May 27, 2015 Wellspring

Heartland Day Camp--Olathe

Heartland continues to be a leader in innovation as, this year, we are providing an off-site Day Camp in collaboration with Heritage Presbyterian Church in Olathe, KS. The camp will be offered at that location weekly from June 1 through August 7.  The experience is designed to be Christ-centered and will have exceptional college-age staff and awesome activities. 

Through their participation,  kids will have the opportunity to develop new skills and gain a sense of independence while encountering God and having lots of fun. Campers will participate in a morning Bible study and afternoon worship in addition to many other fun things. For example, they will get to go swimming several times a week, ride a horse through the property, and fly down a 100-foot slip n' slide! 

There is even a pick-up and drop-off being offered at two Olathe business sites to facilitate participation. Enroll your child(ren) now--for a week or all ten!

For more information and/or to enroll go to our Website.

A Piece of our History: "Twilettes"

An HPC Twilette

An HPC Twilette

During the time she served on the Camp Committee, Twila Spencer would complain about the outhouses. She says,  "They were truly outhouses in the worst sense of the word." 

The Center Director told her this was just part of being at Heartland camp. Her response? "NO!" She insisted it was possible to have a great camp experience without smelly, disgusting outhouses. Finally, because of her insistence, flush toilets were installed (in 1987!). These were immediately dubbed "Twilettes" in her honor.  Our wilderness campers owe a big thanks to Twila for bringing about this "innovation" to the camp facilities!

Congratulations, Heartland Center!

Heartland has been selected as one of the "Camps that Change the World." This honor comes from the Center for Faith and Service, based out of McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL. This designation is in recognition of our "commitment to making the church relevant to the lives of young people and for inspiring, identifying and training future leadership for the church."  

Job Openings at Heartland  

Heartland Center is now hiring for the following part-time positions: Bookkeeper, Kitchen Manager, Lead Kitchen Assistant.  If you or anyone you know is interested, please visit our Website for additional information.

People are saying...  

Thank you for being so accommodating to our group. We love your beautiful campsite!
The food was awesome. There were a lot of healthy choices and I always looked forward to meals. The kitchen staff did great.
Another great visit! We'll be back.

Heartland Center Groups-- June

Please pray for the groups who will be gathered at Heartland during the month of June. Also please include our summer youth day and overnight campers!

  • LDS-Platte City Stake  
  • Cub Scout Pack 4433      
  • Bretches/Melroy Wedding
  • First Baptist Church of Grandview    
  • Overland Park Church of Christ            
  • CLK Multifamily Management                    
  • LDS-Kansas City Stake       
  • Northland Cathedral    
  • Grandview Park Presbyterian      
  • Vineyard Church      
  • Rainbow School of South Broadland Presbyterian Church  
  • Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church            
  • Liberty Christian Fellowship