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

2023 Majors

Please note: Space in each major is limited based on staffing, 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
(July 4-8)
Week 2
(July 11-15)
Week 3
(July 18-22)

Robin Hood
Art Attack: Camp Edition
Through the Looking Glass
– Visual Arts (Guest Artist)
Heart of A Warrior: 7 Virtues

Week 4
(July 25-29)
Week 5
(Aug 2-5)
Week 6
(Aug 8-12)
Week 7
(Aug 15-19)
Artisan Market
Mine Your Own Craft Code
Battle Bots
Just for Laughs
Hacking the Outdoors
Comic Effect

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.

Get a virtual tour

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