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Heart O' Hills Camp

2430 Highway 39, Hunt, TX

Heart O' the Hills Camp for Girls 6-16, is located on the Guadalupe River's beautiful South Fork in Hunt, the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

The camp was founded on eight pillars of virtue in 1953, and still today strives to nurture a character-building atmosphere. Campers attain personal growth through intangibles--self-confidence, teamwork, leadership, individual identity, and dealing with challenges. Meals are served family style dining, and a tradition of etiquette prevails.

Enrollment is limited to 165 girls per session; campers and counselors come from many countries, and across the U.S. The camp population is small enough to be friendly, yet large enough for good variety.

Activities are fun and instruction-oriented, with all campers encouraged to take horseback riding, Red Cross swimming instruction, and field sports, then rounding out their schedules from a list of more than 40 electives--traditional, plus unusual.

Electives typically include English riding and jumping, western riding, quadrille, polocrosse, fishin', war canoe, canoeing, diving, competitive swimming, synchronized swimming, tennis, volleyball, softball, fencing, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, cheerleading, drama, dance, "Just For Fun", archery, riflery, climbing and rappelling, sign language, "Smoke Signals" and yearbook, pioneering (camp craft, nature, and ecology), calligraphy and papermaking, leather work, ceramics, pottery, cooking, painting and sketching, jewelry making and beading, nature crafts, sewing, needlework.

Heart O' the Hills was built originally to be a resort inn, so "tepees" and dining room are fully air-conditioned. The original hotel rooms house younger girls four or five to a tepee plus a counselor.

"The Heart" is owned and operated by the Ragsdale family. Role model counselors. Four-week and two-week sessions for girls 6-16; 7-day short term for girls 5-11 in August.

Also Ragsdale Family operated is our brother camp, Stewart, just 7 miles away on the North Fork of the Guadalupe. Same dates and rates, just all boys.

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