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August Camp

by Jimboy

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We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of our last campers of the summer; a summer that is proving to be one for the record books. August Camp is ...

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Farewell

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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It is hard to know what to say in such a moment as this. Main Camp was so intensely good it has defied words. To have such a community just cease t...

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Thank You

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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My last talk to the girls is always on the Ten Lepers (Luke 17:11-19): always the same scripture, always the same subject, always the same emotion…...

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Goodnight and Not Goodbye

by Macie

by Macie

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It is crazy for me to look back on the past five weeks and think that Main Camp is coming to an end. These last five weeks have truly flown by. In ...

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Party

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Yesterday was the hottest day of the summer… and we loved every minute of it, for it was a party day if ever there was one! The horse show was wond...

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Nice Work

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Yesterday’s Art Show was an inspiration and affirmation of a decade long attempt to make the fine arts program at camp truly significant. For many ...

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Prize

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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My father used to say “You have to pay the price for the promise of the prize”. Today is Prize Day! Our fourth Sunday marks our final Stumblers, th...

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Watersports Day

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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One of the nice aspects of a 97 year old camp is that some of the activities taught there are plucked right out of a bygone era. Syncronized Swimmi...

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Anticipation

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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My father, when describing his philosophy on life, had a little phrase: “Everything to look forward to and Nothing to dread”. That phrase encapsula...

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Reflection from a Staff Perspective

by Macie

by Macie

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In my cabin, we end each day by going around and sharing something (or more than one thing) that we are thankful for. This sweet end to each day gi...

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Celebrate!

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Last night’s Senior Celebration was such a delight. A celebration of friendships, of talent, of humor, of fun… a celebration that honored a wonderf...

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Surprise & Delight

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Most of our Main campers have been coming to camp for a long time. This reality flavors the camp experience in ways big and small… yesterday evenin...

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Contentment from a Staff Perspective

by Macie

by Macie

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Something that becomes clear to me when I am at Greystone is just how content I feel. Not only I feel this sense of contentment, but the rest of th...

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June Camp Cookbook!

by Ellen-Anne

by Ellen-Anne

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We are so excited to share the June Camp Cookbook! Filled with everything from Crepes to Homemade Pasta, this little booklet will not disappoint!

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Majesty & Beauty

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Greystone girls are stunningly beautiful. I am struck by that fact every day. They are drop dead beautiful, and not because of the way they look… t...

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On The Lawn

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Last night we once again had a delightful concert on the lawn. Jenny and Tyler are a wonderful couple from Nashville who are new to Greystone. Thei...

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Third Sunday

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Time passes quickly at camp. We are always shocked to hear Reveille blow at 7:30 and when Taps blows at 9:40 we find it hard to remember all the th...

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Saturday

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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We began the day with a surprise concert by Wes King and his sons (Mitch, Harrison, and George). Wes visits the family home at Apple Hill every sum...

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Backwards Day

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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For the past two years at this point of Main Camp we had “Do Nothing Days”… basically sleeping late, a bunch of laid back optional activities open ...

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Summer Nights

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Last night the moon was in a 64% Waxing Gibbous phase (that means it will be getting larger tonight and will be a full moon next week). I mention t...

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Relax

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Tension… Anxiety… Worry… these are emotions that we often struggle with in life outside “the bubble”. These emotions tend to cling as we adjust to ...

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The Middle

by Macie

by Macie

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The middle week of Main Camp is a mix of emotions. As a cabin counselor, the middle week of camp is a special one, as the cabin is closer than ever...

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A Break

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Afternoon rain showers are delightful in many ways but I think the best part is the rest that arises from a heavy downpour. We hold rest hour until...

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Joy

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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When was the last time you felt an overwhelming sense of Joy? Normal life is full of Joy but the very fact of the “routine” dulls our hearts to the...

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Stumblers #2

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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The sun rose at 6:24 this morning, temperature was a perfect 65 degrees, time to run! I hit the track before the campers so that I can “focus” on t...

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Five Years

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Why does Greystone have so many campers who return for so many years? It is a good question, for it is fairly unique in the camping world and the a...

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Impressed

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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We are proud members of the American Camping Association: “a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share...

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Why Working at Camp is Important - Part 1

by Macie

by Macie

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As a college student, I am used to getting asked the question, “What are you doing this summer?” Most people expect for a student going into their ...

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Glorious Rain!

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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The sky is overcast and a stiff breeze is blowing from the West. Temperatures are in the high 70’s and it feels like we might get another rain show...

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Challenge Day

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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It is Challenge Day today, a wonderful tradition that ALWAYS happens ten days into camp. Ten days is the “sweet spot” of the camp experience: when ...

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