Meet Katie, our new Program Director!

I’m so thrilled to be your new program director! My name is Katie Dougherty! Hello from Florida! I wanted to take this opportunity to express my joy and excitement for this upcoming year.  The support and love I’ve received already is heart-warming and I want to say a big thank you to everyone! I also want to share a little bit …

Active lifestyle: My Heart Story–Jessica A

Editor’s Note: One of the great things about camp is the healthy, active lifestyle. Even if you’re not an athlete, you move around a lot, whether you’re playing or just getting from one place to another. All that spent energy enhances mood, mental alertness–and isn’t bad for looks, either! In our description of camp, the H in “HEARTS“ stands for Healthy atmosphere. …

Self reliance: My Heart Story — Chloe B

Editor’s Note: Self reliance, simply put, is the ability to find out for yourself the resources for your needs–both intrinsic and extrinsic. One of the best things about going to camp is navigating the ins and outs of each day without the sheltering presence of the family. Camp is a place where girls are safe to try new things and …

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 …

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., …

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Welcome Back to Camp, Kaisha B!

After 665 days, I’m happy to announce that I’m back at Heart O’ the Hills Summer Camp for Girls and reunited with the best campers and counselors in the world. My journey back to camp was definitely a memorable one. Jane greeted me at the airport with a sign that I made during my second visit to camp. Driving through …

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Camp is officially underway!

Y’all. Opening Day has come and gone just like that. Can you believe it!? Opening Ceremonies brought new Shawnees and Pawnees into their tribes, causing sisterhoods to cultivate and grow! The past couple days have been wonderful having the girls back at camp! The hills are alive with tribe love, the sun shines a tad bit brighter, and camp FINALLY …

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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 …

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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 …