We are so thankful at The Heart and Stewart

Editor’s note: We have so many blessings, large and small, past and present, sprinkled with hopes for the future. These are Kathy’s words, knit together with input from all of us on year-round staff at both Heart O’ the Hills and Camp Stewart. A thankful heart is a happy heart, and our cup overfloweth!   ‘Tis the season for THANK …

Spot’s Guide to Attending Camp

Editor’s Note: Spot has been at The Heart for 11 summers, and she has learned a thing or two about how to succeed at camp! Spot is quick to make friends, and likes to show people around. She even writes an advice column in  our weekly summer news magazine, The Heart Beat. Despite the fact that she lives on the …

View Post

Staff is HERE! <3

Well y’all. Staff is here.  Can you believe it? It’s already the end of May, counselors are on camp, the dining hall is buzzing with songs, and the river is filling up with splashes and laughter. It’s camp season, y’all.  It’s go time. We are so excited about this summer staff and beyond ready for you to meet them! We …

View Post

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 …

View Post

What is my inspiration? –Kaisha B.

What is My Inspiration at Heart O’ the Hills? There are many reasons that make Heart O’ the Hills a special paradise, but going to a new place or visiting an old place definitely has perks that can inspire you to be a better you. We often become inspired by acts, people and places, but inspiration to each and every …

View Post

A day in the life of a camper…<3

  A Day in the Life of a Camper By: Josie Turlington (16-year-old Pawnee camper) [morning bugle] You hear the soft groans of the girls throughout the tepee as the bugle sets off to get us up and ready for the day. Now here at camp we’ve got our morning people and our not-so-morning people. The older you are… the …

View Post

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 …

View Post

What is Vespers?

A night full of funny costumes, sincere yet hilarious songs, and over the top dance moves. That’s Vespers in a nutshell. Every Sunday evening after pizza is cheered and eaten, and the sun has slowly set behind the hills, a slight buzz moves along the Guadalupe River. Music fills the air and whispers line the steps overlooking the Cypress Hollow. …

View Post

Camper-Staff ratio: Why is it important?

Here at Heart we like to keep our camper-staff ratio in our cabins rather small and with good reason. We want each girl to get to know one another, their counselor and vice versa. These are the people they are going to be sharing most of their time with and we feel that it is uber important for them to …

View Post

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 …