3 Months ‘Till Camp

Wow – Time really flies! Only 3 months until those red gates open and camp officially begins. We’re working extra hard in the office to ensure everything is ready for Opening Day. We’re overjoyed just thinking about it! To get you ready for fun in the sun, take a look at the 2018 program calendar! Here is a link to …

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 …

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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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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 …

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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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We’re Getting Ready for Camp!

It’s the middle of May, your Program Director has finally arrived from the land of haggis and welly tossing, and camp is so close we can taste it!!! The past couple of weeks have involved a blur of forms, firming up calendars and making sure camp is in tip top condition for your arrival. Today it’s just a matter of …

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Local Restaurant Guide 2017

Whether you are dropping your camper off for a great stay at camp, or you are here to bring them home after the long summer of them being gone,  find a restaurant to match your  taste in the near area. We are 30 minutes from Kerrville, which offers many dining options. If you have only visited Kerrville’s fast food restaurants, …

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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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10 skills you will learn at camp…!

10 Skills campers will learn at camp–unless you teach them first! I remember when a former camper picked up her six-year-old daughter from her first four-week camp experience and exclaimed, “Oh my goodness! I just realized that I had never taught her to shower!” Here are 10 skills campers will learn at camp–unless you teach them first (and believe me, …