Heartwood: Ages 9 – 12

A Summer Camp Adventure Just For Pre-Teens

As your kids get older, their interests and needs change. Choosing the right camp can become more difficult, because they don’t want to be lumped in with a bunch of little kids. They do want to feel valued, included, and challenged.

They want to have an adventure. 

MKDC’s Heartwood program is full of imaginative programming that sparks creativity and provides lots of opportunity for choice, which means campers go home with more confidence in themselves and their abilities.

Morning – one “home cabin” period, followed by major elective program (choose one for the week – see below)
AfternoonChoose Your Own Adventure, water sports/games, special events

2020 Majors

Please note: Space in each major is limited based on resources and space requirements – register early to avoid disappointment. Campers who are absent on one or more days may not be able to complete project-based majors. Click on the names of the majors for a program description.

Week 1
(June 29 – July 3)
Week 2
(July 6-10)
Week 3
(July 13-17)
Week 4
(July 20-24)
Camp Chef: Confections
Mini Soap Box Derby
Heart of a Warrior
Catapult Camp
Gnome School
Community Construction
Wood & Ashes
Week 5
(July 27-31)
Week 6
(Aug 4-7)
Week 7
(Aug 10-14)
Week 8
(Aug 17-21)
Painting & Art Show
Lumberjack Camp
Ultimate Beastmaster

Needle Felting
Galaxy Bounty Hunter
Kid vs Wild

Please Note: Although the official “cut off” age for the Heartwood program is 12, we will sometimes accept registrations from 13 year old campers who still want to experience the programming of camp but aren’t interested in, or quite ready for, the FIREFLY program. If you have questions about this, please contact us. We will do our best to accommodate reasonable requests.

Countdown to camp…


Get a virtual tour

Request more information and we’ll send you access to our 2020 Virtual Brochure – a visual walkthrough of our entire program. (A great way to talk about camp with your future camper!)