Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Heart Camp 2009

The first ever Heart Camp with Intermountain Healing Hearts
took place on Friday, August 14th-Saturday, August 15th.
It was held at Camp Wapiti up Settlement Canyon.
Intermountain Healing Hearts is a group of families effected by CHD
providing support and encouragement to each other.
I am honored to be a part of such an amazing organization.

The main lodge where we ate and the kids played many games.

I really thought the plaque outside the main lodge was very fitting to the occasion.

The pool I was afraid the kids would not get to use, but we had a break in the weather on Saturday and the kids were able to swim after all.

The committee prepared treats for the movie night.
They had nachos, ice cream, brownie sundaes and root beer floats.
They had a giant movie screen set up in the field were we all sat with our families and watched 'Escape to Witch Mountain'

This is a 'not so pretty' picture of me with Noah right after I helped the kids load their stuff into the cabin.....during a hail storm!!
I volunteered to take care of dinner on Friday, and lunch on Saturday.
It was so much fun to get to be a part of the camp.
I really need to thank my wonderful friends
who came out to help me:
Spencer and Chandra
you guys really are the best....thank you!!

The kids had a great time getting to know each other,
and playing outside getting ready for the festivities of the day.

We were assigned cabin #12. Zane was very sad we did not get cabin #11 because it had a picture of a dinosaur on the outside of it.

We had a lazy morning on Saturday.
It was gloomy outside and the beds inside were so much more inviting.

We finally dragged our lazy butts out of bed for a yummy breakfast of
pancakes, fruit and eggs.

We went from a dark sky filled with angry clouds

To THE most amazing sunset I have ever seen.

Intermountain Healing Hearts plans on making the camp a three or four day camp where we send Noah away to be with kids like him every summer. I feel so lucky to have found this group. I want Noah to always be aware of the fact that their are other kids who are like him, and that he can grow up having support as well as giving hope to others by his amazing progress.


  1. Heather, you did not give yourself enough credit in your post! You worked so hard preparing and buying all the food for camp. Everything was immaculate! Heather deserves a ginormous pat on the back - and a vacation. Thanks for making it possible!

  2. I love the pictures! Camp was so great. I agree with Melissa, thanks to you and your helpers. I emailed you the receipt copy I hope you got it!

    Hugs & Prayers,

  3. I agree, YOU and your volunteers did an AWESOME job and the food was delish!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for all your hard work.
    The pictures are so cute. I will have to have you email me the ones of my kids (Cole and Nathan)since I didn't get around to taking many until Saturday afternoon.
    I am glad that you all had a great time too, I know we did!