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 …

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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 …

Castroville Polocrosse

Ever since I was a little girl, my daddy made sure I could take care of myself. The very first time I ever drove by myself, my dad was in the passenger seat of our big Chevy pick-up truck and I pulled the horse trailer down a gravel road to a friend’s house. By the time I was 16, I …

Freddie Hawkins and polocrosse

At the end of this blog entry will be a link to polocrosse! My old friend Freddie Hawkins passed away the end of July. He and I were classmates at Tivy, and more importantly, his parents owned and directed The Heart when I was first a camper here. Later, after we bought The Heart, the Hawkins family purchased Rio Vista …

Polocrosse weekend!

I’m not sure if around here polocrosse is a sport or a contagious condition. Perhaps both. When we hired Meghan, she had been a summer camp riding director and owned a horse, a saddle, a trailer and a diesel truck. And a dog that looks like a poodle. She was a barrel racer, and had never done English jumping or …

Polocrosse Play Day

In preparation for the National Polocrosse Tournament, Camp Stewart hosted a play day this past weekend. Even with all of the rain, we were all able to get out on the field and get some good practicing in. Heart campers Seton Uhlhorn and Jessica Stevens were able to make it down to participate. The girls were able to play against …

2012 Camp Stewart Jr. National Polocrosse Team Announced

With polocrosse becoming very popular this summer at camp, I am excited to announce that the 2012 National Polocrosse Tournament will be held right here in Hunt, Texas at Camp Waldemar. Everyone in the area is anxiously getting ready for the tournament. Between Heart O’ the Hills and Camp Stewart, we had a lot of really talented polocrosse players. Six …