
    Cornbread
    Iced Tea, Water
    Ice Cream

  • Dinner

    Chicken Pot Pie
    Rice Pilaf
    Roasted Sweet Potatoes (Frozen; you season and glaze with honey and maple syrup)
    Fresh Spinach Salad w/mandarin orange slices (On tables)
    Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
    Iced Tea, Water




Daily Update - Division Night


Today, we celebrated Heart LITe Carissa Smith's 17th birthday. 🎉

The Brother-Sister picnic was a blast! Heart and Stewart Trivia was a hit, with the Horner family taking home the victory. 🏆

Volunteer Voices had their first meeting today, bringing together campers eager to make a difference. 🌟

With the heat and a few long days, we had a mandatory siesta this afternoon. It was a total revival, and the dining hall was filled with rowdy and happy campers this evening.

Good news—Milk Line is back! After some supply challenges, we finally got our hands on the single-serving milks. 🥛

The news of the fire that we sent out seemed much bigger to Jane and the fire department than it did to ANY of the campers and counselors. No one saw anything except smoke, classes carried right on. Attention was turned to tonights division night activities.

Tonight is Division Night, and here's what's in store:

  • Minions will enjoy birthday cake-flavored ice cream at Jane's.
  • Sophomores join Program Director Carole for Mad Scientist fun.
  • Juniors dive into a Mystery Box Game.
  • Seniors will test their knowledge with Trivia.
  • Teens are playing an epic game of Capture the Mattress.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we continue to create unforgettable memories at camp!

Somehow we managed to miss posting War Canoe Teams. So sorry for the delay in posting! Here are the 2024 First Term teams:

PWC 2024
- Ellie B
-Sophia P
- Emma F 
-Natalia R
-Annelle L
-Carson S
-Coco A
-Elizabeth G
- Emme H
- Ella C
-Casey M
-Parker G
-Rachel S
-Catherine R
-Mary Scott H

SWC 2024
-Catalina R
-Brynne G
-Lee F
-Sara A
-Addison D
-Brooke S
-Olivia L
-Polly P
-Mackenzie L
-Lizzie S
-Lexi S
-Ansley B
-Olivia D
-Grace M


  • Breakfast

    Orange Juice  
    Bowl of bananas, oranges
    Coffee, milk, tea                                                      Oatmeal w/trimmings
    Cold Cereal                                                          yogurt
    Scrambled Eggs
    Bacon
    Biscuits, Jelly

  • Lunch

    King ranch casserole
    Green Beans                                                          
    Regular Salad Bar
    Corn on Cob
    Baked Bananas (slice crossways w/cream cheese, brown sugar)
    Mexican Cornbread
    Iced Tea, Water
    Ice Cream

  • Dinner

    Pot Roast  w/potatoes, carrots, onions
    Gravy
    Cheese Grits
    Mixed Greens
    Cornbread
    Iced Tea, Water



Important Update

Dear Camp Families,

We want to inform you about an incident that occurred this morning. During a scheduled controlled burn, the fire briefly got out of control. Thanks to the quick response from our friends and neighbors in the Hunt Volunteer Fire Department, the fire was quickly contained, and everyone is safe.

There is no need for concern. The fire department arrived within minutes of receiving the call and did an excellent job in ensuring the safety of our campers and staff. Unfortunately, we did lose our climbing wall in the fire, but we are incredibly thankful that no one was harmed or alarmed!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Jane—




Daily Update - Bunk Night


Another exciting day at camp with our TTS classes continuing, and it's incredible to see so many campers already picking up new skills, especially in horseback riding and archery.

We have some exciting things to tell you about. So proud of the incredible accomplishments of our campers! First cabin inspections, Elm Tree, Yarrow Yard 1 & 2, Zennia, Agarita Attic and Buckeye all had perfects!

Dinner was a special treat as we enjoyed an Eat Out/Backyard Games tonight. Picnics dotted the front lawn and big field as campers engaged in a variety of fun outdoor activities, including toss across, yard jenga, yard connect four, jump ropes, earth balls, and more. Laughter and friendly competition filled the air!

Tonight, our evening activity was an exciting Door Decorating Contest! Campers had the opportunity to choose their own themes for their cabin doors, showcasing their creativity and teamwork. The doors will be judged during siesta tomorrow, and we can't wait to announce the winners!

Here are the judging criteria for the contest:

  • Best Overall Decoration
  • Most Creative Theme
  • Best Use of Materials
  • Team Spirit Award (for teamwork and collaboration)
  • People's Choice Award (voted by judges)

Stay tuned for the results.


