Camp Stewart for Boys and Heart O’ the Hills Camp for Girls are separate camps, each under the ownership of the Ragsdale Family. Dates and rates are coordinated for the convenience of family vacation and travel plans.
*Camp Stewart for Boys 6-16 is the oldest continually operated camp in the Southwest. Open since 1924 and located on the banks of the sparkling Guadalupe River’s north fork in Hunt, Texas, Camp Stewart is a historic part of the gorgeous Hill Country. Owned and operated for more than 50 years by the Ragsdale Family, Jeepers Ragsdale serves as the director. Camp Stewart boasts top quality, traditional camping while offering home-cooked cuisine and outstanding facilities.
Boys are guided through more than 60 activities which are instruction-oriented with excitement and accomplishment in mind. Activities include: archery, arts and crafts, baseball, basketball, canoeing, campcraft, fencing, football, gaga, golf, hiking, horseback (English and western), kickball, pickleball, polocrosse, riflery, soccer, sports, tennis, swimming, ceramics, leather work, climbing wall, pedal carts and so much more!
Stewart builds on intangibles—self-confidence, teamwork, leadership, individual identity, meeting challenges. Stewart has a unique Advancement Trail to reward incentive and individual accomplishment. Senior campers (13 and up) choose a “major”: ranchman, outdoorsman, sportsman, or campmaster, and specialize in that aspect of camp.
Sessions are four-, two-, and one-week long.
*Heart O’ the Hills Camp for Girls 6-16, is located on Guadalupe River’s beautiful South Fork, and is directed by Jane Ragsdale.
Character-building emphasis, worldwide, limited enrollment, friendly! Personal growth is built through intangibles—self-confidence, teamwork, leadership, individual identity, working through challenges. Camp population small enough to be warm, large enough to do many fun activities.
“Tepees” and dining room are fully air-conditioned. Girls eat family style, with a tradition of etiquette.
Fun and instruction-oriented, offering more than 40 activities—traditional, plus unusual, typically including English and western horseback riding, Red Cross swimming instruction, fishin’, war canoe, canoeing, diving, competitive swimming, synchronized swimming, field sports, tennis, volleyball, softball, fencing, soccer, basketball, field hockey, cheerleading, drama, dance, “Just For Fun”, archery, riflery, climbing and rappelling, sign language, “Smoke Signals” and yearbook, pioneering (camp craft, nature, and ecology), quilting, calligraphy, leather work, ceramics, cooking, painting and sketching, jewelry making and beading, nature crafts, photography, videography, cooking, yoga, fitness, kickboxing.
Heart O’ the Hills was built originally to be a resort inn, and in 1953 was converted into a summer camp for girls.
Sessions are four- and two-weeks long.
*Both camps will host an Open House on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Tours available every weekend in March; please call to schedule.
*Both camps host parent-child weekends in the spring and fall.