Oakwood Center is the central building at Heartland. It houses restrooms, a large atrium, and staff offices. The multipurpose room can be used as a theater or a gym. The dining room is where most meals are held and can seat up to 340.
Oakwood Center is the hub of activity at Heartland. The spacious atrium welcomes guests and gives visitors direct access to restrooms, the multipurpose room, and dining areas. The dorm-style lodges are conveniently located nearby.
Featuring audio, visual, and lighting systems with a full-size stage, the multipurpose room offers seating for groups up to 900. It is also ideal for larger banquet settings and is equipped to convert to full-size indoor basketball and volleyball courts.
Our dining hall comfortably seats up to 340, and our Food Services staff makes each meal an enjoyable feast. (With advance notice, we can accommodate most dietary needs). For private luncheons or small groups, the dining hall offers areas that can be separated by partitions.
Each of the three dorm-style lodges are centrally located and ideal for student housing. Each lodge includes seventeen rooms with a total of 196 beds. Modern amenities include, a hospitality room with a refrigerator and coffee maker, two large restroom facilities with private showers, a year round climate controlled environment and a central meeting space.
Dogwood, Maple and Sycamore each provide overnight accommodations for up to 196 people. The three dorm-style lodges each have meeting space for up to 75 people and are used during inclement weather as classrooms.
For your convenience, a hospitality nook is located off each lobby, offering a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee and tea service. Dining is conveniently located next door at Oakwood Center, and the other great activities at Heartland are all within walking distance.
Each dorm-style Lodge has 17 sleeping rooms sharing two bright, spacious restroom & shower facilities.
Nestled at the edge of the woods, Beechnut offers a splendid setting for teachers and administrative staff to relax and refresh. Amenities include wireless internet, refreshments, individual hotel style rooms, and a central conference room.
Teachers bringing cabin leaders to stay in the dorm with students have the option of staying in Beechnut Lodge by availability.
Each beautifully decorated room in Beechnut has a mini-fridge, microwave, complimentary in-room coffee and tea, full linen service, wireless internet and more. Ten rooms offer two queen beds, and two rooms have one queen and one bunk bed.
The central conference area is warm and inviting with oak conference tables and cushioned swivel chairs. A kitchenette allows for serving of light refreshments — a wonderful setting for your next gathering.
At Heartland Outdoor School, nature is our classroom! This includes over 350 acres of land, a bird blind, amphitheater, hiking trails, historical village, and an activities building with a nature center and tie dye area.
The grounds at Heartland offer many unique areas for students to meet and learn about the nature and history that surrounds them.
With over 350 acres, Heartland Outdoor School has so much to enjoy including a bird blind, archery range, prairie tower, 18th century village, team challenge courses, Alum Creek, nature center, orienteering course and so much more!