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 …

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 …

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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6 Reasons Why I love Heart O’ the Hills

This was my first time attending Heart O’ the Hills Camp for Girls in Texas. As a first year camper, I had a lot of opportunities and moments that contributed to why I love camp. I can tell you that it was hard to pick a few. Here are my six reasons on why I love The Heart. Pizza Night: …

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Transitioning from Summer CAMP to College CAMPus

There are many transitions a person may experience in their life: going from a camper to a counselor, being able to drive a car, and the most prominent one, starting college. Each of these new chapters in ones lives poses new obstacles. As an 11 year camper at Heart O’ the Hills and a sophomore in college, I can confidently say …

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Dear New Campers: It’s Okay to be Homesick

Dear New Campers, My name is Riley H. I have been a camper at Heart O’ the Hills for five years. During siesta, I decided to write a letter to you about being homesick at camp. I’m a reliable source because my first time at camp I was homesick too. If you don’t know what homesick means it is When you …

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Into The Woods: A Camping We Will Go

On a special night in the heart of Texas, Heart O’ the Hills campers prepare for a unique experience – overnight!  Overnight is when campers gather and spend the night gazing at the Texas sky while making memories that will last a lifetime.  As many of you may be thinking overnight is equivalent to camping outside. How does Overnight Work at HOH? Overnight …

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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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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 …