  • Breakfast

    Orange Juice
    Bowl of bananas, oranges
    Coffee, milk, tea                                                      Oatmeal w/trimmings
    Cold Cereal                                                              Yogurt
    Ranch Eggs w/chorizo
    Potatoes/onions/peppers
    Refried Beans
    Tortillas
    Mini Conchas
    Chips, Salsa

  • Lunch

    Macaroni & Cheese 
    Seasoned Black-eyed Peas  
    Soup: Chicken Soup
    Fried Okra
    Sauteed Yellow Squash
    Cucumber/onion/tomato Relish on tables
    Cornbread
    Iced Tea, Water
    Ice Cream

  • Dinner

    Street Tacos (meat – barbacoa)
    Slaw
    Chips & Salsa
    Cheese Tray w/Crackers
    Watermelon Wedges
    Lemonade




Daily Update - Common Ground


In the early morning, our elite riders tried out for the quadrille, with a select group chosen for this esteemed team and others as alternates.  These girls are

Riders
Catalina R, Olivia L, Ace K, and Holly W

Alternates
Polly P  and Ansley B

We're also proud to announce the Advanced Riding teams at Camp Stewart, with dedicated campers continuing to advance their horseback training. These girls are Annelle L, Olivia L, Cat R, Lily B , Holly W, Avery J, Katie M, Vivien V, Abigail K, Eleanor L, Vivienne G, and Ace K .

At flag tonight we were celebrating campers' achievements in various activities.

Tonight marks a special event at Common Ground, where the results of the officer elections will be announced! This is an exciting moment for everyone at The Heart. First, the girls in their Sisterhood uniforms will gather at Opening Ceremonies to witness the announcement and swearing-in of the new officers. Then, the counselors will be called down to join the celebration and support our newly installed officers. 

In other news, our counselors turned in the first Parent Reports today, which will be emailed to you by the end of the week.

First Term 2024 Officers

Aria A

Minion Secretkeeper

Brooklyn Porter

Bee P

Minion Songleader

Eloise Campbell

Riley D

Minion Wayshower

Brynlynn Jenschke

Claire M

Sophomore Secret Keeper

Alanna Brown

Mae Moses

Sophomore Song Leader

Catalina Seale

Maddalena J

Sophomore Way Shower

Kaylani Daniec

Alessandra R

Junior Secret Keeper

Mabel Griffith

 

Ellen H

Junior Song Leader

Emmy Mccrae

Hailey V

Junior Way Shower

Jorgia Kelley

Ella C

Senior Secret Keeper

Mackenzie Love

Rachel S

Senior Song Leader

Polly Pitts

Carson S

Teen Secret Keeper

Brooke Stremmel

Hunter B

Teen Song Leader

Lee Fardal

Mary Scott H

Teen Way Shower

Lulu Lively

Natalia R, Emma F, Ellie B

Story Tellers

Addison Duckworth, Sara Asander, and Brynne Gorman

Sophia P

Fire Lighter

Catalina Rhodes

Maggie G

Sponsor

Chessa Hartley Mapes

Ella S

Sponsor

Sumner Pannell


  • Breakfast

    Orange Juice
    Bowl of bananas, oranges
    Coffee, milk, tea                                                      Oatmeal w/trimmings
    Cold Cereal                                                              Yogurt
    Ranch Eggs w/chorizo
    Potatoes/onions/peppers
    Refried Beans
    Tortillas
    Mini Conchas
    Chips, Salsa

  • Lunch

    Meat Loaf w/gravy
    Regular Salad Bar
    Mashed Potatoes
    Soup: Chef’s Choice
    Fresh Buttered Cabbage
    Lima Beans
    Cornbread
    Iced Tea, Water
    Ice Cream

  • Dinner

    Chicken Parmesan   
    On spaghetti w/tomato sauce                                 Ceasar salad on tables
    Fried Mushrooms
    Buttered fresh Broccoli spears
    Cesar Salad
    French Bread
    Iced Tea, Water




Daily Update - Officer Elections


It's been an eventful day 3 at camp, filled with excitement and important events!

Our campers had their first MWF classes today. Here's a glimpse of our typical day’s schedule:

7:35 AM: Wake up & Clean cabin
8:05 AM: Flag ceremony/Breakfast
8:55 AM: 1st Activity
9:45 AM: 2nd Activity
10:35 AM: 3rd Activity
11:25 AM: 4th Activity
12:30 PM: Division Gathering
12:50 PM: Lunch
3:45 PM: Siesta ends - Snack
4:05 PM: 5th Activity
4:55 PM: 6th Activity
5:45 PM: Free time until Dinner
7:00 PM: Flag ceremony/Dinner
8:15 PM: Evening Program
10:00 PM: Milk Line
10:15 PM: Taps

After the 6th period today, campers had the opportunity to make changes to their schedules. Following these adjustments, campers will maintain this schedule for the remainder of the term.

We have had a few more achievements in activities.

Laundry started today with the Minions, and it  will be returned by the end of the day. The minions also got their first turn at shopping in the Trading Post today. There were lots of excited girls running towards the Trading Post after lunch and many left with a shopping bag of goodies! 

Tonight marked the Officer Elections, where both Sisterhoods gathered for a special meeting. Each nominee presented their campaign cheer or speech, vying for roles like Song Leader, Secret Keeper, Story Teller, and Way Shower. Campers cast their votes by secret ballot, and late tonight, Sisterhood Sponsors tallied the ballots to confirm the newly elected officers. The results will be announced at Common Ground tomorrow night!

Lastly, every camper wrote first-day postcards, and these were mailed out today, carrying the memories and excitement of their camp journey so far.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to make unforgettable memories at camp!


