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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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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Mother-Daughter Weekend, spring 2017

Another great Mother-Daughter Weekend  for spring 2017 is planned for May 4th – 7th, where already a record number of attendees will share a great time at Heart O’ the Hills Camp. Many people come to the weekend to get an up-close look at The Heart before enrolling. Others come to share the excitement of camp together with their campers. …

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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 …

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We’re 100 days away!!

Well y’all, we’re 100 days from camp!! That’s right, 100 DAYS! Can you believe it? Here in the office we are giddy with excitement, we just can’t contain ourselves! With camp being this close we are in hyper speed getting everything ready for Opening Day. From Carnival, Field Days, Vespers, hiring our last few counselors, and making sure that everything …

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13 Reasons why you should give camp a try

Summer camp is a place unlike any other.   From the days under the sun, spending weeks on end with your best friends, blobbing in the river and exploring the beauty that God has created, the reasons on why every kid should attend summer camp is endless. But trust me, I promise not to make my list that long. <3 Nature …

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Swim Little Heart Girls, Swim, Swim!

G’day from down under! Heart O’ the Hills is a magical place where your girls get to experience activities that they would never usually be exposed to in the lifestyles they lead outside of camp. My favourite activity – and this may be biased – is swimming! Now I know what you’re thinking, the girls have plenty of opportunities to …

Head Staff 2014

We are always so fortunate every summer to have an amazing group of ladies to be a part of our leadership team. This summer, the leadership team will consist of Head Staff members, Activity Leaders, and Division Leaders. The ladies who are part of the Head Staff are not only in charge of their individual areas, but also help me …

Mi Casa

When I lived in Guatemala I became acquainted with Mi Casa. It has developed into quite an amazing orphanage. It all began after the Viet Nam war, when veteran John Wetterer was traveling in Central America and his heart melted at the sight of so many children begging. “Why are you begging?” he would ask in his best Spanish. My …