A Camp Story


There is excitement here at Heartland because summer camp is right around the corner! In anticipation, here is a special camp story.

A group of youth are on the trail. Hear their voices. "How much farther to Valley View?" "Is this a mountain?" "Look, a deer!" The counselor guides them along. "This is an adventure! See that small animal scramble?" "Look at that interesting bird. WOW!"  "What else do you notice on the path?" Thus begins counselor Andy's week-long adventure with a group of teenagers.
Here was a gift--a week to get close to God's beautiful world and to observe much more than creation, to see God's hand at work in the lives of young people. The wilderness camp was Andy's favorite and it enabled the youth and him to grow spiritually.  This was a time to teach the Bible while living the Bible. Everything became a spiritual workout, with large amounts of prayer, considerable time for study of the Word, and heavy doses of nature observation all around. 

As Andy reflected on the years he spent as a counselor and staff member, he noted how God opened up the living Christ in young people. He saw how the campers made great friends, and were inspired in their journey with the Lord.

As our mission statement says, Heartland Camps are all about building relationships and impacting lives for Jesus Christ. Come join us!

Celebrate at Heartland!


Are you planning a birthday party for a family member or friend?  We are excited to now offer birthday party planning. Hold your private event here at Heartland. Included are a dedicated space, access to one or both of our beautiful swimming pools (memorial day - Labor day), provision of inflatables or games, and party time. 

Parties are scheduled for 2 hours; times are available on Saturdays from 11am to 1pm, 1:30pm to 3:30pm or 4pm to 6pm. The fee is $175 for up to 25 party-goers. There also numerous a la carte items available; these include decoration rental, pool toy rental or food (pizza, drinks and paper goods).

 Heartland provides a beautiful outdoor setting for your birthday event. Contact us for more information and to schedule your party at (Note that release of liability forms are required.)

People are saying . . .

This is a lovely retreat center and we've enjoyed being here,. The staff, the food, the buildings and the grounds are excellent.
We always thoroughly enjoy our time at Heartland!
Thank you for the privilege of being at Heartland this past weekend. We are always so blessed by the hospitality we find there. As always, the food was delicious and the beds comfortable. Peace.       

HPC Groups for June 2017

Please keep the groups who are here in June in your prayers, that they might be inspired and encouraged through their experience.

  • First Presbyterian Church, Derby KS
  • Life Connection Church
  • Platte City United Methodist Church
  • The Midwest Conference
  • Latter Day Saints--Kansas City Stake 
  • Kansas City Hospice--Camp Erin
  • Grandparent Camp
  • Liberty Christian Fellowship
  • Missouri Extension 4-H
  • Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church
  • Summer Camp Youth