  • Breakfast

    Orange Juice, Milk                                                           
    Bowl of bananas, apples                                                  Oatmeal  w/trimmings
    Cold Cereal                                                              Yogurt
    Scrambled Eggs
    Bacon
    Blueberry Muffins

  • Lunch

    Beef Sliders                                                              Soup: Tomato
    Regular Salad Bar
    mayo, mustard, catsup on tables
    Lattice French Fries
    Slaw w/apple & Blue Cheese
    Iced Tea, Water
    Ice Cream

  • Dinner

    Cheese Enchiladas  w/chili gravy
    Guacamole on Salad Bar
    Pinto Beans
    Mexican Rice
    Chips
    Salsa
    Watermelon Wedges
    Iced Tea, Water




Daily Update - First Day of TTS Classes/Fire Lighter Elections


Day 2 at The Heart has been filled with excitement and new experiences! 

Today marked the first day of our Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (TTS) classes, where all campers had the opportunity to explore their selected activities. After classes end Monday, campers will have the opportunity to switch classes, and then they'll stick with their chosen classes for the entire term.

After a morning of classes, the highlight of the day was the sisterhood gathering where campers elected and voted for the Fire Lighter. 

Following a delicious lunch and a relaxing siesta, campers delved into their afternoon classes. 

Some campers have already started gaining achievements in various activities! Annelle L got her Pickler in Pickleball!

The seniors won pizza cheers tonight singing a parody of a song from Teen Beach Movie BUT the minions were the stars of the show with their acrobatic routine. It was adorable!

After dinner, campers geared up for Mountain Top, where the announcement of the new Fire Lighters was made. 

We are excited to share that Catalina R  is the 2024 First Term Arrows Firelighter. And Sophia P  is the 2024 First Term T-Bird Firelighter.

After Taps, counselors reflected on the day's adventures with their campers before heading to bed. 

What a great day it had been, filled with learning, camaraderie, and moments of growth.

Looking forward to more adventures tomorrow!




  • Breakfast

    Orange Juice, Milk                                                           
    Bowl of bananas, apples                                                  Oatmeal  w/trimmings
    Cold Cereal                                                              Yogurt
    Scrambled Eggs
    Bacon
    Blueberry Muffins

  • Lunch

    Fried Chicken                                                           Cream Gravy
    Mashed Potatoes
    English Peas
    Candied Carrots 
    Homemade Rolls

    Iced Tea, Water
    Ice Cream

  • Dinner

    Pizza Night
    Pizza
    Green Salad
    Lemonade
    Animal Crackers




Daily Update - Opening Day/Opening Ceremonies


What a whirlwind of excitement we had this morning as we prepared for Opening Day! Our counselors have been hard at work, fine-tuning every detail to ensure a fantastic start to the summer.

Today was the day we finally opened our gates to welcome our eager first term campers and their families. It was a joy to see familiar faces and greet new arrivals, helping everyone settle into their cabins and get ready for the term ahead.

As the last campers arrived via bus,, we gathered as a camp to kick off the summer with enthusiasm and cheers. Activity sign-ups and swim tests were a breeze, with everyone eager to dive into their favorite activities and make new friends.

Some of our youngest campers proved to be little fish during swim tests. Harper, Eloise, and Evelyn, in particular, achieved level 6, which is an impressive accomplishment for their ages.

Camp tours gave new campers a glimpse of our beautiful grounds, while cabin rules and expectations were shared to create a safe and supportive environment for all.

After dinner, we sang "The Peppiest Girls" and "Oh Let Me Go," and they brought the house down!

The highlight of the day was our Opening Ceremonies, where we came together as a sisterhood to listen to the 'Legend of the Guadalupe' and witness the bead drawing for our new campers. 

Here are the results from tonight:

New Arrows:
B, Ella
C, Eloise
C, Violet
F, Mabel
G, Maeve
J, Brynlynn
K, Jorgia
M, Rheid
N, Claire
N, Alex
N, Penny
R, Leila
R, Matilda
S, Zoey
S, Lillian
T, Roz
T, Quinn
V, Emma
W, Audrey

New T-birds:
B, Nadia
D, Riley
G, Vivienne
J, Mila
J, Harper
K, Tanner
M, Evelyn
P, Bee
P, Wrenley
P, Josephine
R, Rosie.

As the day winds down, we gather at the Milk Line and Taps to reflect on the adventures and connections made. What a day it has been, full of laughter, learning, and the beginning of lifelong memories.

Here's to the incredible summer ahead, filled with laughter, friendship, and endless possibilities!


  • Breakfast

    Orange Juice, Coffee, milk
    Cold Cereals
    Hot oatmeal w/trimmings
    Scrambled Eggs
    Bacon
    Hashbrowns
    Biscuits

  • Lunch

    Steak Fingers
    Tater Tots
    Charro Beans
    Gravy
    Rolls
    Salad Bar

  • Dinner

    Spaghetti w/meat sauce
    Italian Green Beans
    Fried Mushrooms w/ranch dressing
    French Bread
    Iced Tea/Water
    Sugar Cookies