Pastor's Corner

Heartland Camps, Building relationships and Impacting lives for Jesus Christ.

Yes, there is lingering snow in the yard, and we may have more snow yet but....Summer is coming.

It's time to make reservations for Heartland Center, Parkville, MO. Choose from Day Camp or Overnight Camps. Check out a Family Camp or a Grand Camp a perfect weekend getaway for grandparents and their grandchildren.

I was fortunate when I was in 6th grade to go to Heartland Camp. I still remember the beautiful camp/ swimming on hot days and singing around the campfire at night. Today the camp is much improved but one thing hasn't changed, children receive God's power at Camp which cannot be duplicated in any other way.

When counselors and staff share the greatest love story ever told through daily Bible study, activities and friendship campers develop a relationship with Christ which is very personal. During a church camp experience children, youth and families form special bonds with other campers and counselors. New friends, new experiences and new understanding about the love of Jesus.

Dan Sheneman, Executive Director shared plans for the upcoming Summer camps at the February Presbytery meeting. Dates are filling up fast. 4th and 5th grade camps are almost closed. Registration is open now so don't wait.

This year the cost of overnight camp (5 days) for middle school - Sr. High has been reduced to $399. Choose art camp, or edge sports camp or horse camp. So many choices. Every child needs a camp experience like Heartland. There are scholarship assistance for families who can not afford the new price thanks in part to Heartland Presbytery church partners.

I hope you'll start your plans for Church summer camp. I'm sure you'll need more information so you can find brochures at the front information table, or go to, Get excited, get informed and get registered. Don't let God's plan for your summer pass you by.