Inspiration abounds! and Spring Reading

What a wealth of inspiration we have acquired! Monique, Katie and I have spent several weeks (each) at conferences and training events over the last three months. Our training has taken us to Michigan, Boulder Colorado, Nashville and Marble Falls Texas! They have been hosted by CampMinder, The Summer Camp Society, CODA (Camp Owners and Directors Association), EPIC (Emerging Professionals …

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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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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What is a camp nurse?

All of my nursing career I wanted to experience life as a camp nurse.  I finally got my chance last summer at Heart O’ the Hills.  I arrived with all of the items on my supply list that Jane emailed me and a whole lot of courage.  See, I am personally the mother of two teenage daughters so I knew …

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25 things every camper should know about The Heart

25 Things you should know about camp, let’s give it a go! <3 25) We are a smaller camp in our area! 24) We believe in trying new things everyday. 23) Our counselors are one of a kind! 22) So are our campers <3 21) We have a mascot…Spot, the Dalmatian <3 20) Nobody around has a Jane. We have …

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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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Where do we find our inspiration? -Jane

It’s easy enough for me to find inspiration to work on camp and at camp, even when nobody else is here, and to keep on going after I’m tired. My inspiration is all around me, in the very air I breathe. It’s camp itself! When I was a small child, my daddy would bring my brother, sister and me down …

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What does Head Staff do?

To some it may look like all we Head Staff members do is sit around in the office and wait for the daily High Noon Nerf gun shootout. To others it might seem that we’re never around. While even some people just don’t have the first clue as to what we do all day long during the summer. We do …

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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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My inspiration

I was tasked with thinking about where I get my inspiration for camp. I quickly realized I could go on and on forever about every little thing that inspires me but I’ll keep my list short. My creative and talented mother! Reading books on anything from creativity to self-growth. My inspiration comes from watching campers blossom while making new friends and finding …