>>>the mission of HEARTLAND Camps
The mission of Heartland Camps is to build relationships and impact lives for Jesus Christ. We strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment for everyone participating in our programs.
>>>the mission of HEARTLAND CENTER
Founded in 1958, Heartland Presbyterian Center is a mission of the Presbyteries of Heartland and Northern Kansas, Synod of Mid-America, Presbyterian Church (USA), providing shelter, nurture and spiritual fellowship for the children of God.
To learn more about Heartland Center as a whole, visit our main site.
>>>statement of faith
At Heartland Camps our core beliefs are in agreement with those of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and our curriculum centers around the beliefs outlined in the Presbyterian Brief Statement of Faith. While our theology is Presbyterian, we have an appreciation for all different expressions of Christian faith and we believe that everyone can be a part of one body in Christ regardless of the faith traditions they come from. The complete Brief Statement of Faith of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can be viewed here.
We trust in Jesus Christ,
Fully human, fully God.
Jesus proclaimed the reign of God:
preaching good news to the poor
and release to the captives,
teaching by word and deed
and blessing the children,
healing the sick
and binding up the brokenhearted,
eating with outcasts,
and calling all to repent and believe the gospel.
We trust in God,
whom Jesus called Abba, Father.
In sovereign love God created the world good
and makes everyone equally in God’s image
male and female, of every race and people,
to live as one community.
We trust in God the Holy Spirit,
everywhere the giver and renewer of life.
The Spirit justifies us by grace through faith,
sets us free to accept ourselves and to love God and neighbor,
and binds us together with all believers
in the one body of Christ, the Church.
At Heartland, we firmly believe that a week at summer camp can serve as one of the most powerful and life-changing experiences in a person’s life. Within our high energy activities is the foundation and passion to live out our vision of being a place where relationships are built and lives are impacted in a Christ-centered environment.
- To build relationships and impact lives for Jesus Christ
- To help lay the foundation for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
- To ensure that every camper understands they are loved as they are as a child of God
- To help campers treat others as children of God
- To have fun in safe, exciting, and inclusive activities
Heartland provides experiences and activities you can’t get anywhere else. Whether it’s shooting all bulls-eyes on the archery range, riding horses through our beautiful trails and pastures, screaming as you fly down our 100 ft. long slip n’ slide or overcoming your fears on the challenge course, campers will be sure to encounter God and know they are loved every moment of the day.
Each morning campers will study the Bible with their counselor and family group. There are opportunities throughout the day to explore, develop and share their faith with peers and counselors. Our goal for these elements of their day is to enhance what they have studied and help them to further understand who they are as a child of God.
Heartland Camps is where relationships are built and we believe God changes lives through them. Youth have a chance to hang out with new people, connect with old friends, and grow stronger in their relationships with Jesus Christ. Heartland strives to be a safe place and an opportunity for campers to step away from the pressures of the world and grow closer in their relationship with God.
We believe our best quality is our exceptional college-aged summer staff. Their love for campers and dedication to helping them understand what living a life for Christ looks like never ceases to amaze us. Our hope is to create a strong foundation for a genuine Christ-centered life. Our counselors are positive Christian role models who encourage campers to make the most of their time at Heartland and hold onto the lessons they learned and the friends they made.